I have purchased Toast version 9 and 10, as well as the blu-ray plug in for both versions. I have video in FCP that is DVCPROHD at 720p.
I have tried exporting to a Quicktime file and dragging and dropping that file into Toast to burn a blu-ray disc. It took forever for Toast to encode, but finally finished and burned a disc. I put it in my blu-ray player, and it looks terrible compared to the raw HD footage on my laptop. I've read online that Toast simply does not have the extensive capabilities for encoding that Compressor does.
I want to use Compressor to encode the footage. My question: in what format/settings do I have to export using Compressor in order for Toast to NOT re-encode anything? What file format AND file extension do I have to feed Toast so that it doesn't re-encode my footage? I have a few very short videos (about 20 minutes worth of footage) that I want to burn to Blu-Ray so I want to use the HIGHEST POSSIBLE DATA RATE. Yes, I know I have to export as an MPEG2 in Compressor, but as a Transport Stream or as a Program Stream? Will that include the audio as well?
Thx in advance,