4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2014 8:40 AM by Ann Bens

    Blu-Ray Project question

    SAngeli Level 1


      I recorded with a professional Sony HXR-NX5E camera a video. The recording time should be around 130 minutes.

      I have files from 00000.MTS to 00010.MTS with a total disk space of 19,60GB


      Now, I wish to create a DVD and a Blu-ray media and would assume all I have to start with is creating a correct project like this one:

      PAL AVCHD 1080i 25 (50i). Is this correct so far?


      Now my problem is trying to understand, up front, if i will be able to fit this project into a Blu-ray disc like this one (Verbatim BD-R SL Datalife 25GB 6x Wide Inkjet Printable).

      I tried to run an export and selected H.264 Blu-ray but the output file is 226922 MB which is way too large and was puzzled if this will work or not.

      Please note that I have not created any Blu-ray project before. (any reference guide you can provide me with will be of great help).

      Can someone please guide me through trying to understand if I can fit this video into 1 Blu-ray disc? Perhaps at the time of creating the Blu-ray disk it will shrink it down?


      Thank you



      Here is the info taken from one of the .mts files:


      Format                                   : BDAV

      Format/Info                              : Blu-ray Video

      File size                                : 1,98 GiB

      Duration                                 : 12min

      Overall bit rate mode                    : Variabile

      Overall bit rate                         : 22,3 Mbps

      Maximum Overall bit rate                 : 24,0 Mbps



      ID                                       : 4113 (0x1011)

      Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)

      Format                                   : AVC

      Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec

      Format profile                           : High@L4.0

      Format settings, CABAC                   : Si

      Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frame

      Format settings, GOP                     : M=2, N=13

      Codec ID                                 : 27

      Duration                                 : 12min

      Bit rate mode                            : Variabile

      Bit rate                                 : 21,2 Mbps

      Maximum bit rate                         : 22,0 Mbps

      Width                                    : 1.920 pixel

      Height                                   : 1.080 pixel

      Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

      Frame rate                               : 25,000 fps

      Color space                              : YUV

      Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

      Bit depth                                : 8 bit

      Scan type                                : Interlacciato

      Scan order                               : Top field first

      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.408

      Stream size                              : 1,88 GiB (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                                 : 12min

      Bit rate mode                            : Costante

      Bit rate                                 : 256 Kbps

      Channel(s)                               : 2 canali

      Channel positions                        : Front: L R

      Sampling rate                            : 48,0 KHz

      Bit depth                                : 16 bit

      Compression mode                         : Con perdita

      Delay relative to video                  : -80ms

      Stream size                              : 23,3MiB (1%)

        • 1. Re: Blu-Ray Project question
          Raclos Level 1

          Hello friend, generally you can put only 120 min on a bd of 25gb, the real capacity of an bd 25 gb is 23gb, you can put all the video in but u have to tweak your video bit rate when you export your video , i have to export a 129 min timeline with a variable bitrate of 20 and max bitrate of 22 and someday i get lucky somedays not, you will have to learn how to use a bit rate calculator , (google it) cause i dont know it,  so i fine tune video bitrate until it shows me my final render around 19-20 gb or maybe less to be sure choose on sound a lower bitrate 320 or maybe lower and dolby digital and try to mux them (multiplexer option select TS). This is my workflow in general...

          U can see that in your video info that your video haves now :

          Bit rate                                 : 21,2 Mbps

          Maximum bit rate                         : 22,0 Mbps

          and only 19 gb

          Adobe preset is hd 25 i and tries to make a video with target bitrate of 25 and max 30, so it will render more ....

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          • 2. Re: Blu-Ray Project question
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            After you export your edited video from P-Pro, as appropriate for DVD or BluRay, you use Encore to author


            CS5-thru-CC PPro/Encore tutorial list http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1448923 may help

            The bottom section of the link above has several Adobe links, and other information, on downloading Premiere Pro CS6 and the bundled Encore CS6, and the TWO ADDED downloads for the Encore library content, to author a DVD or BluRay... and the tutorial list includes learning how to use Encore... pay particular attention to the picture in reply 3 at this link - https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1516173 (picture first posted by Ann Bens and reposted by Stan Jones)

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            • 3. Re: Blu-Ray Project question
              SAngeli Level 1

              ... while reading quickly your precious replies, I was wondering: would it be better to purchase a Verbatim BD-R DL 50GB rather?
              The disadvantage would be that I would not have a Printable surface and the cost that would raise.

              Is it worth opting for DL or can I just get away lowering the Bit rate?
              I will have to spend some time reading your references too.


              Lastly, before I open a new thread, is it possible to learn how exactly to set in Encore settings so that all DVD Players will be able to read my Disk?

              I ask this because in the past I tried to create a DVD with a DVD-RW and my DVD Player was unable to open it.


              • 4. Re: Blu-Ray Project question
                Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                130 minutes will fit on a SL bd disk. Just lower the bitrate a bit.

                You can use a bitrate calculator for this: DVD-HQ Bitrate & GOP calculator 


                DVD players can be picky with RW's, play the RW on your computer or just burn it to a regular dvd (these are not expensive these days)

                Just use the mpeg2-dvd preset for ntsc widescreen and set the fields to upper as your source is interlaced.

                Encore does not need tweaking as you have exported from Premiere Pro a video and audio file.

                Import that into Encore, make menu and burn.