How to Use Sonic Scenarist BD 513 for Professional Blu-ray Disc Authoring
If you are looking for a high-end Blu-ray Disc authoring system that can handle both HDMV and BD-J programming modes, you might want to consider Sonic Scenarist BD 513. This is a collection of tools that includes Scenarist BD, Scenarist Designer, and Scenarist QC Studio. In this article, we will explain what each tool does and how to use them to create top-quality, replication-ready discs from your HD or SD video.
What is Sonic Scenarist BD 513?
Sonic Scenarist BD 513 is a collection of tools that are designed for professional Blu-ray Disc authoring. It is based on the same advanced technology that has made Sonic BD production systems the choice of more authoring facilities than all other BD production platforms combined[^4^]. Sonic Scenarist BD 513 includes the following components:
Sonic Scenarist BD 513
Scenarist BD: This is the industry-standard Blu-ray Disc and BD3D authoring system that features both HDMV (High Definition Movie Mode) and BD-J (Blu-ray Java) programming modes for Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D titles[^4^]. It allows you to have specification-level control over all aspects of the Blu-ray Disc specification, including advanced interactivity, graphics, audio, subtitles, playlists, navigation commands, and more[^6^].
Scenarist Designer: This is a menu design plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that lets you quickly export menus and buttons (in all states) for easy import into Scenarist BD[^4^]. It works with Photoshop to output menu backgrounds, button states, and color palettes. It saves you hundreds of hours of effort per title by automatically slicing all button graphics[^4^].
Scenarist QC Studio: This is a professional-grade BD emulation tool that lets you preview and test your BD projects before burning or replication[^2^]. It supports both HDMV and BD-J modes, as well as 3D playback. It also allows you to perform quality assurance checks on your discs, such as verifying AACS compliance, checking region codes, testing seamless branching, and more[^2^].
How to Use Sonic Scenarist BD 513?
To use Sonic Scenarist BD 513, you need to have a Windows PC with a USB key that contains your serial number[^2^]. You also need to have Adobe Photoshop installed on your PC for using Scenarist Designer. Here are the basic steps to use Sonic Scenarist BD 513:
Visit the Sonic download page and enter your serial number to download the .iso file[^2^].
Burn the .iso file to a DVD or mount it as a virtual drive.
Remove the Scenarist BD USB key from your PC.
Install Scenarist BD, Scenarist Designer, and Scenarist QC Studio from the DVD or virtual drive.
Copy the .sis file from the \"system\" subfolder of the installation folder (by default \"C:\\Program Files\\Scenarist\") to your USB key[^2^].
Insert the USB key back into your PC.
Launch Scenarist BD and create a new project or open an existing one.
Use Scenarist Designer in Photoshop to design your menus and buttons and export them as .psd files.
Import your .psd files into Scenarist BD and assign them to your playlists and navigation commands.
Add your video, audio, subtitle, and interactive assets to your project and configure their properties.
Build your project and check for errors or warnings.
Launch Scenarist QC Studio and open your project folder.
Emulate your project and test its functionality and quality.
Burn your project to a BD-R or output it as a disc image for replication. 29c81ba772