[citation][nom]john_4[/nom]As afr as overpriced BD Burners and the blank media. You are way better off with a external Hard Drive or two for backups. If for some reason you require packs and packs of BD media to back your stuff up you are probably breaking the law.[/citation]
I disagree with you and this is why. I typically can eat up between 7GB to 32GB in one photo-shoot. I used 16 and 32 gig CF & SD cards with my Canon 5D Mark III, which is a 22.3megapixel camera. I shoot RAW (.CR2) only so the file size varies between 22mb to 35mb with an average of 25mb. I just did a Sweet 15 photo-shoot and I took 817 images and deleted 98 right off the bat. That left me with 729 total images that consumed 19GB of space. For a wedding, I can fill up two or three 32gig cards depending on the size of the wedding and the size of the reception. Potentially, I can get very close to 100gigs worth of images taken in one whole day between myself, a second and third photographer. Before I even edit the images, I make two copies onto other CF cards, and a couple of copies on my computer and I lock up the original CF cards.
I buy new CF cards often for storage purposes, because they hold a lot and take little room and they are fairly robust. Hard drives tend to be fragile and SSD drives are still not quite cost effective. A BDXL disc should be fairly cheap or close to the cost of the current Blue Ray disc, and I would expect them to be much cheaper that CF cards that I keep on buying.
Just because someone needs packs and pages of BD Media does not mean that are breaking the law. There are legitimate uses other than copying overpriced movies from Hollywood.