So now that you have your home movies on a DVD, what do you do? Well, you start adding bonus features, of course! This chapter recaps some of the common bonus features, such as multiple audio tracks and deleted scenes. It also goes into depth on how to create stories, which allow you to program alternate endings or PG-13 edited content right into your main video clip.
You’ve seen the powerful tools available for presenting audio and text in DVD projects. Let’s turn our attention to the video side of the house. You have even more options in this area.
We’ll be looking at two primary video features: multiangle video and multistory video. Multiangle video is commonly touted as “bonus” video on directors’ cut discs. This feature enables you to provide multiple views of a scene. You can have rough cuts, greenscreen backgrounds, animatronics, or just a different angle stitched up together to enable the viewer to pick a version as the disc plays.
Multistory video is subtler, but arguably more powerful. This feature enables you to build different versions of a film and arrange the various parts in such a way that each version plays seamlessly from beginning to end. A simple example of this involves presenting an alternate ending to a movie. But you don’t have to stop there! You can weave together an entirely separate director’s cut and offer it on the same disc as the ...