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BLACK SPACE - to extend fade, between items - HOW?

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  1. jlrm365

    jlrm365 Regular member

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    Hello.

    I have a trailer for a film I intend backing up.

    The "problem" is that it ends fairly abruptly and the film begins just as abruptly.

    I'd like to do something simple and throw them together with Shrink (trailer first and then feature).

    Is there any way to extend / add to the black space in between the two?

    If so, how would it be easiest (without cutting out a chunk of black from somewhere else and there appearing to be three titles on the disc)?

    Thanks!
     
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    I don't see a problem with using Shrink in re-author mode to clip some black frames and using them between the two movies.
    I did this with TV episodes where I wanted a transition between two parts.
    I copied the same black frames over and over until I had the length I needed (I think I had six extra 'titles' between the two main parts) and then I simply backed it up.
    In re-author mode there is no menu to worry about and as long as the titles are in the correct order before backing up, it should be quite seamless..
     
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    jlrm365 Regular member

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    Yes, that was my idea.

    I'm just not sure how it would look.

    Did you not notice any stuttering, in between the black frames?

    It would be simple enough to do.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the response.

    Have you looked at Jsoto (the author of "AddChapter")'s page?

    http://jsoto.posunplugged.com/index.htm

    What I found most useful, and what I think might do what I am looking for - even better than "AddChapter", is a tool called "BlankVob"

    http://jsoto.posunplugged.com/dvdtools.htm

    Now I just need to figure out how to put the blank vob in between my two existing items, when re-authoring.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes I have used that app.
    You select the VTS that's associated with the title that you want to add the chapters and either opt to append it to the last VOB or let it create a separate vob.
    In either case the title will be lengthened.
    This works on an authored folder that contains all the required files (ifo, bup etc).
     
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    I am not sure if that's BlankVob. This is what you see, using BlankVob:

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    BlankVob might do what I am looking for - even better than AddChapter.

    I would not be adding chapters but, instead, one blank space - in between existing titles.

    Is it VobBlanker that you have used?

    If so, what I then need to do is find a guide (as there did not seem to be one for that, on Jsoto's page) that will show me how.

    Don't worry if you don't know of one. It will just take longer to figure out.

    Thanks.
     
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    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/184545
    'fasfrank' #7, cites a way of using 'IFOEdit' to create a new DVD folder from a group of VOB files.
    Assume there exists two VOB files, VTS_01_1 and VTS_01_2 and a new blank VOB.
    The existing VTS_01_2 is renamed VTS_01_3 and the blank named VTS_01_2

    Run IFOEdit and create a complete new folder (take note of the correction that may be required).
    The output can be opened in DVD Shrink as a test.
     
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    Thanks.

    I won't do it immediately, but will report back when I have.
     

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