DVD Studio Pro: How To Make a DVD Easter Egg

If you are looking to make a DVD Easter egg in your video, then you will need to know how to go about hiding the files using a software program. The idea of a DVD Easter egg is to take a special clip, or series of clips, which you don't want the rest of the world to look at, then hide them behind a button or image. In order to do this, you will need to know how to make the parts of the clip (which you are hiding the item behind transparent), so that you can run both clips at once without the upper layer being seen. This may seem a little daunting to those who do not know how to work the system, but once you have the items being used on display, then you should be able to make this perfectly.

Materials Needed

  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Computer
  • Video Files

Step 1: Prepare Your Audio Files

When you are ready, save your audio files into a suitable location, and then name it so that you will know which file it is that you need. If you use a second back up system, then you should save the files to this, making sure that you can reach across and extract the file when it is necessary. Now, create the rest of your video.

Step 2: Using DVD Studio Pro

Open up your DVD Studio Pro, and create a copy of the video that you want to hide the DVD Easter egg in. Cut and crop it to your own satisfaction, and then save it as you would with a normal film. Once it is saved, open it up, and extract the file that you want to use for your hidden clips. The hidden clip can be anything you want, so long as you are ready to hide it behind the other file. You will be able to see the second file on your browser, and the video you wish to hide the clip in will show on the timeline.

Step 3: Make a Copy

Make a Copy of the titlepage of your film, and then create a series of still clips from it, the running time length of the clip that you wish to hidden plus one frame. Make this titlepage translucent, except for the first frame. This will be the picture that you hide your clip behind. Once the file is translucent, save it to a folder.

Step 4: Open up the Folder

Open up the folder that contains your translucent file, and then place it on the browser. Open up the clip you wish to hide, and layer it under the file that you have just made. Place both of these back into the folder, and then insert these into the timeline at the beginning. You should now be able to view the title page of the film, and see the folder visible in the screen. Click on the folder to make the clip run.

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