Panasonic EX77 chapter menu question?

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  1. Spender

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    I'm transferring a music video to dvd. I've made a copy to the HDD, and then divided the title into chapters (one for each song). So far so good. When I copy this to a dvd, I only have one item in the menu. When I hit the >> button, the newly made dvd advances to the individual chapters, but you can't see these chapters on a menu. I've tried copying by making a playlist first, but it didn't make any difference. Am I doing something wrong, or is there not a way of showing the individual chapters in a title or playlist as a dvd menu. (I can see all the chapters when I view the playlist on the hard drive). Ideally, I'd want to create a dvd where I could click on a thumbnail of each of the 12 songs on the dvd preferably each named with their song title). I copied from the hdd to dvd-R using high speed.
     
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    I cannot answer for the panasonic but:-

    if you reauthor the disk on your pc using TMPGenc dvd author by pegasys-inc , you will get chapter points on screen in the title menu , and you could title these chapters as you wish and therefore be able to select the start of each song under its own title , which is a way of achieving your goal

    hope that helps
     
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    To do it on the Panasonic, instead of making each song a chapter, make each song a Title by using the 'Divide title.' function.

    Select the original in the navigator and choose Option / Edit / Divide title.

    You can use your chapter mark to go straight to the division between the first and second song. Then divide.

    You will end up with two titles with the same name in the navigator.
    Drop down to the newly created title and repeat the procedure for the other 11 songs.

    Once separated you can rename each song as required... then burn to disc.
     
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    Just to confirm Gavtech's post. This is precisely what I do, and currently have in excess of 300 individual music titles each of approximately 4 mins. duration on the HDD (rapidly approaching the 500 title limit!) most of which I have archived to DVD-R as you wish to achieve.
     
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    I did the same with a marathon red dwarf session from dave on my sony 970b , divided into separate segments and recorded to disk , so yes this method should work too , and doesnt involve the pc software I mentioned , but that software method will also work

    so now you have two options to complete the task involved :)
     
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    It's just occurred to me to mention that when in the Divide Title screen, it is more controllable if you invoke pause. That way , when you use the 'Go to next chapter' button, it will navigate exactly to your chapter point and stay there... rather than running on... which saves you have to accurately locate it - or having an inaccurate divide point.
     
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    Thanks very much for the excellent and speedy help.
     
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    I have only had mine a week but had the same problem
    (had to replace my 3 year old tosh).
    The problem with divide is you can only do it once for each title(i think).
    You can make each chapter a playlist(single item on it's own) then rename it
    and burn them all to disc just like titles.
    The one thing i miss from the tosh was you could grab a frame as a
    background when making a dvd and display a title on the finished dvd.
    i.e music disc 10
    You only seem to get a crappy blue background with the panasonic,
    unless i have not worked out how to do it yet.
     
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    See the top of Page 61 of the manual for how to go about selecting alternatives.
     
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    I prefer ramjet's less unwieldy method of using a PC and TMPG DVD Author.
    I've used this method several times on compilation DVDs.
    Plus you get a LOT more options and end up with a much slicker presented DVD.
    The EX77, as good as it is is NOT a DVD authoring system.

    I find it cumbersome enough just to navigate what i've recorded on the EX77.
    I shudder to think what it'd be like with a 100 of music clips :eek:
     
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    Funny you should post this..I tried the method as recommended here, dividing the title, and it worked fine, but I was having a play about yesterday, and came up with the individual playlist for each chapter method too. It worked well, and I like the fact that you aren't chopping up the original title, losing a little footage each time. Both methods are pretty time consuming although I'm getting faster at entering title names now after all the practice.
     

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