View Full Version : Suggestion for DVD authored menu screen
November 6th, 2007, 04:51 PM
In TVS, the menu screen template generates 12 text buttons.
It would be nice if instead we could use the editing interface to select our favorite video frame to become the scene play button, with text below the picture. And in this case, we would like an easy way to have fewer larger pictures, rather than 12 tiny ones most of which may be blank. Most often I actually use 2 or 4 when authoring in Nero Vision.
November 6th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Choose a different template.
scroll down to the menu options section on this page.
You can select which template to base your menu on. VideoReDo comes with default menus for up to 4, 6 and 12 title DVD in both 16x9 and 4x3 aspect ratios. When you create your own custom templates they will appear in this list as well.
You aslo have the option to insert an image as the background for your DVD menu.
Change Background: Press this button to select from one of the following background options:
Select solid color - Change the background to a solid color
Select image - Let you choose an existing graphic file (.bmp, .jpg, .png, .gif, etc) to use as background.
Grab video frame - Using a slider you can move through the currently open video to choose a specific frame a background. Note, since navigation is simply via a slider you won't have full access to the VideoReDo navigation controls.
Paste from clipboard - If there is a graphic object on the system clipboard this option will be available. If you plan to use a frame still as a menu background, you may want to capture an image to the clipboard (http://www.videoredo.net/tvshelp/source/DlgFrameCapture.htm) before starting the DVD authoring process.
November 6th, 2007, 11:18 PM
>You aslo have the option to insert an image as the background for your DVD menu.
Indeed. Of course an image background is not the same as images for the menu buttons.
Actually, I don't find this customize menu dialog in the TVS demo, but that's likely my operator error. After loading a video I click create DVD, and in menu options I see the customize template button, and on this the change background button, but that doesn't offer the option of grabbing a video frame on the fly. None of it looks like the documentation in the link that you provided for DVDProjectCustomizeMenu.htm
But anyway, the core suggestion was for a feature that lets us grab an image via slider from the current video, and use that image as a menu button, with text below that image.
November 7th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Click the Change Text Button.
You'll see options for menu background.
Of course an image background is not the same as images for the menu buttons.
I hear you. Just providing workarounds within the scope of what's currently possible.
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