I am suffering from some serious confusion. First off I am a newbie...with that being said...
I am looking for a blu-ray burner to make my own movies (BRMV) from
my Canon VIXIA HFS-100. H.264 codec. I have Adobe Premiere CS4, which includes Encore for burning the BD media.
So, I found the LaCie d2. I received this response from LaCie, "Thank you for contacting LaCie, the primary function of the BR burner is for data archival purposes, with a secondary function of HD playback through the Power DVD BD software which is bundled with this product. At this time, Blu Ray codec authoring is kept highly proprietary by Sony and authoring is limited only to those that commercially produce under licensing. The software that is bundled with this drive does not have the functionality of authoring Blu Ray codec to disk, and to my knowledge no such thing exists in the market at this time.
On a separate note, this Blu Ray burner is fully capable of writing/re-writing data to the 50gb disks, so in turn if you have a media player capable of decoding H.264 file format, then theoretically this device should work to burn that file format to disk and have the player decode it off the disk. Just to make it clear that blu ray codec authoring is something done at the software level and at this time there is nothing available that will perform such a function without extensive licenses.
I hope this clears up some confusion and let us know if you have any further questions."
And in a second email...
"This is the information I have been given regarding our LaCie product, Blu-Ray authoring is something that we do not support with this device at this time. With regard to Encore by Adobe, it looks like you are right and this software suite appears to be capable of exactly what you are looking for, unfortunately our product hardware is not supported in this capacity."
Well, it didn't clear up anything! I have tried the forums at adobe... searched here etc, etc.
This quote is from the LaCie website,"Engineered for professional video authoring houses, (the italics are mine) the LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive records, rewrites, and plays back high-definition (HD) video. Store up to four hours of HD video on a 50GB** discabout 10 times as much as a DVD. Shoot HD videos from your camcorder, author the videos, and burn them without any quality loss using multiple video codecs (MPEG2, AVC, VC-1). "
So, if this drive WON'T do it according to the sales person, what can I buy that will do what I want to do?
Sorry for the length of this post... I just don't know how else to approach this problem. Been working on it for days now!!!
Thanks for the read & any advice....
P.S. Perhaps I should have simply asked what are you folks using...?