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I've just bought a Kodak Playsport HD camera that shoots footage in 1080p in the .MOV format. Is it possible to burn a Blu-Ray disc onto a regular standard DVD using my iMac and Toast 10? I don't have a Blu-Ray external drive but I'm sure I read that it's possible to make a short BD-format disc with Toast. Will I have to convert the HD .MOV files to another format first - is iMovie recommended for this? I hope someone can help. Many thanks.

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I've just bought a Kodak Playsport HD camera that shoots footage in 1080p in the .MOV format. Is it possible to burn a Blu-Ray disc onto a regular standard DVD using my iMac and Toast 10? I don't have a Blu-Ray external drive but I'm sure I read that it's possible to make a short BD-format disc with Toast. Will I have to convert the HD .MOV files to another format first - is iMovie recommended for this? I hope someone can help. Many thanks.

 

 

1st - You must have the Blu-Ray Plugin installed then Choose Blu-Ray from the Video Tab and drop your files that you want to toast into the Content Area

next to the red burn button choose the media type you want to use then click the red button

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Thanks musikman. Through trial and error I've found the formula to burn successful Blu-ray footage onto a standard DVD using Toast so that my Sony S360 Blu-ray player recognises the finalised standard DVD as a genuine Blu-ray disc and displays the footage onscreen in high definition. The key is to limit the bitrate a little because standard DVD discs cannot display bitrates over a certain amount.

 

Here's what I do:-

 

Open Toast 10.0.8, press the centre top tab (video) and select "Blu-ray Video" on the left hand column.

 

Drag the raw .MOV files from the SD card (or hard drive) into Toast's window. Rearrange the order if necessary. Edit the top and tail of each video if desired, and change thumbnail if desired.

 

Choose the Menu of choice, and name all the titles as desired.

 

In Encoding, select "custom" and press "more"

 

Video format should say MPEG-4 AVC

Average bit rate = 15

Maximum bit rate = 16

Motion Estimation = Best

Half-PEL = Yes

Reencoding = Always

Field Dominance = Automatic

Aspect Ratio = 16:9

Audio Format = Dolby Digital

Data rate = 192 or Auto

Dynamic Range Compression = Off

 

Double-click the saved Toast image file.

Burn as an SD disc to a regular DVD at 2x recording speed.

Validate the burn.

 

When playing back disc on your Blu-ray player, the displayed data rate should hover around 14-16 MB/S, and the format should say AVCHD when pressing "Display" on the Blu-ray player's remote.

 

(choose NTSC as the TV standard when first recording the footage on the camcorder - all commercial UK Blu-ray discs are NTSC anyway.

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