iDVD themes for Vegas ? at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 17th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1
iDVD themes for Vegas ?


I was browsing and wondering if I should get an iMac.
They demo iDVD and I was very impressed with the
rather tastefully done themes in iDVD.
Themes that can easily be passed on as professional work
not the school project feel that you get on DVD architect.

Is there some 3rd party themes that perhaps we can buy
that looks something similar to those on iDVD ?

I am looking for those semi automated themes
with some animation and tasteful background etc
Tommy Leong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #2
Sponsor: JET DV
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 7,858
Any themes for iDVD would not work in DVD Architect. You'd need to create similar DVD Architect themes.
Edward Troxel [SCVU]
JETDV Scripts/Excalibur/Newsletters
Edward Troxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #3
Inner Circle
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,416
Tommy, I have friends that have Macs and the DVD menus they make are amazing, particularly with FCP Studio and using Motion. They have full motion 3-d animation, as you know, and everytime I see them I want to buy a Mac.

I don't only because of the price. One friend in particular has an 8 core mac and with FCP Studio loaded it cost him $9K.

I love Vegas. Period. But it is limited in a few ways, and DVD authoring is one. I remember once on this forum asking about cool stuff like that and being told that only a novice would want those "chesesy" effects. Let me tell you, my mac friend is no doubt making money based on his DVD menus alone. There is no getting around it, they are classy, fantastic. He also has college kids who were raised on Macs doing his editing which gives him a huge advantage in that way.

You can do great things with Vegas, but if you are wanting the 3-d, etc thing that you see on a Mac, you likely would need to buy one. (You can make stuff with AE for your menus but it isn't the same). Virtually all of the largest and best event videographers in this area use Final Cut, a few use Premier, and a very few use Avid. I am the only one that uses Vegas that I know of, and I know a lot of videographers.

Many Vegas users get hot under the collar when other NLEs are praised, but I view that attitude as close-minded. It's no different than the irrational attachement people have for lots of things. For what you pay for it, you cannot beat Vegas, IMO. But that is just it, you get what you pay for.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network