Splitting Videos into Chapters

Chapters buttonIf you plan to create a DVD or Blu-ray with a menu, it will be useful to split your video into chapters beforehand. Select the Chapters button of the Menu Panes.

The following window will be opened:

Adding Chapters

You can choose either to set chapters automatically using the Auto Set Chapters button, or create them manually using the Add and Delete buttons.

If you select the first option (Auto Set Chapters) you will need to opt for one of the variants - At the Beginning of Each Clip (in this case a new chapter will be created at the beginning of each new clip added to the Timeline/Storyboard Area) or At a Time Interval (in this case you will need to select a time interval which will determine a new chapter creation). The interval window will let you select the desired interval:

Interval window

Note!Note: the At the Beginning of Each Clip option will only add chapters to your video if more than one clip is added to the Timeline/Storyboard Area. In case only one clip is added to the Timeline/Storyboard Area the only chapter will be created at the beginning of the movie.

The second option is used the following way: click the place at the timeline scale where you want your chapter to begin and use the Add button button to mark the beginning of a new chapter. Or select an already added chapter and use the Delete button button to remove it from the video.

When you add all the chapters they will be displayed in the Files and Effects Area:

Adding Chapters