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HDMV Menu DLIES Selective Copy PhotoShop Script

 

If you have worked with HDMV menus for any time at all you will likely have needed this script.

If you are starting to work with HDMV menus you will want this script soon.

No foolin'!

 

I hope this helps.

 

Paul Masters

 

DLIES%20Selective%20Copy.zip

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Comment by Sandro Barbieri on April 13, 2012 at 5:22am

Hi Paul,

thank you very much for your never ending efforts to help this community - it's much appreciated.

We will look into the script because it's one of our main concerns with DSA (and on our wishlist for future versions - do you read this SONY?) at the moment: if a client just wants a different chapter picture or we had to rework the menu....it's a very time consuming process.

If lucky, one could directly import new images into IGE and change only specific parts, but it's always some sort of a 'gamble'....

Thanks again Paul, hope to share some experience with the script soon!

Sandro

Comment by Paul Masters on April 13, 2012 at 11:50am

Thanks for the kind words.

The script was intended for simple changes.  Unfortunately, 'simple' for us may not be 'simple' for the process.  That's why the book goes into some detail of what may happen and how to deal with it.

If your work uses template menus, then the script should work well.

The more features you use, such as in/out effects or multiple button BOGs, the more complicated things get.  Of course if you have my script for in/out effects, that isn't much of a problem (G).

I thought about doing more, but as mentioned in the book there are things that a script can't do.  While I 'might' be able to modify commands (and 'recompile' them - not sure about that) how would the script know that adding 1 to a GPRM or moving a number to a GPRM was related to a button?  And as stated, the script does not have access to Movie Objects.

If NB/Sony would implement in/out effects and animated buttons in BDJ, then HDMV would likely not be needed at all.  While Mosaic has it's peculiarities (what software doesn't?) it is much easier to work with.

 

Looking forward to hearing how the script works for you.

 

Paul Masters

 

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