To use the Encore feature of animated buttons, the button must be linked to a timeline. You can create a video background, including a scaled animation in the area of a button using any video you like, in another program (After Effects or Premiere).
Thanks, but I have another question:
Let's say I have made made 20 new individual 30 Second QT Movies (or QT Reference Movies to save Hard Drive Space), and I want to use them on a Menu that I will constuct using a Template Menu and Submenus found in Encore CS 6.
I make my Menu ans Submenus and put 20 Video Buttons on 4 Submenus (5 on each Submenu). I import all 20 of my Newly Made QT Movies that I am going to use for the Video Buttons.
In order to place them in each Video Button, I would have to make 20 Different Timelines each consisting on an Individual 30 second QT movie and linking each timelone to a different button?
Is that how it works?
Do I have to have these timelines open, or can I just link to them inside the Project Pane in Encore?
Can I put all 20 QT movies on one Timeline, add markers to the beginning of each one and link the Video Buttons to each indivifual QT movie?
Thanks in advamce
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I answered on Cow:
One video per timeline is really the easy way. And there are problems when some types of videos/audio tracks are put on the same timeline.
You do not have to have any timelines open. And you can click on the timeline tab and select all timelines at once to add end action etc.
I will add a +1 to Stanley's suggestion to Import each Video AS a Timeline in Encore. Especially if one is just starting out, it makes life very simple, and gets around several potential problems. It looks complicated, but, as Stanley points out, it is really very simple.