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Can The Title Menu Be Made To Fade In And Out


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As e relative new comer to this forum i have what may seem a simple question.

I am in the process of transfering slides of a four year stay in the states to dvd.

So far the only real teaser i have run into is how to make the title menu fade in and out instead of just a sharp cane for the intro and to the individual groups.

Can it be done and if so how. Any help appreciated.

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As e relative new comer to this forum i have what may seem a simple question.

I am in the process of transfering slides of a four year stay in the states to dvd.

So far the only real teaser i have run into is how to make the title menu fade in and out instead of just a sharp cane for the intro and to the individual groups.

Can it be done and if so how. Any help appreciated.

 

If you are asking about the main menu background in DVDBuilder, I do not know of a way to directly fade in/fade out. However, what you can do is build your menu in videowave, output to a video file, and then change the menu background to that video. For example, place a short video clip or pictures on the video track in Videowave. Add a dissolve transition to the beginning and end of the clips/pictures (ensure the duration of the total clips/pictures and transitions do not exceed 30 seconds). I would also suggest you add the background music you want to the audio track and adjust as necessary to coincide with the clips/pictures. When complete, do a File\Output Production to..\Video File and select DVD Authoring and Best Quality. Give it a name and location to save it to and then render the file.

 

Now, in DVDBuilder, replace the menu background with the video file you just created in videowave.

 

Hope this helps. If this is not what you want to do, please post back with some more specifics.

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Great Googly Moogly Merv, great reply for this OP's problem. Works like crazy !!! Seems to me I had seen this same question asked on the old forum. That's how I got started doing what you suggested.

 

Frank........

 

I appreciate the feedback Frank.:) I rarely use the "canned" menu themes because I like to customize them to go with the theme of the project. Even a simple textured panel inserted into videowave, set the duration to 30 seconds, and apply a pan & zoom creates an interesting background in motion yet is not distracting.

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If you are asking about the main menu background in DVDBuilder, I do not know of a way to directly fade in/fade out. However, what you can do is build your menu in videowave, output to a video file, and then change the menu background to that video. For example, place a short video clip or pictures on the video track in Videowave. Add a dissolve transition to the beginning and end of the clips/pictures (ensure the duration of the total clips/pictures and transitions do not exceed 30 seconds). I would also suggest you add the background music you want to the audio track and adjust as necessary to coincide with the clips/pictures. When complete, do a File\Output Production to..\Video File and select DVD Authoring and Best Quality. Give it a name and location to save it to and then render the file.

 

Now, in DVDBuilder, replace the menu background with the video file you just created in videowave.

 

Hope this helps. If this is not what you want to do, please post back with some more specifics.

 

 

Many thnks for your reply. Have not tried it yet but looks as if it will do what i want to do.

First time i have used these forums and am impressed by the support.

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Many thnks for your reply. Have not tried it yet but looks as if it will do what i want to do.

First time i have used these forums and am impressed by the support.

 

Your welcome. You are not limited to the themes that are included with DVDBuilder for the menu background. You can use any still picture or video clip to customize your project.

 

Let us know how you make out.

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