I'm looking to make Blu-Ray disks, not high density DVD disks, directly from the video camera.
Canon sells a burner but it makes HD DVD not BD disks.
I've been using an iMAC and FCPX and a Blu-Ray burner successfully. However, the camera will not work directly with the burner. That may be because the burner is especially made for MACs. It is a MCE 12x Blu-ray Disc External Recordable USB 2.0 and eSATA Drive now discontinued from MCE tech dot com.
The camera has to connect to the burner with a USB cable or so the instruction book says.
Does anyone, has anyone burned Blu-Ray disks directly from this camera?
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I'm betting that it's not possible unless you have specialized software from Canon. And you say they don't have that so looks like you are out of luck doing it your way. (Directly from camera to Blue-ray Disk.) Sony's software allows something close but video must be downloaded to PC first. I'm not talking about their Vegas or Movie Studio, but their free software that usually comes with their cameras. Maybe you could ask this question on the Canon Video forums?
I sent an email to Canon support but I doubt they will tell me a different brand name.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 15th Sep 2013 at 22:40. Reason: clarity
Thank you. I didn't know about such machines. They seem to be common out of the US. Here is one I found: JVC SR-HD1250US BLU-RAY DISC & HDD RECORDER. It has a SD card slot and a USB input so it may work. It also has other inputs for tape based cameras that interest me.
However, many of the Blu-Ray recorders sold in Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are made for recording TV signals broadcast over the air, and all the models that I have looked at online lack the ability to record the output from a camcorder, a cable box, or a satellite receiver. They can only record from their TV tuner, and since the TV systems used in these other regions are different from ours, this type of Blu-Ray recorder is of no use here.
The JVC SR-HD1250US BLU-RAY DISC & HDD RECORDER is the type of recorder designed for videography, but as I said, this kind of machine can be difficult to use. Apparently some kinds of input can be recorded to Blu-Ray and other kinds can only be recorded to DVD. Read user reviews and the manual carefully before buying one.