5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2013 3:33 PM by A.T. Romano

    Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11

    Geronimo48

      HI,

       

      At the moment I am using AVID studio for video and filmediting. Is it possible to add a meu structure in the video onemade in Adobe Premiere Elements 11?

        • 1. Re: Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          You can output a DVD, BluRay disc or WebDVD file structure from Premiere Elements, if that's what you're asking.

           

          But you can incorporate those file structures and their menus into a video you're editing in AVID, if that's what you're asking.

           

          Or are you asking if AVID can add the menu structure? It's not really clear.

          • 2. Re: Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
            Geronimo48 Level 1

            Hello,

             

            In AVID there is a possibility to create a start up menu like one find in a professional DVD i.e. first page "play video" or select language etc. My problem is that the second part of the menu (chapter selection)  in AVID works on the computer, but not on my DVD player. Therefore I was wondering if Elements has this capability. What I want to do is take one DVD consisting of 3 different films and give the viewer the possbility to select either one of the movies without having to go through the DVD to reach the point where you can view a specific chapter of the DVD.

             

            Did I make myself sufficiently clear?

             

            Kind  regards,

             

            Edward

             

            Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 06:12:37 -0700

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            You can output a DVD, BluRay disc or WebDVD file structure from Premiere Elements, if that's what you're asking.

            But you can incorporate those file structures and their menus into a video you're editing in AVID, if that's what you're asking.

            Or are you asking if AVID can add the menu structure? It's not really clear.

             

             

             

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            • 3. Re: Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              Yes, it is possible to do this with Premiere Elements, by placing all of the movies on your timeline and then putting stop markers at the end of each movie to return the viewer to the main menu after each movie. But it might be easier to use a dedicated DVD authoring program, like DVD Architect Studio, to do this. Premiere Elements is rather limited in the way it can build disc menus.

              • 4. Re: Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                Geronimo48 Level 1

                Hi Steve,

                 

                Thanks a lot. I'll try if my DVD player accepts the menu.

                 

                Kind regards

                 

                Edward

                 

                Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:49:07 -0700

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                Yes, it is possible to do this with Premiere Elements, by placing all of the movies on your timeline and then putting stop markers at the end of each movie to return the viewer to the main menu after each movie. But it might be easier to use a dedicated DVD authoring program, like DVD Architect Studio, to do this. Premiere Elements is rather limited in the way it can build disc menus.

                 

                 

                 

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                • 5. Re: Is it possibleto add a menu structure in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Geronimo48

                   

                  As a supplement to SG's recommendation about your goal and the use a Premiere Elements project to achieve the video, menu, and burn to goals.

                   

                  1. Your Premiere Elements Timeline setup would be Timeline content with a main menu marker at the start of each movie and a stop marker at the end of each of these movies EXCEPT the last. Putting a stop marker at the end of that last item on the Timeline is unnnecessary and an invitation to burn to failure. With this type of an arrangement, the Play All button of the main menu loses its play all, in that it will play the first movie and then return to the main menu.

                   

                  2. If this is a 3 movie project, the above scheme would require 3 main menu buttons in the main menu design (either a text button or thumbnail button and highlights). If you are thinking in terms of a one page menu with just main menu buttons, can be done with some switching of menus (more on that later if interested).

                   

                  3. The major drawback in this scheme is that each movie cannot have its own scene selection page. There is a way around this but it may involve some sacrifices and menu strategy planning beforehand. Or, if you do not want scene markers and a scene menu, no problem.

                   

                  Hope the above helps to define some possibilities. Since you do not mention scene menu, this project should be quite doable in Premiere Elements as a one page menu. What is the total duration of the Timeline content? A workaround for the Play All button situation in this plan is to duplicate the TImeline content and have that available at the end of the original 3 movies as your Play All with the appropriate main menu button.

                   

                  Further details if you are interested in any of these points more in depth.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR