In Version 4 and earlier, when creating the DVD menu you could add a photo to the background of each page of the Menu when you created the DVD. I do not see that option in Ver 6. Is it there and I'm just not seeing it?
Currently have the trial version of Authoring Works 6. Would like to create a BD. This should contain two movies with individual chapters. Film 1 = 3 chapters, movie 2 = 5 chapters. The menu should now look like that: when inserting the disc first a main menu is displayed where you select the desired title, then jump to the appropriate sub menu where the individual chapters or all chapters can be selected. After selecting a single and playing a chapter it should be jumped back to the corresponding chapter menu after its end to select a different chapter.
Having spent quite a few hours making such a menu, I am close to despair. Neither with one of the included, nor with a user menu it is possible.
Question, I'm just too stupid or really can not do that. With other authoring software that works, but they all have either bad encoders, are extremely slow to render, or very expensive.
I'm grateful for every tip.
You can export the chapter/keyframe positions as a .keyframe file and just open it in a text editor. It's just a list of the frame numbers where a chapter/keyframe exists. Just hit ctrl + s when you're in the clip editor.
Not through TAW6, I don't think. You can create a formula in excel to convert the framenumber into timecode, do a google search for "convert frame number to timecode" and you should be able to find some stuff.
Love the product. Thank you.
But I have a question: Is it possible to use a graphics file as a menu item highlight, instead of the frame, or underline, etc. it would be nice to use an animated gif as a highlight and select. anything from animated arrows to 2 underlines (if the selection is 2 lines of text on the background) or even an animated box, like a small theatre marquee.
I have made a BluRay with one menu, a play-all button and 15 chapters, in one video timeline.
(1) I rendered a ISO and after 2 hours rendering I discoverer one error in the menu text. Just one letter. I changed it and started output again. But it started to render the video again. So another wait for two hours. I understand it need to rebuild the menu, but why re-render the video?
So how to prevent this?
(2) When playing all, it works fine. But when playing a chapter it continues to play after the end of that chapter. The chapter is just a point i a much longer video. But i want it to stop at the end of the chosen chapter.
How do I do that?
I'm new with TMPGenc Autoring Works. I did search the web and the TMPEG help, but can't find the answer.
1) If the video is rendering, I'm assuming it's not compliant with the Blu-ray standard? If that is the case, you should go back to the Source stage and import your ISO and use that as your source video instead of the old clip. Since the ISO is blu-ray compliant, it shouldn't re-render it again, and all you'll have to do is re-render the menus.
2) It sounds like your chapters aren't actually chapters then. It sounds like you want them to be separate clips/tracks that can be played independently of each other.
If so, you should split the video into multiple clips at the chapter points. You can do that by going to the Clip Editor and turning each chapter point into a split point. You can then split the clip into multiple clips.
Play All from the top menu will still play all the clips one after the other, but choosing a track (previously your chapter) will now just play that track and then stop.
That's how I would do it, but you should use the Simulation stage to test how it works before output.
When you are playing it from the hard drive, how are you playing it? If you are only playing the video file, you won't see the subtitles, since they are not encoded into the video. Subtitles are overlaid on top of the video, so you'll have to use DVD playing software and then activate the subtitle stream in order to see it.
I am saving the file as an MP4 on the hard drive....
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Dear Peter, thank you for your email.
After setting up the subtitles can you see them on Cut edit player?
Please try this:
- on Source stage > Track settings > Subtitle tag > choose the Subtitle stream number: and set the Default subtitle stream:
then check about it.
On the player check your output project, check if the subtitles are turned off, or check a setting to enable them and check.
In the source/track preview ….Subtitles YES In the Cut Edit preview ……NO..
[No menu selected…..]
In the Simulation…YES
In the Output [when start output]…NO
The movie now on the hard drive…NO..
Subtitle stream number…: Automatic [1 stream[s]] Default Subtitle stream….Automatic [subtitles 1] You said “and set the Default subtitle stream:… [Is the above correct….are these the default settings?] You said…“On the player check your output project, check if the subtitles are turned off, or check a setting to enable them and check.”
I cannot see a check box for the subtitles ????...unless I go into the options button/preferences… Under MPEG settings/subtitle display settings… I assume I can change text colour settings ?..That does not work.? .The text subtitles stay white… Hope you can help me further…
In my last mail regarding subtitles....not appearing in the output section
So I insert a title.....which is white text...
In the Options/MPGE settings...../Subtitle display...I change the font colour to green and tick the replace Font colour...
But the text stays white...
Can you explain what I doing wrong ? or is this a software problem ?
I was wondering if anyone can explain exactly what size adjustment does in terms of actual video settings? Is there a place I can look to see what the algo decided? I have a number of smaller ( 350M, H.263) files that I want to write to blu-ray, and their average bit rate is only around 2K. Some of then contain slide show stills and require an even smaller rate to encode.. . I would like to preserve what quality is there, and H.264 should be able to do that at or near that same bitrate (Right?) , but the default settings want to make them into full bitrate pretty Blu-ray files.
I understand I can adjust the encoding bit rates manually, but I was wondering if there is a way to compare what size adjustment does with the manual settings? IS one going to have a better result than the other? IF so, why?
I'm not quite sure what you are mean by "size adjustment". The source "size" in megabytes has little to do with the quality of the video. If you mean resolution (pixels), then all blu-rays are 1920x1080. That doesn't mean they will fill the screen on your TV or other HD monitor, as there are different aspect ratios for different content.
It's important to understand that bitrate is just one of the myriad parameters involved in rendering a video. "Full bitrate" has no meaning. Any re-rendering will degrade the original source, although it may be impercetible. Rendering is just as much art as science, but TAW does a fair job with most source material.
Why don't you just make a sample blu-ray and see the results? If you see problems, then you can post specific questions.
Is there a way to copy all of the text attributes from one menu item to another item(s)? I see a way to copy effects, but it would be very useful to format one item, like an episode in a TV series, then apply that formatting to the remaining items. I think I must be missing something, as that is a feature of some other authoring tools.
The best thing you can do is use the batch font edit function in the Edit Menu of the Menu stage.
This will allow you to set the font, the weight, the size, etc. and then apply them all items or to certain types of items (click the "Coverage" button to select what types of items to change).
Just upgraded to AW6. In 5 I couldn't get the first chapter to be highlighted when moving forward or back to menu pages and I can't get it right in 6 either. In 6 I get it to highlight the first chapter when moving to 2nd page but when going back to first page it highlights the 'next' button or the last chapter on the page. I have tried virtually every combination of 'Global Settings' and 'Page Local Settings'. Does this function just not work or am I the idiot??
I've tried to do it too and have the same results as you. Maybe it's a bug or maybe they didn't describe the function correctly, because the way it's described, you should be able to highlight the first chapter/track in a page.