I notice on PE9, when I go to burn a blue ray disk, it doesnt give any option to further compress to fit like it does for DVDs.
This suggests that with PE9 you are stuck with a fixed compression and maximum program size for blue ray?
When editing a long session, how do you know when you are nearing the point where it won't all fit on one disk?
It takes many hours to render a long BD and I would think no program cpould know until it has all been rendered.
I have a horrible suspicion that you could waste many expensive blank BD disks!
If you exceed the limit, how do you make sure you can split your presentation onto 2 blank BD disks before you have ruined the first one?
A standard BluRay disc can hold 2 hours of hi-def video. A dual layer disc can hold about twice that.
Does that mean 2 hours as indicated on the time line irrespective of the picture detail or the number of effects used in editing.
My experience with DVDs was that the more complicated and/or moving action, the more disk space (or compression) would be needed.
Can you rely on the timeline or is there a warning (before you burn BDSs) if you have too much video?
I haven't made one that big yet and I don't want to waste any blank BDs!
Yes. 2 hours of video.
It doesn't matter what form that video is in natively. Once the program gets finished processing, rendering and transcoding it, 2 hours of hi-def BluRay video takes up around 25 gigabytes of space.