I don't believe the program will allow you to burn BluRay files if it doesn't see a BluRay burner.
Robert Johnston connected us to a great workaround product on a post at the Muvipix.com bulletin board that will allow you to burn BluRay files to a folder on your hard drive, and from there you could use your DVD burner software to move it to a disc.
Thanks for your rapid reply.
However that seems a bit of a killer! ULead, Sony and even Pinnacle can all handle this with their inbuilt burning. Pity!
If you are having an issue with Blu-ray, that the app is not able to detect your player, you might need to restart the application or your computer. and that should make it work.
With Premiere Elements 7 you will not be able to burn the DVD's in your blu-ray player. A Blu-ray disc is however supported.
I have not had a problem creating Blu-ray compatible files in PRE 7. You are correct in that it won't let you render as a blu-ray and burn to DVD in one shot. However, when in the share tab you can click on 'Personal Computer' then 'MPEG' for type of file, then under the presets drop-down select 'H.264' (four options for resolution/frame rate). Hit save and you are set. Unfortunately you now must have a separate DVD authoring program (plenty of free ones out there) to burn the resulting *.m2t file to a standard DVD, but it works well and creates a beautiful HD picture. I have only played the final disc on my PS3 so I'm not sure if this workaround will word on a standard Blu-ray player. Good luck.
I have been struggling with this for the last month. The problem is that to play an AVCHD disc on a standard Blu Ray player, you need to add various index files and so on - the basic .m2t is not enough. I have not found a burner (other than the big suites) that will do this. Does anybody know one? I am running on Vista.
Corel DVD Moviefactory 6+
I am in the process of evaluating several HD editing software that includes PE7. This version does NOT have the ability to write (export) an AVCHD disc although it can import it (kind of short sighted I would say). However, the good news is that several other software offerings do (see the PCMag article at
So the folks at Adobe were abviously in a hurry to release PD7 and dropped the AVCHD export capability while their competitors have had no problem including it. I've used Corel's MovieFactory 6+ for over a year. It has the AVCHD export capabilty and the results are excellent. BUT, the processing time is several hours for a 30 minute AVCHD video (old s/w technology), the quality is excellent even on a 60 inch HD TV screen. If PD7 included some of the features that the recently released Cyberlink PowerDirector 8 has it would take the grand prize in all reviews.
Let's see if the folks at Adobe actually read these PE forums and fix their short comings ASAP.
The folks at Adobe don't claim to read these forums and, in fact, we regularly encourage people on these forums that, if they really want to contact Adobe, they should write directly to Adobe by clicking the Contact button at the top of this page.
Posting a feature request or complaint here is the least effective way to get your message through.
Corporations with any tech savy mine free data such as this forum's for the sheer benefit that it is free and that they do not have to pay for the information. My experience with most software firm's "email" support is dismal. That fact is frequently found in the postings of forums related to "customer support".
If that's the case, why would you believe they'd pay more attention to forum postings?
Oh well. These are free forums. Rant all you want -- just keep it clean.
Have you been following the thread here started by gossamer on this topic.
If you do try Paul_LS's suggested use of Corel/Ulead DVD Movie Factory 6 Plus make sure that have the HD Power Pack with it. The "fully functional" DVD Movie Factory 6 tryout download does not come with it and you will need it to get your HD job done. You have to purchase the HD Power Pack separately after purchase.
Gossamer seems to have gotten the job done with Premiere Elements 7 .mts and free software thanks to the workflow that Heinz S. shared with him.
More than One year after Version 9 DOES NOT burn AVCHD DVD's, seems to be politics, not marketing.
Please check comments in the threads that you have posted today.
Encore CS5 just added this capability, though it will still likely be limited by the device used to play back the DVD. I'd recommend a Feature Request. Not sure if all BD devices will play AVCHD DVD's, but it might be becoming a standard. Going back, most would not play DivX DVD's, but now many have a DivX decoding chip, so that is becoming a more accepted format, though still not anywhere near universal.