Posted by Martin:
Well it's been official for about week. The format war is officially over, HD-DVD is not going to be supported anymore.
For us event producers means it will make it easier to sell high def projects. Why? Because now more people have Blu-Ray players in their homes, that number went up drastically since HD-DVD threw in the towel.
I use the Adobe Production Suite which allows Blu-Ray authoring in Encore CS3.
Do I make feature length movies yet? No. But now if I did make an indie I can produce it in high def and send it out on Blu-Ray making the production look more professional.
The format war was not only hard on the movie watching community, but it was in some ways slowing the adoption of high-def for producers as well.
The end of the war is good for every one.
On the other hand if you Blu-Ray is just a small step til digital downloads take over, you can read here why I don't that is going to happen anytime soon.