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  • Motion Menu Duration Problem

    Posted by Dave Friend on April 4, 2005 at 9:21 pm

    I am trying to create a motion menu with a duration of 30 seconds. But, after ‘Render Motion Menus’ completes, the menu is only 15 seconds long.

    The background is a still.
    The assets for the moving buttons all exceed the requested duration of 30 seconds.
    Duration = 00;00;30;00
    Loop Point = 00;00;00;00
    Loop # = Forever
    Animate Buttons is checked

    What have I missed?


    Roadkill replied 19 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • David Garrett

    April 4, 2005 at 10:09 pm

    What to do is to create a 30 second audio clip (no video)in your video editor or audio editor and then ramp the volume for the audio clip all the way down to 0% and then export the audio file, and then import into Encore and then drag and drop this onto your menu… this is just a workaround for the Default 15 second duration that Adobe have for some reason built into Encore (perhaps to stop viewers getting bored to quickly..LOL)
    But this does work…

  • Dave Friend

    April 4, 2005 at 10:36 pm


    Thanks for the work-around. (I hate work-arounds!)

    I don’t suppose you’ve found anyway to control the render settings for motion menus?


  • David Garrett

    April 4, 2005 at 11:03 pm

    Hi David

    How do you mean “control the render settings for motion menus”,

    this one has me lost here…LOL


  • Dave Friend

    April 4, 2005 at 11:32 pm

    [David Garrett] “How do you mean “control the render settings for motion menus”, “

    I mean the bitrate, gop structure… all the parameters that ‘transcode settings’ provide. Seems to me this might be important to folk who want to include moving video in their menus.

    (Is it me ? Or does the ‘quality’ of encore’s menu output kinda suck.)


  • Roadkill

    April 5, 2005 at 9:32 pm


    If you want control over how the MPEG-2 for a motion menu background is encoded you would need to use an external encoder (e.g. the Adobe Media Encoder in Premiere Pro or a 3rd party encoder like Cinemacraft Basic). The background video has to contain everything, including any full color buttons or video thumbnails. The only thing to be added in Encore is the subpicture highlighting. Adding anything else would force Encore to re-transcode the menu video.

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