Creating a Disc Menu with Power Producer

Under the Power Producer, the Customize Menu window gives you creative control over the look and creation of your disc menu. You can select a custom background as your menu or choose from a number of pre-defined templates, modify text (and the overall layout of buttons and text), and you can add chapters, a first play video and background music.

You will open the Customize Menu window by clicking the Menu under the Edit function on the Content window.

Step 1: Select Pre-Defined Templates

CyberLink PowerProducer provides you with several stylish predefined menu templates that you can choose from. These menus have already been customized for you and may include such features as motion and menu music. The pre-defined menu templates create menus with either clickable menu text or clickable thumbnails, depending on the template you selected. Some menus in CyberLink PowerProducer are also predesigned to be multi-layered. These menus consist of a main menu home page with text links to the sub menu containing your movie productions. Note: for multi-layered menus, you may have to click on Scenes and then click to view the thumbnail clips.

To select a predefined disc menu template, you will do the following:

  1. Within the Customize Menu window, click Templates.
  2. Use the filter list to select the menu type that fits your movie creation from the drop-down list.
  3. Select the template that you want to use from the list.

Step 2: Customize Your Disc Menu

CyberLink PowerProducer lets you perform the following customizations to your main menu page. You can add your own photo or thumbnail from a video as a background image to use for your disc menu. To add a custom background image as your disc menu, you will do the following:

  1. Within the Customize Menu window, click Templates.
  2. Select the image that you want to use.


Similarly, you will specify the number of thumbnail buttons that will be displayed on each menu page, modify the title text that appears on the menu page, and set background music. If desired, you will select a fade in/out option.

Step 3: Setting Chapters

To set chapters automatically, you will select the video clip on the Content window that you want to add chapters to and then click Chapters under the Edit function. If you want your video to have a specific number of chapters, select the Set chapters evenly option, then enter the number in the entry box. If you want CyberLink PowerProducer to set chapters by detecting the change of scenes, select the Set chapters by scene detection option.

To set chapters manually, you will select the video clip in the Author window that you want to add chapters to and then click Chapters under the Edit function. Use the playback controls or the slider to locate points in the video clip where you want to add a chapter, and then click to set chapters at these points. Click OK.

You have now successfully created a disc menu with Power Producer.