MCE Technologies (http://mcetech.com/) has begun shipping its USB 3.0 16X Blu-ray Authoring System for the Mac. It takes advantage of the powerful high-definition video editing capabilities of the Mac Pro, iMac 5K, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display and is compatible with Final Cut Pro X.
The Blu-ray Authoring System is available with optional Blu-ray authoring software and includes Mac Blu-ray Player for viewing authored titles. The retail price is US$149 — $229 with Toast 12 Titanium Blu-ray Disc authoring software.
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. It can record to 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 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 DVDR media at up to 16X (22MB/sec) speed, to DVDR DL (Double/Dual Layer) media at up to 12X (16.5MB/sec) speed, to DVDRW at up to 8X speed, and to CD-R and CD-RW media at up to 48X speed.