This is an overview of the BD-Author function in FilePop HD Platinum. From this screen you can create and author a Blu-Ray movie from your ISO files, exising videos, downloaded videos, or from another DVD or Blu-Ray movie disc.
Open the BD-Author
The BD-Author module allows you to create a Blu-ray video disk out of different video files. The BD-Author will convert your selected video files to Blu-ray compatible streams and create a Blu-ray video structure.
The Blu-ray author can create an image to your hard drive or burn the Blu-ray disk to a Blu-ray blank.
Note: Currently the BD-Author does not contain a disk menu creator so movies will auto-play when inserted into a BD player.
The Blu-ray Author dialog
a) Base Profile – Select here the base profile for your conversion. You can choose between simple SD Blu-ray video and extended HD video conversion.
b) Target. Define the target of your Blu-ray project. In the combo box you will find available burning devices. To select a folder as target, please click on the button. A folder selection dialog will open and the final selected folder will added to the target combo box.
c) List of source video files. Here you will see the list of source video files you have added to the project.
d) Preview.This is the preview player. Here you can check whether you have selected the right video files.
e) Bitrate. Shows the current calculated bitrate used on the Blu-ray.
f) Disk label. This is the name, FilePop will use for the disk label on the burned blank. If you chose folder as target, FilePop will create a subfolder with the disk label.
g) Disk size – Define the size of the Blu-ray blank where you want to burn your project to. FilePop will calculate automatically the best bitrate.
h) Add/Delete. Add or delete a video files from your Blu-ray project.
i) Up/Down. Move the selected video file to another position on the disk.
j) Start. Click this button to start the conversion and authoring process.
Disk size: A common Blu-ray has a size of 25 or 50 GB. If you select Blu-ray 5 or Blu-ray 9 from the size combo box, then FilePop assume an AVCDH target. An AVCDH disk is a Blu-ray burned on a DVD single layer or double layer blank media. We suggest taking care of the amount of video files. Use AVCHD for single file disks.
Here is a quick video demo on how to create and author a Blu-Ray in FilePop.