This guide will show how to craete DVD content without burning it to DVD. Reason for doing this is that Pinnacle Studio can have trouble to recognize some DVD Writers or because you might feel that burning with different sofware will gain better compatibility during playback.
1. Setup directory where DVD content gets created. Go to menu and select "Setup" / "Edit...". There select directory where you want to store your content (and temporary) files.
2. Create your project. Edit all you need to do, add DVD Menu, etc.... When you are done and ready to create DVD, select "Make Movie"
3. Select "Disc" option
4. Select "Settings"
5. Choose "Create disc content but don't burn" option
6. Under "Image folder" you can see where to look for files. As you can see, subfolder was created with your project name.
7. Click "OK" and click on "Create disc...".
This will start process of making content which has these steps
8. In project directory you can find temporary video, audio, menu files that were used to make DVD content.
9. In "Video_ts" directory you can find all the files that you need to burn with program of your choise. Since I don't
realy know what are "Anchor" and "Volume" used for I am not burning them.
For example to find how to burn with Nero try some of these Guides.
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Thanks for another great guide. I was having this exact issue! Just curious would it be the exact same method for a SVCD or VCD with menus? My pinnacle was giving me a lot of headaches burning my projects, but I couldn't figure out how to save for burning with another program.
In any case the DVD tips will be quite helpful~!
Realizing this is a guide, I'm not sure if this should be posted here but as it is mentioned that Studio 9 may not recognoize some DVD drives, where do I find a listing of supported drives. The link on the studio 9 page for compatibility does not give any useful information.
Another reason to burn an image like this is so that you can tweak the content before burning with some additional tools, or make extra copies at a later time.
To burn the image later with studio, choose the bottom button on the options tab ("Burn from previously created disc content") and let her rip. Studio will look for content in a folder under the Auxiliary file location with the same name as the project. I found that (with Studio8) it sometimes refused to burn if I'd changed the project at all.
For me, (w/ Pioneer A06) Studio8 didn't like burning more than 1 copy - there is a dropdown box there, but if I used anything greater than 1, the first would burn, and the 2nd would either burn forever (and not burn anything past the lead in) or just eject the disk after burning the lead in. I have theories on that ... but storing these images was easier. So far its seems that Studio9 seems to be missing a lot of the burning flakiness that 8 had - especially after the 9.0.5 patch. I havn't tried making copies yet, but I have noticed that it is a lot better about burning at the chosen x1/x2/x4 speeds.
Well it seems that Pinnacles burning engine is not the best. I would strongly recomend using butning tool that was bundled with DVD Writer. That is why it was bundled That application was developed to do one thing. Burning. So let it do it's job. Pinnacles application was design to do too many things and burning is not the strongest one :P
Originally Posted by drtrogg
It seems that this guide doesn't work with Studio 8.
Cause with Studio 9, I can preview the result with other DVD player software, while the result from Studio 8 can not.
Or maybe I miss some thing?
can any of you help me with Pinnacle.
I'm trying to make a DVD image so i can burn it later and it spends ages rendering the disk, then goes to creating the disk and then just stops.
If i then go to the folder where it created the files there is no Video_ts directory just a couple of .wav and .m2v files as well as some .bmp files that contain the menu.
Have i done something wrong or can i still put these onto a dvd.
i'd really appreciate any help with this ??
just tried this guide and pinnacle came up with this error message.
Error, Number of Pictures in GOP is more than 15 (PAL).
MakeVOBU returned false()
what have i done wrong?