5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 5:52 PM by J. Simon RSS

    Blu-ray Menus

    J. Simon Community Member

      One of the enhanced features of BD over DVD is that the menu system is much more seamless.  With DVD, the music or video would only play for a specific menu, and if you changed from one menu to another, the music or video would be interrupted during the change.  With BD that's been resolved.  You can now have a continuous music or video track that plays uninterrupted even when switching between menus.

       

      So...am I just missing how to take advantage of this outstanding new BD feature, or is Encore itself simply not capable of it (like it still can't do alternate angles)?

        • 1. Re: Blu-ray Menus
          bigmanfontu Community Member

          Simply put, Encore is not capable of it.

           

          Encore only provides basic menu creation.  It lacks the scripting portion of Blu-ray menu creation that is used to enable the enhanced features you see in many of the high-level retail releases.

          • 2. Re: Blu-ray Menus
            J. Simon Community Member

            Not surprising, yet...still disappointing.

            • 3. Re: Blu-ray Menus
              Stan Jones MVP

              Encore only provides basic menu creation.  It lacks the scripting portion of Blu-ray menu creation that is used to enable the enhanced features you see in many of the high-level retail releases.

              No fundamental argument. I'd love to see scripting. But some of the features provided are not just basic as such. For example, multipage index creation would take a lot of scripting and/or navigation work, and is a very useful feature. And only with CS6 was Encore capable of  Bluray chapter playlists. You can create them with scripting, but having the direct option in Encore is great.

               

              So it is probably possible for Adobe to add a feature to Encore, short of scripting, that would provide for Bluray features such as Jim describes.

               

              But does Adobe think that providing such features will result in additional purchases of Premiere and/or the full cloud?

              • 4. Re: Blu-ray Menus
                bigmanfontu Community Member

                I imagine that adding the 3D modeling capabilities to Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS6 has resulted in additional purchases of Photoshop.  I just don't think a company, like Adobe, should release software that only offers a basic version of anything.  Not when they have staked so much on software like Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects.  I think if the demand is great enough, Adobe will appease it's customers.

                 

                Then again, how long has Encore been able to create DVD menus and there still isn't any advanced DVD creation toolset?  No options for resume, specifically.

                • 5. Re: Blu-ray Menus
                  J. Simon Community Member

                  So it is probably possible for Adobe to add a feature to Encore, short of scripting, that would provide for Bluray features such as Jim describes.

                   

                  I would assume as well.  Doesn't seem like uninterrupted playback of video and audio during a menu change would require scripting, any more than the current method of adding menu transitions does.

                   

                  But does Adobe think that providing such features will result in additional purchases of Premiere and/or the full cloud?

                   

                  I think it would.  Can any other sub-$1000 software package create such Hollywood menus?  That capability would give Encore users an edge over other companies using other software.