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  • Black Thumbnails in DVD Menu Export

    Hi Guys

    Just had a strange problem burning to DVD from the Edius 4.61 timeline, no matter where I set the thumbnail button images to in the DVD menu editor they turn out as black thumbnails on the burned DVD menu & not as thumbnails of the selected part of the timeline. I have tried re-rendering the project & even opening it on another PC, but it still results in black thumbnail buttons.
    Any ideas?

    Regards

    Dave.
    Main Editor - Edius 8.53 AdobeCC Mini Monitor 4K Intel X99P SLI Intel Core i7 6800K CPU Gigabyte GTX980 SanDisk Ultra Video SSD 1XINTEL System SSD 16GB Kingston DDR4 2400 RAM VisTitle 2.8 Onboard Sound 10GBE LAN WIN10Pro 64bit

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  • #2
    try testing the VIDEO_TS in a software player such as PowerDVD or WinDVD to confirm that the problem is not unique to one player
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

    EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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    • #3
      Black Thumbnails in DVD Menu Export

      Hi Anton

      Thanks for the reply, I should have mentioned that I have already tried the disc on several Set Top players & also on a couple of PC's using different software.

      Regards

      Dave.
      Main Editor - Edius 8.53 AdobeCC Mini Monitor 4K Intel X99P SLI Intel Core i7 6800K CPU Gigabyte GTX980 SanDisk Ultra Video SSD 1XINTEL System SSD 16GB Kingston DDR4 2400 RAM VisTitle 2.8 Onboard Sound 10GBE LAN WIN10Pro 64bit

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      • #4
        Edius uses Quicktime player in some of the still creation processes, can you confirm that QT player is present and working correct

        do you see the thumbs while creating the menu, are the thumbs coming from the section in between a chapter that corresponds to the chapter

        example, chapter 1 still should come from a timeline section between the beginning and the first marker which is chapter 2
        Anton Strauss
        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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        • #5
          Black Thumbnails in DVD Menu Export

          Hi Anton

          QT is installed & is working fine on all PC's that this project has been tested on.
          Thumbnails are between mark in & mark out of the sequences used for the DVD, & they update correctly when in the DVD plug-in menu editor.

          DVD consists of a single menu page with 2 chapters created from 2 separate timeline sequences, ie Chapter 1 = Seq 1 & Chapter 2 = Seq 2 with thumbs set between the respective mark in & mark out points.

          All edits update fine in the menu editor & reflect in the burned DVD that is all except the thumb nails which are fine in the editor but black on the burned DVD.

          This has never been an issue before so it is a strange one.

          Regards

          Dave.
          Main Editor - Edius 8.53 AdobeCC Mini Monitor 4K Intel X99P SLI Intel Core i7 6800K CPU Gigabyte GTX980 SanDisk Ultra Video SSD 1XINTEL System SSD 16GB Kingston DDR4 2400 RAM VisTitle 2.8 Onboard Sound 10GBE LAN WIN10Pro 64bit

          Encoding - Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT Intel 4790K CPU Gigabyte GTX550Ti Gigabyte GTX980 Western Digital HDD's LG Blu-ray drive, 16GB Kingston DDR3 1600 RAM BMD Mini Monitor 4K Edius 8.53 Creative Cloud Win 10 64bit Pro
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          • #6
            can you do a quick test

            start a new project and add a minute of color bars in one sequence only

            add 3 markers and in and out, this will give you 4 chapter thumbnails, providing the following is ticked, see screenshot

            then burn the DVD and test

            I have not tested making a DVD with more than 1 sequence, maybe that causes the problem?
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            Anton Strauss
            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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            • #7
              This is not a new problem. The thumbnails sometimes do not "stick". This is especially true if you choose thumbails other than the default ones when you open the Edius DVDmaker.
              It can be maddening.
              One quick work-a-round that has worked for me is to change your thumbnails and then hit "Return to Menu". When asked to save, hit "yes". Once you back at the timeline, start the DVDmaker again. In essence, you've saved your changes to the thumbnail. Nothing is foolproof, but give it a try.

              jim
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              • #8
                Black Thumbnails in DVD Menu Export

                Thanks Anton/Jim

                Anton things work as expected with your test, however I seem to have resolved things with this project for the time being.

                On my sequence timelines I have other edits that I do not want to export these edits are towards the beginning of the various timelines the part I wish to export to DVD in each sequence is toward the end of the timelines.

                I have a sequence set for each piece in a performers repetior & I have cut each piece together from there respective takes ie wide & close up (single camera shoot) then made the appropriate final edit & it is this I was wanting to export to the DVD choosing some choice stills from the action for the menu thumbnails . So after marking the I/O of each sequence I went to the DVD export set the menu & thumbnails & all looked good except the burned DVD has black thumbnails with no apparent way to fix.

                I have just discovered that if I remove the clips from the beginning of the timeline I now get my thumbnails back for this I am gratefull but it is not as convenient a way to work as it could be, I would like to keep my previous cuts in place for making changes if needed.

                Any how thanks again for your much appreciated help & valuable input & in taking time to respond.

                Regards

                Dave.
                Main Editor - Edius 8.53 AdobeCC Mini Monitor 4K Intel X99P SLI Intel Core i7 6800K CPU Gigabyte GTX980 SanDisk Ultra Video SSD 1XINTEL System SSD 16GB Kingston DDR4 2400 RAM VisTitle 2.8 Onboard Sound 10GBE LAN WIN10Pro 64bit

                Encoding - Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT Intel 4790K CPU Gigabyte GTX550Ti Gigabyte GTX980 Western Digital HDD's LG Blu-ray drive, 16GB Kingston DDR3 1600 RAM BMD Mini Monitor 4K Edius 8.53 Creative Cloud Win 10 64bit Pro
                www.nakedeyedv.com

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