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  1. LinuxElf

    Why Does Toast Allow Me To Create Disc Image Too Big?

    No worries about copying discs. This is only video of high school basketball games that I have shot myself. 23.31GB is indeed what is at the bottom of the Toast screen. (It's worth noting that the basketball_2012-02-02.toast file that I just successfully burned to a Blu-Ray disc shows in Finder as 24.97GB.) So, here are details: "Image File" in Toast: Lists 23.25GB available on 1 disc. "Blu-Ray Video" in Toast: Lists 23.55GB available on 1 disc. So, there alone is a different of 300MB. When I add my two HD high school basketball games to the "Blu-Ray Video" in Toast, it says I have used 22.55GB on disc, with 774.2MB remaining. I then save this as a disc image. When I open that disc image to burn it to a Blu-Ray disc, I only have 55.8MB remaining on disc. So, Toast "Video" has 300MB more space that Toast "Image", but then what accounts for the remaining 418.4MB difference? Now I know to make sure I have no more than 2 hours 11 minutes of video, but I am still curious as to why Toast has differences in its own formats listed, and then mysteriously an additional 400+ MB difference. Can anyone explain? Please let me know any additional details that would be helpful. As previously indicated, I have changed no settings from defaults. Thanks!
  2. LinuxElf

    Why Does Toast Allow Me To Create Disc Image Too Big?

    I have made no changes, so obviously took some defaults. But what defaults, I do not know. Based on my current experimenting with re-ripping my HD game videos, I can get 2:11 of video on a Blu-Ray disc. So, I can manage by just keeping my two games to 2:11 or less. At the moment, I am re-encoding game film totaling 2:10:45 to see if it will fit. Once it has, I be happy to check to see what defaults I am using, if you can tell me what I need to look for. I pretty much use it out of the box.
  3. I always create a Blu-Ray disc image before burning to minimize the number of expensive coasters I create. BUT... Toast allows me to create a disc image that is up to 720MB large than I can burn onto a Blu-Ray DVD. Why does Toast allow this? It took about 4 hours to create a disc image last night -- with 12 cores and 16GB RAM! -- on top of the hour per basketball game to create the HDs for Toast. When I create the disc image, Toast indicates I have 597MB of available space on the Blu-Ray disc. When I attempt to burn the image, Toast tells me I am short 120MB of space on the disc. What gives?
  4. I installed Roxio MyDVD Video Lab a while ago. All I've done with it is copy DVD's that I create using a MacBook Pro and iMovie. Until today, this was great! Copying a video DVD took about 5 minutes to write a temp image off the master, then 5 minutes to create a copy. I was happy as a lark! Now, it's stopped working. I don't know why. The only possible changes are Microsoft patches, because my system is unchanged since I first installed this. I have 303GB free on my C: drive. MvDVD is, as near as I can tell, trying to write to that C: drive with all that free space. I put in a master DVD, I click "Copy Disc", and then after a few minutes I get this message: "There was an error writing the image to your hard drive. Please make sure you have 3.9GB free on your selected drive, then try the copy again." When I select "Show Advanced Info", I get this: Sense: 03 ASC: 11 ASCQ: 05 (Command 28) --------------------------------------- Px.dll: PxAFS.DLL: pxdrv.dll: 1.02.47a PxMas.dll: PxSFS.DLL: PxWave.dll: pxwma.dll: 1, 0, 0, 3 If I then click "Explain", I get an unrelated message about copy-protected DVDs, which does not apply here since I created the DVDs myself. I also tried "Copy Disk to Image", which allowed me to specify my C: drive as the destination for the ISO image. Unfortunately, Roxio MyDVD could not find 3.9GB of free space on my 750GB C: drive with 303GB of free space. Out of curiosity, I tried again "Copy Disk to Image", this time choosing my N: drive as the destination for the ISO image. Unfortunately, Roxio MyDVD could not find 3.9GB of free space on my 2TB N: drive with 1.68TB of free space. Help, anyone? System/Software Details: Roxio MyDVD Video Lab, Version 1.2.207 SP2.1; No updates available. Build 122B07B, MVL; 500B39A, MVL Windows Vista up to date with patches. Intel Quad-Core processor, 6GB RAM. Free internal drive space: C: 303GB; N: 1.68TB; L: 77GB. Free external drive space: J: 260GB; M: 133GB. Network storage space available: X: 479GB.
  5. LinuxElf

    Picture In Picture?

    Hello, all! I am considering Toast 10 and an external Blu-Ray burner for my Macbook Pro. I am using iMovie to merge two concurrently filmed events with one as a picture-in-picture. I have also used Final Cut Pro, but iMovie is so much simpler. I am shooting 1080p 30 fps with two cameras: 1. Camera One is unmoving, focused on a game clock/scoreboard. 2. Camera Two is following volleyball/basketball action. In iMovie, I drop in the Camera Two footage. Then I drop the Camera One footage onto the Camera Two footage and choose "Picture in Picture" from the menu. I detach and delete the audio from Camera One footage. I size the clock/scoreboard, move it top right (volleyball) or bottom left (basketball), and it's great. But, since I am shooting 1080p, I'd like to be able to burn 1080p. Can Toast 10 do picture-in-picture as described? And, I hope, is it relatively easy? Looking at the OWC Mercury Pro 10X Blu-Ray Burner+SuperMultiDrive FW800/400/USB2/eSATA + w/Toast Titanium Pro at eshop.macsales.com... Thanks all. LinuxElf