I know this seems very involved, but I'm sure it's possible. I wanted to make a DVD menu with a motion background, and once you click a chapter button (with the image of a still from the video) it zooms in to cover the screen and starts playing from that point. does this make sense? Is it possible? I'm willing to put quite a bit of work into it, but I am only using Encore. If anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
I don't know that it is possible without a gap or pause.
Option A: (fun to think about but stupid) - make each chapter start with the menu as the button is clicked - a sort of motion menu/transition video, except it is the actual chapter video and zooms out and continues play. The problem - when you play the whole timeline/play all, there are all of these menu/chapter zooms in there!
Option B: Transition: when you click the button, a transition plays that does what you described up to the point that the chapter plays. Somewhere, the transition must end and the chapter begin. This will work if the chapter begins with something generic like a fade up from black. And the problem: there will probably be at least a small gap/pause before the actual chapter plays.
Encore does not do scripting; somlewhere I got the impression that you can improve pauses via scripting, or does that have more to do with how assets are allocated on the disk.
Option A actually doesnt sounds too bad, I would just have to make separate videos for each chapter as opposed to one long one with chapter markers. So the play all button will show the entire thing uninterrupted, and the Chapter 2 button would have the zoom effect and play through to the end, and so on. I'll try it that way. Thanks for the idea. I'm still willing to hear more of course! can never learn enough about this kinda stuff!
Option A actually doesnt sounds too bad, I would just have to make separate videos for each chapter as opposed to one long one with chapter markers. So the play all button will show the entire thing uninterrupted,
How will the play all work? I think you would have to create a separate set of chapter movies from the video without the chapterzoom interruptions?
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