Can I burn 4k video to my DVD Architect Blu-ray?

Richard-Braden wrote on 5/29/2020, 1:07 PM

Hi. Just got back to using Vegas Pro Suite & have Blu-ray burner on my laptop. Use to edit family HD videos (1920 x 1080) & burn to Blu-ray disks. But now I have a Sony HDR-AX53 camcorder that is 4k. What do people output their 4k video to? Is there a way to use DVD Architect to burn it to Blu-ray disk & have it in 4k resolution? I'm still only a beginner & haven't done any editing work in about 5 years. Thanks.


EricLNZ wrote on 5/29/2020, 7:22 PM

Search the forum and you will find other posts on this. Basically the answer is no you cannot create a 4K video disk and I'm not aware of any disk creating software that does (but I'm always open to correction). However you could try putting your 4k on a Blu-ray disk as a data disk and recent Blu-ray players will list the files it finds for you to select and play. But this isn't like having a proper menu structure so you might just as well put your files on a thumb drive.

Richard-Braden wrote on 5/30/2020, 8:17 PM

Thank you EricLNZ. What do people do if they have say a 10 minute 4k video & want to let people watch it? What good format do you suggest I use.

Richard-Braden wrote on 5/31/2020, 8:42 AM

From my laptop to a 4k tv

EricLNZ wrote on 6/1/2020, 3:10 AM

Try rendering using MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 using a 2160 template that matches your camera files framerates (i.e. PAL or NTSC)

Richard-Braden wrote on 6/2/2020, 8:21 AM

Thank you so much for your help.

john-baker wrote on 6/2/2020, 2:42 PM



How are you connecting the laptop to the TV?

If by HDMI as a second screen - does the laptop support 4K resolution output.

An alternative is to 'cast' the video from the laptop to a smart TV, if it supports this feature - see this article for how to do this.


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Richard-Braden wrote on 6/3/2020, 7:32 AM

Thank you so much. I never heard of cast before. I feel like I have to learn everything all over. I usually just use HDMI. Also I think my laptop only goes to 1920 x 1080 on the video.