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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Navigating tracks with chapter buttons

I did some google searches and looked through my documentation, and couldn't find a direct answer. Maybe someone here will know.

In putting together wedding dvd, I used to assemble all the footage into one large clip with chapter markers in FCP, and then encode and import into DVDSP. Well, one time I found an error AFTER encoding and, after fixing it, had to re-encode the ENTIRE 1 1/2 hour file.

Now, I want to encode each segment into separate files (highlights, getting ready, ceremony intro, ceremony, etc.) and bring those into DVDSP as separate tracks so that if I have to make a change after the fact, I only have to re-encode a much smaller segment. Plus, I can reorder things and separate clips if I want. Seems I would have more control.

Well, this works great except that chapter button navigation doesn't work. If I have say clip 1, clip 2, and clip 3 all playing one after the other by setting the end-jumps, then pressing the next-chapter button doesn't work. Is there a way to do that? to make the chapter buttons move between tracks in DVDSP?

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Dan
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Old August 1st, 2007, 05:17 AM   #2
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I don't use DVDSP, so there might be an easier command than what I would use in other programs. A trick to handle the "NEXT" button is to place a dummy chapter mark near the very end of each Title (as close to the end as your software will allow). Then when you hit NEXT, it should jump to the dummy chapter mark, and then continue on to the End-Jump command.

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Old August 1st, 2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Excellent idea! I'll try that tonight.

Thanks for sharing!

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