91. DVD Authoring
• Create a DVD menu and export for DVD authoring
• Use Encore to build buttons and loop menus
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May 31, 2009
Tutorial Notes:
This Tutorial covers the authoring basics for Encore but the same principles will work when using other DVD authoring tools like DVD studio Pro.
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627 Responses to "DVD Authoring"
Carmen
06/30/2014
It appears that the format MPEG2 DVD no longer exists in After Effects CC. Any suggestions to another formatting option to create a DVD/Blueray?
Jay Rus
11/23/2013
great tut man kipup the goog
d wrk, thanx very much
Sean
11/11/2013
When you draw the rectangle shape around the button in Photoshop you say "make sure this option is selected" and you put the mouse over an option in the menu bar. However, in my version of Photoshop it is not there. What is this option and is there another way to turn it on?
Anthony Damiro
09/17/2013
Do you have the tutorial files available?
Darren
03/06/2013
Great video, my brain is hurting there's so much info there. One thing I CANNOT do and I might have missed it in the video is how to set the loop point. I'd really appreciate your help. Cheers, Darren
Memix
02/04/2013
And how do i do an HD DVD Menu and Film,also a blu-Ray; (Somebody Answer Please!)
Jason
10/14/2013
Sadly dvd is 480p there is no HD for DVD. BluRay is 1080p
Noah Max
01/29/2013
Fantastic! Have used this twice now for projects and love it to bits. So useful. Thanks VC!
Gabe
12/20/2012
What's up with the last like 20 seconds?
Re:Gabe
07/11/2013
a distraction
Brandon
12/02/2012
This worked great when I put it in to the DVD player except for one thing, I could
only go to the menu by clicking the "title menu" button on the remote instead of "menu". It's fine for me, but I'm going to be giving other people the DVD and they probably would think there's something wrong with it. Any suggestions?
BlackSkyyyPictures
10/29/2012
You are fu**ing awesome!!
I leared so much in all of your Videos! I love you!
You are really awesome! Thank you
Steve
10/12/2012
my movie renders to mpg not m2v. How do I fix it?
Samuel
09/17/2012
I only use iDVD but this is sooo much easier
ManuelNeko
09/02/2012
Muchísimas gracias :D
Joshi
07/06/2012
WOW GOTTA USE THISS!!! thx michael!
seth
06/21/2012
WERE DO YOU GET PS AE AND EN
Shay
07/31/2012
You buy it.
Pedro
06/14/2012
I donde have MPEG2-DVD available on my render output :S :S ??

Still I really need help here.
I have a problem here.. I making a DVD menu with 5 submenus, each submenu with 3 diferent videos. DVD menu works fine but when building my disc I lost a lot of quality.
I did my menu designs in photoshop and muy videos are .mov 1440x1080. I have tried different way but cant get a good quality. Example, my logos from my psd desing looks very pixelate.. any idea? please help I´ve been searching in the web but no answers :S
JJ
05/31/2012
wonderful tutorial videocopilot, thank you for the smooth take off and the safe landing
LIFE SAVER!!!
05/24/2012
How awesome are you sir! Saved me twice!
Curt
12/19/2011
Funny helpful tutorial! Thanks man!
Tyler Spaid
12/15/2011
HELP! PHOTOSOPS NOT IMPORTING MY BUTTON!!
John5
12/02/2011
beautiful tut Andrew! It really helped me make my dvds for my client...I appreciate your help :D What were u saying about Johny5 at the end? I'm interested to know...one of my favorite characters
freakyone98
11/11/2011
how did you make after effects black at the beginning?
Harvey Rothman
10/21/2011
How do you link buttons to chapters like a scene selection? Please Help! BTW Great Tutorial!
cyberspeed
10/12/2011
Excellent tutorials "Pilot" I'm your copilot, and I've got a question? Do you need a specific DVD type to burn on? I've done everything to the letter, but it ain't burnin, GRRRRRRR!!!!!
Nthdegreektm
09/10/2011
we(Nth Degree VFX Studio PVT.LTD) have made some demo videos of Visual effects. Please Check it out on www.youtube.com/nthdegreektm
sami sunkar
09/09/2011
thanks i like it
Aaron F
08/17/2011
Hi, for some reason on my menu whenever I move to a different button the music starts over again, any ideas how to stop that happening?
marcus
08/10/2011
hey guys, can you tell me how i can get adobe encore cs5.5 coz i can't find it @ adobe.com, please help. I JUST NEED A TRIAL, but its so helpful, i have done a project and i wanna send DVDs to my friends, so i have to make my dvd look more professional( cinematic ) btw Andrew GREAT TUT as usual

