Joe- thanks for the update on your Z10k adapters. I've been wondering how your saga is going with that. I still would live to own a Z10k but just can't justify the investment. Every time I think about it, I remind myself I have two twin rigs that does 24p now and a TD10, 3D1 and NEX5n's that do panorama3D. Then I tell myself I want to spend my money on more travel now than more equipment.
I am really happy with the kit I have for travel and doing any type of 3D from super wide angle, long distance and normal as well as working in extreme crowds.
The work flow I use with very consistent results to make 3D BR with menus and DTS audio is to:
1. Edit all video regardless of my sources, Twin TD10 24p; Twin NEX5n 24p, 60p; Single TD10 59.94i; 3D1 SBS and MPO's on the timeline at 24p in Vegas Pro V11
2. Render a video track at 24p Top Bottom Full to a file with stereo audio track ( used to line up PCM audio for sync)
3. Render a WAV PCM 5.1 audio track as a second file.
4. Launch Power Director PD10
5. Import the 3D video track with stereo audio track and set the video to TOP Bottom FULL Res.
6. Import the PCM wav file to an audio track. (It will show up as a stereo wave form on the timeline but it will be 5.1
7. Line up (sync) the two using the audio tracks.
8. Add the chapter stops as the Vegas chapters are not recognized in PD10.
9. Create the menu design in PD10 using either 2D or 3D menu templates and modify as desired. I've used both the included and downloaded ones with good results, including adding my own graphics. I am not yet comfortable creating my own templates from scratch.
10. Render and burn a 3d BR-R or RW. I always test with an RW and if I like how it plays, I burn the -R. PD10 will save a BR folder structure but not an iso file. To create an iso file of this I have had success using a product you have to buy which is DVDFAB and select the source as the folder where your PD10 work files are stored. It will create a single 3DBR file structure in the iso package that I can play using my OPPO and hard drive, saving me the cost of BD-R blanks and storage cases and space.
Problems I have experienced with the above-
I often am not satisfied with the mix of my 5.1 surround tracks when I do it in my edit room with a small computer style speaker system (5.1) and then listen to it with my HT high end system with 4KW of SW amps and 150w per channel using large JBL professional studio monitors. To get it right I have had to re mix the balance of my audio several times on some projects. Some day I may get a bigger amp and larger surround satellite speakers for my edit room. Gary Reber of Wide Screen Review also suggested I should try some 5.1 headphones that he uses which are very high end. I plan to test these at CES if I can find them.