I have the same problem as Good Knight and Toussaint:
I did a Blu Ray project with a First Play, and then converted it onto DVD.
Then I created one image discs for each of them.
The Blu Ray image disc is read with VLC and the burned disc is read on my living room deck without any problem.
The First Play is played before the menu appears, which waits for an order.
On the other hand, the DVD image disc is played on VLC, but there is no First Play.
This is the menu that appears directly.
It is the same for the DVD burned and read on my living room deck: No First play, direct menu.
So I’m led to think that many TAW6 users don’t know what First Play is for. Generally, professionals use it as a warning on the prohibition to broadcast a work in a public place, except to expose themselves to legal recourse relating to the royalties for the musical works burned on the media.
For my part, the First Play is used to start my videos with my own logo of amateur videographer.
It’s very “Pro” and makes a big impact on my friends and family.
I contacted Pegasys TAW6 support to explain this problem to them, but it seems that they punted on the issue.
So will we be able to cherish the hope that Pegasys will seriously study this problem?
I hope so because I am convinced that this software is fabulous and that therefore it deserves to be up to what it can do so well elsewhere.
So I've used this product for several years to make compilations of various HDTV files and haven't had a problem. I go to burn my first disc in a while though and suddenly 1920x1080 true HD files are being encoded and output with black bars on both the top and bottom and both sides. These should be able to fill the full screen no problem. I'm not sure why this is occurring as I haven't changed any settings.
TVMW7 not support more audio tracks? NOT BILINGUAL. Just simply more audio track - e.g. English DD 5.1 and Japan DD 5.1 in MKV.
- I have 4k MKV movie with English DD 5.1 and Japan DD 5.1
- I need re-encode to 480p MKV (for daughter players) WITH BOTH TRACKS
- In Timeline mode, if I add (layer1) only video, (layer2) audio track 1 and (layer3) audio track 2, TVMW7 “combine” both sound (in both possible output – Timeline output and All track Timeline output)
- in Normal mode I tested may combinations, one possibility is add 3x same movie, in first disable in clip properties audio, in second disable video, in third disable video and switch to second 5.1 channel – after Encode to “Individual clips” TVMW7 create three MKV, in all video and audio, in first video and no functional audio, in second no functional video and functional audio track 1 and in third no functional video and functional audio track 2 – I must merge this in another SW in correct MKV.
Is possible in TVMW7 simply re-encode video with 2 audio track file to another video with 2 audio track file?
A very common requirement is to crop letterboxed wide-screen videos to make them 16:9 full-screen.
First we crop the black from top and bottom.
Then we have to crop left and right to maintain the same aspect ratio and avoid distortion. The amount cropped from left and/or right depends on the content - the most important part of the video is not always in the center.
So the video has to be split into many short clips.
So we slowly play the video in "Filters" view, displaying the output area guide lines, to identify where the cropping has to change.
But to add each clip split point, we have to:
- return to "Cut edit" view
- set the split point
- return to "Filters" view.
So please just display an "set split point" button to the "Filters" screen.
(Resetting split points can be done in "Cut edit" view if that is easier for you)
I have burned blu rays in the past with AW 5 and burn DVDs all the time with 6 and have no problem. Now I am trying to burn a blu ray. It goes through all the motions, then instead of burning the disc it asks me if I want to open the disc writer. Yes. Then after a few seconds it stops and gives me error 00000f7c. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
I've been using Video Mastering for years to do simple editing and encoding with great success.
I've just started a more complex project and have thought of two (hopefully simple) enhancements to improve the product.
* View Edits option. When you have several edits on a long clip it would be useful to view and change the edits. The Edit Menu could include a Show Edits option which would show the whole (unedited) clip with split points for each edit. The edits would be orange and the kept footage would be blue. (I realise the undo option is available, but this is only for the current session and only in order of the edits)
* Channel specific audio fade in/out. It would be nice to fade out certain channels (with more noise), but keep other channels. It would also be useful to be able to listen to the channels individually. At the moment this needs to be done in a separate application and re-attached as an extra clip
I have not used this for 5 years. I created my own custom dvd's in the past (about 5 years ago).
I re-installed it last week, but unfortunately I am having trouble (the tutorials are not detailed enough) with the amount of data (I am using MP4 file sources) I wish to place on the discs.
How I did it in the past I do not remember, but I was able to successfully put more data ( ie.3hrs on a 4.7, and similarly more time on a 8.5) on the discs then they would actually hold.
I vaguely remember either/or changing the bitrates and maybe using dvd shrink.
I posted this at the AW 6 area to insure it would be read, as the forum for the AW4 hadn't been looked at in three years.
In summation, I am ok with all aspects except how to extend the data length on the discs. If somebody has a better tutorial, I would take the whole thing. The one that came with AW4 is not that great in addressing this problem.
Pulling my hair out making a basic DVD with one top menu page with two menu choices to play one of two different video files. I have it all authored. When I check it on the simulation the curser controller works great. I can switch back and forth between each motion menu and select the video I want to watch and then watch it.
But when I burn the DVD, the curser doesn't work and it won't allow me to click on on either menu. I get nothing.
I've located a helpful answer by tkrave (text button style, link below). I'll try to work with that and see what happens. It's the first time I try a proper menu with Authoring Works. Its menu system was always confusing to me and very unattractive to use. It ultimately does have its logic though. Hopefully, more freedom will be given to the user in v7.
Yeah, sounds like Text buttons are the best choice for you.
The menu editor in Authoring Works has been something I've wanted updated for a long long long time. It's basically been the same since the first version I've used back in 2006! It really needs to be more customizable, where you can create your own pages and menu structure, place your own buttons and assign the appropriate function. The menu editor is the weakest part of the software in my opinion.
Thank you, tkrave. I managed to create an acceptable menu, after the initial struggle. I guess it's not possible to combine both image AND text buttons.
Yes, I hope they finally put some real work on the Menu editor. I can't imagine what else is left to improve. Adding ready-made template packs and 8K/16K/32K/64K (I'll stop here...) video support is not really that exciting, or helpful any more.