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  • can HD be put onto a regular dvd using Encore

  • Bruce Reynolds

    May 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I have been putting HD onto regular DVDs using Ulead movie factory 6plus–25 minutes on a 4GB and 50 minutes on -R dual layer. My question can this be done with Encore and a Blu-Ray burner and burn 15 minutes on a regular dvd in HD and how would you do it. Would you export file as a HD H264 or how could this be done. I hate to waste a blu ray disc on a 15 minute video–Bruce

    Bruce Reynolds

  • Simon Bonner

    May 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    As far as I know, Encore can only make “watchable” (as opposed to data discs) standard def dvds. Don’t know how you would get it to allow you to put an HD project on a standard disc, but if anyone else knows of a way I’d be glad to be put straight.

    Simon Bonner

  • Heath Firestone

    May 27, 2008 at 1:52 am

    The simple answer is… kind of. You can create a blu-ray image, and burn in onto a DVD using another program like Nero, which creates something called a BD-9, which is a blu-ray disc image on a standard DVD (dual layer explains the 9 designation). Built into Blu-ray’s spec, is the ability to play back BD-9 disks, but implimentation hasn’t been universal. Last time I tested, (several months ago), PS3s didn’t yet support playback of my BD-9 discs, but there is a real future for the medium, as it provides a format for shorter format, or lower datarate HD discs to be created using traditional DVD replication, as apposed to blu-ray replication, which will be out of most people’s price range, not only because of the cost of the media, but primarily because of the blu-ray spec, which has copywrite and license requirements, which make it so that programs like Encore don’t create commercially reproducable blu-ray discs. This means that commercial replication of blu-ray is only viable for well funded projects, meaning that something has to take its place in the semi-pro realm. Since we all want HD distribution, I believe BD-9 will become that solution, but it remains to be seen, and requires hardware support from the manufacturers.

    Hope this helps.


  • John Rich

    May 30, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Check this out. Also, using an .iso BluRay image, ImgBurn can burn to a regular DVD and play on the Sony RS300 player with functional menus.

    John Rich


  • Bruce Reynolds

    June 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    thanks, I’ll try it on a short 15 minute HD shoot of a building being demolished. I have to finish a wedding first. I’ll report my findings back on here.

    Bruce Reynolds

  • John Rich

    June 2, 2008 at 10:34 pm


    If you wouldn’t mind, I’d like to hear how you do the details when you get to it. I was surprised to find the menus have to be full sized 1920×1080 in order to fill the screen. I thought the BluRay encoding would expand the widescreen menus, but apparently not.



  • Bruce Reynolds

    June 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I will as soon as I figure it out also. This is the 1st time I’m trying this.

    Bruce Reynolds

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