Can I burn Blu-Ray disks or make image for Blue Ray with Premier Elements 2019. If not what are my options?
No. That's no longer a feature of Premiere Elements.
However you can output a high-def MP4 from Premiere Elements 2019 and then use a third-party program like DVD Architect to create a BluRay from it.
First any suggestions on third party software at a good price? Thanks for the info. I just bought a new PC, Blu-Ray writer, and Adobe software just for that purpose. I spent a lot of money on all of that.
Is there any free out there like Nero or something that I would like?
Is it best to save a video in MP4 then burn a HD or Blu-Ray disk. Do the programs produce a Blu-Ray disk that I can play on my Blu-Ray player for my TV?
I forgot to mention I have 3 cameras that take HD video and I have saved some of my past home videos in HD so that I could watch in HD on my HDTV/
If I output to a MP4 and burn to BD, will that preserve all the menus I've created in my video? I'm thinking it won't
"I spent a lot of money on all of that."
If Blu-Ray is your primary goal, Premiere Elements is the wrong editing program. Adobe made a corporate decision to not support Blu-Ray burning in any of their software. It is history being replaced by other systems of distribution.
If you bought directly from Adobe, you can get a refund if you act soon enough. Contact Customer Care.
No I bought the 2019 from a online store to save some money. I like Adobe Premier for I have used 2010 for years. so I am use to it. What free burning software would you suggest?
You need authoring software not just burning software.
You need to make your file suiteble for it to be burned to disk as video othewise it will end up as a data disk.
Most authoring software does not come for free.
Like this one the best.
Thanks this is a trial version right now and I was trying to make a AHCHD disk on a DVD which Adobe says you can do but I have a feeling this Wondershare DVD creator only does Blu-Ray on Blu-Ray disk. When I went to just buring DVD files it works fine. I am going to have to buy some Blu-Ray disk using this software.
I gave up Blu-Ray when my burner quit and I decided on a 4K work flow. So, I have no recommendations. That said, I read that "ImgBurn" is free and works. DVD Architect is not free but originally developed by Sony when Sony was pushing Blu-Ray hard. It may be the best!
Google search for "does imgburn burn blu ray". I got a lot of positve hits.
"I was trying to make a AHCHD disk on a DVD which Adobe says you can do..."
Adobe used to say that up to about two or three versions ago. It worked very well on a Blu-Ray burning laptop I had. Now Adobe says, "no Blu-Ray support in any Adobe program". On Windows you can still make DVDs. On Macs you can't even do that.
It appears that Adobe believes discs are going away due the popularity of streaming, Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, 4K, memory stick TVs, etc.
It all has to do with licencing on Adobe's part.
Elements competitors all have dvd and blueray tools in there software.....
"If I output to a MP4 and burn to BD, will that preserve all the menus I've created in my video? I'm thinking it won't"
You are correct. Menus are not part of the MP4 structure.