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Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus

Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins a… Show More

Encore CS5 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus

Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Encore CS5 Essential Training
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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
    2. What is Encore?
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    4. Reconnecting unlinked media
  2. 16m 10s
    1. Project overview
      1m 12s
    2. Importing content
      1m 55s
    3. Using included content
      2m 2s
    4. Adding a menu to a project
      2m 42s
    5. What are timelines?
      2m 3s
    6. Creating links and navigation
      3m 13s
    7. Exporting
      3m 3s
  3. 21m 28s
    1. Understanding disc formats
      3m 7s
    2. About television standards
      1m 40s
    3. What is transcoding?
      4m 47s
    4. Exporting video for Encore
      2m 39s
    5. Bits vs. bytes
      2m 3s
    6. The importance of bit budgeting
      1m 46s
    7. About pixel aspect ratios
      2m 52s
    8. About overscan and safe areas
      2m 34s
  4. 13m 5s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 57s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 44s
    3. Importing assets as Encore objects
      1m 35s
    4. Using the Project panel
      3m 49s
  5. 16m 47s
    1. Understanding menus
    2. Creating menus with the Library panel
      4m 37s
    3. Editing menus
      3m 41s
    4. The Menu Viewer vs. the Menus panel
      1m 20s
    5. Creating motion menus
      4m 16s
    6. About submenus
      2m 13s
  6. 20m 34s
    1. The anatomy of a button
      3m 42s
    2. Creating buttons
      1m 55s
    3. Editing buttons
      1m 24s
    4. Viewing and adjusting button routing
      3m 27s
    5. Creating video buttons
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding subpicture states
      1m 45s
    7. Changing subpicture colors
      5m 2s
  7. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Monitor
    2. Creating chapter markers
      3m 18s
    3. Setting poster frames
      3m 38s
    4. Creating chapter points automatically
      1m 47s
    5. Editing video in the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. The Timeline Viewer vs. the Timeline panel
      1m 22s
  8. 8m 9s
    1. Creating navigation with the Flowchart
      2m 45s
    2. Setting a "first play" object
      1m 12s
    3. Auto-selecting button names from links
      1m 20s
    4. Creating user permissions for a disc
      2m 52s
  9. 11m 13s
    1. Creating and adjusting text
      4m 5s
    2. Applying styles
      2m 27s
    3. Automatically arranging objects
      1m 8s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 33s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Introducing slideshows
      4m 45s
    2. Adjusting slideshow properties
      3m 26s
    3. Adding motion and transitions
      4m 26s
    4. Syncing slideshows to audio
      3m 20s
    5. Slideshows and bit budgeting
      1m 33s
  11. 6m 43s
    1. What is a playlist?
      3m 45s
    2. Using chapter playlists
      2m 58s
  12. 17m 25s
    1. Using audio in Encore
      1m 47s
    2. Adding audio to a menu
      1m 1s
    3. Allowing users to change languages
      6m 27s
    4. Creating subtitles
      2m 8s
    5. Importing and exporting subtitles
      2m 47s
    6. Changing subtitle color
      3m 15s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. The power of end action overrides
      2m 52s
    2. Using replacement layers
      2m 4s
    3. Looping motion menus
      3m 7s
    4. Replacing a menu
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a chapter index
      2m 32s
    6. Using photos as subpictures
      4m 59s
  14. 12m 41s
    1. Creating "Easter eggs"
      2m 13s
    2. Making games
      2m 13s
    3. Using menu transitions
      1m 49s
    4. Using subpictures as art
      3m 22s
    5. Creating a video menu
      3m 4s
  15. 5m 17s
    1. Why use Encore as a presentation tool?
    2. Creating slideshows with manual advance
      1m 35s
    3. Creating captions on slides
      1m 29s
    4. Adding data content to discs
      1m 36s
  16. 11m 37s
    1. Making menus in Photoshop
      1m 42s
    2. The button set codes
      1m 41s
    3. The subpicture highlight codes
      1m 18s
    4. The replacement layer code
      2m 34s
    5. The video button code
      1m 42s
    6. The submenu navigation codes
      1m 38s
    7. Using pre-built menus as templates
      1m 2s
  17. 7m 33s
    1. Introducing Blu-ray discs
      2m 55s
    2. Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
      2m 59s
    3. Previewing pop-up menus over a timeline
      1m 39s
  18. 11m 5s
    1. Encore's automatic letterbox
      2m 27s
    2. Checking your project for errors
      2m 18s
    3. Outputting to disc
      2m 40s
    4. Creating Flash web sites
      3m 40s
  19. 5m 36s
    1. Duplication vs. replication
      2m 8s
    2. About copy protection
      1m 6s
    3. About region encoding
      1m 9s
    4. Fixing the audio_TS problem
      1m 13s
  20. 4m 54s
    1. Importing sequences from Premiere Pro
      1m 42s
    2. Creating motion menus in After Effects
      1m 49s
    3. Making buttons and subpictures in After Effects
      1m 23s
  21. 24s
    1. Goodbye

