How to create a DVD Start Menu

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by macaddict23, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    macaddict23

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    #1
    On the menu I want the following links:

    PLAY | CHAPTERS | SUBTITLES | MAIN

    On the Chapters section, I want to have clickable Text, or graphic headings to represent the 10 chapters of my movie.

    On the Subtitles, I would like a dropdown option for "English" and "Off"

    I don't have DVD Studio Pro, but can this be done Final Cut X or any other program?

    Thanks!
     
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    Dave Braine

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    You may well be able to set Chapter markers in FCX, you certainly can in iMovie, and they should show up in the dvd menu, but the main dvd menu will have to be done in whatever app you are using to burn the dvd.
     
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    treehorn

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    You could do this in IDVD or if you want more power in your editing capabilities, Adobe Encore
     
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    macaddict23

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    I'm using iDVD at the moment, but I find the included Themes . . . lame.

    How's the compatibility of Adobe Encore with FCPX?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Compatibility should be just fine.

    I usually run my video through the Compressor presets (90min Best Quality) which produces separate video and audio files, and take those into Encore. No further transcoding necessary.

    Encore works well if you also have Photoshop since you can build up your menus using PS layers, as seen here.
     
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    macaddict23

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    Thank you.
     

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