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When I'm finished capturing all of my family's home videos to digital, I'd like to distribute them in a disk format. I don't own a BluRay burner at this point but don't mind getting a good one.

Question: is there a big difference in difficulty between authoring DVD and BluRay?

I'd like to do BluRay since it can hold more videos, but if it's a huge hassle compare to DVD, I'd rather pass.

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DVD menus = easy (and crappy quality), to moderate (slight learning curve, artistic skill is biggest issue)
BDAV menus = PITA

If you go menu-less, both are easy with TMGPEnc Authoring Works ($100).

The BD specs require 15mbit MPEG 720x480.
With SD content, don't try to do H264, you'll just make a mess, and lose quality.

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Something I think your not considering is that if you are distributing to family,friends, or anyone for that matter,they need a bluray player to watch your disks if you choose Blu-ray.
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they need a bluray player to watch your disks if you choose Blu-ray.
Many PCs came with Blu-ray drives, until the manufacturers cheaped out and removed them to save a few $$$$.

Authoring works allows authoring a BD or DVD, and then conversion of the file to the other format fairly seamlessly. Makes it easy to produce both from the same basic projecta as long as you have avoided exotic features in menus. FWIW, you can record HD (AVCHD) to DVD media giving HD playback on most BD players. The main limit is the amount of material (time) you can put on a disc.

My impression is that young people don't do DVD/BD anymore, while older people still like the formats. It is, all in all, easier to used on a TV - nothing new to learn.
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DVD menus = easy (and crappy quality)
If by "crappy" you mean functional, then I'm all for them. A simple, list-menu can' be beaten for access to a bunch of movies/segments/titles/subjects on a DVD.

DVD menus don't have to be Hollywood standard to look uncrappy.
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I think it's late for authoring on a disc. Just capture lossless, encode to a good quality bitrate h.264 (manageable for sharing over internet) or a high quality h.264 for flash media sharing and save time and optical media.

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I think it's late for authoring on a disc. Just capture lossless, encode to a good quality bitrate h.264 (manageable for sharing over internet) or a high quality h.264 for flash media sharing and save time and optical media.
These captures are going to family members young and old. Every one of them has a blu-ray player, but not everyone knows how to use a flash drive or search the internet.

I will have the lossless masters on a HDD of course, but I'm doing this so everyone can view them without much difficulty on their +1080p TVs.

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I think it's late for authoring on a disc.

Read more: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/media/12301-dvd-vs-bluray.html#ixzz7CcrY4Us9
For some people, yes, but it all depends on who the customer/client/end consumer is and what they want and/or are able to use. While no one has asked me for a VHS tape in the past 15+ years many people still want a DVD copy, a smaller percentage want a BD copy. (I suspect part of that is many a Joe and Jane Sixpack don't really understand the difference.) It seems to be mainly people under 30, and technology geeks that want long form things (over 15 minutes duration) streamed or on SD or thumb drives. However, that is changing as the 20-somethings become 30 somethings.

Related - a lot of rural America does not have affordable/reliable high speed internet access.
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