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Create a Blu-ray Disc for HD Video from Class on Demand takes an HD project from Final Cut Pro and creates a Blu-ray Disc for it. However, Final Cut Pro has only a limited ability to create Blu-ray Discs. So this session looks at three ways to create high-definition optical discs: using Final Cut Pro, Roxio Toast, and Adobe Encore. Along the way, we will explore the differences between Blu-ray and AVCHD Discs, standard compression settings and data rates, and take a close look at authoring Blu-ray Discs using Adobe Encore.
You should have a basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro. It will help if you know something about DVD Studio Pro, but this is not required. This session assumes you have no knowledge of either Roxio Toast or Adobe Encore.
Explain why DVD Studio Pro can't create Blu-ray Discs.
Explain the differences between AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs.
Show what gear you need to create Blu-ray Discs.
Provide a workflow to create AVCHD Discs using Final Cut Pro 7.
Provide a workflow to create Blu-ray Discs using Roxio Toast.
Provide a workflow to create Blu-ray Discs using Adobe Encore.
Illustrate recommended compression data rates for both AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs.
Create an AVCHD Disc Using FCP > Share
How to export from FCP for Roxio Toast and Adobe Encore
Configure Toast for a Blu-ray DVD
Optimize Toast compression settings
Create a new Encore project
Optimize Encore compression settings
Create Encore chapter markers
Select an Encore menu template
Modify a menu in Photoshop
Build a Scene Selection menu
Test a Blu-ray Disc
Compress video for Blu-ray
Three ways to output for Blu-ray
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about, and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity, during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.
Table of Contents
Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista/7
1152 x 864 or higher display
Class on Demand Video Download: Create a Blu-ray Disc for HD Video Review