OT: Blu-ray Disc suggestion?

VMP wrote on 3/24/2016, 9:22 PM
I have just read that TDK has stopped producing my trusted 25 GB blu ray discs.

Beside backing up on external hard drive I still want to burn an extra copy to this one-time-write media as master footage storage.

I read that HTL (which TDK was) is much better than the LTH blu ray system.

So I am curious about your knowledge / experience / feedback about (cheaper than M-disc) blu ray discs of 25 GB capacity. Which can hold the written data as long as possible (at least 5 years).

Thanks in advance,


john_dennis wrote on 3/24/2016, 10:43 PM
I've had good luck with these.The same can be had with printable surface.

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wwaag wrote on 3/24/2016, 10:54 PM
+1 for Verbatim.

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DGates wrote on 3/24/2016, 11:33 PM
SOT. I've seen titles out on 4K UltraHD at Best Buy ($30 per movie), and the $400 Samsung 4K player. I'm wonder when the 4K burners and media will be out?
PeterDuke wrote on 3/25/2016, 2:25 AM
"I'm wonder when the 4K burners and media will be out?"

And I wonder what you will author the discs with!

DVD Architect? Adobe Encore?

Maybe TMPGEnc Authoring Works will include it. It has progressive AVCHD discs now, but what will play them, hardware-wise?
DGates wrote on 3/25/2016, 2:53 AM
Those are good points, Pete.
rraud wrote on 3/25/2016, 11:32 AM
+2 for Verbatim
- How long will this format will be around is anybody's guess. Does anyone remember floppy discs... and/or 8-track audio cassettes
VMP wrote on 3/25/2016, 7:49 PM
Thanks guys, I will give Verbatim a try, it's cheaper too :-).

As for Blu rays with more capacity there are many trials already on the way:

1TB per disc: Sony and Panasonic team up on next-gen Blu-ray

Archival Disc (AD)


Ultra HD Blu-ray: everything you need to know

4K Blu-ray discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media

Feel free to talk about other/higher capacity discs if you wish to it's fine by me :-)

David Settlemoir wrote on 3/25/2016, 8:26 PM
I don't make many BD's, but for the last ten or twenty I used these:


Burned them in computer then printed using my original ancient Primera Bravo I.