AuthorScript® Video BD

AuthorScript Video BD, a component of the AuthorScript Video SDK, is a comprehensive authoring and burning solution that transforms high definition video content into advanced interactive Blu-ray Discs in the BDMV format, including both HDMV movies and BD-J applications. The SDK is also available with integrated support for output to the AVCHD format.

AuthorScript Video BD is built around a set of C++ libraries that enable all functionality needed at each stage of the production process:


  • build a project structure (i.e. Streams, Clips, PlayLists, Movie Objects, etc.), including movies and both timed and browsable slideshows;
  • populate the structure with references to media (video, audio, and stills);
  • add Presentation Graphics (PG), Interactive Graphics (IG), and Subtitle (TextST) streams;
  • define Button and Movie Object navigation;
  • define BD-J objects and integrate JAR applications.


  • combine referenced source asset streams into the HDMV MPEG-2 transport stream format required for BDMV playback.


  • arrange presentation content and navigation information into a file and directory structure (disc image) readable by hardware and software BDMV or AVCHD players.


  • record a BDMV or AVCHD disc image to BD-R or BD-RE media, to a folder, or to and ISO file;
  • BDMV may also be output to a BDCMF file set;
  • AVCHD may also be recorded to DVD media (DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW).

AuthorScript Video BD supports a broad range of formats for asset source files:


  • motion video and still frames from BDMV-legal elementary, program, or transport stream files in MPEG-2, AVC, or VC-1;
  • still pictures from JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, or TIF.


  • soundtracks for video and slideshows: LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and DTS-HD;
  • sounds for menu buttons: 16-bit, 48 kHz, mono or stereo WAV.

Graphics (IG and PG streams):

  • 8-bit indexed PNG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP.

AuthorScript Video BD provides several different options for outputting a BDMV or AVCHD project:

  • Recordable/rewritable media - build directly to media in a device:
    • BDMV project to BD-R or BD-RE disc;
    • AVCHD project to BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, or DVD+RW disc.
  • Folder - build project to hard drive as a BDMV-compliant or AVCHD-compliant directory structure.
  • ISO image file - build a BDMV-compliant or AVCHD-compliant disc image encapsulated in a single ISO file, which may subsequently be written to disc.
  • BDCMF files - for BDMV projects only, build to a folder containing a set of files compliant with the Blu-ray Disc ROM Cutting Master Format, including support for AACS.

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows - XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Vista
  • Macintosh - OS X 10.4.8 or late, NOTE: Mac OS Classic not supported

Processor Speed

  • Windows - 2GHz minimum
  • Macintosh - Intel processor, 1.5GHz or higher, NOTE: PowerPC not supported.


  • Windows - 1GB minimum
  • Macintosh - 1GB minimum

Disk Space

  • Windows - 20MB for the AuthorScript SDK libraries
  • Macintosh - 20MB for the AuthorScript SDK libraries


  • Windows - .Net Framework 2.0, MSXML 6.0