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Creating DVD Studio Pro menus

From: Motion 3 Essential Training

Video: Creating DVD Studio Pro menus

So sending your Motion projects from Motion to DVD Studio Pro is as easy as just saving your file. If you don't already have it open, we are in the 06 Motion For DVD Studio Pro menu. Let's go up to our Project Properties under the Edit menu and check our Format, and yes it's set to the same present we have been using during this entries series, DVCPRO HD 720p24. This is in HD format. You can go ahead and click Cancel, and go up to File and make sure it's saved.

Creating DVD Studio Pro menus

So sending your Motion projects from Motion to DVD Studio Pro is as easy as just saving your file. If you don't already have it open, we are in the 06 Motion For DVD Studio Pro menu. Let's go up to our Project Properties under the Edit menu and check our Format, and yes it's set to the same present we have been using during this entries series, DVCPRO HD 720p24. This is in HD format. You can go ahead and click Cancel, and go up to File and make sure it's saved.

So hit Cmd+Tab and I am going choose DVD Studio Pro since it was already open. Now, I am in the extended format of DVD Studio Pro; now all you have to do is click Import to import your project. When you import a Motion project into DVD Studio Pro, DVD Studio Pro has to change this to MPEG-DVD. DVD Studio Pro has to change the format of the file from the Motion document to an MPEG-2 if you're using standard def DVDs. So if you notice, there will be an option here for status and under that it's yellow, meaning it's actually encoding this footage in the background.

To add this footage to a menu, all you do is drag and drop it. Hold for a second and wait for the pop-up menu to appear. Choose Set Background. Now you notice this footage is squished. So to fix that all you do is click on your menu and choose the Menu tab and under the Display Mode choose 16x9 Letterbox. Now I know it says Letterbox but when you actually go to play this back, depends on your DVD player settings as to whether or not it will displayed Letterbox or in fact Anamorphic.

So to preview that just go up to Simulate and under Resolution leave it SD but change the Display Mode to 16x9. Now, you'll notice it's displaying a full 16x9 image. So let's say you want to make a change. I am doing go ahead and close this. If you want to change your Motion project just go ahead and Ctrl or right-click on Asset and choose Open in Editor. Now understand, if you make any changes in your Motion project and click Save, when you jump back to DVD Studio Pro, it will have to re-import this footage and re-encode it to the MPEG format.

So the round-trip process between Motion and DVD Studio Pro is in fact quite similar to round-tripping between Final Cut and Motion, and it's still affords you the same flexibility to be able Control-click and bounce back and forth between each one of the projects, constantly remaining interoperable all most as though they were the same application.

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Motion 3 Essential Training

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  1. 6m 43s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Why use Motion?
      1m 49s
    3. Important definitions
      2m 22s
    4. Using the example files
      1m 40s
  2. 23m 59s
    1. Launching Motion for the first time
      2m 0s
    2. Understanding the Motion interface
      3m 21s
    3. Navigating the Canvas
      5m 26s
    4. Controlling the Timeline
      3m 29s
    5. Using the Toolbar
      3m 2s
    6. Setting essential preferences
      3m 37s
    7. Customizing your keyboard
      3m 4s
  3. 25m 20s
    1. Adding outside assets
      4m 14s
    2. Using Library content
      2m 56s
    3. Working with layers
      6m 59s
    4. Working with groups
      5m 33s
    5. Using blend modes
      5m 38s
  4. 35m 21s
    1. Adding and adjusting behaviors
      4m 2s
    2. Applying behaviors to layers vs. groups
      1m 51s
    3. Adding multiple behaviors
      4m 8s
    4. Adding parameter behaviors
      5m 30s
    5. Trimming and sliding behaviors
      9m 23s
    6. Animating stills with behaviors
      10m 27s
  5. 18m 45s
    1. Using the Record button
      3m 33s
    2. Adding keyframes manually
      2m 49s
    3. Manipulating keyframes with the Keyframe Editor
      5m 36s
    4. Combining keyframes and behaviors
      3m 10s
    5. Working with recording options
      3m 37s
  6. 22m 51s
    1. Adding and formatting text
      5m 56s
    2. Creating text on a path
      4m 16s
    3. Animating text
      4m 18s
    4. Using pre-built text behaviors
      2m 1s
    5. Using text styles
      4m 13s
    6. Creating your own text preset
      2m 7s
  7. 15m 59s
    1. Applying and adjusting filters
      7m 0s
    2. Applying multiple filters
      4m 16s
    3. Being creative with filters
      4m 43s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Understanding different types of keying
      2m 8s
    2. Pulling a simple key
      6m 38s
  9. 20m 27s
    1. Creating simple shapes
      6m 21s
    2. Adjusting shapes
      3m 1s
    3. Creating simple masks
      2m 33s
    4. Creating a tracking mask
      3m 24s
    5. Creating a complex mask
      2m 15s
    6. Creating image masks
      2m 53s
  10. 6m 48s
    1. Applying and adjusting generators
      3m 11s
    2. Generating a background
      1m 30s
    3. Generating a transition
      2m 7s
  11. 17m 33s
    1. Understanding particles
      2m 5s
    2. Creating basic particle systems
      5m 18s
    3. Making complex particles
      6m 13s
    4. Modifying particle behaviors
      3m 57s
  12. 17m 59s
    1. Replicating objects
      5m 6s
    2. Animating a replicator
      4m 32s
    3. Replicating a video file
      3m 31s
    4. Creating a lower third replicator preset
      4m 50s
  13. 14m 52s
    1. Painting in Motion
      8m 11s
    2. Sequencing paint stroke behavior
      3m 54s
    3. Applying paint dynamics
      1m 26s
    4. Painting from shapes
      1m 21s
  14. 25m 43s
    1. Using 3D space
      4m 52s
    2. Working with cameras
      3m 55s
    3. Using camera behaviors
      3m 41s
    4. Lighting a scene
      4m 56s
    5. Creating 3D text
      1m 53s
    6. Creating 3D replicators
      2m 27s
    7. Creating 3D particles
      3m 59s
  15. 14m 42s
    1. Applying Match Move: Four-corner pin
      3m 11s
    2. Applying Match Move: Transform
      1m 48s
    3. Working with stabilization
      2m 11s
    4. Retiming video
      4m 3s
    5. Retiming with behaviors
      3m 29s
  16. 11m 24s
    1. Adding and adjusting audio
      4m 51s
    2. Adding audio markers
      2m 56s
    3. Applying the audio parameter behavior
      3m 37s
  17. 7m 31s
    1. Exporting files
      2m 49s
    2. Creating an export preset
      2m 51s
    3. Archiving your project
      1m 51s
  18. 22m 25s
    1. Sending your project to Compressor
      3m 35s
    2. Roundtripping between Motion and Final Cut Pro
      7m 11s
    3. Creating drop zones
      5m 27s
    4. Creating templates for Motion
      2m 19s
    5. Creating templates for Final Cut Pro
      1m 14s
    6. Creating DVD Studio Pro menus
      2m 39s
  19. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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