Question: How do I burn Blu-Ray discs on a Mac
Answer: This has been one of the most frustrating issues for Mac editors. In fact a couple of petitions have started up on the web urging Apple to add Blu-ray support with the next version of Final Cut Studio. Unfortunately no one really knows when FCS3 is coming or what new features will be in it.
We’ve been listening to these complaints, listening to our customers editing HD video on a Mac, and listening to our manufacturer’s and I’m happy to say that we’ve put together a bundle that works great and is available TODAY!
Now, you may continue editing with Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and burn your final production to Blu-ray disc using Roxio’s Toast 10 Titanium Pro software. You’ll also need to add a Blu-ray disc burner to your Mac like the Pioneer BDR-203. There are solutions and cables available to install the Blu-ray disc burner in a Mac Pro or you can take the easier route like we did in our exclusive Videoguys Mega Bundle and install the drive in an external housing that simply connects to an eSATA or USB2 port. Either solution will work great and give you the ability to burn your high-definition discs.
With this solution you can edit your video on your Mac and burn it on Blu-ray. It’s not high end authoring and it doesn’t have all the Blu-ray goodies, but it allows you to deliver your HD content to your HD customer. All for under $400.
Check out Allan’s review on PVC here.