1. Export your movie from your NLE.
  2. Encode your movie in Adobe Media Encoder
    1. Launch Adobe Media Encoder
    2. Click the + next to queue to add your movie
    3. Under the Format Column, click the triange and choose H.264 Blu-ray
    4. Under the Preset Column, choose the setting listed below
      1. 1080p24 = HDTV 1080p 24 High Quality
        1. Double click HDTV 1080p 24 to change some settings in the Export Settings window
        2. Change the framerate to 23.976 next to Frame Rate [fps]
        3. Change your audio codec…
          1. Click the Audio tab
          2. Under Audio Format Settings, click Dolby Digital
          3. Under Bitrate Settings, choose 448
        4. Click ok
      2. 1080p30 = HDTV 1080i 29.97 High Quality
        1. Double click HDTV 1080i 29.97 to change some settings in the Export Settings window
        2. Change the framerate to 29.97 next to Frame Rate [fps]
        3. Change your audio codec…
          1. Click the Audio tab
          2. Under Audio Format Settings, click Dolby Digital
          3. Under Bitrate Settings, choose 448
        4. Click ok
      3. 1080i60 = HDTV 1080i 29.97 High Quality
        1. Double click HDTV 1080i 29.97 to change some settings in the Export Settings window
        2. Change the framerate to 29.97 next to Frame Rate [fps]
        3. Make sure your field order matchines the settings up in the Source Summary
        4. Sometimes with ProRes the source material will display as Progressive, even though it is Upper Field dominant. Check your sequence settings in your NLE if you aren’t sure.
        5. Change your audio codec…
          1. Click the Audio tab
          2. Under Audio Format Settings, click Dolby Digital
          3. Under Bitrate Settings, choose 448
        6. Click ok
      4. 720p30 = HDTV 720p 24 High Quality
        1. Double click HDTV 720p 24 to change some settings in the Export Settings window
        2. Change the framerate to 59.94 next to Frame Rate [fps]
        3. Make sure your field order is progressive
        4. Change your audio codec…
          1. Click the Audio tab
          2. Under Audio Format Settings, click Dolby Digital
          3. Under Bitrate Settings, choose 448
        5. Click ok
      5. 720p24 = HDTV 720p 24 High Quality
        1. Double click HDTV 720p 24 to change some settings in the Export Settings window
        2. Change the framerate to 23.976 next to Frame Rate [fps]
        3. Make sure your field order is progressive
        4. Change your audio codec…
          1. Click the Audio tab
          2. Under Audio Format Settings, click Dolby Digital
          3. Under Bitrate Settings, choose 448
        5. Click ok
    5. Click the triangle in the top right corner. the files will encode where the source file is
      1. Once it’s done, two files will be created
        1. .M4v= the video part
        2. .AC3 = the audio part
    6. Get some sun, this will take time.
    7. Once it’s done, close Adobe Media encoder
  3. Create the Blu-ray Image in Adobe Encore
    1. Launch Adobe Encore
    2. Hit “New Project”
    3. In the “Name and Location” area, name it and place the location on your hard drive
    4. In the “Project Settings” “Authoring Mode” area, click the “Blu-ray” Button
    5. Hit “ok”
    6. Import your audio and video files
      1. click “File” ->“import as” -> “asset”
      2. find and import the newly created .M4V and .WAV (or .AC3) files
    7. Create a new timeline
      1. click “File” -> “New” -> “Timeline”
      2. Add your footage to the timeline
      3. Drag the audio/video files into the timeline area.
    8. Add a disc name and other disc properties
      1. click any of the grey space underneath the project area (upper left corner)
      2. Navigate over to the upper right hand corner to “Properties”
      3. For the “name” area, write in what you what the disc name to be
    9. Change the Title Button Setting
      1. Underneath the disc name area, you’ll see a “Title Button” setting, it should say “not set”
      2. Click the “swirly” icon to the right of “Title Button” and drag it to “Untitled timeline” in the project area “upper left corner”
    10. Add an end action for the timeline
      1. Double click the timeline
      2. Navigate to the “properties” tab in the upper right hand corner
      3. click the arrow to the right of “end action” and select “stop”
    11. Save your project
    12. Create a ISO File
      1. Navigate to the upper left corner and click “build”
      2. Make sure “format” is set to Blu-ray
      3. Make sure Output is set to Blu-ray image
      4. click browse next to Destination and provide a proper name and output location
      5. hit “Check project” to make sure everything is ok
      6. Click the Build button to create the image
  4. Burn the Disc Image with OSX Disk Utility
    1. Do a spotlight search for Disk Utility and launch the app
    2. Pop in a blank blu ray disc
    3. Click burn
    4. Navigate to the folder containing your ISO file and choose it
    5. click burn
    6. Don’t skip the verification process, it usually catches errors
  5. Test out the Blu-Ray disc in either the seminar room or both screening rooms.