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Will Nxt Pro Burn From .bd Volume?

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I've been burning 50gb BR coasters with Avid DVD by Sonic after successfully authoring 2-hour-plus shows with motion menus (edited in Media Composer 6.5. I'd like to try NXT Pro to burn a disc one can actually play but I haven't found whether or not NXT Pro will burn from a "volume" rather than an image file such as .iso, etc. Does NXT Pro accept a .bd volume?

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I have No Idea what a "bd volume" is???

 

NXT will burn BD Folder Sets, and it will burn proper ISO images and of course if you want to risk it, you can Render & Burn from within MyDVD...

 

IT WILL NOT, copy material that is copy righted.

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Thanks, Jim. I'll give NXT a try. (A .bd folder is what is built within an Avid DVD authoring program to use in burning a Blu-ray disc.)

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Thanks, Jim. I'll give NXT a try. (A .bd folder is what is built within an Avid DVD authoring program to use in burning a Blu-ray disc.)

 

In you first post, you said it was a bd VOLUME ! Now you are saying it is a BD folder?

 

Have you looked at IsoBurn (free)?

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...wow...tough crowd... Thanks for the IsoBurn suggestion but the only .iso files i'm able to make are standard-def dvd files with my current authoring program. Apparently only "volumes" are available to burn Blu-ray, at least at the size I produce (I do 3-camera shoots of school plays and musicals so they end up being about 2-to-2.5 hours). Orders I received from actors and parents are generally 75% DVD and 25% Blu-ray. Anyway, thanks for all the positive FEEDBACK!!!

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...wow...tough crowd... Thanks for the IsoBurn suggestion but the only .iso files i'm able to make are standard-def dvd files with my current authoring program. Apparently only "volumes" are available to burn Blu-ray, at least at the size I produce (I do 3-camera shoots of school plays and musicals so they end up being about 2-to-2.5 hours). Orders I received from actors and parents are generally 75% DVD and 25% Blu-ray. Anyway, thanks for all the positive FEEDBACK!!!

 

Exactly what is it you want to do? Burn an existing iso or "bd" volume to a Blue Ray disc using NXT Pro or do you want to create the iso image file or "bd" folder set using NXt Pro?

 

You realize of course that you cannot put >2 hours on a standard DVD without losing so much quality that the video becomes almost unwatchable.

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I have archived .iso files and blu=ray volumes made with AvidDVD. I've gotten used to the program but it's sometimes unreliable. I also have used Adobe Encore in the past. I burn standard def to double-layer DVDs and blu-ray to 50gig double layer. If NXT Pro ends up being a program I can use to author I'll use it but, at this point, I'm looking for software to burn the image onto blu-ray without error whether it's .iso or a volume..

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Well NXT might be what you are after...

 

It would go like this:

 

 

Do your editing in VideoWave creating each portion you would like to have as a Menu Button on the disc.

 

Then create a BD Project in MyDVD utilizing those VW Projects ~ they are added just like a movie clip.

 

Create Chapters if you like and burn to Disc, ISO or Folder (no such thing a Vol)

 

When done,
Change the Project
to a DVD and burn that, also to disc, iso or folder...

 

I believe that will simplify things for you ;)

 

Something else to consider... Here is a list of the Capacity of various media at various quality:

 

DVD Time – DVD Capacity

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

ELP = 3:04

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

 

DVD AVCHD Capacity:

AVCHD on a 4.7 DVD (thanks to ggrussell)

  • HQ – 00:40:24 @ 1920 X 1080P = 40 min
  • SP – 00:50:16 @ 1920 X 1080I
  • LP – 1:00:00 @ 1440 X 1080I
  • EP – 1:24:31 1280 X 720P

AVCHD on 8.5 DVD

  • HQ – 1:13
  • SP – 1:24
  • LP – 1:39
  • EP – 2:15

Blu-ray 25 GB Capacity:

  • HQ— 3:29
  • SP— 4:00
  • LP— 4:43
  • EP— 6:24

Blu-ray 50 GB Capacity:

  • HQ— 6:59
  • SP— 8:02
  • LP— 9:27
  • EP— 12:50

Nothing too startling, but it looks as though you could be using 25 GB BD-Rs instead of 50's -_-

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Thanks. Great chart! Interesting that Avid DVD won't fit a couple hours on 25gigs. Maybe I'll play around with the bit rate but look forward to seeing what Roxio can do. I have Creator 12 I've used for burning multiple DVD's but didn't have the blu-ray plug in or something. I will upgrade to NXT. Thank you very much.

Rich

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