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Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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

Mac Pro 2 x Quad Core 3.0Ghz 10Gb RAM 4 x 1Tb HD's, Mac OS X (10.6.1), FreeNAS servers and Other Windoze and Linux machines
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    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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  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Ahh...now that is the thing with Mac..always a ' not so obvious ' way to do something. but easy when you know how.

    I was trying to drag the movie in and get rid of the menu.

    A 'One Step' is under way now.

    A mate has a load of VHS tapes..but no player and he mentioned this to me...before I could think..I said.."yes...easy I can do that'...what I should have said was ..."I have the equipment to do that.but no idea how to do it".

    Beavis & Butthead videos..stuff like that.

    it would be nice to create the menus so he can jump to individual episodes on the video but...maybe that can wait for another day.

    it is burning away now..30 mins to go to see if it worked
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    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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  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Ummm new shiny toys....no stop it...got enough as it is...Cant say it is Cost effective...as it would involve spending more money, but probably easier..

    Am sure there must be an easy way here too. I have loads of software, and computing power...and 8TB of HDD space...just never learnt to use it yet...iMovie...iDVD, FCE, FCP, and FC studio...OK, so I 'borrowed' the last two of a mate..who makes pro films...a local film maker...but they are way too involved for me.
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    Ok. Probably your best choice to work with what you already have. Come on back if we can be of any further assistance.



  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Well, yes...the Single step has finished and worked, so that is Job Done for my mates videos..he will be happy with that..single DVD play. I would like to have the menus, but that can wait..probably till I start on my own videos..

    Thanks for the prompt replies
  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Well. the burn has finished, but it does still have the menu..
    The menu is only there if you hit the menu button on the remote, and it does play immediately.
    It comes up named as 'One Step DVD rather than the name of the mov file, and the menu displays the default 'rotating menu' theme, with the default menu title words in it.

    Suppose it will be as good as it gets without getting too complicated
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    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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  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    It is iDVD version 7.1.1 (1150) iLife 09.

    The menu does not appear when you first put the DVD in to play.
    But, 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.

    It is the same as if you create a new iDVD project, view the 'Map' and drag the clip to the first section in the tree to the "Drag content here to play automatically when the disc is inserted" box.

    The only other way I had seen to do what I want ... is to drag the mov file to the ffpmegX convertor and do it some how like that...can't find that thread now.
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    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.




  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    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.
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    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.




  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks for the research for me chaps. I'll try it again if I try it again on the Mac in the future.

    I decided I could not give them to the chap like that, so did them again on the PC, the DVD apps I have on that are a bit..well easier and more reliable....something I am afraid I am finding more and more recently.
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    Did you end up using Nero just out of curiosity?



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