Joe (et al), thank you for your help with the various software options out there. I have now used Edius Pro 6.5 to take an MVC clip from the GS-TD1 and edit it. I've rectified the clip, converted to 24p and done some clean-up of the 3D interaxials. Worked great! I sent the output to an AVI file and then read it into Vegas Pro. From Vegas Pro, I've created an iso and then with Imgburn wrote to disc. All worked and I saw some really clean 3D on the screen.
Now I'm working on menus. I'm not sure I care if the menus are 2D or 3D, just as long as they can play the MVC files from Vegas Pro. If I understand correctly, I'm limited to three options plus a possibility:
1) PD10/11 - I tried PD10 this morning and as others have found out, it took the MVC file from Vegas and started to re-encode it. The menus were being created but I really didn't want to re-encode a file that was already what I wanted. Am I doing this right or are there other ways to use PD10/11? I guess I'd have less artifacts if I took the Edius Pro output into PD10 rather than the Vegas Pro MVC output, with PD10/11 handling the dualstream Edius Pro file as you mention above.
2) BluPrint - Way too expensive for what I'm doing but it sounds like it would create 3D menus.
3) DoStudio - Also out of the price range with the number of modules that have to be purchased -
4) I've tried to use TSMuxer to create a 3D M2TS file but I think TSMuxer was created before the MVC standard was made. I have yet to try TSRemux but I'm not holding out hope. If I could get a valid 3D M2TS file, I was hoping I could take it into TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 and get a compliant menu system. Auth Works 5 is at least being maintained and updated, so there would be hope there.
Any other choices available for 3D menus or did I cover everything? At this point I may just put all of the programs together in Vegas Pro and just use the Forward button to skip to the next program. Not very professional but may be the best alternative.
Also does anyone have an experience with Easy BD Authoring Suite? I've seen a couple of appends about it's use with 3D but I don't see anything on the company's website about 3D (not a good sign).
BTW, picked up a JVC GY-HMZ1U for $900. I couldn't pass that up, so I have two JVC 3D cameras to film with now.Edited by alk3997 - 11/8/12 at 9:15am