Premiere Elements: hd movies on a DVD?

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how do i export my hd movie all it says in the help file is do i want a dvd or blu ray disc nothing about hd it says about size of the movie but it will easy on to dvd disc then is does it's thing and out pops a movie in low res i typed to the help desk but did not answer any questions all he wanted was my product code and then said contact tech support which is near inpossible tryed phoneing them and kept waiting 45 minutes before i hung up no where on the box does it say you need a blu ray writer to write hd movies there is no manual adobe does not seem to worry about the people who buy the software at all .if i go out and buy a blu ray writer and still get low def movies will me mad the software that came with the camera wrote hd movies to dvd+r disc's that would only play on a blu ray player but was a crap editor there must be someone else out there that has a high def movie camera that writes hd movies .the help files in elements 9 when i type in comes up with silly questions about elements 7 and 8 still nothing to do with hd
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Standard definition or high definition is defined by the media, DVD supports standard definition and blu-ray high definition. When outputting to these types of media, Premiere Elements is burning a video type DVD/Blu-ray disc that is meant to play in a DVD/Blu-ray set-top player burned from a computer. The "general" process for burning a HD movie to Blu-ray I would recommend is:

1) Capture your footage with a HD camera, ideally one which records in either 1440x1080 or 1920x1080 (probably a AVCHD or HDV camera)
2) When starting your project in Premiere Elements, change the project preset to match your camera, like AVCHD > Full HD or HD.
3) Create/Edit your project
4) When finished go to Share > Disc > Blu-ray > select the appropriate preset 1440x1080 or 1920x1080 that matched your camera and project
5) Burn

In addition to being able to play a burned Blu-ray discs on a set-top player that support it, you generally can play it from the computer with the drive that burned it, usually with player software that was included when you bought the burner.

Does that help?