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    AVCHD - Blu-Ray

    I noted the steps that I take in producing a Blu-ray video on a DVD after editing with Final Cut Express in one of the threads here. The process with iMove should be similar. Check it out. I hope it works for you. Blu-ray video on DVD
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    Max File Size for Blu-Ray Disk

    I don't doubt that the quality you got from your blue ray disc looks fantastic. I was able to fit more than 1 hour and 10 minutes worth of 1080i videos (output from FCE) onto a DL DVD+R and the result was fantastic! I played the movie via PS3 and a 52" Sharp Aquos. It took me a while to convince myself to upgrade to Toast 10 Pro. I'm sure glad that I did... good job Roxio!
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    Blu-Ray on Dual Layer DVD - DVD-R or DVD+R?

    I just posted this reply to another post. Hopefully, this answers part of your question: Well, I finally finished editing my 2009 videos and to my surprise, I was able to fit in more than 1 hour and 10 minutes worth of HD videos onto a DL DVD+R. Using the same source file (from step three I described before), I produced a DVD (Std Def) with a single layer DVD-R and Blue ray Disc (High Def) with a double layer DVD+R just to compare the video quality of the final product. The quality of the BR Disc using a DL DVD+R is definitely a lot better, cleaner, and undeniably HD. I guess I expected the quality to deteriorate significantly with the amount of video I'm cramming in one disc... even if it is double layer.
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    Final Cut Express and Toast 10 Titanium

    Well, I finally finished editing my 2009 videos and to my surprise, I was able to fit in more than 1 hour and 10 minutes worth of HD videos onto a DL DVD+R. Using the same source file (from step three I described before), I produced a DVD (Std Def) with a single layer DVD-R and Blue ray Disc (High Def) with a double layer DVD+R just to compare the video quality of the final product. The quality of the BR Disc using a DL DVD+R is definitely a lot better, cleaner, and undeniably HD. I guess I expected the quality to deteriorate significantly with the amount of video I'm cramming in one disc... even if it is double layer.
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    BD on DVD - no menu with PS3 - only "Data Disc"

    Are you trying to burn a back up of your AVCHD file from an HD camcorder or are you trying to burn a blue ray disc of an edited video onto a DVD media?
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    Final Cut Express and Toast 10 Titanium

    I finally just got my workflow down this weekend using FCE and Toast 10 Titanium PRO (finally broke down and moved from Toast 9 to Toast 10). 1. "Import" video file (AVCHD) via the log and transfer process. 2. Do the regular edits, chapter markers, titling with Live Type, etc. 3. When done editing, Do File>Export>Quicktime Movie. Uncheck the option "Make Movie Self-Contained". This will force Toast to be the one to do the encoding. 4. Open TOAST 10. Choose Burn a blue ray disc from a video file. 5. Drag your quicktime file in. You have the option to have a menu. By the way, if you exported your markers in FCE, Toast 10 will use them -- NICE!. So far I've used the default settings in TOAST 10 and have been VERY pleased with the video quality. It's very close to the original quality coming out of the Canon HFS10, though a bit softer. 6. Choose the media you want to burn to. In my case, I burn to DVD. 7. Then, you can click the big red button to burn. In my case, I choose save as an image file. This creates a *.TOAST file. Then I burn my DVD from this. I know this is an extra step but in doing so, I create a backup of my edited project that can be burned on a DVD at any time. 8. Toast will begin the encoding process. This may take a while. What I like about Toast 10 is it actually uses all 8 cores on my MacPro. It took a lot of research and a long time for me to figure out this "combination" of software solution to come up with this workflow that worked for me and satisfied me as far as video quality. I hope this works for you as well. My next step is to tweak the setting in TOAST 10 to see if I can improve the video quality a bit more.
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