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Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jan 22, 2011 11:10 AM
I have already asked a similar thing in iMovie forum, but then thought maybe here is better..

I have one movie on one file captured from a dv cam and want to burn it to a DVD

Since iDVD wont let me get rid of that menu system and just play the movie then i thought I may as well split sections of it in to Clickable chapters on the first menu screen.

So how can this be done in iDVD...or do i have to go and cut the original movie in to individual projects in iMovie first , then export as movies, then drag back in to iDVD. I tried the import function of iDVD...but the import seem sto play...but there is not menu item for it..Looks like I can only get a menu item by dragging the movie clip in from the media browser

thanks

Neil
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  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
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    Jan 22, 2011 11:31 AM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    Since iDVD wont let me get rid of that menu system and just play the movie ...




    Seems odd. Have you tried making a One Step from a QT movie yet? It's an available option in iDvd's file menu ... or at least it should be available to you. But if not just come on back.



    click here





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  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
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    Jan 22, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    iMovie => iDvd will certainly work for you, I'm certain of this. However, here's what I use. It's much faster. Costs about the same as iLife Software. Gives me great quality. And it's done in one touch with automated interval chapters and menus.



    click here








    Btw, This is not intended to go off on a "tangent" but simply to point out alternate time saving and cost effective options.






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  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
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    Jan 22, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    Ok. Probably your best choice to work with what you already have. Come on back if we can be of any further assistance.



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    Jan 22, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    I was always told One Step Dvd's have no menu at all. And in the past this has indeed always been the case. Are you saying you burned a One Step with the latest version of iDvd and it still has the Menu? How strange is that? Well, I hope my advice helped you nonetheless.






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    Jan 22, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    There are two options for a One Step that I'm aware of. One Step directly from our camcorder or camera via firewire / i.Link as well as One Step from a QT File or Movie. I'm wondering if the latter now defaults to a Menu in order to add stability to the finished Dvd. Not sure but I will ask around and post back later.




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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Jan 23, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    if you then, on the DVD player (either a hardware player or the built in Mac DVD player) press the menu button or title button, the 'Revolution Main' default menu appears


    Your player has to go somewhere. I suggest you create a black image and replace the theme background with it. Also turn off any motion menu items.
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  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
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    Jan 23, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    Well I did ask around and the consensus is that a menu will indeed add stability to the dvd. You can use one of iDvd's themes or simply make a blank slate. Black is a good choice but it can be any color you wish.




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    Jan 23, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to Neil Paisnel)
    Did you end up using Nero just out of curiosity?



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