Creating chapter points in MyDVD

To create chapters in a movie:

  1. Select the movie clip title in the Project View area (the big screen). Then, in the Edit area on the left, choose Edit Chapters.


  • The Edit Chapters window opens.
  • To mark chapters manually, follow these steps:
    1. Use the Preview controls to cue the video to the frame at which you want to create a new chapter.
    2. Click Add chapter hereto add the chapter at that point.
    3. For each chapter you want to add, repeat step a and step b.
  • You can alternatively create chapter automatically under the Automatically Create Chapters area. This is very convenient for adding the bulk of your chapters, but you may need to do a quick scan of your clip to make sure chapters are where you want them.

You have three options for automatically adding chapters:

Note: If your movie already contains chapters, MyDVD asks whether you want to keep them. To do so, click Yes.

  • Using scene detection scan the abrupt contrast and color changes in your video (like going from a night scene to a sunny beach) to place chapter points.
  • At the start of every panel is available if you have added photos or other videos clips into panels from VideoWave. If you created your DVD project directly from MyDVD, this option may not be available.
  • Every (x minutes and x seconds)will add chapters the time interval that you specify. This is great for leaping long videos without using fast forward or rewind.
  • Once you have made your choice, click Go.
  • When you are finished, click OK.

To remove chapters from a movie:

  1. Select the movie in the Project View area, then choose Edit Chapters.


  • The Edit Chaptersdialog box opens. Existing chapters are listed in the right-hand pane of the dialog box.
  • Select the chapter that you want to remove, then press Remove.
  • When you are finished, click OK.


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