how do you create a dvd menu in dvd Studio Pro 4?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by janeyhayes, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. janeyhayes macrumors newbie

    janeyhayes

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    I have never used dvd Studio Pro before, but using iDVD has left my dvd with crappy quality...everything went blurry, even the type buttons created in iDVD...so now I have to try DVD Studio Pro...can anyone help me? I need to create a widescreen dvd and i want to make sure the settings of my files from FCP are right...and I need to create a DVD menu through photoshop?
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    For that actual video, in FCP you should use Export Using Compressor, and use one of the 16:9 DVD presets to export to MPEG-2 and AC3. For the best results, play around with the GOP (take out the B frames if the bitrate can afford it), set compression markers, etc.

    For the menus, you can either use a video background, or you can indeed use Photoshop for a still background. For the buttons themselves, you just drag a box and set its target to whatever timeline/chapter you want. Then you can either use preset "highlight" shapes for the "selected" look, or you can use a black-and-white image created in photoshop to define highlights.
     

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