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Published Tuesday 20 March 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Info & Pricing

topic icon BDCMF encoding for Blu-ray replication

BDCMF Blu-ray encoding

Single layer BD25 £50 + vat or Dual layer BD50 £75 + vat.

Blu-ray Replication

Most Blu-ray replicators only accept Blu-ray masters for replication in the form of BDCMF. Unfortunately not all Blu-ray authoring software can output BDCMF. Most consumer level software can only export a Blu-ray as BDMV. Although BDMV files can be played on almost all Blu-ray players, it cannot be used for replication. If you do not have access to software that can output BDCMF, Maniac Films can take your BDMV output folder/disc and convert it to BDCMF for you.

Replication is the best way to produce copies of your Blu-ray project, although it only becomes cost effective on numbers of 1000+. Replication doesn't simply burn data onto a writeable disk as is done with duplication. The factory creates a glass master, which is then used to physically stamp the data onto the disk face. This ensures that your discs will last longer and ultimately look more professional with a screen printed face (as you will find on major Hollywood releases)

Creating a BDCMF folder is simple, just export your Blu-ray project as a BDMV folder and pop it onto a portable hard drive that can be posted to us or send to us via GoogleDrive or Dropbox, Aspera or wetransfer. On receipt we will check your disc and run the conversion and copy the created files back on to your HDD and post it back to you or transfer electronically again.

If you do not have access to an online service to deliver files to us digitally, we now offer a free upload service using WeTransfer. Get in touch with us to arrange your order and we will supply you with a link to upload your files. We can also deliver the files back you you via this service as well.

We can accept Blu-ray disks that contain BDMV files (a playable disk created in Encore for example), or an .iso image file and can generally download and send back to you via wetransfer or we can transfer via a hard drive or large USB stick. We will charge an additional cost for sending back your drive via postal services (UK special delivery is about £8.50) but bear in mind a BD50 will take a long time to transfer so a portable drive or large USB stick can be quicker in the UK.

We normally use PayPal for these services for speed of payment processing, and we will send you a PayPal payment link to allow cleared payment before we send you back the BDCMF files, but we can take a card payment over the phone or payment by direct bank transfer.

Contact us for any more information and to discuss the best way for us to help you get your Blu-ray converted for replication.


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