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:
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 ?
Where to buy Sony Vegas Pro or Movie Studio and how to Upgrade ?
You can buy Vegas Pro 13 or Movie Studio Platinum 13 direct through Sony Creative Software. If you have an older version of Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio and would like to upgrade, you automatically qualify for discounted upgrade pricing when you purchase directly through the Sony Creative Software website.