Originally Posted by mprusak
Reaper - Got the file and works great! Thank you so much for doing this.
Robbo - I really appreciate your instructions on how to add the audio and convert to dvd. I would have had no clue.
Others have mentioned adding fade (or other) techniques to transition from this. I would be really interested in learning how to accomplish this. If anyone can enlighten us computer-challenged people, that would be awesome.
I'd also like to learn how I could transition out of the intro and into a "Enjoy the show" type of screen and then again have a graceful transition out of that leading into the movie.
Is there an easy way to accomplish any of this?
What you are talking about is something you can do with a movie editor, like Roxio or Pinnacle or something. I took the raw AVI from blender and then imported it into the video editor. Added about 3 seconds of black before the animation, and then faded it to black at the end. You could then fade into another still image with your "Enjoy the show" screen as part of the same movie. Once you have the video how you want, export it to a high quality mpeg or something that you can then use with the audio for your DVD.
I have been running the (2) DVD player setup for a while now and it works great. I get the feature movie cued up on the main DVD player, paused at the start of the first chapter- then switch over to the DVD player with the intro. As previously described, I've created a custom macro to dim the lights, play the intro, and then switch inputs to the movie DVD and start playing.
It certainly can be done, it just takes some time and experimentation.