Recent News

Rivergate Software releases BluStreak Tracer 2

June 7, 2011. Rivergate Software has released BluStreak Tracer 2 and BluStreak Tracer 2 CMF, an upgrade and replacement for its previous product BluStreak Premaster.

We will continue support of DVDAfterEdit from this site, and please continue to post your questions and comments in the forums here.

DVDAfterEdit Standard and Mastering Edition runs best on Macintosh OS 10.4 (Tiger).

OS 10.5 (Leopard) removed support for some older dialog callbacks used by the Import/Replace VTS functions. The following work-around overcomes this problem:

Instead of opening a VIDEO_TS folder from within the application, click and drag the VIDEO_TS folder to the application file (either Standard or Mastering Edition). The application will perform correctly thereafter.

OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) also requires the above work-around. In addition, you must be sure to install PPC emulation (Rosetta), as it is now optional. For preview, you must also install the optional QuickTime 7, and you will have to reinstall the QuickTime MPEG2 component.

Snow Leopard has also removed support for parallel SCSI, required for DLT. All legitimate replicators now support DDP folders (Tape Images) on hard drive or DVD-R data discs.

Lion removes all support for PPC, and will not be capable of running DVDAfterEdit.

We recommend setting aside a Tiger boot disc or partition for best operation of DVDAfterEdit Mastering Edition.

BluStreak Integration and Priorities

Those of you who have been following our news releases have probably noticed that BluStreak Navigator is still not released for beta testing on the web site, in contrast to our stated timeframes. Since these estimates have been overly optimistic, we are going to stop giving target dates, and instead only announce software when it is actually available for testing.

BluStreak Navigator Will Replicate

BluStreak Navigator, the Blu-ray Menu Authoring tool for Macintosh, will be released in two versions, Standard and Mastering.

BluStreak Navigator Standard, to be offered at $449, will output spec-compliant UDF 2.5 disc images that may be burned to BD-R and BD-RE and played in Blu-ray hardware or software players.

Will you buy BluStreak Navigator if it can do what is promised?

Yes, to make popup menus for a consumer-level application
22% (11 votes)
Yes, to make popup menus for Scenarist or BluPrint
14% (7 votes)
No, I plan to use DoStudio
59% (30 votes)
No, Blu-ray is out of my reach at this time
6% (3 votes)
Total votes: 51

Rivergate's First Blu-ray product to be titled "BluStreak Navigator"

We have decided to use the all-encompassing name "BluStreak" for our pending Blu-ray Software Products. The first product will be BluStreak Navigator, targeted for release by the end of the year.

DVDAfterEdit Mastering Edition 3.0.5d3 Released

DVDAfterEdit 3.0.5d3 Mastering Edition is available for download. This fixes an error in the placement of the AVDP (Anchor Volume Descriptor Pointer) at the end of the disc when building a DDP tape image (AKA Plant Direct) for CSS encryption. (It was misaligned in the sector). This error does not normally affect playability, but prevented Macrovision RipGuard from being applied.

We're going into the woodshed

Enough talk about what we are going to do, now is the time to actually do it. We are now working with a top Blu-ray authoring house, and I have brought in my former development partner at a previous company to work with us on Blu-ray software. Our first product will be a stand-alone BD pre-mastering solution.

Rivergate HDAfterEdit & Beyond - Mission Statement

During the tumultuous events of the past few weeks, we have been evaluating our software development efforts, the potential marketplace, and how we could best fill what is now perceived as a void in Blu-ray authoring tools for the majority of DVD authors.

HDAfterEdit, HD DVD, and Blu-ray

We must admit that the recent announcements about most of Hollywood going to Blu-ray exclusively caught us by surprise. At the same time, Hollywood studios have never been our customers. Blu-ray (and HD DVD, for that matter), has only a few hundred titles out. ( Some of them are really bad movies ! ) Whereas Amazon has well over 100,000 standard definition DVD titles for sale.

HDAfterEdit Adds Verification Functions

Our support forums and support emails have encountered some Eclipse and Pre-Mastering errors that have been intermittent and difficult to pin down. Foremost among these is the Eclipse error "VOBU length and number of sectors disagree". Blame has been pointed at I/O errors with either SCSI DLT or DVD-R, but our research indicates that it is more likely an authoring error.