Making Video Discs : Using the Classic option to create video discs
Using the Classic option to create video discs
An alternative way to create a video disc is to use the Classic legacy workflow. If you are not creating a menu system, consider this legacy option.
* To make a video disc (Classic)
1 In Toast, choose Burn tab, and in the Burn Videos area, choose one of the following:
Blu-ray Disc (available in some versions only)
2 Above the Content Area, click the Switch to Classic button.
3 In the Output Settings area, type a title, choose a format, set your destination and number of copies.
4 Choose any of the following disc settings:
Menu Style: Choose a style for the menu background image, text, and buttons.
Quality: Toast must compress video to fit onto the disc. Choose the quality you want to have for the compressed video. Better quality takes longer to process:
Good: Suitable for simple video, such as people talking—fastest processing time.
Better: Suitable for most video—average processing time.
Best: Suitable for complex video, such as fast motion—slowest processing time.
Custom: To create a custom quality level, click Customize and choose the Custom option from the Encoding tab.
Auto-play disc on insert: Select this option to automatically play the first video, slideshow, or playlist when this disc is inserted into a player. The main menu is not displayed, but you can access it by pressing the MENU button on the player’s remote control.
Play all items continuously: Select this option to automatically play each video or slideshow on the disc without first returning to the main menu.
Include original photos: Select this option to include a copy of the original full-quality source photos from your slideshows in a separate folder on the disc. This folder will be accessible when the DVD is used on a Macintosh or Windows computer.
Include DVD-ROM content: Select this option to include additional data in the ROM portion of the disc. This data will be accessible when the disc is used on a Macintosh or Windows computer. For more information, see Adding ROM data to a video disc (Classic).
5 Click Customize for additional disc settings. See Video Disc Settings (Updated and Classic).
6 Add photo or video files to the disc by dragging and dropping them into the Content Area from your hard disk or the Media Browser.
7 Insert a blank, recordable DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
8 Optional: Change the destination recorder at the bottom of the screen.
9 Click the red Burn button at the bottom right of the Toast window.
Toast displays a progress bar and status information as it records your disc.
* To edit the TV menu button text or graphic for a video (Classic)
1 Select a video and click Edit, or double-click on any video.
2 In the Edit Video window, click the Text tab and edit the text.
3 To change the button graphic, choose the frame of video you want to use as a button picture.
Note: Press the Play button to play the video. When you find the video frame you want, click Pause. You can also drag the playhead back or forward to preview the video until you find the video frame that you want.
4 Click Set Picture.
5 Click OK.
* To trim or edit portions of video (Classic)
1 Select a video and click Edit or double-click on any video.
2 In the preview window you’ll see two Trim markers, which are small triangles below the video.
3 Adjust the Start and End markers using one of the following methods:
Drag the markers left or right.
Enter a time into the Start or End control and then click in the Duration box to reset the marker.
To make finer adjustments:
Click on a marker and press the right or left arrow keys.
Click the up and down arrows next to the Start and End controls.
The video between the Start and End marker is included on the finished disc. The area outside of the markers is excluded. The original video on your hard disk is unaffected.
4 Click OK.
Editing is nondestructive.
You can duplicate a video and have different trim marks for each copy.
* To set chapter markers (Classic)
1 Select a video and click Edit, or double-click on any video.
2 Click the Chapters tab.
3 Chapter markers can be set automatically or manually.
To set markers automatically, select Automatic. Choose one of the following from the pull-down menu:
None: Select this option to have no chapter markers on the disc.
Automatic: Select this option to use chapter markers set in iMovie. This option also assigns chapter markers based on scenes detected during Plug & Burn video import for DVD. See Using Plug & Burn.
Every # Minutes: Select this option to assign chapters at fixed time intervals.
To set chapter markers manually:
Select Manual.
Drag the preview playhead to the desired position.
Click the Add button at the bottom of the Chapters tab.
Repeat these steps to add additional markers.
4 Click OK.
5 To include a scene menu on the disc based on the chapter markers you have added, click Customize on the Options panel. Click the Menus tab, and then select Include scene menus for video. See Video Disc Settings (Updated and Classic) for more information.