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Create invisible chapters in Studio

Create invisible chapters in Studio By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Monday, December 28, 2009
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Menus  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, June 21, 2009
Created on Friday, May 22, 2009 1:48 PM
 
Introduction :

Consider the following example : the video of a show with a single page menu in which there is two buttons. A button for the first part of the show and a button for the second part.

You may have a dual problem. With only two buttons and two chapters, therefore, navigation within the video will be very tedious. To access a particular time of the show we will have to scroll through the video using the fast forward / rewind of the remote. Against if we insert too many chapters our menu may be quickly overloaded with buttons or the page number too high.

The problem is that Studio necessarily associates the creation of a chapter to a button. So what can we do ?

The method :

The trick is simple. Just after the movie, we insert a return-to-menu point. Then, after this point, add a menu. Insert any menu, in any case it will not appear in your final video. In this menu you create as many chapters as you want. Here is what it might look :

Timeline

M1 is the menu you want to be displayed in the DVD. C1 and C2 its two associated chapters. M2 is the menu that will be invisible during playback, as no link between M1 and M2 has been created and a return-to-menu M1 has been inserted before M2. C1, C2 and C3 are the intermediate chapters to facilitate navigation. C1, C1, C2, C3 and C2 are then all directly reachable with the DVD player remote via the buttons Next / Previous Chapter.

Simple, right ? 

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Beathan By # Beathan @ Friday, September 11, 2009 6:20 AM
Very simple and solves the problem I used to have!
Thanks! :)

 
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