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Old December 7th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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I learning, thanks to all of you who have helped.

Now I'm trying to put chapter selection bottons on my 26 second video menu.
I know I can go to Photoshop for still menus, but what about video menus??
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Old December 7th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Your question is a but unclear. What version of Photoshop, Encore etc? Are you only trying to add buttons to a motion menu or are you trying to create the whole thing in Photoshop?


I have a general recollection that Photoshop versions since CS3 --- at least the "extended" versions --- allow you to edit motion video menus. Here's a reference that I found a long time ago that may help you:

Creating a DVD Menu in Photoshop CS3 Extended | Layers Magazine
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Old December 7th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Jay,
I had no idea that Photoshop could be used with video. Thanks for the tutorial link.

Oh, I'm using CS4 Production Premium
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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #4
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I'm using CS4 Production Premium
Then you want Encore. Encore is all about whatever it takes to make a DVD or Blu-ray disk, and that of course includes the menus and their buttons, button states, all that. Including tying the buttons to your video timeline using a fairly neat drag-and-drop system.

Encore is somewhat arcane, but if I can figure it out how hard can it be? Of course, tutorials help. ;-)
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Old December 10th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Thanks Jay and Bruce,
I am now having success with the flowchart and a still menu in Encore. I was able to make a still menu and link the bottons to four chapter timelines, but following Jay's suggested tutorial and taking the video into Photoshop was not successful. I spent a whole day on it and tried everything Jay's suggested tutorial mentioned. I could get the menu template into Photoshop just fine, and I could see the layers with the proper + and =, but they just wouldn't work when I tried to put it with the video after I saved and exported it.

I have gone over Bruce's suggested tutorial(s) many times and they helped me a lot in making a successful still menu.. However, I am still not able to get a video menu to work. I just can't seem to get the bottons to work in the end.

Thanks to both of you, I'll keep working.
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