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Tim Walton
Motion Menu Goes Black When Adding Button
on Dec 7, 2014 at 12:47:37 am

I'm creating a Blu-ray in Encore CS5.5. I built a short (1:30) video to loop as a motion background for the main menu. I import the video and audio as assets, and attach them to the menu. When I preview the menu at this point, both the video and audio play fine. The minute I add a button however, the video goes black (audio still plays fine, and button is visible). Ultimately, I'm trying to create an original button (not a generic one included).

I've searched all over the internet and while it appears to be a common problem - I haven't found a solution that's worked yet. Here's what I've tried so far:

Thrown up a generic button (included with Enc).
Dynamically linked menu to PS.
Deleted generic button "group" and created new button group.
Deleted *locked* background layer & created new, unlocked background layer.
Opened After Effects and minimized it in bg.
Emptied cache in Encore.
Reset loop point to :10:00, then reset it back to 00:00.
Cold-booted entire computer.

Anybody have ANY ideas???

Thanks!

Tim

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Stan Jones
Re: Motion Menu Goes Black When Adding Button
on Dec 7, 2014 at 2:24:31 am

I don't have any idea if you get the same thing when you add only an Encore library button. I assume your custom button has a non-highlight layer that is full frame.

Try adding an Encore library menu, then add your motion assets to that.

Don't forget to render the menu each time you make a change.

Stan Jones


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Tim Walton
Re: Motion Menu Goes Black When Adding Button
on Dec 7, 2014 at 2:33:03 am

Hi Stan -

Thanks for the speedy reply. No, the highlight is not a full-frame image - its just a line that pops up when the button is selected.

Something else I neglected to mention: the looping menu video fades in from black at the beginning, and out to black at the end - so the first frame of video is black. If I reset the loop point to somewhere in the middle of the video, whatever frame it lands on becomes a still image in the background of the menu - while it's playing (audio still plays fine).

Already tried the library menu and got the same problem when I added the motion assets to it.

Tim Walton


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Stan Jones
Re: Motion Menu Goes Black When Adding Button
on Dec 7, 2014 at 3:16:54 am

Are the video and audio exactly the same length?

Stan Jones


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Tim Walton
Re: Motion Menu Goes Black When Adding Button
on Dec 7, 2014 at 3:33:58 am

Hi Stan -

Yes, they are.

I just got it to work. Ran thru all the steps again (including rendering out the preview) and it worked!

Thanks for the support, though!

Kind Regards,

Tim Walton

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