Menu window - Import/Export

There are many ways to Export and Import Menu items. These features allow the DVD Author great flexibility in sharing, replicating and re-using a preferred Menu design. Useful for maintaining a consistent look and feel throughout one or many Projects.

Menu: Menu - Export

As Menu
The Menu will be exported as *.mnu file which you can later Load into any Menu window using Menu - Load menu command

As Style, As Template
The current Menu will be exported as *.stm file which can be used as a style or a template. Styles are used for scene selection wizard and the Templates are used for the Add from Template command. Please refer to the Template chapter on how these files differ from a Menu (*.mnu) file.

As Overlay
This will create a transparent PNG file from all of the objects on the Menu, minus the background. This is a great feature if you want to use it in Premiere or Vegas Video to overlay it on some video clip and then bring back to DVD-lab as a Motion Menu for example.

The entire Menu (with background) will be exported as an avi file. There are video parameters you can specify such as the Compression, number of frames, FPS and the size.

This is an excellent option if you want to bring the Menu into your video editing application to create some effects such as special transitions, etc.

The entire Menu (with background) will be exported as layered Adobe Photoshop file.

As Slide
It will save the menu as JPG and also insert it into the first Slideshow if any exist. An easy way to create titles or credits in your slideshow.

Load Menu

There is one function to Import an entire Menu in one step - Load Menu. This command will load the previously saved *.mnu file into the currently opened Menu.

For more ways see Add from Template.

Import from PSD
This will load the menu into empty menu window from layered PSD Adobe Photoshop file. All layers will be separated as objects.