Importing Sources

Managing Sources

Editing Operations






Exporting to DVD/BD

You can export a project as a disc image file to be written to DVD/BD.

Regardless of the details of the project settings, you can start up Disc Burner and write the project to DVD or BD. Even projects in progressive formats (such as 60p) can be written to DVD/BD by changing the export format on Disc Burner.


  • If format conversion is performed at export, the image quality will be affected.

Exporting to Disc

You can write a project to a DVD/BD. You can create title and chapter menus, as well as set the background of the menu screen and buttons displayed on the screen.


  • When exporting to disc, you will need sufficient free space on the HDD.

  • You will also need a drive that supports writing to DVD/BD.

  • If packet writing software of another company is installed/running on your PC, you cannot export to DVD/BD from EDIUS.

1) Click [Export] on the Recorder.

2) Click [Burn to disc].


3) Click the [Basic] tab, and set the disc type or codec.

4) Click the [Movie] tab, and set the movie to be exported to disc.

5) Click the [Style] tab, and set the style for the menu screen.

6) Click the [Edit] tab to edit the menu.

7) Click the [Write] tab to set the export settings.

8) Click [Create Disc].

[Basic] Tab


Select the type of disc to be exported to from the list.


Select the format to export.

To export in the same format as the original project settings, select the format with the indication [(No conversion)].

The formats that can be selected are as follows. The displayed formats differ depending on the project settings.

  • If [DVD] has been selected for [Disc]

    720x480 59.94i, 720x576 50i

  • If [Blu-ray] has been selected for [Disc]

    1920x1080 59.94i, 1920x1080 50i, 1920x1080 23.98p, 1440x1080 59.94i, 1440x1080 50i, 1280x720 59.94p, 1280x720 50p, 720x480 59.94i, 720x576 50i


When exporting to BD, select the codec.


Select [Use Menu] to create a disc with a menu screen.


  • If the project setting is the NTSC standard such as 59.94i, the export format for the PAL standard such as 50i cannot be selected. Likewise, if the project setting is the PAL standard, the export format for the NTSC standard cannot be selected.

[Movie] Tab

[Disc Information]

Displays the number and file size of the titles to be added and the available disc space.


Select the type of disc to be exported to from the list.


Displays the added titles.


Displays the settings dialog box used to change the bitrate.

[Title setting] dialog box


Remove titles from the list. Does not delete the original file.


Change the order of titles.

[Add File]

Click this button to display the [Add Title] dialog box. Select a file, and click [Open].

[Add Sequence]

Click this button to display the [Select Sequence] dialog box. Check the sequence to be added and click [OK].

[Title setting] dialog box


Uncheck this item to set the format and bitrate for video and audio.

[Prohibit Operations During Playback]

Disable operations such as moving chapters or fast-forwarding by the user during title playback.

[Display Timecode]

Add a timecode to the video if the title is a sequence. The type of timecode can be set at [Application] in [User Settings] → [Timeline].



Stereoscopic processing is possible on sequences titled EDIUS only when exporting in MPEG-2 format in the stereoscopic edit mode. Select the format of stereoscopic processing from the list.

Stereoscopic Processing Type

[Style] Tab

[Auto Layout]

Set the placement of the buttons. Uncheck [Auto] to select the number of buttons to place from the [Row] and [Horizontal] lists.

[Aspect Ratio]

Select the size of the menu screen. If [BD] is selected for [Disc], you cannot select [4:3].

[Frame Rate]

If [BD] is selected for [Disc], you can change the frame rate of the menu. Normally, there is no need to change the frame rate.

[No Chapter Buttons]

Check this item to use thumbnails as chapter buttons.

[No Chapter Menu (Only One Chapter)]

If there is only one chapter, only the title menu will be created.

[No Title Menu (Only One Title)]

If there is only one title, only the chapter menu will be created with no title menu. Not displayed when there are multiple titles.

[Cursor style]

Select the shape of the selection cursor displayed on the menu screen.

Style list

Select a design for the menu screen from the list. The styles are classified in each tab according to type.

[Edit] Tab


Edit screen

Displays a preview of the menu screen. Items can be edited directly, such as by clicking a title to enter text or moving or resizing pictures. If you double-click or right-click an item or picture then click [Setting], the [Menu Item Settings] dialog box appears.

[Menu Item Settings] Dialog Box


Page selection

Select the page of the menu to be edited from the list. Click the buttons to display the previous or next page.


Edit buttons

: Undo an operation to return to the previous state.

: Redo the undone operation.

: Display lines as guidance.

: Display a preview as viewed on TV.

: Save the layout of the current page (background image, position of page labels, position of title buttons, position of page buttons).

: Reflect a saved page layout to the current page.


[Motion Menu]

Check this item to set a video as the menu background. Set the video to be used at the [Picture] tab in the [Menu Item Settings] dialog box.

[Menu Item Settings] Dialog Box


Enter the length of the motion menu. The maximum length is 1 minute.

[Fade In]/[Fade Out]

Check this item to add In/Out effects to the motion menu.


Item list

Displays the items shown in the edit screen as a list. If you click an item in the list, a red frame appears around the selected item in the edit screen. If you double-click or right-click an item or picture then click [Setting], the [Menu Item Settings] dialog box appears.

[Menu Item Settings] Dialog Box



Select an item and click this button to display the [Menu Item Settings] dialog box.

[Menu Item Settings] Dialog Box


Item position/size

Change the position and size of an item by entering values.

: Display lines as guidance using a selected item as reference.

: Fix the aspect ratio of a selected item.

[Menu Item Settings] Dialog Box
[Item] → [Text] tab


Text field

Enter the text to be displayed.


Text settings

Set the font, text size, decoration, and text position within the item display frame.


Color settings

Select from [Solid Color], [Gradation Color] or [Texture File]. Clicking [Color] displays the [Color Select] dialog box.

[Color Select] Dialog Box

To select a texture file, click [...] and select a file.

[Item] → [Picture] tab


Display a preview with the current settings.


Click this item to change the image to be used for the thumbnail. Move the timeline cursor in EDIUS and click [Set].

[Set Image File]

Import an image file or sequence to use for thumbnails. Check this item and click [select image file] to select a file, or click [Select Sequence] to select a sequence.


Change the zoom factor for an image by moving the position bar or by entering a value.

[Effect] → [Frames] tab

[Add Effects]

Check this item to apply effects such as a frame or shadow to thumbnails. If you selected [Picture Frame], click [...] and select a file to use as a frame.

[Write] Tab
[Output] tab


Set the number of discs to write to and the volume label.

Drive information

Set which drive to use and the write speed.

[Enable Detailed Settings]

Check this item to add setting items.

[Folder Settings]

Specify the folder in which to save files (such as MPEG and disc image files) that are created for the purpose of making a disc.

[Compile disc image to folder]

Check this item to create only the disc image file, without writing it to disc media.

[Create Disc and Also Export as Image File]

Check this item to prevent deletion of the disc image file after the disc image file has been written to disc media. Check this item to save the disc image file on the HDD.

[Verify Disc After Creating]

Check this item to verify that data can be read correctly after having been written to media.

[Number of Drives]

Simultaneously write to a specified number of multiple drives. The settings tab for each drive is displayed in the drive information.

[Option] tab

[First play command]

Select the action performed when a created disc is inserted into a disc player.

[Command after playing movie]

Select the action performed after a playback of one title.

[Command after playing the last movie title]

Select the action performed after a playback of all titles.

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