Thanks
John Schwab
08/07/2013
actually, Encore comes with Preimere Pro.
dan
09/16/2011
I believe that it comes with after effects and permiere
Simon
07/20/2011
what to do, if your fotage's frame rate is 25 fps? it would go faster or slower when burned to the dvd? right?
Alex
06/25/2011
Many thanks dude, very nice tutorial!
Keen Eye2011
06/23/2011
You saved my tail with this one. Whew...thank you so much.
video master
06/18/2011
thanx so mush andrew you are the best
Grace Scott
06/17/2011
Thanks Andrew. I have moved past the beginner videos and appreciate the more intermediate and advanced material. PS. You and your wife are so cute!
Noah
06/10/2011
Awesome tutorial thanks for the help. I do have one question. HD footage (1920x1080) is in the DVD standard 16:9 aspect ratio correct?
Raphael
06/09/2011
Where are project file?
Thenumernabis
06/03/2011
Fantastic tutorial!!! :D

ibrahim
06/02/2011
hello this is a great video but when i click on liner light nothing changes for me
Mason
05/07/2011
I follow you exactly until we get into encore, and when i click "new menu" it brings up a template instead of a blank menu like you get. It's really aggravating, plus this is a project that is due immediately. Please Help
brian
05/30/2013
I get this same issue, hwta gives. In ANdrew's example there is nothing next to "Set" in the library. I can't drag my main menu into the window. HELP PLEASE!
Josh
04/20/2011
Amazing Video Andrew loved it! It help's alot for the future! :D
Joe
04/20/2011
What was the purpose of designing in d1 square pixel instead of DV wide screen?
Jason
03/22/2011
Andrew, this is by far my favorite tutorial of yours. You did a great job on this, as in all of your tutorials, bravo man. You have my highest respect in video editing.
dre
03/19/2011
hi great tutorial, but i dont have some much options at the render, hell i can't even chouse for mpeg2 at all, i use cs4 so donno.
drulte
03/15/2011
Awesome tutorial... helped alot :D
Mic
03/13/2011
hey everytime i do that twich effect i get a videocopilot.net text at the top of the video.how can i turn it off its annoing
Rhic
04/05/2011
because it's a demo version... go buy a full version from this site...
lucas vmk
03/10/2011
would be very good for some tutorials translated into Castilian ...
also thank

lukas VMK from Argentina
SS
03/07/2011
Amazing tutorial!! It helped me so much with what I needed to get done! I'm so glad you guys are providing this great service! Thank you!
Luke
03/06/2011
I am am in the process of creating a DVD and am using encore. How do I keep most of the quality of the video, because after playing around with the DVD settings and pre-sets in encore, I am still getting a finished product that lacks quality and looks bad.

Please help me
Leon
03/11/2011
Hey There, You should export using Lostless settings and highest quality, Than Compress it using an sepreate compressor, like Adobe Media Encoder
ibrahem
03/01/2011
Excellent supplement to the DVD tutorials on the "Serious Effects
KELVIN KONGOJOLE
02/26/2011
Hi! Andrew am Guy from Tanzania East Africa. God Bless you friend for help us for free no one like you.
Greet tutorial Man thanks so much... ASANTE!! i mean thanks in swahili Language. Big upppppp Andrew.
Aaron Tennant
02/25/2011
Great tutorial like all your others. Also I love the last 20 seconds or so, your rambling about film called short circuit, which I may well but as a result. You should receive commission...