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Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
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Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Encore CS5 Essential Training

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In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding television standards, transcoding, and pixel aspect ratios
  • Building multipage menus
  • Creating motion menus
  • Adding and linking buttons in menus
  • Inserting chapter markers
  • Defining user permissions for a disc
  • Adding text
  • Using audio in Encore
  • Looping menus
  • Transitioning between menus
  • Outputting to the web with Flash
  • Integrating with Premiere Pro and After Effects

Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus

So let's look at Blu-ray pop-up menus. A pop-up menu is something that is a menu. It pops up while you are watching your content. So let's say while you're watching a movie, you can click the pop-up menu button on your remote while you're watching your Blu-ray disc, and the menu, like this, will just pop up over the screen. It's really convenient, because if you're want to change the language, or change some aspect of it, or even watch something else, you don't have to stop watching what you're doing and go back to the main menu to do it. Another cool aspect of this is that the pop-up menus are semi-transparent.

Now, I've created this really weak, pathetic pop-up menu here. And it's important to know the background is not significant. I would love to add some pizzazz here, as is my tendency, but it doesn't matter because all that's left when you create a pop-up menu and it pops-up is the buttons. That's all that matters. The background is irrelevant and Encore will just toss it away. So we have our pop-up menu here. Let's go back into Encore and see how this works. I'm going to right-click in the Project panel. I'm going to import this as a menu, actually.

If we know what we're doing, we've planned ahead, and we can just go ahead and import it as a pop-up menu and save ourselves some time. But if you forget to do that, if it's kind of a new process for you, not figuring out what to do, I'll show you how to convert a regular menu into a pop-up menu. So I'm going to import this as a menu, go to the PSD Files folder in our Media files, and I'm going to choose pop-up menu.psd and click Open. You'll notice if I click on my pop-up menu, I see the dimensions, 1280x780, also my footage and timeline are 1280 x 720 as well.

With all those sizes going around out there with Blu-ray, you want to make sure that your pop-up menu and your Timeline are going to be the same pixel dimensions. Now, to convert this to a pop-up menu, we need to click the menu to select it in the Project panel. Go to the Properties panel of the menu, and there is a Pop-up tab. So click on the Pop-up tab, and we could simply just click Set as Blu-ray Pop-up menu. And there you go. And as mentioned, as soon as we do that, the white background is gone, and we can even see the semi- transparency in these buttons. The way that this works is that pop-up menus need to be associated with timelines.

So we connect the pop-up menu to the timelines because the menu goes up over the timeline, so a rather peculiar relationship that we don't have with DVDs. So I'm going to go ahead and click on the timeline in the Project panel to select it. And then when we were looking at the Timeline properties in the Properties panel, we have a Set Popup Menu dropdown. So I'm going to drop this down and choose Pop Up Menu. This is not typical. It's not usually called Pop Up Menu, but I actually called my pop-up menu Pop Up Menu. So that's what I'm going to choose here: Pop Up Menu. And then, we have now associated this pop-up menu with this Timeline.

So what's the deal? Where is the background? Well, previewing a pop-up menu is a subject in and of itself. So we'll look at that in the next movie.

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Q: On my version of Encore, I have the dropdown menu to select templates for making buttons and making a menu for my videos. Unfortunately, the menu only shows the General choices. I don’t have the weddings, cartoons, etc., templates available that are supposed to come with Encore. Why is this, and where can I get these templates?
A: In order to get the extra Encore templates, you'll need to get them from the discs that come with Encore, or the additional download where you downloaded Encore. Adobe makes this a separate download/installation because the files are very large (several GB).





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