Cutting the Drama Out of Blu-ray Production
A number of people on the forum have asked about HDMV In/Out Effects, including me. Unfortunately, there appears not to be much known about them/it.
You can do them in Scenarist, but I don't have that. Seeing the tutorials I found on the WEB didn't help much as Scenarist/Designer uses a wizard, so the hard parts are hidden - as they should be.
DVDLogic was kind enough to send me some sample menus with effects. While seeing an airplane fly doesn't tell you how to build one, it lets you know it is possible. With those examples and a lot of trial and error and error I was able to create a simple effect.
It took even less time than with the animated buttons do see that doing it manually was not the way to go. An automated method was needed.
As I have worked on the script for nearly six months, and it has considerably more facility than I first envisioned, I was thinking about selling it - copies of it that is. However, 'in light of the recent dark events' (Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) there is no way of telling how long it will be usable. I will give it to you for what it is worth. If you find it useful and wish to do so, donations may be made to my eMail address (in the manual) through PayPal.
(Although I still may put it on eBay for the other users of IGEdit or anything that writes a DLIES file.)
Down load the ZIP file and unZIP to your C drive. It contains the script (.jsx). The manual (.pdf). Three samples as described in the manual along with a DSA Project folder you can use to compile the samples.
The script was written in PC PhotoShop CS3. It should run in later versions. (I don't know Apple or have access to one. So, I don't know if it will work there. I think it should with the possible exception of the file names.)
I suggest you read all the manual before trying any effects. It is not as easy as it looks, even with the script. There are a lot of BD requirements and restrictions.