Add Chapter Markers in DVD-Studio-Pro...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ZballZ, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    I do a lot of video-editing, but not so much dvd-authoring.

    Now I am authoring this project in DVD-studio-pro, and I realize that I forgot to add chapter markers in FCP. Now, since I have already compressed all my material to mpeg2 - took about 7 hours - I cant start over. Unfortunately the client asked for some very specific chapter markers, and I am puzzled that there seems to be no way of adding these directly in DVD-studio-pro... Or am I wrong?

    Help appreciated!!

    thx
    ZballZ
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Look in the DVD-SP timeline. See the tick marks above the tracks? Click in the area right above that to add chapter markers. One note: since the footage has already been compressed to a GOP structure (MPEG-2) you can only add a chapter marker at an I-Frame ... so you may not be able to place them precisely where you want them. Zooming all the way in on the timeline helps.

    -DH
     
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    you can also add them by hitting "M" while on the timeline and DVDSP will place a chapter marker where the playhead is (well technically the nearest I-frame as DH said)
     
  4. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    You can also import chapter markers from a text file. See Here.

    Might save you some effort.
     
  5. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    THX!

    Problem solved. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to work out :)

    zballz
     
  6. bobmane macrumors newbie

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    so if i want to leave space in the nle (vegas pro) that will let me put chapter markers at "the nearest I-frame " how much space per segue do i need?
     
  7. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Bob, a GOP sequence is 15 frames long.
    I know Vegas edits long GOP natively, but it is better to use an intermediate codec like Cineform. Prevents some headaches.
     
  8. bobmane macrumors newbie

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    got it, sounds like if i leave 30 - 40 frames per segue i should be able to place the chapter markers in dvdsp
     

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