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Old January 11th, 2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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Advice on new BD/ DVD authoring software?

I used to use DVD Maestro, but that doesn't do Blu-ray. Then I made the painful switch to Adobe Encore, since it was fully integrated with all the other Adobe apps I use. But now Encore is at the end of its lifetime, and I'm running into problems using it with Windows 10.

Can anyone recommend BD/DVD authoring software? Best possible integration with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop would be a big plus.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #2
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Tmpgenc mastering works to convert whatever to either mpg for BD or mpg for dvd will give results hard to beat and tmpgenc authoring works for the final part
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I use Sony DVD A software but it works with Sony Vegas.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 09:05 AM   #4
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tmpgenc authoringworks is rocksolid for either dvd or blu-ray.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 02:26 PM   #5
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tmpgenc mastering works to convert the files you wish put on disc then use authoring works to author and burn is noticeable better than authoring works alone in my view
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Old January 11th, 2016, 05:23 PM   #6
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Re: Advice on new BD/ DVD authoring software?

Thanks, guys! I already use Tmpegenc Mastering Works sometimes, so looks like Authoring Works is the way to go.

Anyone know if it will accept PSDs with layers from PhotoShop for the menus?

Also, I usually like to encode one bluray legal 1080p file for both the final bluray disc AND for uploading to Vimeo (saves time making a second slightly smaller file for vimeo). Will the combo of Mastering Works and Authoring Works allow me to do that?

Thanks again!
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Old January 11th, 2016, 06:07 PM   #7
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Ok, in Authoring Works I CAN import my single BD-compliant h264 files from Adobe Media Encoder. That's good.

And while I can import Photoshop PSD files as a menu background, I don't think it's going to let me retain the layers for things like buttons. And the entire menu creation system seems a bit laborious and yields pretty unprofessional looking menus. At first glance anywho...

Anyone able to get layered PSDs working?
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