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Cosmos Laundromat: Blu-Ray Film Hardcopy Delays…


Ton shares his insights into the difficulties of producing Blu-Ray discs and gives an update on the expected shipping date.

Producing blu-ray discs (BD) means you have to make a master that survives the strictest (into the extreme) tests with Sony software in a reproduction factory.

No way you can do this with free/open source software. Sp we tried it with Adobe Encore first – it gives a good working bluray video disc – but to our dismay we found that it’s made in a way Sony doesn’t allow mass duplication. For copying BD in factories, you have to use their own (extreme expensive) authoring sw.

We then hired a mastering studio to redo this.

Continue reading on the Cosmos Laundromat blog.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. time to put BlueRay to rest another stupid overly expensive format to maintain a monopoly.

    I am curious if in the time of internet streaming how long BlueRay will remain.

    • Surprised Ton is bothering with Blu-ray to be honest... Think this will be the last physical medium for distributing films, shame it's such a sack of crap to work with...

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