I'm pretty new to Encore, only used it a couple of times to encode an ISO image from Premiere for burning to Blu-ray. I've scanned the manual but can't find anything obvious to enable me to encode a Pause inside a Blu-ray.
Here's what I mean: I want to generate a Blu-ray consisting of stills and video segments, separated by dissolves. I want playback to pause at the start of every dissolve, and only continue when I press a button on the remote. Why do I want to do this? To mimic an old-fashioned slide show, except in this case the slides will be stills or videos. So, I press a button and the existing still or video (already paused) cross-dissolves to the next segment, and then pauses when it reaches the preset Pause (located at the start of the next dissolve). To start playback again, I press the same button.
Any chance of being able to do this?
One possibility might be to add a link to a blank Menu, or perhaps one with "Click Here to Resume" as a Button, and set each Menu to Hold Forever, then it's Button would link to the next Slide. This will be a lot of work, and one does have to consider creating too many Menus to fit in that area of the BD, as there is a limit to ALL Menus (forget what that is for BD).
Just thinking, as I have not needed those pauses before.
Thanks, Bill, for the suggestion. Something I'll keep in mind. Over the last few years while building up to actually generating digital versions of slide shows, I've asked a similar question in various forums – iMovie, Quicktime, Premiere, Fincal Cut – all with the same result: that it's not easy to mimic digitally a simple old-fashioned slide show that advances under user control.
You probably want software that is designed to create a slideshow, not a video program with "some" slideshow functions
I have NOT used http://www.photodex.com/proshow/gold but I have seen it mentioned in one of the forums