Originally Posted by GodobeHD
I think we need people who have played with UleadMF5 a lot here to share with the best settings they have discovered to speed up the process. On some video clips it is just painfully slow, but on others it seems to fly thru. So far I haven't had much luck with MF5's chapter edit/add feature, it always got stuck for some reason. is there anyway to accomplish this outside of Ulead MF5? and including the Menu seems to boggle the process down as well. Also as some members here mentioned before, multiple video clips on the same dics don't seem to play properly on HD-A1/XA1. is that your experience?
Anyway, if you have multiple video clips, what is the most efficient and guaratteed-to-work way you have discovered so far for the authoring process in Ulead MF5? thanks much for sharing your tips.
On discs I've authored using menus, the process does slow significantly. I think the big reason may be the need to render several seconds of menu video to a lower resolution for each chapter. Also, when I did menus, I had some problems with the resulting discs not playing the first part of the video. It would skip roughly 3 minutes at the start. I believe this is simply a bug in MF5.
I create auto chapter markers, and this process always goes quickly on my sytems, so far anyway. This process goes fast even if MF5 thinks later that the video needs to be rendered (though it reports as 1920x1080i). I don't know of any program that will add chapters (in HD, anyway) outside MF5.
I haven't tried multiple clips on one disc yet. This is a very useful feature, if it works. I'll have to test it.
I'd like to give you settings that speed up the process, but outside the obvious one of checking the box that says don't reencode compatible video, I don't know of any. Some of my videos convert easily and some don't. I can't pick up on a pattern here. (Except in the case of the HD Getaways series, none of which will convert quickly or play well.)
What I am concentrating on right now is converting several videos that fit on single and double layer discs. I'm not doing much with menus, since all these shows are single episode programs, and using menus would just slow down the process unnecessarily. (Why bother to put a menu on a disc where there is only one show?) I have lots of material that fits this category. Doing something as simple as a demo reel, however, would require multiple clips on a disc, so if I needed that, it could be a problem.