OK, I think I'm missing an important trick here...
I'm still working on the same bloody project I've been working on for the last several weeks. Each time I've done it (and burnt it to DVD - thank goodness they're cheap) I notice something I could have done better, or want to include.
This time, I realised I'd omitted to put chapters in (silly, really, because as well as wanting to transfer VHS to DVD in order to preserve it, the other reason is to make it more accessible, easier to use. But I digress...)
So, I imported the project from Premiere to Encore and laboriously went through it putting in eight chapter points. So far, so good. In 'Preview' I can now skip from chapter to chapter.
But what I really wanted to do was a) to be able to play the whole DVD start to finish just by clicking on a menu button called 'Play All' (or whatever), and b) to play individual chapters, with the chapter returning to the main menu at the end.
I know this is thoeretically possible, having watched/listened to the excellent tutorial by Mr. Wigley. However, nothing I've tried - setting over-rides etc. - seems to work.
I notice, however, that the esteemed Mr. Wigley created his original project using a different timeline for each chapter, and he links timelines to buttons in order to create the desired effect.
I, however, created my original Premiere project using just a single, hour long timeline.
So, my questions are:
1. To be able to do what I want to do, can I only do it if each chapter is a unique timeline, or is there something I'm doing wrong?
2. If I do indeed need to turn my single hour long timeline into eight smaller timelines, is there an easy way in Premiere of going back to the project and cutting/pasting the original timeline into eight new ones?
Premiere Pro, Encore, Photoshop, Ulead VS6, WXP Pro, Core 2 Duo, 2GB, 2 x 250GB SATA3 drives, 2 x 250GB USB 2 external drive, DVD writer, GeForce 7300 GS 256MB
The biggest fool can ask questions that the wisest man cannot answer...