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Miguel Mendoza
DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 3:35:37 pm

Hi all!

I have a newbie question, I'm starting to learn Motion 3 and I was wondering if the software was good or just ok for dvd menu creation?

I know I can do that in DVD Studio Pro but I don't necessarily use the software since I export everything in post houses.

If Motion isn't the software for creating dvd menus, which software is recommended? I know photoshop is good for it, but in comparison to Motion is it better?





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Mark Spencer
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 3:42:35 pm

Motion is fantastic for creating DVD menus for DVD Studio Pro. In fact, you can import a Motion project itself directly into DVDSP and apply it as a menu. You just need to create your overlay file as normal, but you can create that in Motion as well and export it as a still image. Also, you can set your DVDSP loop point directly in Motion using a marker that DVDSP recognizes. The Peachpit Motion books and my Fast Forward training DVD covered this subject in detail

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Miguel Mendoza
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 4:24:54 pm


Good to know!

But what if I just want to use Motion for the dvd menu creation? Say I have my dvd menu done with Motion and is saved in a file in my external hard drive, along with my final project file locked in final cut and just hand it to a post house to export it onto a dvd? That would work?


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 4:48:47 pm

[Miguel Mendoza] " Say I have my dvd menu done with Motion and is saved in a file in my external hard drive, along with my final project file locked in final cut and just hand it to a post house to export it onto a dvd? That would work?"

That's a question for the post house.

Arnie

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Mark Spencer
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 4:56:54 pm

Assuming you export it to the proper format and include the overlay file, I don't see why not...

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Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 14, 2010 at 8:13:13 pm

Yeah- just check with the post house. But yes of course unless they're in some incredibly rigid proprietary workflow there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to give them a format from Motion they could use as source media for a motion menu.

Noah

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Miguel Mendoza
Re: DVD Menu Creation
on Mar 15, 2010 at 1:56:34 pm


Thx guys, will start working on it by this week!


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