Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
Have you tried just burning it directly from compressor using your custom preset? Or do you prefer to do this from a disk image? I would expect either way to work.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Russ H)
I can put a movie in Compressor, add the video and audio presets and then select "Create BD/AVCHD Disc" in the Job Action menu but that will only create one disc.
My idea was to save the .264 and .ac3 files so that I could burn another disc at a later date.
I can do this with Toast but there is no way I can use those files in Compressor again (that I know about).
What exactly did you mean by burn it from a disk image?
I can do that in Toast but I don't know how to do it with Compressor.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
To your multi-disk objective: If you save your Compressor project file and don't move the output files you should be able to reopen it later; if you resubmit, it should skip the encoding all the way to the burn job action.
Test it with a short section of a movie, canceling the burn. Close Compressor and then re-launch. Re-open the project and re-submit to verify that it works as expected.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
Also, try making a disk image the same as you would in FCP (Output Device >Hard Drive, which is in the Job Action dialogue). It may not say AVCHD disk in the Compressor Inspector but I believe if you burn a red laser disk, it should play in your Blu-Ray player; all the right folders seem to be inside. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to verify this at the moment.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to Russ H)
I tried the hard drive idea an hour ago and all it did was produce 2 files, the exact same .264 and .ac3 which it does when you encode for AVCHD.
These appear to be useless in Compressor but as I originally mentioned they work fine in Toast!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
There should – in addition be an img.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
The img is probably "Untitled".
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to Russ H)
No .img or any other type of file to be found.
Anyway it's not a serious problem as I can always use Toast with either its own disk image or the 2 files created by Compressor.
Just an irritant that Compressor can't do the whole job.
Incidentally, the saved image is probably only available when encoding for full Blu-ray and not the AVCHD alternative.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 4:04 AM (in response to Ian R. Brown)
Have no idea why you didn't get an img.
If you want to use Compressor from start to finish, use the first method I described.