Originally Posted by Ungermann
You can create a BD title with something like MultiAVCHD (if you want it for free). Or you can just dump your HD files onto a DVD or BD and chances are that a newer BD player will play them, no fancy menu though.
I've done that.
My charming granddaughter concert video is ten 3 minute clips, or 30 minutes total. Dumping the 1080p files on DVDs plays on my Sony S570, not an older Panasonic BD30. However, it takes two DVD discs to hold that much data.
If I combine the 10 clips in HDWriter, the 1080p is preserved, but the file is too big for a single DVD disc. But, I can put it on my WD TV media player.
If I use Premier Elements 10 to combine the 10 files in a "project" and use it to burn a 30 minute AVCHD disc, it plays in both BD players, they are 1080i and it all fits on one DVD disc. It also plays on the WD TV media player.
By the time the BD players and the TVs process the files from either the 1080p data discs, the 1080i AVCHD disc or directly from a WD media player my eyes do not see a difference in playback quality.
Because of all the output options, I'm tending to use Premier Elements more and, except for some initial trimming, HD Writer less. Final 1080p output is becoming less important to me. The flexibility of Premier Elements has become very appealing.