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 ?




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    Derek · 17:09 10/03/2017
    Hi Bob
    Most modern DVD and Blu-ray players, will play both NTSC and PAL format discs, in any country. Any modern computer or TV can definitely play either format.
    I think it will be OK to burn an NTSC disc and not worry about trying to convert to PAL.
    Where international customers [i]do[/i] have problems, is when the DVD is burnt with [b]Region Encoding[/b] that limits playback to only players from that region (1,2,3,4,...). The default setting in DVD Architect, burns all discs as Region Free, which means they will play in any DVD player from any region. So your NTSC DVD should play OK in an Australian DVD Player.
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    Bob · 15:14 06/03/2017
    Hi Derek, I am in the US, I am making a DVD of my lessons to send to a customer in Austraila. I am a bit confused as to which format I should use, NTSC 720x480 16:9 where it is being made or PAL 720x 576 16:9 where it will be viewed? Thanks for your time and videos.

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