Greetings, random video experts who might happen to be reading this. I’m trying to create a reasonably decent-quality DVD disc which will go out for professional replication in a couple weeks. So far the only real trouble I’ve run into is figuring out how to make even the simplest DVD menu, with just a background and a “play” button. Which is all I need to do.
I could use iDVD, which I have, but I’m afraid that it’s going to re-encode my carefully crafted 2-pass bit rate encoded video straight from Premiere CS2 and I’ll lose quality.*
All the other software titles I’ve found so far to do this are either gigantically expensive and do much more than I’ll ever need, or are cheap and barely functional. So I’m looking for any recommendations and assorted tips. I can use either Windows or Mac, and I’m OK with spending a little money. Is Toast 8 a possibility?
[sub]* I don’t have Adobe Encore, and the last person I mentioned it to turned an odd shade of green at the very mention of it. He didn’t elaborate on what was wrong with it.[/sub]
On edit: I suppose this could be an IMHO now that I think about it. Mods?