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Blu-Ray Authoring


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So I've been working on a project for several months now (non fan-edit related). I've come to the point where I need to begin figuring out how to author a Blu-Ray disk for playback in a regular Blu-Ray player.

I've found that the frame rate should be 24... ?
What about encoder settings?
File format (mpeg?)?

What sort of bit-rates should there be for the video? Average and max?

I'm using Videopad for this. It has features built in for DVD-authoring but not blu-ray.

This is the best guide for the burning process I've found yet:

But I need help with getting a video file to the correct format.


MediaInfo for the source files:

ID : 0 (0x0)
Complete name : ************h-Olas.MTS
Format : BDAV
Format/Info : Blu-ray Video
File size : 674 MiB
Duration : 3mn 33s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 26.5 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 28.0 Mbps

ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.2
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=15
Codec ID : 27
Duration : 3mn 32s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 25.2 Mbps
Maximum bit rate : 26.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 59.940 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.203
Stream size : 639 MiB (95%)

ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : 129
Duration : 3mn 33s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -529ms
Stream size : 6.51 MiB (1%)

ID : 4608 (0x1200)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : PGS
Codec ID : 144
Duration : 3mn 32s


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I have this figured out. I've upgraded from Videopad 3.24 to 3.74, which has built-in authoring to Blu-Ray.

This is the option I've gone with.

Although, I've continued using 3.24 to edit with because the load times for importing videos is SIGNIFICANTLY shorter, and the render times are also SIGNIFICANTLY shorter.

However, when everything's done I'll use the latest version to create a blu-ray image, and then use ImgBurn to burn that.


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I would like more information on this. Especially for mac workflow. I know Adobe Encore can author blu-rays, but I don't know much about it.


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So I really want to make some bluray's for a couple of the fanedits I just got so add them to my collection. I have a macbook and want to know what is the best Bluray authoring software for macs? I don't really care about the cost, but from personal experience what do you think is the best as of Oct 2016?
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