Can you describe your situation in a little more detail, Jim?
What form are these "project chapters" in?
Combining any two clips is as simple as placing them on the timeline and then outputting the result.
I have videos with separate chapters on my computer.
I want to burn them on a Blu-Ray disc. I was told
that unless the disc is RW I will be able to burn one
chapter only. So I want to combine all my chapter's
so I can put them on one disc.
Whether or not your disc is RW, you can burn a BluRay with one or as many chapters as you want.
Are we using the word "chapters" the same way, Jim? What do you consider a chapter?
I'm referring to individual scenes that you can link directly to from the main menu. And a disc can have up to 25 of them.
I purchased a LG BE14U40 external Blu-ray burner. I have two chapters in
my saved projects. I burned my 1st chapter onto a blue -ray disc and it
burned on great. I played it on my Blu-ray player and the picture was fantastic.
However when I go to burn on my 2nd chapter premier elements shows disk is
not blank. So I clicked on properties and it showed plenty of available space.
The program will not let me burn my 2nd chapter onto the Blu-ray disc.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions your help will be appreciated.
An authored BD (Blu-ray Disc), is not a multi-session disc. Each session closes the disc, so no more material can be written to it.
To combine your two Chapters, you will want to do that in PrE, in a new Project, then author/burn that combined Project to another BD.
Mr. Jim Fay
In accord with what Hunt has said, the BD-R is not a multi-session disc in the Premiere Elements Blu-ray burn to. The disc is finalized. Premiere Elements will allow you to use a BD-RE that has been written to, but it overwrites all that is on the disc already before it encodes to the new Blu-ray disc format on the Blu-ray disc.
As far as I have ever heard, the Blu-ray disc can have only on BDMV Folder per Blu-ray disc in the Blu-ray Disc Format on Blu-ray Disc. Similarly for DVD-VIDEO with its structural component of the VIDEO_TS Folder, there can be but one VIDEO_TS Folder on the DVD-VIDEO Format on that one DVD disc.
These situations are not unique to Premiere Elements and go the basics of the formats.
Does your presentation of your videos require Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc? What does your Blu-ray player support for playback? I am wondering if you might export your Timeline to a AVCHD file and then transfer that to a media type (USB 2.0 Flash Drive) that you Blu-ray player supports.
Just some thoughts.