Scripting

StephenMF wrote on 12/10/2018, 6:26 AM

I managed to start video at a certain marker with scripting.

But by default the video continues till the end. Is it possible to have the video stop when the chapter ends, and jump to a certain menu after the chapter ends?

I am creating an interactive disc, where you can choose to watch the whole video, only certain parts, and even choose to replay a chapter or continue to next chapter.
 

My understanding is that this is only possible with scripting.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction? So far i have only been able to find "beginner tutorials" on youtube ect.

 

Thanks.

Stephen

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Former users wrote on 12/10/2018, 7:11 AM

I believe it is covered in the online manual, but here is a quick synopsis. And here is a video
https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/menu-function--110013/

After you have imported your media, import it again. This time it will not import the actual video, but will make a second instance of it in the Project Overview window. Open the second instance timeline and change the IN point and OUT point for what you want this chapter to play. Then in your Menu, Link to this second instance. You want to give it a different name to make it easier to differentiate (like 1 chapter only or something). Change the END ACTION for each timeline to determine the next video (menu, chapter, etc)

You could do this with scripting, but this is much easier.