I've used Ulead videostudio 8 for some years, home use, and twice a year I film the local amateur opera group and make a DVD for them.
Bought VMS 6.0 a few months ago and at first I couldn't get on with it. I've now done my first DVD but I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. I'm not used to using two programs to make a DVD, VMS 6.0 and DVD Architect Studio 3.0. I've got a DVD out of it but it seemed rather long-winded. I did this:
1. recorded three long scenes from 3 mini DV tapes, Acts 1, 2 and 3.
2. Added a few initial introductory titles, inserted a couple of spacers between the acts
3. saved the project to hard disc because I wanted to add some chapters in the DVD.
4. Used DVD Architect Studio 3.0 to add some chapters and a little menu system, and
5. Burned the DVD.
I like the ease of editing clips in the timeline in VMS 6.0 but it took ages to render the film as a .mpg in step 3 and then I had to wait while it rendered it again in step 5. In Ulead VS8 I could do it all in one go. Am I missing something? Is there an easier way?
Is it not possible to add chapters in VMS 6.0 and burn it straight to DVD?
I did search before posting this but couldn't find anything to help.
Many thanks. Phil.