Tip: Authoring Blu Ray Discs

Videomaker By John Joyner Hot Video Tip:  Authoring Blu Ray Discs

We are living in a revolutionary time. Blu-ray Disc technology has taken its place as the vessel for viewing High Definition (HD) media. More excitingly, Blu-ray Disc creation is available to anyone who wishes to use it, whether you're creating an experience for major distribution or for viewing on your family room's new digital wide screen.

If you don't know what you're doing, HD output can prove a frustrating task. To give some perspective, a minute of uncompressed HD video equals a gigabyte of memory! The answer to this problem is compression. The time has come to empower yourself! By understanding HD compression you will minimize your problems when outputting to Blu-ray. This will save on time and aspirin. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of compressing video for Blu-ray distribution.

The following examples will draw from Adobe Premiere and Adobe Encore, as these are the systems the author has worked most extensively with.

Getting Started

Compressing for Blu-ray is a two-step process.

  1. Creating the HD Media File (Encoding and Formatting)
  2. Putting it on a Blu-ray Disc (Building and Burning)

The first step can be approached in two ways. You can use your editing platform, Adobe Premiere in this case, or you can use your disc authoring system, Adobe Encore. read more...

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