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TOPIC: OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice?

OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 27 Dec 2014 13:45 #57705

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Greetings to all and happy holidays...

As a beginner, I'm ready to purchase an external Blue-ray burner to add to my iMac 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3, running 10.10.1 OS X Yosemite.

My app's are fcpx 10.1.4, and Compressor 4.1.3

I'm looking a OWC's Mercury Pro Blu-ray.

My first question is; will OWC function well with FCPX 10.1.4?

Second; is it true that Roxi Toast is the only app that will interface between fcpx and a blu-ray burner?

Thanks for reading my post...

KMan

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 28 Dec 2014 01:17 #57722

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1- OWC makes solid products.
2- Most all optical drive burners out today are pretty much the same.
3- Toast doesn't go in between FCPX and a Blu-Ray burner. FCPX will see any Blu-Ray burner any other apps sees. That is OS X, it sees the burner, and makes it available to all apps. Toast simply offers an alternative (a slightly more solid one) to burning a Blu-Ray movie DVD, and offers more menu choices and options. But if the operating system sees the burner, all apps written to interface with Blu-Ray drives will see it.

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 28 Dec 2014 13:25 #57730

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OWC Mercury pro 14x blu-ray burner w/Roxio toast 11 titanium un-opened, $60 on eBay. Score!

Thanks for the response BenB

Kman

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 06 Jan 2015 23:28 #58093

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OWC Mercury Blu-ray burner is working great. But....

With Toast Titanium 11, I'm seeing current write speeds as 1x.

Would this be considered unnaturally low?

Karl

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 06 Jan 2015 23:49 #58096

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You do NOT want to burn optical media too fast. That can cause bad burns and player incompatibility issues. Even back in the NTSC-SD DVD days, I'd rarely burn anything faster than 1x or 2x, just to be safe. Faster burns introduce more errors. Open a bottle of wine, relax, it's Blu Ray, which is never fast anyway.

I know the box says it is a 14x burner, but I'd never even burn a music CD at that speed. Optical media burners shouldn't go that fast, totally ridiculous with the danger of bad burns at those much higher speeds. IMHO.

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OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Burner a solid choice? 07 Jan 2015 02:26 #58099

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Thanks Ben... I will pop the cork and put on a good movie.

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