This is an off-topic discussion of a previous thread...
The discussion was based on the fact that the DVD that I was creating had 71 chapters, I was using the Chapter mark function in Video Wave, and those chapter marks could be converted to chapter tags in MyDVD. (but when I created a BluRay disc using this method, the Audio/Video was out of SYNC) The proposed solution was to use videowave to export my entire production to a single 2h45m video file, and use that as the source for MyDVD.
The proposed solution worked, but as a side effect, I had to re-create all the chapter markings within MyDVD, because the ones that I created in VideoWave were lost then I exported the file as a single video file.
The off topic discussion was about "71 chapters is too many to have on a DVD."
Here's the logic behind the DVD with 71 Chapters.
I'm a parent of 2 elementary school children, who are participating in a talent show at their school. The School PTO has requested that I record the entire performance, and produce DVD's for other parents to purchase...this serves as a Fundraiser for the PTO, as well as a nice way for parents to get a copy of their children's performance in the talent show...without everyone having their own camcorder.
At the show, the PTO offered DVD's and BluRay Discs available for "pre-order" at a cost of $5 for DVD and $10 for BluRay.
The performance included 120 children in 71 individual acts. The Pre-order for DVD's was an extreme success, with 85 DVD's and 12 BluRay's ordered.
Now that I've got the Raw footage recorded, I just need to produce the DVD's and BluRays...
I used a Canon Vixia HF S200, which shoots 1080p at 30FPS (25mbps), and creates MTS files.
After the show, I drag all the MTS files to Videowave timeline, and begin editing...
I cut out all of the dead time, add a cool Animoto title slideshow, which contains still-pics and video clips from the evening...
Now I'm ready to create the chapters.
I should note that I use canon's 3second pre-record, so when I press the record button, the camera captures the three seconds before I pressed the button, and continues recording.
I wait for the MC to start... "our next act will be John Smith, playing the piano..." I press the record button just after she starts talking. I stop recording after the act is over.
To create the DVD, I simply add the Video clips to Videowave, and create a chapter point at the start of every video clip.
So each act gets their own chapter on the DVD. (Note that an act can have anywhere from one to many students)
I modify the "Talent show Program" to add the DVD chapter numbers next to their associated performance. I include a mini-print-out of the program in the inside cover of the DVD case.
I also go through the program, and pull out each kid's name, and the act (or acts) in which they performed.
I sort this list alphabetically, and print the Alphabetized list on the back cover of the DVD Case.
So the parents (or kids) can use the program to see which child is in which chapter,
or they can use the back cover to see the info in this format
Abby Micheals Chapter 02
Brenda Smith Chapter 07
Candice Johnson Chapter 10
Derik Jones Chapter 22
Eric Anderson Chapter 6, 12
Frank Rizo Chapter 18
Greg Parkins Chapter 71
Zoe Clark Chapter 10
I want to express a special thanks to Jim Harden, who has taken an interest in this topic, and is the main reason for this separate thread...
While I am very happy with the DVD's and BluRays turned out from this performance, I certainly realize that I don't know everything about the topic, and I'm very willing to take advice and learn from others who have more expertise than I...