MCE Technologies (http://www.mcetech.com/) has begun shipment of the
Blu-ray recordable drive available for the Mac. The MCE 8X Blu-ray
Recordable Drive is capable of recording to Blu-ray media at up to
8X, to DVD+-R media at up to 16X, and to CD-R media at up to 48X.
Natively compatible with Mac OS 10.5.2 or later the drive can record
data to Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media directly from the Finder with no
additional software required. Professional Blu-ray movies, playable
on set-top Blu-ray players and the Sony Playstation 3, can be created
with the MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive using Adobe Premier Pro
CS4’s Encore program in conjunction with either Adobe Premier Pro CS3
or Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing software and basic Blu-ray movies
can be created using optional Roxio Toast 10 Pro.
The MCE 8X Blu-ray drive is user-installable and designed for Mac Pro
and Power Mac systems. A version specific to the Mac Pro (2009) is
also available, along with an External 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive
with USB 2.0 and eSATA ports. Software is also included allowing the
playback of Blu-ray movies using the MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive
and a Mac Pro running Boot Camp with Windows XP or later installed.
The MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac starts
at US$429 and is available for immediate shipment.