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.
Last year I demoed and bought Video Authoring work 6 and today I am demoing Mastering works.
I make Goprp mountain bike videos. Mostly for myself I am looking to improve the video. I have a Gopro Hero 5 and I know upgrading to a hero 7 might be the biggest improvement. For the time being I am recording in 1080 at 60fps. I then opened and trimmed each file in VMW7 and ran the stabilizing filter at the default setting. I batch processed the analyzing processed. This is more of a test run. I did use the filter on one video to see if I could tell.
Can anyone give suggestions on other settings and filters that may improve my videos?
It's hard to say without seeing the source footage. There are some more artistic things you can do though, like adjusting the color balance to make colors pop more, or do black and white/sepia effects. There are quite a few filters that can create some neat effects like the glitch noise filter.
Remember that the default list of filters is not the full list; you can edit the list to see all of the filters available.
Hello, is there a way to replace a few seconds of video with say a jpeg still without losing the audio from the video? I would like to use a title page while the audio from the video is playing and then fade into the original video display. Thanks!
I have a DVD I'm trying to Author which needs to have a copyright video play at the beginning prior to the top menu.
I have imported this video as a First Play track. When I simulate the DVD in the TMPGEnc Auhoring Works it plays the copyright video correctly before the menu pops up. But in the final compiled DVD it just goes straight to the opening menu.
I can see the Copyright video has been burnt to the disk, as it is it's own VOB file, but it doesn't play.
I have tried all three of the different options for 'Play what on insert', nothing works.
I have even tried making it into a non firstplay track, just making it a regular video track and telling the software to play that first before going to a menu. Once again it plays correctly during simulation, but not on the compiled DVD.
- The Film in both stereo and 5.1
- Film subtitles
- Directors commentary of film
- The trailer
- Behind the scenes video
I have made a separate special features menu with the trailer and the behind the scenes video on it. I would like to have a link to the directors commentary on that same Special Features page. But because it is an audio track of the main film, the only way I seem to be able to access it is in the audio setup page automatically generated for the film (track 1)
Is it possible to do this in this software? It seems like it shouldn't be a problem just to add a custom link but the interface feels very locked down.
Does anyone know where this stores the results?
I use this a lot and recently went to re-edit a video from some time ago. When I ran the Detector it finished immediately showing results. It must have got these from when I last edited the video, some weeks ago. I must have accumulated a large collection of these old Detections somewhere. I'd like to delete them.
I usually process my clips with Premiere Pro (output as MPEG2-DVD) and import them in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 as m2v files, which work perfectly
Recently I have processed HD clips on premiere pro (output as H.264) and I have import them in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 as mp4 files . However, the video jerks both when playing the timeline track and in the simulation mode.
I thank you in advance for your help
So, I am importing a video file (in MKV format) into Works 7 which has 2 audio tracks. For some reason, I am getting 1 audio track imported. I am new to this so maybe I am missing something. Any suggestions?
Which product do I need in order to create an ISO that I can then use with imgburn to burn DVDs and blu rays? I downloaded the trial version of Video Mastering Works 7, but that looks more like an editing program, like Adobe Premiere. What I need is not an Adobe Premiere but an Adobe Encore, in effect. Does this or any other tmpgenc product create ISOs?