Blu-Ray Disk Directions
PC (not tried on mac, assume it is the same)
If you figure out better ways to do this let me know.
You need a blu-ray burner, the school has one.
We use Play Stations to play the discs, school has a bunch
Make an anim compressed version of animation, or use footage from camera. Please note, animation will not look as good as it did playing off the computer because of interlacing (1080i) and compression. I find it acceptable though. I imagine footage shot from a camera might look the same since that is already interlaced and compressed.
Start Adobe Encore
Choose New Project
Save it to a new location, hit browse
Authoring Mode blu-ray
Automatic Transcoding -> Maximum Audio/Video Bitrate 40.0 Mbps
(These can be changed later with File -> Project Settings...)
File -> Import As -> Asset... select your footage
Timeline -> New Timeline
name it, right mouse key over Untitled Timeline, Rename...
Drag and drop the footage onto the timeline, you may want to repeat this until it is over an hour, if you make it shorter you may see a loop arrow on your player when it gets to the end. You can zoom out the timeline in the lower left corner.
Don't worry if there is black bars on the sides of the movie, they won't be there when you make the movie if your footage was 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Choose the timeline from the Project tab
Under the properties tab on the right you may want to set looping:
End Action: Make the same name as the timeline chapter 1
Menu Remote: Make the same name as the timeline chapter 1
Choose the background of the Project Window to bring up Properties for the disc.
Under the properties tab on the right
Title Button: Stop
Select your video clip
Right mouse key to bring up Transcode Settings...
Quality Preset: 1920x1080i 29.97 Maximum Quality H.264
Select Use Maximum Render Quality
Choose Build tab on the left
You can use Check Project,
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