2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 7:37 AM by gvsuk RSS

    Problem with menu buttons

    gvsuk

      Hi there,

      I have been using encore cs5 for a while now but have suddenly come across unusual activity when authoring DVD...

      I render mpg2 and bring it into Encore. I then make chapters on timeline and link to 5 buttons as required.

      When I preview it all looks fine and I have no problems. However, when I build project and burn, it plays first 3 buttons fine but for some reason the last two buttons do not link to correct chapter?

      I have checked links many times and as far as I can see they are all fine?  Any idea's please?

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Problem with menu buttons
          Jeff Bellune ACP

          Do you have any overrides set anywhere in the project?

           

          Jeff

          • 2. Re: Problem with menu buttons
            gvsuk Community Member

            Hi Jeff,

            Thanks for coming back to me.

            OK, I think I have solved the problem....

             

            I am using Dual Layer discs 2h-10mins and I notice that the auto (switch layer) in Encore was in use. As a last attempt I decided to use manual switch layer and it now burns and works fine !!

            I can only assume that Encore puts a hidden chapter mark at a point within the timeline and this therefore causes problems with my own chapters?

            Once I used manual switch layer mode it was fine.

             

            However, if I bring into Encore footgae that has not been transcoded then there is never a problem, apart from poorer quality ? The above problem only happened when I brought in Mpeg2 transcoded footage!!

            Up to now I have been importing HDV footage and letting Encore transcode it (auto mode) for me but I must admit it does not do a great job regarding quality and seems to use more space?

             

            If I first transcode in Premiere HDV to Mpeg2 then it looks much better and takes up less space !! I just have to remember from now on to manual set layer switch mode!

             

            Thanks

            Again