May 15, 2015 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] San Dimas, California - MCE Technologies (MCE) announced today that it has begun shipping its USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System for the Mac. The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System takes advantage of the powerful high-definition video editing capabilities of the Mac Pro, iMac with Retina 5K Display, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display and is compatible with Final Cut Pro X's ability to author and burn Blu-ray Discs with themed menus.
The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System is available with optional Toast 12 Titanium Blu-ray Disc authoring software and includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for viewing Blu-ray titles authored with the system or viewing commercial Blu-ray titles directly on the Mac. The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System is compatible with 25GB through 128GB Blu-ray media as well as M-Disc media for permanent archiving. The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System retails for $149.00, $229.00 with the optional Blu-ray Disc authoring software and is available immediately.
"Our USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System is entirely self contained in that it allows Blu-ray content creators to author high-definition Blu-ray discs and then view their creations directly on the Mac with the included Mac Blu-ray Player software... no additional hardware or software are needed," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE.
The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System can record to high capacity 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R media at up to 16X (72MB/sec), to 100GB triple-layer and 128GB Quad-Layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R XL media at 6X (27MB/sec), and to 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB rewritable BD-RE discs at up to 2X (9MB/sec). The drive includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of self-authored and commercial Blu-ray titles natively on the Mac.
The drive is compatible with Apple's DVD Player application for the playback of DVD movies as well as with Finder Burning for burning data Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs at the Finder level. The drive is bootable and is fully compatible with all Blu-ray, DVD and CD recordable media on the market today and can record to standard DVD±R media at up to 16X (22MB/sec) speed, to DVD±R DL (Double/Dual Layer) media at up to 12X (16.5MB/sec) speed, to DVD±RW at up to 8X speed, and to CD-R and CD-RW media at up to 48X speed.
Pricing and Availability:
The MCE USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System is $149.00 (USD) and includes a user's guide, a 25GB rewritable Blu-ray Disc, and Mac Blu-ray Player Software. Optional Blu-ray authoring software Roxio Toast 12 Titanium + HD/Blu-ray Plug-in available for $80.00. More information may be found at MCE Technologies online.
MCE Technologies is a leader in the development of innovative storage peripherals and accessories for the Apple Macintosh platform and markets a wide range of Macintosh related products and solutions to distributors, dealers and end users. MCE is based in San Dimas, California and can be reached by telephone at (800) 5000-MAC (800-500-0622) in the U.S. or at (909) 599-3105 internationally. More information about products by MCE Technologies can be found on the the MCE Technologies website. Copyright (C) 2015 MCE Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.