Wow, I have just started on my first Blu-ray and it is amazing as to how long it is taking in DVD Arc. It is showing 1:12 elapsed time and over 2 1/2 hours left to go. I made it to specs according to the VP setting I rendered in. Is it always this slow for a Blu-ray?
Depending on several things - 1) Render seperate Blu-ray compliant video and audio streams in VegasPro before sending over to DVD Arch Pro for Blu-ray authoring.
2) The render process within Blu-ray is heavily dependent on how many intercepting menus are in the authoring stage design. The fewer and simpler menus, the better the process.
3) Render in DVDAPro is only to supposed to prepare the ISO on a local unencumbered hard-drive. That is stage 1 to a burn. Stage 2 should be burn of the ISO. The separate stages are the most efficient.
4) Render from DVDAPRO is very encumbered by using AVC as your format of video streams... choose MPEG2 for more successful and more efficient render step of the authoring design.
5) Time to render within DVDAPRO is definitely encumbered by total runtime length of finished disc. 1Hr of video in 1 segment or 3 ea. 20 min. segments is a heavy burden to burn to Blu-ray.
ingeborgdot, you didn't state the length of your movie, so it's hard to answer your question. I give DVD-A MPEG-2 and WAV files that are already Blu-ray compliant. For a ~1h production with several complex menus, I will wait several hours for DVD-A to prepare an iso image. It is not re-rendering my media; only the menus.
I'd say that your posted times are not outlandish unless your movie is very short.
2 hours long. It does have some intricate menu items. I rendered my VP to HDV 1080i 60. What do I need to have my DVD Arc. settings to. When I came home tonight it was still going and had been going 7 hours and was not close to being done. If I made my menus pretty basic would that help a lot.
Use the MPEG-2 BluRay DVD Architect Video Template most closely matching your source footage. Use the Dolby Digital AC3 Pro template. Make two files. Put the video on the Media Timeline in DVDA and set the project accordingly. Good luck.
You must render the video and audio into Blu-ray compliant format. Your choice is to use DVD-A, Vegas Pro, or another piece of software t oaccomplish these tasks. No way around this. You just chose the absolutely slowest option above. Vegas will render faster and offer more options for tweaking quality than will DVD-A. If you follow musicvid's advice, you'll be golden. ;)
What I find buck stupid is that the Blu-ray spec includes MPEG2. So why does DVDA insist on rerendering HDV MPEG2? Especially when you can set the properties to match it? AND you can drop a DVD compatible MPEG2 into a Blu-ray project, and NO re-render - as long as the properties are set for it. Somehow the dots haven't been joined.
Uh oh....fallen foul of the forum sheriff. Let's say "Buck silly" then. :-)
wrote on 2/13/2013, 12:16 PM
From what I read online, the HDV MPEG stream is not bluray compatible. It has to be re-rendered to a compatible MPEG2 format.