I just produced a "step-by-step" video for someone and they'd now like me to add an element of interactivity to it.
For example, I might need one menu option that plays the whole video, and one menu option that plays steps 1-7, followed by steps 20-25 before returning to the menu screen. Is this something that Encore can do?
Or would I need to re-cut the video into the separate clips and then link the individual menu options to their respective clips?
No need to recut the video, this functionality is built into the DVD spec and Encore.
You can have your entire step-by-step video as one asset on a single timeline, then place chapter points before each step.
You can then create chapter playlists for how you want it to play, then link the buttons on the menu to the chapter playlists instead of the video. Please let me know if you have any questions about this process.