Anyway cheers for the hard work, keep them coming
sammy
02/24/2011
after effects is awesome for everything else. but i think ill just use my old program, pinnacle studio for dvd ,menus. just seems easier. idk
Awesome tutorial though!
ILAN
02/22/2011
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the explanation of the professional and courteous.
My first DVD was released thanks to you
To tell the truth - all I know about the after effect is only from VIDEO COPILOT.
Most of the TUTORIALS I'm done.
Results are very respectable, and receive very good reviews from professionals
All thanks to you Andrew
After effect became my profession, and even my second wife
Thanks
Carl W
02/17/2011
Awesome work Andrew, you are the After Effects god ;)!
Aaresh
02/11/2011
Nice reference to Brave New World there ;)
DevilSpain
02/10/2011
lo de estas personas no es normal!!!
great ty again for tutorial
Christian
02/06/2011
Nicely done, and as always, I love your joking banter! :D
Sexto Sentido
02/06/2011
increible, son geniales!!!
jonah
02/04/2011
myne says no such format for mpeg2
Andrew B
01/28/2011
Help!!! When I click "Edit menu in Photoshop" it says "Could not edit in Photoshop. Photoshop does not appear to exist"! But I have Photoshop!
Please help!
Sean
01/23/2011
I don't know where I'd be without you Andrew. Your Awesome! Keep up the tutorials!
CH
01/22/2011
The tutorial is really good but i think you've done a mistake ! If someone is from Europe take as example me I won't be able to use the NTSC Tv Standard I have to choose the Pal Tv Setting unless neither the Tv nor the DVDs made in Europe will be able to read the file !
john
01/20/2011
i love this guys tutorials
Guaper
01/19/2011
excelente tutorial, me sirvio mucho para mi creacion de Menu´s con DVDLab Pro

saludos desde Mexico
Ian
01/14/2011
that was ace andrew good job mate and easy to adapt i love your tutorials
Juan
01/14/2011
This is one of my favorite tutorial. Tanks a lot Andrew.
Jona
01/14/2011
My English is very bad bud I understand you still, a very big Praise to you Andrew!!!
franco
01/11/2011
it's incredible videocopilot is the best tutorials page in the world. thank you
Jason
01/04/2011
Video Copilot is without a doubt the BEST website for movie software and tutorials. Some people pay for tutorials that would'nt even compare to your tutorials Andrew. Thank you!
Gold D Randy
12/26/2010
andrew my Sense.. :)
is the best..
awesomeeeee......
djarunagamage
12/11/2010
awsome,so cool this is very useful ...i am looking for these kind of effects for my work.....great job man..you are a kindly nice guy...god blesses you and all...greeting from sri lanka....
riva24zx
12/07/2010
Andrew... Andrew.. Andrew!!
what more can I say - Thx
Alonso Vilca
11/28/2010
Awsome, i just wanted to know if nero 10 can do this thing, because i cant find the loop option, not even a cheter option
Matt S.
11/17/2010
Hey. I have aLOT of quick films, and I think that encore would be great for putting them together! I just need to know the other method for making titles without photoshop. If anyone could help it would be greatily appreiciated.

-Matt
chen
11/17/2010
I have a question,Why don't some courses have the project document?
mohamad
11/16/2010
hi andrew .
exuseme how i create a button for subtitle so how can i choose subtitles ?
Rich
11/15/2010
Just finally got to a point where I want to burn a DVD for a Short Film I just finished and I stumbled all around for these horribly in depth tutorials that didn;t give any info until you dropped some $...

