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Blue-Cloner 5 is one of the best Blu-ray to Blu-ray copy software we have seen. Copying and burning backups of your valuable Blu-ray discs with this software is simple and straightforward. Blue-Cloner speeds through the process of copying, and the quality is second only to the original Blu-ray itself. Blue-Cloner uses HST (H.364 Speedup Tech) capabilities, which copy Blu-ray DVDs 500 times faster than other technology does. Blue-Cloner 5 earns the Top Ten Reviews Silver Award for Blu-ray copying 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, making copies 500 times faster than other applications. The second most important feature is copy quality, in which this program excels. The program's copy quality is second only to the original Blu-ray disc itself, which is impressive. While this software makes fantastic copies, there are no video-editing options, so you can't isolate or copy just a short clip from your Blu-ray.
Blue-Cloner lets you select exactly what you want to copy. You can copy only the movie portion or selected chapters, split your movie between two discs, or make a full 1:1 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.
According to OpenCloner Inc., the software's copying and conversion speed is a direct result of the built-in HST technology. When it's paired with a compatible Nvidia video card, its 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 your computer lacks one of the necessary capabilities, the copying process proceeds at the normal pace.
Blue-Cloner's beautiful interface makes Blu-ray to Blu-ray copying a cinch. The program has two interfaces, the Express and Expert interfaces. Express is a simpler interface that makes copying discs very fluid and simple. The Expert interface offers more features, but it is still easy to navigate and use. You can switch between the two interfaces with a click of a button.
Once you have placed your blank disc and the disc to be copied in the appropriate drives and started the process, 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.
You can set Blue-Cloner to shut down your PC after it's finished copying discs, which is a convenient feature to use if you start copying discs right before you go to bed. However, the Blu-ray to Blu-ray copy process is quick enough that this feature may not be necessary. In our test, we ripped and copied about 50GB of a movie to the hard drive in less than an hour and a half.
With Blue-Cloner, you can burn files to most Blu-ray discs, including BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL and BD-RE DL. On top of that, you can copy onto DVDs, dual-layer DVDs, AVCHD discs and your hard drive. These options allow you to copy high-definition movies on a variety of discs, so you can watch your movies on your Blu-ray or DVD player.
The company offers great customer support through email and live chat. Its website provides thorough details and a comprehensive FAQs page that can answer most, if not all, of your questions. However, the FAQs page is rather large, and you have to scroll through a lot of information to find answers to more specific questions.
Blue-Cloner is great software for making true copies of Blu-ray movies because of its speed, simplicity and ability to create excellent-quality discs. The software can handle any Blu-ray movies or DVDs you throw its way. Overall, this software is an excellent choice for your Blu-ray to Blu-ray copying needs.
Blue-Cloner has two interfaces that allow you to switch between a simple, easy mode and an advanced mode with more features.
This software doesn't have editing tools to manipulate brightness or contrast.
Blue-Cloner is one of the best Blu-ray copy programs we reviewed because it can quickly create stunning copies of the latest high-definition discs.