How to Make a Blu-ray Disk with Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore CS6

Part 1, Exporting the Video

In Premiere Pro, export your sequence as MPEG2 Blu-ray, 1080i 25

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This is the format that all Blu-ray players can read.

In “Basic Video Settings”, select:

Quality: 100
Field Order: Upper First
Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels
TV Standard: PAL

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In “Bitrate Settings”, select the highest possible bitrate based on the length of your video and disk capacity. Note that even the “Low” Bitrate Level will produce a quality image:

Bitrate Encoding: VBR, 2 Pass
Bitrate Level: Low (or Medium, High, Custom)
Minimum Bitrate [Mbps]: 18.25
Target Bitrate [Mbps]: 22.81
Maximum Bitrate [Mbps]: 27.37

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Make sure the estimated file size doesn’t go over 25 000 MB (25GB).

Also, Encore won’t accept a bitrate above 40Mbps for Blu-ray (9Mbps max for DVD).

Encore Blu-ray Project Settings

In the “Audio” tab, check to see if “PCM” is selected as “Audio Format”.

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Part 2, Creating the Blu-ray

Create a new Encore project with these settings:

Authoring Mode: Blu-ray
Television Standard: PAL

In Encore, import your MPEG2 Blu-ray and WAV (PCM) audio as timeline.

The imported files shouldn’t need transcoding because they’ll already be in a format that all Blu-ray players understand.

Add chapters if needed.

In the “Properties” tab with the “Project” panel selected:

Name your disc.
First Play: Chapter 1
Title Button: Stop

In the “Properties” tab with the “Timeline” panel selected:

End Action: Stop
Menu Remote: Return to Last Menu

In the “Build” tab:

Click “Check Project” to analyse for errors. If none, proceed to:

Format: Blu-ray
Output: Blu-ray Disc
Create Using: Current Project

Build Blu-ray Disc Settings

Enter a 25GB Blu-ray disc in your recorder, refresh and select the lowest “Write Speed”.

Name your disc and click “Build”.

That’s it!

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