Archive for November, 2005

DVD After Edit, DVDAfterEdit

27 November, 2005

I was recently very fortunate to receive an email from Larry Applegate who is the driving force behind the DVD AfterEdit software now, having bought out Trai Forrester’s interest. Larry invited me to use the software on the projects I do and I was thrilled to be a part of this development.

Simply put, DVDAfterEdit is a ‘post-build’ editor for the mac. It takes a VIDEO_TS folder from a built DVD and gives you access to every single feature, right down to the nav pack level, and enables you to alter each piece to make the project do things the authoring application wouldn’t let you do. You can also put right any mistakes you have made, such as incorrect button navigation, re-set the region coding and so on.

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Random playback, DVD Studio Pro scripting, random play all no repeat

27 November, 2005

Over the weekend I regained my broadband connection, having lost it for three to four weeks. Boy! What a lot of posts were on the Apple discussion forums for DVD Studio Pro when I looked there!

One that struck me as worthy of a detailed reply was asking about setting up random playback of all of the stories in the project, not repeating any of them. The user had 16 stories and was using DVDSP v4 (which made life easier).

When you do this kind of scripting, you need to do two things. First off, you’ll have to partition a memory register so that all of your clips can be ‘stored’ in either a played or unplayed state. Secondly, you’ll need to track which have played and/or keep track of how many have played.

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