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skarhead666
2009-11-18, 09:14 AM
I have some questions for someone who is familiar with Mac's and Adobe After Effects. I'm authoring, and re-authoring shows I filmed and would like some insight with menu creation. Mainly, I would like to add video footage into the menu's background picture.
Also, just any tips or tricks that a semi-noob could use to help me make a better finished product.
Thanks ahead.

AAR.oner
2009-11-18, 10:25 AM
never used Encore, but it shouldn't be much different than DVDSP...you can use a video asset as either yer entire menu background, an assigned area or drop-zone, or as a button

googling i found this link (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/EncoreDVD/4.0/WS4BCC1FEA-7C18-4ba2-9AFA-F37170BA3A6A.html)




another invaluable resource with tips/tricks/tutorials is Ken Stone's site (http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/fcp_homepage_index.html)...its mainly geared towards Final Cut/DVDSP users so the exact steps might be a bit different, but the concepts will be the same

saltman
2009-11-18, 01:08 PM
You can also use the mask tool in Premiere. Put the video under your photoshop file and mask out the are you don't want to have video in. Export and use in Encore just like attaching a raw video attribute.

skarhead666
2009-11-18, 04:13 PM
Awesome, thanks for the tips guys.