AVCHD with Sony DVD Architect V5.0
The page discusses mastering an AVCHD on the Windows platform.
It is included here because there is currently no open or closed
source software which runs on Linux which is capable of authoring
AVCHD disks with IGS menus.
Although Sony DVD Architect V5.0 does not have the ability to
master a AVCHD image, the BDMV images that it does create only
require the addition of an AVCHD attribute field to the
index.bdmv file in order to play on Panasonic and other AVCHD
compaible blu-ray players from DVD media.
This method relies on the following free and and commercially
sold closed source software:
- Sony DVD Architect V5.0
Use TsMuxer in avchd writing mode to create an AVCHD directory
Copy the index.bdmv file from the output of TsMuxer
and save it for later.
Note that it doesn't matter what files you multiplex with
TsMuxer, just so you have a copy of index.bdmv that
contains the AVCHD attribute for later editing in BDedit.
Now create a blu-ray project using Sony DVD Architect with
the menus and all the video files you want. Master the project
to an iso file.
Create two empty directories bd and avchd and
extract the contents of the iso created by DVD Architect into each
The two directories bd and avchd should each
contain an exact duplicate of the iso.
Overwrite the contents of index.bdmv in
the avchd directory
with the index.bdmv file from TsMuxer that was saved
in the first step.
Open two copies BDedit. One for the bd directory and
and one in the avchd directory.
Modify the remaining entries of index.bdmv in the
avchd directory so it agrees with the index.bdmv file in
the bd directory. Make sure to keep the AVCHD attribute
while you are editing.
Now use ImgBurn to write the avchd directory to DVD media
using a UDF 2.5 filesystem.
Last Updated: Sun Mar 27 22:09:23 PDT 2011