Use Bluray Menu for DVD Menu -- Same Production

Eagle Six wrote on 9/20/2015, 3:36 PM
Most of my production are issued on Bluray Disc and DVD disc. Some of the menus are rather complex including a Scene Selection menu using Set In/Set Out Points.

The best way I have found is to save all the productions files in seperate folders, the Bluray rendered files in the Bluray folder and the DVD rendered files in the DVD folder. All the files are the same name except of course the file extension.

Once I have completed the Bluray menu, I copy the Bluray.dar to the DVD folder. Rename the Bluray folder to 'Temp-Bluray'. Then load up the Bluray.dar in the DVD folder. DVDAS5 can't find the files and I use the option to assign a different file, using the DVD rendered files in the DVD floder.

Then I make the necessary changes to the properties, and save this to DVD.dar in the DVD floder (later going back to rename the 'Temp-Bluray' folder 'Bluray'.

This works very well and DVDAS5 keeps all the markers, scenes, intros, audio, backgrounds, etc. in tact.

My problem.....When DVDAS5 prompts to replace the file it can't find, the display includes the path with the file name at the end, but the display width is so short, often times it will not display the file name it is looking for and there appears to be no way to scroll right to the end.

Anyone else experience this and have a method to see a long path and file name?

Thanks

Best Regards....George

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

Comments

musicvid10 wrote on 9/20/2015, 8:41 PM
Link a screenshot maybe?

Eagle Six wrote on 9/21/2015, 10:32 AM


The full path is: G:/Video/Matrix/Final Production/DVD Architect/DVD/

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

PeterDuke wrote on 9/21/2015, 6:52 PM
You could ask SCS to fix, but don't hold your breath while you wait.

Other than that you may have to keep your resources in folders with short path names.
Eagle Six wrote on 9/22/2015, 10:13 AM
PeterDuke, "You could ask SCS to fix, but don't hold your breath while you wait."

I agree, I'm old and already short of breath......


How about this follow-up question (work around other than shorter paths).....does DVDAS5 keep a log file, which I can read, listing the video/audio files added to the project in the sequence they have been added?

Best Regards......George

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

Arthur.S wrote on 10/12/2015, 2:07 PM
Unless I'm missing something George, you're making this over complicated. See here:
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/showmessage.asp?forumid=22&messageid=925966
Eagle Six wrote on 10/12/2015, 2:57 PM
Arthur, Thank You for the link. The replace function is easy and I used to do it that way (...and, still for simpler projects), but for this and similar projects, the difference is in keystrokes and mouse moves.

If I use the method described in my post I only have to replace 8 files. If I use your method using the REPLACE function, I need to replace 38 files (because the SetIn/SetOut function duplicates the original video and audio file). These are actually four files, but 38 references to those files.

Either way works (if I keep the file path and file names short).

Thanks Again, for taking the time to post your alternative method.

Best Regards......George

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16