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    Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters

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    Question Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters
    All,

    My goal is to create a DVD for a dance show that I recorded for a local dance company.

    Here is what I have done so far.

    1. I have imported the recording from the camcorder into iMovie
    2. Added chapter markers at appropriate points as needed.
    3. 'Exported' the movie in the HD 1080 format
    4. I see the .mov file in the destination folder and can play it through QuickTime and see the chapter markers as I setup.

    I now need help with the next step of creating/authoring the DVD. I have downloaded the iskysoft DVD creator app and am trying to use it to create the DVD. I can import the movie into iskysoft. While I can play the entire movie, it looks like the chapter information is not getting carried over.

    I have tried to create the menu, and see the beginning of the recording. I cannot seem to manually add the chapters even i wanted to manually do so all over again.

    Any suggestions ..?

    If iskysoft is not the best product for what I am trying to do, is there an alternative I can use on a trial basis. I am not opposed to buying a product. I just want to make sure it works and does what I want before I invest.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters
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    Have a look at Burn. It has DVD themes and using Menuedit from the extras menu on the website you can create your own.

    One thing to note, due to the limitations of the format your finished DVD won't be HD
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    Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters

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    Tried a few different DVD authoring tools, none really offered the capability to pick up the chapters as recorded in iMovie or intuitively manually add them in. Most required me to break the recording into individual section and repackage them again. Sees a little counter intuitive to me .. but hey .. life goes on.

    Consider this sacrilege, but I went back to Movie Plus on the PC and got the job done .. :-(

    Nick

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    Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters
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    iMovie was originally designed to use iDVD for burning DVDs, and discs burned that way would show the Chapters. I've just tried Burn and Toast, and neither show the Chapters.

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    Software for Authoring DVD with menus and chapters

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    Unfortunate ... looks like DVD's are going to be obsolete soon.

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