CS3 also went through Encore. The direct Burn to DVD was removed at PrPro 2.0, when Encore became a bundled program only, and no longer a stand-alone. You are remembering PrPro 2.0 and not CS3.
Still, Encore is so very easy, it's almost a "one-button" solution.
In Premiere go to File/Adobe Dynamic Link/Send to Encore.
Check settings if the are set to dvd and hit ok in Encore
In the Project Window you will see a timeline and a sequence.
Throwaway the timeline.
Open a blanc menu.
Hold ALT and drag the sequence into the blanc menu.
Set First Play to Menu.
Set End Action to Menu
Check the Preview and burn.
Ann, that seems kinda cool - the video is playing as the background of a menu, right?
Is that better than just taking the timeline that opens with the send to EN, make the video first play, and have no menu at all?
The limitation of having a long AV as the Menu's Motion Asset is that one is limited to 1GB for ALL Menus and their Assets. If things fit within 1 GB total, then one can use a Menu to display what would normally be a Timeline.
This is how i always do a quick dvd but then again my projects are usually very short.
Force of habit. Forgot about the menu limitations.
k, i must be doing somthing wrong.
- In project window ive deleted the timeline.
- Then i drag a "blank menu" into the flow chart?
- I then tried holding down ALT and selecting the "sequence" from the project window and drag into the blank menun in flowchart. It doesnt work. I jst get Are u sure its ALT?
Just do what I was suggesting in post 3.
(Do not delete the timeline.)
From PR, dynamic link, send to Encore. Right click the timeline that is brought in and, if it is not already "first play," make it first play. You will have no menu. Go to the build tab and burn to a DVD.