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    Mar 27, 2013
    Creating viewable HD home videos
    Please forgive my ignorance of all things computer .....

    I just purchased a new high def camcorder (Panasonic HC-V700). I am old school and want to have a physical DVD to view now and pass along to my children in the future. I also do not want to "downgrade" the frames which would negate my purchase of a HD camcorder.

    Here is what I have:
    MacBook Air (2011)
    4TB external hard drive
    Toast 11
    Panasonic blu-ray commercial dvd player

    I know I need an external blu-ray burner (recommendations) and appropriate discs.

    Question is, in order to burn the movie content so that it is able to be viewed in the commercial blu-ray player, do I need anything else?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2013
    I keep seeing references to a plug-in for Toast in order to be able to watch the burned video on a commercial player. Is that needed in addition to my Toast 11 or is it just extra hype?

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Looks like you got everything. Toast is good. Or at least it is what I use to burn DVD movies.

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    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    It depends on the version of Toast you have. The Roxio site is almost deliberately misleading/woolly.

    If you have Toast 11 titanium you need the plug-in to burn to the blu-ray video standard.

    But I'd check your version specifically and contact them direct to be certain before laying down any money.

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