Part 1, Exporting the Video
In Premiere Pro, export your sequence as MPEG2 Blu-ray, 1080i 25
This is the format that all Blu-ray players can read.
In “Basic Video Settings”, select:
Field Order: Upper First
Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels
TV Standard: PAL
In “Bitrate Settings”, select the highest possible bitrate based on the length of your video and disk capacity. Note that even the “Low” Bitrate Level will produce a quality image:
Bitrate Encoding: VBR, 2 Pass
Bitrate Level: Low (or Medium, High, Custom)
Minimum Bitrate [Mbps]: 18.25
Target Bitrate [Mbps]: 22.81
Maximum Bitrate [Mbps]: 27.37
Make sure the estimated file size doesn’t go over 25 000 MB (25GB).
Also, Encore won’t accept a bitrate above 40Mbps for Blu-ray (9Mbps max for DVD).
In the “Audio” tab, check to see if “PCM” is selected as “Audio Format”.
Part 2, Creating the Blu-ray
Create a new Encore project with these settings:
Authoring Mode: Blu-ray
Television Standard: PAL
In Encore, import your MPEG2 Blu-ray and WAV (PCM) audio as timeline.
The imported files shouldn’t need transcoding because they’ll already be in a format that all Blu-ray players understand.
Add chapters if needed.
In the “Properties” tab with the “Project” panel selected:
Name your disc.
First Play: Chapter 1
Title Button: Stop
In the “Properties” tab with the “Timeline” panel selected:
End Action: Stop
Menu Remote: Return to Last Menu
In the “Build” tab:
Click “Check Project” to analyse for errors. If none, proceed to:
Output: Blu-ray Disc
Create Using: Current Project
Enter a 25GB Blu-ray disc in your recorder, refresh and select the lowest “Write Speed”.
Name your disc and click “Build”.