The author recently took delivery of a nice new Sony BWU-200S 4X BD recorder and started the journey to Blu-ray authoring. The first few Blu-ray Discs the author created were done in MPEG-2 from an edited HDV source. Most other solutions for the authoring process involve exporting a master file from your NLE to an authoring application that will transcode/encode the files for you. The author eventually found Nero 8. You'll need Nero Version 8 Ultra edition and the HD plugin pack. With those two items you are ready to easily author your Blu-ray content with full menu-creation capability. For authoring your Blu-ray Discs you'll use the Nero Vision application. Once you have registered and installed all the Nero 8 components for authoring your Blu-ray Discs, you can go to the Nero Web site and download a number of premade templates.