This is Part One of my tutorial in which I show you how to create a DVD that has Menus, Sub-Menus and Navigation, using DVD Architect Studio and Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.

**Part One may seem boring, however it is important if you have little experience with making DVDs. Undertanding the theory makes practice all the more easier to comprehend.

There is quite a bit to learn when making Menus that are linked to further menus in a DVD. Personally it took me quite some time to get the hang of this, but once I did, it became relatively easy and enjoyable. Making "proper DVD's" is a very time consuming process that requires a lot of patience, creativity and planning.

There is a great feeling of satisfaction when you finish burning your own homemade DVD and watch it back on a TV - well worth the effort. If you ever make a DVD for someone as a gift, that contains fully functioning menus, people will definitely be impressed.

You can use the exact same process for making a BluRay Disc also.

This is a follow up to a Two Part Tutorial I made, showing how to make a basic "primitive" DVD with no real menus. Here are the links to the original videos:

How to make a Basic DVD Part 1 using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 & DVD Architect Studio 5.0
How to make a Basic DVD Part 2 using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 & DVD Architect Studio 5.0

Special Update - please read

Personally, I think the best way to make DVDs and BluRay Discs with Movie Studio and Vegas Pro, is to learn the "manual old fashioned way". This gives you maximum control over all settings and features. I have written an article in the FAQ section which explains the full workflow for preparing a video in Movie Studio or Vegas Pro for DVD/BluRay Disc production. Please follow this link:
How do I render a video in Vegas Movie Studio suitable for turning into a DVD using DVD Architect Studio ?

Special Upgrade Deals - remember to buy the right version !

If you already own an older version of Sony Vegas Pro, Sony Movie Studio Platinum  or Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum, you automatically qualify for special discounted upgrade pricing if you purchase directly through the Sony Creative Software website.

Don't own Movie Studio Platinum yet and would like to start editing ?

Use the links below to grab your first copy of Movie Studio Platinum 13 or Movie Studio Suite 13 from Amazon or buy direct through Sony Creative Software now.

   

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