Join Jeff Sengstack for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the Encore workflow, part of Up and Running with Encore CS6.
I'm going to explain the Encore CS6 Workflow. It's a fairly straightforward workflow that you'll probably follow it to the letter every time you make an Encore project. The first order of business is to import assets. And those assets include video files, audio files, images, and graphics, and as is the case with Premiere Pro, you are not moving those assets from one hard drive location to another, you're merely creating references to them. You can also dynamically link to Premiere Pro sequences from within Encore, and if you have the Adobe Master Collection or Production Premium Suite, you can also dynamically link to After Effects comps.
Once you've got your assets inside your project, then you create and edit project elements, and those project elements include Timelines and Slide shows. The Timelines have video and audio files in them, and the Slide shows have images and sometimes audio as well. Once your elements are in place, then you build menus. You can build menus from templates provided inside the Encore library, you can customize those templates, or you can build them from scratch inside Photoshop. Once you've created your menus, you need to link buttons inside those menus to assets, such as Timelines and Slide shows or other menus.
Now once you set up all your links, you need to preview your project. You can preview as if you're looking at a DVD on a television screen, or you can use an Automated process, and along the way you'll discover perhaps that you missed some links or you forgot to link certain things up, and that process will show you what things went wrong. But once you've got everything all set up, then finally you can Export your project, and there are three different ways that you can export it. You can burn a DVD, you can burn a Blu-ray disk, or you can create what's called a web DVD, or flash DVD, that runs inside a browser but doesn't need a disk. So we're going to go through all of these various steps inside this course.
- Creating a basic project
- Linking dynamically to Premiere Pro and After Effects
- Working with menu text and buttons
- Defining navigation and using a flowchart
- Previewing and testing a project
- Burning a DVD or Blu-ray disc or exporting a web DVD