Burn Blu-ray compatible and AVCHD DVDs using RevolverHD for Mac
You've got a spanky new HD TV, you've been editing your HD footage on your Mac. But how do you get your HD footage on it without buying a blu-ray burner and a blu-ray player?
The answer: Burn Blu-ray compatible DVDs using RevolverHD for Mac OSX and play your HD footage from a regular DVD disc.
RevolverHD for Mac - Make blu-ray DVDs
RevolverHD (another product from the makers of VoltaicHD) which helps you play your edited HD footage from iMovie08 / iMovieHD / Final Cut Express on the Playstation3. It can also create Blu-ray compatible AVCHD DVDs using the unedited AVCHD clips directly from your camera.
You can download the demo version which will give you 3 test exports or burns. There's an easy to follow user guide which will take you step by step through the process for iMovie08, iMovieHD and Final Cut Express.
Make blue-ray DVDs, even on non-Intel Macs
Like it's companion product VoltaicHD, RevolverHD will work on both Intel and PowerPC Macs on both OSX 10.4 and 10.5 which is good news if you've got an older Mac without an Intel processor. Don't forget though that the conversion process used by RevolverHD is pretty intensive so using your old G3 iMac isn't going to be very fast, although it should be possible!
It's also worth noting that AVCHD DVDs may not work on some blu-ray players, check out the RevolverHD FAQ for more details.
I've done some test discs which have successfully played back on a friend's Playstation 3 so it certainly seems to do the job!
Tags: avchd,blu-ray,hd,video editing,dvd,popular
Originally published on 2008-11-06 22:49:21 by Rick Curran
Last edited on 2009-03-30 07:57:48 by Rick Curran
I'm certainly interested in this. I have a Sony CX-12 HD camcorder, and am thinking about getting a Mac, for HD editing. This way of making disks sound pretty exciting, and cheaper.
Left by Rick Curran on 2008-11-12 11:28:09 #
@Jerry Cool, glad the article was of use!
Left by Jack Shaw on 2011-05-27 14:46:39 #
You say the produced disks are DVD. Does that mean the don't contain HD material?
Left by Rick Curran on 2011-06-03 15:39:07 #
@Jack: The disks do contain HD content, it's just that it's on a DVD instead. As DVD's contain less data then you will get less on it compared to a blu-ray disk. The app has been updated quite a bit since this article was written so it's worth checking out.