Bug report Premiere Pro v12.1.2
After updating to PP V 12.1.2 a new bug appeared - when exporting h.264 blu-ray. The export works but the file takes longer than usual to import into Encore 6. When I try to build an image, the first stage is fine, but I then get an error message: Blu-ray error: "Device not ready", Code "3", Note: "File cannot open". The message then shows the filepath, ending with \AuthorScriptHDMVSessions\filename.m4v._.ves)
I've tried numerous changes and re-encoding with different names etc., all with the same result.
I then reverted back to PP V 12.1.1 then re-exported the file and all was well.
Very frustrating as V !2.1.1 has other bugs, but at least I can produce files that work in Encore 6.
Emmanuel Cortes commented
Dear ADOBE, PLEASE, fix this bug with the new m4v encoding, which is carshing with a lot of DVD authoring software, not just with Encore. PLEASE!!!
Workaround is to have Media Encoder create High Quality HD 1080 file and have Encore import that MP4 file. Note that this worked when I un-checked the box in Encore prefers that has Media encoder do the transcoding. Apparently Adobe (from CC app) will not let me access older versions, Only options in pull down menu are tutorials and uninstall
Todd Pilon commented
Yes. I'm exporting at 23.976. Just to be sure it was not something I was doing, I exported a timeline in cc2017 (version 11.0) with the exact same settings and it imported into the same encore project perfectly without crashing. Thanks Alex
I just wanted to mention, that the files do also not import properly in other professional authoring solutions like Scenarist, so it is probably not an Encore specific problem, but rather one of the encoder. The files created have peaks of bitrate that are not within the specifications of blu-ray.
Todd Pilon commented
I am also having this issue. I went to re-create a Blu Ray with new content. Rendered the show out in Adobe Premiere 12.1.2 and it will no longer import to Encore. Locks up Encore on import of asset. Tried creating new project. Old m4v files import properly, but the new ones still lock up Encore. Have tried several settings and lengths. No M4V file that I have created will import to Encore. Please help! This is the only Blu Ray authoring solution I have left!
The latest Version of Premiere and Media Encoder under some circumstances (e.g. 50i footage) does not create valid Blu-ray encodings. The files create a buffer underflow due to high peaks.
Earlier versions do not have this problem.
If read with MediaInfo, the PAL or NTSC flag is also missing, I don't think this is the problem, but it shows that something changed with the Blu-ray encoding.