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Old September 25th, 2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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dvd studio pro 2 question

does anyone know if you can download third party templates? and where?

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Old September 25th, 2003, 06:51 AM   #2
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Templates for iDVD will work. Read the manual on using them. They don't import directly.
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Old September 25th, 2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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jeff do you use dvd studio 2?
can you send me your templates?
i accidently deleted all of mine thats why and i dont have my install cd anymore
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Old September 25th, 2003, 12:19 PM   #4
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I use DVDSP 1.5, I haven't upgraded yet. The templates are on your install CD, just do a reinstall and the system will only install the deleted files, not the entire program.
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Old September 25th, 2003, 06:53 PM   #5
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I also use DVD Studio Pro 1.5. Jeff, have you noticed that when you use .PSD files for your menu buttons, that the DVD player cycles through them very slowly as you try to navigate the menu? Does anyone know if DVD Studio Pro 2 fixes this issue?
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Old September 28th, 2003, 06:37 PM   #6
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Nope. PSD layered menus are still slow. It's a "feature" of how they are implemented by DVDSP. The manual is a bit confusing about this, but it does say that using overlay menus rather than layered menus yields a faster user experience. I'm slowly making the conversion in new projects.
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Old September 28th, 2003, 10:36 PM   #7
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What are "overlay" menus?

Also, I have noticed that when using layered menus, I cannot have an AC3 music file play while the menu is displayed. I can have music play on still menus (with no layers) and of course motion menus. Is there any way to get an audio attrubute with a PSD menu?
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Old September 28th, 2003, 11:26 PM   #8
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Nevermind... reading up on Apple, it is not possible to have sound during layered menus. And I guess "Overlay" is the feature that just overlays a simple rectangle of varying transparency. I do that all of the time. It's incredibly fast for the end user. I thought there might be a way to "overlay" Photoshop menus or something. :)
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Old October 1st, 2003, 05:38 PM   #9
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DSP 2 import of templates

Photo shop 7 after hoop-jumping and iDVD work but I got the feeling you where looking for stock template art? I do not have an answer But what did you need? Maybe I have or one of must have some art you could use.
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Old October 1st, 2003, 05:55 PM   #10
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Overlays

An overlay image can be any shape but it has to maintain its proportions in DVD
720x534 NTSC an overlay can be a plain color or an image you like or you can take a clip out of your movie make it a single frame and use it as an overlay.
all I agree easy to say time consuming to do. but if you know through good planning what you want to do take a few stills to use as stock art when ever you get the chance. This is a big time saver.
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