3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2013 11:05 AM by Russ H
BoBo1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

From what I have been able to determine from viewing the online FCP X Users Help files, ........the BDR authoring templates available with the File / Share pull down menu in FCX are the same as those in FCPro 7.

 

I'm using FCP 7.0.2 and have been successful burning HDV movies (1440x1080)  and DSLR (1920x1080) video to BluRay discs using the Share option under the File menu.  The available DVD authoring templates in 7.0.2 for BluRay are very few and very boring, ........not at all like the variety and flexibility that was available for standard definition video in DVD Studio Pro, or for that matter, ......that was available in iDVD !!

 

I ask the FCPX users If this is correct, .....and if so, it seems to me not worth the cost upgrading to FCP X.

 

Toast 11 templates still don't match up to the older DVD Studio Pro features, and Adobe CSx is much too expensive for me.

 

Anyone know of any other 3rd party options out there ?

 

Wish that Apple had added a "Burn to BluRay" button in DVD Pro or iDVD;  I'd be happy as a pig in Mud !

 

BoBo


iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 3.06 Ghz intel Core 2 Duo, FCPro 7
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (17,810 points)

    They are the same menu templates.

  • BoBo1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Russ H,

     

    Thanks for responding and confirming what I had thought.  I’ve seen many of your Forum contributions to the Professional Applications group.

     

    As an early adopter of Final Cut Pro 2, now FCP 7, and a devoted fan of Apple since the 1980’s, I now feel abandoned.

     

    I was hoping that Apple would have incorporated many of the “wow” authoring features of DVD Studio Pro when they released FCX.  I presume there’s not much of a profit margin anymore to do that.

     

    So where do those of us amateurs turn, who want to author BluRay home movies with some great authoring tools, …that for instance, include audio and video into multiple chapter thumbnails like iDVD ? 

    Not Toast;  I’ve been down that road with Roxio. And Adobe Encore is way out of range of my wallet because it has to purchased with the CS3 Suite (?).

     

    The new line of consumer AVCHD 1920x1080 camcorders and DSLR cameras produce some beautiful video. The choice for authoring a DVD of this video is to produce in standard definition video with snazzy techniques using iDVD or  DVDPro, …or to author a BluRay quality DVD with five boring templates found in File / Share function of FCX.

     

    Thanks again,

    BoBo

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (17,810 points)

    BoBo1 wrote:

     

     

    So where do those of us amateurs turn, who want to author BluRay home movies with some great authoring tools, …that for instance, include audio and video into multiple chapter thumbnails like iDVD ? 

    Not Toast;  I’ve been down that road with Roxio. And Adobe Encore is way out of range of my wallet because it has to purchased with the CS3 Suite (?).

    It's a tough situation for Apple users who want Blu Ray. I'd guess most people opt for Toast because it's affordable. But others already use Adobe products like Photoshop and After Effects, and so Encore is an easy decision. Have you looked into the Creative Cloud plans?

     

    Another option is running Windows and using PC authoring software. I can't recommend any specific app because I haven't used them.

     

    Maybe someone else can chime in with some better ideas.

     

    Russ