Cutting the Drama Out of Blu-ray Production

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Arsenal versus Manchester United in 3D

Where you one of the lucky ones who watched Arsenal versus Manchester United in 3D in one of the 9 pubs? Or maybe you know someone who knows someone who watched the game in 3D? Leave a comment below if you know someone or heard from someone who was able to watch the game in 3D!

Added by Denny on February 2, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

BD2DoStudio Released

Ladies and Gentlemen,

DVDLogic Software and Promo Scape have released BD2DoStudio tool 2.2 !

Promo Scape and DVD-Logic have worked together to create BD2DoStudio, a powerful tool for Blu-Ray demuxing and importing data into the NetBlender DoStudio authoring solution. The main function of BD2DoStudio is decompilation of Blu-Ray disk into video, audio and other files. All output data is marked with data format information and ready… Continue

Added by Tony Laughton on January 26, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Cinema Craft HD Encoding service.

Promo Scape are offering an Encoding Service for those wanting the best AVC encoding available. The Cinema Craft HD Encoder is used by all the major Hollywood studios to encode their Blu-ray titles. This is an amazing encoder and for $7 per min of footage, offers great value for your next important BD title.

We accept either HDCAM or uncompressed 10bit Quicktime or AVI on hard drive. Whilst we are located in Australia, Fedex delivery is typically only 2 to 3 working days. We can… Continue

Added by Tony Laughton on January 25, 2010 at 12:35am — No Comments

Where is Managed Copy?

You might not have noticed that DSA supports Managed Copy (we added it in in version 1.4) because Managed Copy was not required for replicating your Blu-ray discs. However, on December 5, 2009 that all changed: Managed Copy is now required on every disc you replicate.

You might be wondering what I need to do now?

While this diagram does scribe how managed copy works it doesn't tell you what you need to do.…

Added by Denny on December 18, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


MELBOURNE, Vic (December 11, 2009) – Melbourne DVD and Blu-ray specialists,

Promo Scape announced today they have purchased what is widely considered to be the

highest quality Blu-ray AVC encoder in the world available today, the CINEMA CRAFT HD

Encoder .

"This is a great example of how Promo Scape consistently provides the best quality and

most advanced technology for our customers," said CEO Tony Laughton. "We set out to

provide the Australian video… Continue

Added by Tony Laughton on December 16, 2009 at 1:38am — 2 Comments

Government Video Expo Wrap Up

Stealing a page out of the Salahi's playbook, NetBlender crashed the Government Video Expo this week. We actually were invited, but someone forgot to tell the registration folks - but that's OK - we eventually received our badges and set up camp with Pioneer, Bruce Nazarian "The Digital Guy" and… Continue

Added by Greg Wallace on December 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dogs in Space

I have added another menu example in the video section on a just finished title done with DoStudio



Added by Tony Laughton on November 4, 2009 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Another BD Menu example

I've added a new BD menu video example (Cedar Boys) in the video section on a job we just completed for a new Australian Feature film. Design, Authored and Encoded by Promo Scape 1920x108050i AVC, TrueHD authored in DoStudio. To be distributed by Sony Pictures.


Added by Tony Laughton on September 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How does your title get replicated?

Replicating a Blu-ray disc is a bit different from replicating a DVD disc. One of the differences is the need for an AACS Stamper, another is that they use Metal Masters instead of Glass Masters. To understand all these differences we've worked with Eclipse Data Technologies, they are the leader in optical disc premastering and mastering products for replicators and QC… Continue

Added by Denny on September 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Blu-ray Links for September 4-8

* BDA Sets Minimum Specs for 3D at IFA in Berlin - What are you hearing from your clients about interest in 3D at home?

* TV DVD Awards Submission Deadline Sept. 25 - Check out second category from the bottom "Best TV on Blu-ray"

*… Continue

Added by Greg Wallace on September 7, 2009 at 7:19pm — 3 Comments

Blu-ray Links for August 28

* Wall Street Journal: Apple and China Unicom sign deal to bring iPhone to China - This should pave the way for BD Touch in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China

* Blu-ray game - I haven't spent too much time playing, but my take is that this is a (sort of) fun way to raise awareness for Blu-ray. Maybe my Defender… Continue

Added by Greg Wallace on August 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

DoStudio Encoder - First Impressions

I had a chance to try out the new DoStudio Encoder and I thought I'd share some of my initial first impressions with you regarding it. I'll start with some general summary and then come back to some more detail including some comparison to other encoders.

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Plain and simple, NetBlender delivered on what they set out to accomplish. They've made a great encoder that's very easy to use, especially if you are familiar with… Continue

Added by Scott Bates on August 14, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

New BD Title

I have just uploaded an new example of one of our titles done with DoStudio.
It is in the Videos section of this site.



Added by Tony Laughton on August 7, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Forward-looking Blu-ray Tools

Although I've never played hockey (other than street hockey) and I am a terrible ice skater, one of my favorite sports metaphors is "skate where the puck is going." It's so true of great hockey players that they instinctively do this, and I also think you can tell a lot about companies by this measure - are they skating where the puck is going or where it has been?

I mention this because I think it is one of the things that NetBlender is… Continue

Added by Greg Wallace on July 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Setting up your PS3 For Blu-ray

We all know the PS3 isn't like all the other Blu-ray players. Setting up your PS3 for the best Blu-ray playback experience and testing is some not everyone knows how to do. The Editor of IGN created a great video on how to set up your PS3 for the best Blu-ray Experience. Check it… Continue

Added by Denny on July 17, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Great Workshop in Redondo Beach

Tony Cunha, Steve Johnson, and the entire crew at Duplitech put on a fantastic workshop for the LA post production community yesterday, July 14 at their Redondo Beach offices. The event, titled Getting into Blu-ray Authoring Affordably, was the first public showcase of the new DoStudio BD Workflow suite (DSW), with its integrated AVC encoder.

The attendees representing authoring houses and producers from all over the LA area were very positive about DSW's features. Steve Johnson,… Continue

Added by John Harrington on July 15, 2009 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Finding the right Blu-ray Player

One of the best sites for looking up Blu-ray player specifications has become Recently they added a new search feature that lets you filter your search by more then 60 different parameters. Its not 100% accurate but it does a better job then any other site I've seen.

If… Continue

Added by Denny on July 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Food for thought from DuArt/NetBlender event yesterday in NYC

A hearty thank you to Randy Hudson at DuArt for hosting a terrific event yesterday for the NYC-based independent post production community. Thanks also to all the attendees!

This event launched the NetBlender/DuArt partnership, which is aimed at solving one of the hurdles for NY-based independent authoring houses to getting into Blu-ray - the cost and complexity of transferring tape or film-based assets into a compliant BD stream, ready to be authored.

DuArt has the decks,… Continue

Added by Greg Wallace on July 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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