Question on HD editing and best media

vbimport

#1

I just bought a gbw h20l rewriter from circut city for $200 ( a deal i just couldnt pass up) I have a few qustions

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I have a quad core computer with a ati x1650 video card (I dont think its a HD card) I also have a acer 22 inch wide screen moniter (not HD monitor) I do have a canon hv20 camcorder which is high def.

I want to convert my movies to bluray. Since my moniter isnt HD and my video card not HD will i be able to transfer and edit the video on my computer ( note … i dont care how it really looks on my puter just on my tv which is HD)

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The softwar that comes with the rewriter is power producer. What is the best and easiest software to make bluray moves with chapters and menu’s? I have used nero express and ulead media in the past.

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I have been told thjat sony bluray disks are the best , is this true ? Is there anyothers that are cheaper that are the same quality?

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if i use rewritable media will it work in a ps3? can you close the disk after it has been burned later. this way i can test it to make sure it works and if so just close the disk so it cant be erased?\

thank you for your help

adam


#2

First download the “BD Advisor” from Cyberlink and run it. http://www.cyberlink.com/prog/bd-support/diagnosis.do

I don’t have a ati x1650 but I am pretty sure you can play Blu-ray with it.

Converting you movies should be no problem at all.

I don’t think anyone really know what the “best” Blu-ray media is yet; considering Verbatim and TDK can overspeed in most drives. I have not had any coasters with either of them they are my favorite :wink:


#3

In addition to MegaDETH,

1- There are some ATI X1650 that are HDCP ready so check with BD Advisor as MegaDETH said.

Yes you will be able to transfer HD video from your camcorder.

2- Best software is mostly user preference but the more features they have, the more expensive they are.

3- I think it is safer to get Made in Japan blu-ray media.

4- Rewriteable such as BD-RE and BD-RE DL (50GB), yes you can play on PS3, erase and burn it again and again.

Let us know if you have more questions! :slight_smile:


#4

thanks for the info , going to install the drive this weekend