Then I rememebered VC...Awesome tutorial...I'm sorry for going elsewhere 1st...I have leanred my lesson :)
Thanks,
Rich
Benjamin
10/29/2010
Hi andrew i'm making a movie in adobe encore but cant put my subtitles in to it what can and should i do i want to do that when i press on button named danish then there will come danish subtitles in to my movies and so will i do whit the button english sry for my bad english
arif
10/24/2010
thank u so much....great work
modafa
10/21/2010
You can find Adobe Encore...in Adobe Premiere CS 4

!! i use adobe premiere CS 4 and Adobe After Effect CS 4
riva24zx
12/07/2010
!! i use adobe premiere CS 5 and Adobe After Effect CS 5
Jesper
10/16/2010
Very nice tutorial :D

But is there a way to create a scene selection and subtitle selection? :D
Prakash
10/14/2010
Dude! DVD Authoring tutorial, simply supper.. I like your products... But now I'm just in beginer stage... Any How... Thanks a lot for sharing this... Cheers..
BuBi
09/26/2010
here is my DVD menu ... THX videocopilot!! :)
http://www.vimeo.com/13180226
BuBi
09/26/2010
@Wesley
it is Adobe Encore
google it ... it is DVD authoring software ...
Bret
09/24/2010
Hi, LOVE your tutorials! I do have one question... when you where making the buttons you opened photoshop. I don't have photoshop and was wondering if I could make the buttons and stuff in my image editing program and then put the button and stuff in the folder.

Thanks, Brett
Wesley
09/24/2010
Thanks for the tutorial!

I've got one problem:

Adobe Encoder cs4

Where can I get it, I've got something called adobe media encoder, but it doesn't look like the one you are using.
Sylvester Monteiro
09/18/2010
Hi Andrew,

Your tutorial are mind blowing, excellent.I am editing on Liquid Edition 7.2 back home in GOA for almost 10 years. I have also ordered your products like action essentials, pro scores, sfx thru order no.67476 on the 16th as I am in Dubai on holidays i ordered thru my friend SV SV@atkinsglobal.com is ok to edit on LE or shud I switch over to some other editing software need your help.
Nareshkumar Rao
09/09/2010
Mind blasting Andrew, just Mind Blasting!
Andrew Crossland
09/07/2010
You've saved me with this tutorial. I would not have done well at university if it wasn't for this

Many thanks!
ZeroFoxtrot
09/05/2010
Hi, Mr. Kramer

First of all i love your AAE tutorials, thank you.

but where i can watch the full version of Recon Man III? XD!
Smokedogg
09/05/2010
Sorry...Nevermind
Smokedogg
09/05/2010
I agree with what HEM says about best method to create a DVD. Just the workflow, settings, compression, etc...

It'd be nice to hear from you too...
Reza
09/04/2010
thanks from Iran - Ahwaz.
thanks andrew.
Victor
08/21/2010
Mr. Andrew Kramer,

You are a life saver! I've purchased some of your products in the past, and I will gladly make a donation to Video Copilot once I get the money rolling! But in the meantime I would like to say thank you for all these wonderful tutorials. You are the man!
Luis Josue
08/19/2010
hey whats up andrew ... you r the man thanks for this tutorial it really help me... again thanks a lot keep it up !
Jonas Anders
08/11/2010
hello andrew...
i am from germany and i am 14 years old.
your toturial are very good but i see videos on youtube, they are better than yours can you please make a toturial with animate-transitions...
i hope you can help me..
Jonas Anders
Ambalaj
07/30/2010
You are the best video co pilot please stay around forever you are much needed and appriciated very good
HEM
07/28/2010
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for this tut, I learnt a lot. I am still not sure how to get best DVD output. I have seen compression method from Creative Cow but that is about lowering resolution for web I think. Can you do tut on this please specialy industry standard DVD quality output. is there any software which might do the job?

Hope to hear from you.

Regards

Hem
Rez EsQuire.
07/25/2010
What up Andrew. All your tutorials are great. This DVD authoring is my favorite makes me look professional to all my clients. I wanna know can you make a scene selection tutorial. I have tried almost 20 times and can not figure it out. Thanks for the Tutorial Andrew.
Narayanan
07/22/2010
Can this tutorial be downloaded. It is difficult to watch as buffring takes more time than video and the tutorial is intermittent
jarcas
07/22/2010
Thanks for the tutorial... Andrew...

u really help me a lot!!!

Mabuhay! :D
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