menus and sub-menus (how to do ?)

I bought recently Nero 2015....after having been very desapointed by adobe Encore (you can do what you want but so slow and so complicated that you better forget)

How ever I do not understand how to create menus and sub menus in a simple and automatic way

My problem is very simple :
I have 24 clips (mpegs made with premiere pro )
I want to create one main menu with 3 sub-menus each of them containing 8 of my clips !
what is the protocol to get a main menu pointing to 3 sub-menus containg each of them 8 of my mpeg clips

I made the chapters by hand after creating 3 films ! but I don't belive that it doen't exist an easy and atomatic protocol
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    I don't know what type of disc project (BD, AVCHD, DVD-Video) you want but, assuming that the 24 clips are separate files, open Nero Video and select the appropriate disc project and import them. Select them all using standard Windows keystrokes and then click on Join. Add a chapter marker at the start of each clip within the single title you now have. In the menu editing screen, select Title and Chapters menu. The main menu will automatically only have the single title and there will automatically be more than 1 page in the chapters menus. The number will depend on the template you chose. In Customize, change the Spreading to Evenly.

    What you're going to have to do next is select advanced editing. then you'll need to resize a button to a size that will allow 8 buttons per page. After resizing, right click on it and select duplicate. Do that 7 times. Delete the other buttons that you didn't resize. Position the duplicate buttons on the menu page as desired. Relink each button to the appropriate chapter. You should then hae three chapter menu pages with 8 buttons on each page (I'm not sure about that. You may have to repeat the resize\duplicate on each page). Of course, you'll need to relink the buttons on the other pages to the appropriate chapter.

    Also note that you should do all your customizations in the Customize before going to Advanced Editing. We can talk about this more tomorrow. It's almost midnight here and it's time for me to hit it.
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    sorry for your nightmare ! thanks for your clear explanation, that made me solve easily what I did not understand and all works well !!
    I got lost as you will see in item 1 and 2 hereunder
    This so clear explanation should be added to the Nero documentation at the top of the menu chapter !!

    4 more questions :
    1)I was trying to use express (or détailed) édition to cumulate 8 sequences in one movie but I did not find any Join function,nor possibility to make more than one movie in a project

    2) I tried then to make 3 "films" where I had indicated the 8 chapters marks....exported in mpeg the chapters don't appear when I re-imported such films in a DVD menu project.
    Is there a possibility to import chapters that way ?

    3) Is it possible to save (back-up) the modified menus and sub-menus (i.e. 8 chapters per page) and to re-use them in a new project ? how ? where and under wich form will they appear ?

    4) I red about sub-sub menus ! how do you implement that ?

    thanks again . with my best regards
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  • I'm glad my explanation helped. Out of curiousity, when you created the first eight button page of the chapters menu, did it then create two more pages with 8 buttons or did you have to repeat the resizing/duplication for each page?

    item 1- If you import files into Make Advanced Movie or Make Express Movie and add them to the timeline, they are automatically joined.

    item 2- The best way to do that is, whenever you've finished editing and adding your chapter markers, click on Save, Save As, and save your project. That will save the project as a .nvc file. The next time you open Nero Video, you can either select Open Nero Video Project or, the project should show up on the lower left hand side of the screen under Recently Used. I don't think that chapters will show if you export the project to a video format file and then reopen it in Nero Video.

    item 3- After you have created your menus, click on the Save icon under the menu editing screen near the left side. You can then save the menu as a template.

    item 4- where did you read about sub-sub menus? Sounds familiar but I couldn't find anything in the manual about it.
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    hello ! thanks again :
    no the change does not apply to the other pages , but with the Ctrl key and clic on all buttons and texts you can copy all items from the new page to the others (and just add the right links)
    item1 : yes I tried that but you loose all the chapters !
    item2: yes that works
    item 3 : again a very good information, I thought that it was just the same as the other" save/save as" buttons. Good news : I will try to save my main menu and my 8 chapter sub-menu....and look if it applies to all three menus and sub-menus ...fingers crossed : I will experiment to morrow !

    item4: in an old nero vision 4 post in french
    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2...
    the post was on :http://www.commentcamarche.net/forum/...
    I suppose it still works in actual versions but how ??

    new item 5 : do you know how to create text, navigation and frame buttons ??
    for instance with photoshop ? if so, what formats, where and how import them ?

    with all my best regards
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  • In the menu editing screen, click on Customize. Then click on Buttons. Select the type of button you want and then select the specific style of button you want.

    I'll have to take a look at that Nero Vision 4 post. I think v4 is in Nero 8 or 9, and I have both but not on this computer.
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  • I didn't get the jist of the what was said in that forum, even using a translator.

    The most simple way of doing this is to start by using a disc project such as DVD, DVD-Video so that you start out in the Content screen. Import your videos but don't Join them. Add chapter markers to each video. then go to the menu editing screen. There will be a Main menu which has a button for each of your videos and a chapter menu for each video. I don't know if that's all you need. You will probably want to add a navigation button for each video you have in your project to the main menu and link it to the appropriate Chapter menu. This is only to get you started.

    I think there may be a way to do this starting in one of the "Make......" options but i'll have to take a look tomorrow.
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  • did not work on the subject to day !
    My question about buttons:
    I would like to re-use adobe Encore nice templates as backgroud for Nero (that works for fixed images but seems to have problems with video backgrounds) and also to try to make the nero buttons with same design as those of adobe ....
    I will try more with photoshop..and try to understand how they designed the images and how they change color when you select them !

    does Nero has a developper forum ???
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  • hourray !!
    I saved my modified menu and sub-menu as model
    then I applied it to my 8 joint films : it works fine and repeats the modification to main menu and to all 3 sub-menus!!!

    more I made a sub menu with only 6 buttons !!! super not only it made a second sub-menu ( with 2 chapters) but also asked me if they should create the missing arrrows (next) and did it alone super nice !!!

    I also imported clip arts (jpeg's) such as arrows or containers for images they become usable as buttons !!

    Nero products are much better than their documentation and tutorials !!!

    I just have to check how make new buttons changing with selection

    enthousiastc regards , without your clear expalnation I wouldn't have found half of the possibilities ....

    are you publishing tutorial ? if not you should !!!

    best regards
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  • I barely have time to help in the forum let alone publish anything. Nero has a plethora of features. On the down side, every version also has its problems and Nero AG is sometimes slow in correcting them.

    I don't understand your comment about making new buttons changing with selection. Please explain.
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  • when you select a button in a nero recorded menu the color changes ,

    I found the existing ones under the following directories
    nerovision/buttons/frameButtons or NavigationButtons or Text buttons
    Then I found out in photoshop that in fact there are more than one. png for each button

    ie The Set.01.cyan navigation buttons have 6 png (2 for each arrow )

    Set.01.cyan.next.png
    Set.01.cyan.next.sm.png
    Set.01.cyan.prev.sm.png
    Set.01.cyan.prev.png
    Set.01.cyan.ret.sm.png
    Set.01.cyan.ret.sm.png

    if you draw your own new buttons in photoshop with the same type of parameters (as in a nero model), they will work in Nero menus you just have to put them into the right Nero directory
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