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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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First attempt at Blu-Ray...recommendations?

Hi all,

As the title suggest I will be burning my first Blu-Ray for a client tomorrow. Of course before I do that I have to render first.

In the mpeg section of the render window I choose the "25 mbps Blu-Ray 1920x1080 @ 24p". If I click on "custom" the next window is very similar to it's DVD counterpart and here lies my request for recommendations as I am not verse in the BD specifications:

Is the 25mpbs written in stone or can I set it to variable bitrate (with 2pass)?

If so, what would you suggest I set the bitrate to? For DVD's my workflow has always been to set it to variable with a max bitrate of 8, an average of 6 and a minimum of 4, which always gave me great results.

If I apply the same logic here maybe I could go up to 50 for max, 35 for average and 25 minimum or is that overkill?

Thanks for your input

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Old September 10th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: First attempt at Blu-Ray...recommendations?


Blu-ray supports upto a maximum of 40Mbits/sec for video, so if space isn't an issue go for 35 average and 40 maximum and 2 pass. MPEG2 though isn't that efficient and rarely used on Blu-ray anymore although at high bit rates it should look good. Much better to go for H264 although the output options for this from Sony Vegas isn't that great.


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