You can create a menu‑based DVD or Blu-ray Disc by using one of the predesigned menu templates included with Premiere Elements. All templates include a Main Menu 1 button and a Scenes Menu 1 button. The menu buttons are automatically linked with menu and scene markers in the Expert view timeline. The main menu contains a minimum of two buttons: one to play the movie, the other to display a scenes menu. Some templates contain additional buttons in the main menu that jump to other movies you’ve marked in the Timeline. The scenes menus generally contain buttons with a label and a thumbnail from the scene.
A menu can include sound and motion. Some templates contain drop zones, where you can drag and drop a still image or video to personalize the menu background. If you drop a video or image on a template that does not contain a drop zone, the dropped video or still image replaces the entire menu background. A video can serve as a moving backdrop to a menu or provide all the visual elements of the menu, except for the button highlighting. The video can include, for example, a moving background, scrolling credits, and even the button images. How long the video background or audio plays depends on the duration of the menu. The duration of a single loop of background audio and video must be 30 seconds or less.
You can personalize a template for your project by changing fonts, colors, backgrounds, and layout. Template changes apply only to the current project; you cannot save template changes in Premiere Elements.