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Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers

From: Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

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In this movie we will take a look at how to export your program to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers. So I'm going to go into my 13.5 sequence, and I'm going to enter it, instead of just select it, because I want to add some chapter markers. So we already know how to add markers, and you do this the same way. I'm just going to press Opt+M to both add a marker and open this dialog box. But instead of adding a marker or to-do item, I'm going to go over to this third tab, which is Chapter marker. And I'm just going to title this "Introduction" and say Done. And it actually adds a marker, plus it adds just this little orange ball that you just can drag for as long as the chapter lasts, which about right here is good.

Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers

In this movie we will take a look at how to export your program to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers. So I'm going to go into my 13.5 sequence, and I'm going to enter it, instead of just select it, because I want to add some chapter markers. So we already know how to add markers, and you do this the same way. I'm just going to press Opt+M to both add a marker and open this dialog box. But instead of adding a marker or to-do item, I'm going to go over to this third tab, which is Chapter marker. And I'm just going to title this "Introduction" and say Done. And it actually adds a marker, plus it adds just this little orange ball that you just can drag for as long as the chapter lasts, which about right here is good.

All right, so that's the introduction, and then I want chapter 2 to come right here. So we'll park here and press Opt+M, and we want it to be, "Chapter 1: Meet BD", I'm going to make sure it's a Chapter marker, and Done. And then again, if I want to I can go ahead and drag this over for as long as Chapter 1 lasts.

So Shift+Z, we can see everything here, and we have got our two chapters, very good. Let's go ahead and export. Now you can export right from within the project if you want, you don't have to go to the Project Library. So I'm just going to click on the Share menu, and this time I'm going to choose DVD. So again, we have our program here that we can see, and we have some information about it, and when we come to Settings we can configure a few things. Now these are certainly not your fancy DVDs that you would expect to create in a DVD authoring program, by any means. These are for quick and dirty screeners.

So the very first thing I want to choose is the Output Device. As you can see here, the only thing, I can choose right now is Hard Drive, because I'm working on one of the latest generation MacBook Pros, and it doesn't contain a built-in DVD burner. So I'd either have to attach a DVD burner to my system or what I could do is just create a disc image by selecting Hard Drive here from this menu, and then I could take my disc image to another system that contains a DVD burner and just burn it later. So we will go ahead and go down to Layers, and when we want to choose either Single-layer Double-layer or Automatic.

Most of the time you'll just want to leave it on Automatic. Now if you have a longer movie, you may want to force it to do a Double-layer DVD for higher-quality. If you leave it on Automatic, though, then no matter what type of blank you insert into your computer, a single layer or dual layer writable DVD, Final Cut will adjust to it accordingly. Okay, so next up is your Disc Template. You have lovely black or a lovely white. So as you can see, nothing very fancy here. However, you can also choose a background, and you know what, we just exported a lovely TIFF of our orange here in our last movie, so we'll just go ahead and choose that.

Now coming back up here, you can also choose what happens when the user loads the disc, whether it comes to a main menu or whether it plays automatically. So we will want it to go to the menu. And then under Markers, Use Chapter Markers as Subtitles. Since we went through the trouble of actually adding chapter markers, let's go ahead and check that box. So I'll go ahead and click on Next, and I can choose where to save the disc image. In my case, since I don't have a DVD burner attached to the system. Or if you did have a DVD burner built-in, you would just press a button that says Burn, which I don't have.

So I'll go ahead and just Save this out, and now I have got a DVD disc image being written to my Desktop that I can then bring to another system or to a DVD duplicator. Okay, it's done. I'll go ahead and just hide Final Cut, and you can see that this is my disc image.img file, so this is the file I would bring to another system to burn my DVD. So back into Final Cut, because I want to talk a little bit about Blu-rays. Notice that Blu-gray is not on this list automatically. I have to go to Add Destination, and then I want to choose Blu-ray, double-click, and now I can configure this menu.

So up at the top, once again, I have to go to a Hard Drive, because I don't have a Blu-ray burner in my system. And again, you have the choice of choosing whether you want single-layer, dual-layer or automatic, we'll leave it on Automatic, so Final Cut adjusts accordingly. And below that is the Disc Template and instead of just Black and White, we have Black, White, and then these other options here, so three more options. So I'll go ahead and just choose that one right there, and you can see that it has a little bit of animation to it. But notice that you can also even bring in your own background if you want, and it gives you the additional options of bringing in a Logo graphic and a Title graphic if you like. And then coming back up here, we can choose whether to come to a main menu or play the movie automatically when the disc is inserted.

And then of course, we can Use Chapter Markers as Subtitles again. And then right below that is a command where I can include a button to play loop my movie if I wish. So I'll go ahead and X this out, and we can come up to the Share menu. There's Blu-ray, here's the settings that I chose there, and I can go ahead and hit Next, and again, we would be doing a disc image that will be sent to my Desktop. I'll go ahead and Save that out, and I can bring that to another system if I like. All right so as you see, creating very basic screener DVDs and Blu-ray discs is a pretty easy process in Final Cut Pro.

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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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