Blue-Cloner 3 is among the top Blu-ray to Blu-ray copy software on the market. This software helps you make copies and burn backups of your valuable Blu-ray Discs. Blue-Cloner speeds through the process of copying by replicating your disc in an hour and a half, and the quality is second only to the original Blu-ray itself. Blue-Cloner uses HST capabilities (short for H.364 Speedup Tech) which copy Blu-ray DVDs 500 times faster than with other technology. This software does lack the ability to output to such formats as AVI, NTSC, PAL and DivX, which are all commonly used file formats. We hope to see this updated in future versions, but this small drawback isn't enough to stop Blue-Cloner 3 from earning the TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award for Blu-ray copy software.
The most important feature of any Blu-ray copy software is an ability to make exact copies quickly. Blue-Cloner is an expert at this, and with speeds 500 times faster than other applications, copies can be made in as little as 87 minutes. The copies are high-quality video, too, second only to the original Blu-ray.
Blue-Cloner lets you select what you want to copy. You can copy only the movie portion, copy only selected chapters, split your movie between two discs or make a full 1-to-1 copy. This software gives you the option of picking the language and appearance for your subtitles. Furthermore, Blue-Cloner lets you keep or eliminate special features and menus, and you can adjust the compression rate of those features for faster copying. What Blue-Cloner doesn't have are tools to help you edit the brightest and contrast of the film
While this software makes fantastic copies, there are no video editing options, so you will not be able to isolate or copy just a short clip from your Blu-ray. However, the software can restore or repair scratched or damaged portions of your Blu-rays by stitching over the damaged pieces.
If you have invested your hard-earned money into Blu-ray Discs, it’s a safe bet that a high-quality picture is important to you. Of all the products we tested, Blue Cloner is the best at retaining picture quality from the original Blu-ray movie to the copied version. This is true even when you rip a copy of your Blu-ray in either MPEG3 or H.364 and then burn it to a DVD. The copied Blu-ray version comes out with more clarity, better sound and sharper colors than a manufactured version of the same movie on DVD.
However, there is room for improvement when it comes to copy quality. Although our copy was very close to the original, a slight difference was visible around the periphery of the screen. We look forward to improved software that will eliminate this minor problem.
Blue-Cloner 's beautiful red interface makes Blu-ray to Blu-ray copying a cinch. Once you have placed your blank disc and the disc to be copied in the appropriate drives, all you need to do is select your settings and click on the large Play button to start the process. From there, you can move the software to a corner of your computer screen as you work on other projects. Alternatively, you can walk away from your PC while the copying takes place and return in a few hours to get your finished product.
Blue-Cloner doesn’t have an option to shut down your PC after it’s finished, unlike many of its competitors. However, the Blu-ray to Blu-ray copy process is quick enough that you may never use the feature if it were included. In our test, we ripped and copied about 50GB of a movie to the hard drive in less than an hour and a half.
According to OpenCloner Inc., the software’s copying and conversion speed is a direct result of the built-in HST technology. When paired with a compatible NVIDIA video card, the copy time is 500 times faster than before. HST works by automatically detecting whether your PC is outfitted with the correct processing speed and video card, all behind the scenes. If you’re computer lacks one of the necessary capabilities, the copying process will proceed at the normal pace.
While the software offers many popular output formats, it is missing some significant capabilities in this area. You won't be able to extract only the audio from a disc, and it lacks formats that play on smartphones or tablets.
Downloading and installing Blue-Cloner is very simple. The download process takes only a few minutes to complete. Then, a wizard-style dialogue box guides you through the installation process. That, too, takes only a few minutes.
Blue-Cloner is great software for making true copies of Blu-ray movies because of its speed, simplicity and ability to restore scratched or damaged portions of your originals. The software can handle any Blu-ray movies or DVD’s you throw its way – with the help of third-party decryption programs. In future versions of the product, we would like to see video editing options. We would also like to see a greater variety of available copy formats so you can copy only the audio track or play your copy on devices such as smartphones or tablet computers.
Blue-Cloner makes copies at lightning speed with a professional interface and no-hassle user tools.
This software doesn't have editing tools to manipulate brightness or contrast.
Blue-Cloner is able to quickly make stunning copies of the latest high-definition discs.