I am trying to burn a blu-ray disc, but get warning in Premiere Elements 9 that says "incompatible disc". I am using a BD-R 4x single layer disc. Why the problem? What discs are compatible?
That would depend on your disc drive. Have you ensured it is a BluRay burner and that you have the latest drivers?
Are you using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 as your OS? If so, Premiere Elements 9 may be having trouble interfacing with the 64-bit drivers.
Thanks for responding, Steve. You don't know how greatful I am. I'm going on vacation with this a new camcorder (Sony HDR-PJ260V) and I want to make sure that I am going to be able to burn some great BD's with it before I go. I have a Dell 8300 XPS with Windows 7 Ultra 64-bit, 12GB RAM, 6X Blu-Ray writer, 16x DVD +/-RW. I bought it new in December. I have not tried burning a BD yet. The Premiere Elements 9 came preinstalled. I am using Memorex BD-R 4X single layer discs. Premiere recognizes the player, calling it "PLDS BD-RE DH-8B2SH", but says "incompatible disc". I problem could be a lot of things. While I have a great deal of experience making standard definitiion home movies on DVD via the old Pinnacle Studio, I am not too familiar with HD, BD or Premiere Elements 9. I am wondering if the problem is with Premiere Elements.
One of the continuing problems with Memorex blank media, is that seem to want to buy the cheapest discs that day, and then rebrand them with the Memorex logo. With DVD's, some users have found discs from up to 4 mfgrs. in the same spindle.
I would advise against using Memorex blank media in all cases. The same holds for "store brands" too.
Also, I would check with the burner mfgr. to see if there is a firmware update, as older firmware can create issues too.
I agree with Bill. Although some people never have a problem with them, my first recommendation is to use any brand of media except Memorex.
But that may or may not be the whole issue here.
Since your computer is a Dell, go to the Dell site and look up your system's model number. You might be surprised how many updates have been issued, even if your computer is "brand new".
You can try the free trial of Premiere Elements 10 and see if that makes a difference also. (It comes in a 64-bit Windows 7 version.) But, if all else fails, it may be worth doing what many of us do: Use Premiere Elements to edit our videos and use another program for creating our menus and authoring DVDs and BluRay discs.
Thanks Bill and Steve! I am about to start looking for updates for BD writer and Dell (and Windows). In the meantime, I have an older computer here which does not do much more than Internet. Is there a good site for Premiere Element tutorial?
Also, how should I save my project in Elements if I am going to use another program to burn it? Just save project as normal? Then just bring up that project with something like Cyberlink PowerDirector?
One last question: My camcorder records in 1920x1080/60i among others, but nothing in 30 fps. Premeier Elements only records BD only in 30 fps. Is 30 fps (29.97) the media maximum for burning BDs?
60i is essentially the same thing as 30 fps, so you're good there.
Meantime, why not check out my free 8 part Basic Training tutorials?
And, if you like it, I've also got a book available that goes into even more step by step detail.
I do not use this, so do not know if it will author BluRay... but it is FREE, so go read
The various Save options are to Save the PREL (Project) file. That will only Open in PrE (and with some caveats, PrPro).
To author, and/or burn the Project, you will want to Share your Timeline. The file format and CODEC, that you choose will depend on the program that you are going to use to author and/or burn. For more background on Project Files & Saving, see this ARTICLE.
HEY! I am in business. It works now and I just burned my first BD disc using Premier Elements. The quality is everything I had expected. To make this work, I updated everything like you said, double checked the project settings on the front end and on the back end set to BD and checked settings there. I am not sure which thing did the trick. Anyway, I have the confidence to use may camera and know that I am going to have some great footage that will carry over to BD. I bought a spindle of Memorex BDs at OfficeMax and at 15 for $30 - dirt cheap, but I'll buy another brand when these run out, just in case. Thanks for the websites. I'll tudy them in detail when I return with all my vaction videos. Thanks so much y'all for all your help!
I am having the same problem. Incompatibility with disc burn..
Using win XP pro, APE10, Disk HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH14ns40 BR by LG.
Testing a video file 25 Seconds long from MTS clips , shot on Canon video Camcorder..
I have Memorex andVerbatim BR disks, I bought a second LG burmer. to try but same results..
I have read as much as I could find. An Stuck. Hoppy100.
The LG indicated there was no updates for this unit. I also tried to burn this file to a 8.5 folder.
It said the file was 5+ gig but when I tried to burn it a notifiaction was it weas too large and i could not even burn/Write it to the 8.5 gig folder.. Thanks for your help.
Burning to “Folder (8.5 GB)” is a DVD option not a BD option, so you probably just need to change a setting. When you go to the Share tab (upper right) to burn your disc, towards the top of that tab you will see 2 lines – one says DVD and the other says Blu-ray. Be sure to click on the one for Blu-ray. Then go and change whatever settings you need to below that. (You will notice that there is no longer a “Folder (8.5 GB)” option under the Burn to: Disc drop down.) Best of luck!
I would like to thank ATR, Bill Hunt and others for their help with my
Share problems. with their helpa nd sone trial and error on my part I
laid that problem to rest.
My new problem is wuth using the Smart Trim Mode and options.
When I am in APE 10, Scenline and se;ect several clips to have
anaylized, I iright click to turn on the auto analyzer. Then I get
the blue bar and the statement " starting to auto-anaylzer". Nothing
happens and I have waited svveral Hours.
What am I not doing correctly??