Ok, so I am not a newbie, but this is a question that has stumped top minds. Who? TOP MINDS!
I need a way to create a chaptered DVD instantly, but here's the catch, I want to manually add these chapter marks while recording. Imagine a live event, multicamera switch mastered to a DVD and duped immediately for sale. But right now, we have to live with 5 minute auto chapter inserts. I found a Pioneer that was the size of a BetaCam deck which claimed to have this function, but the reviews were horrible.
Now, does this exist or not? I don't want to record to the HD and then go back and add them to the clip, then burn. If I were going to do that I would use a capture board and a PC. Which brings me to question #2: Does a capture board (with software) exists which would allow this same process: to add a chapter mark while capturing. Imagine we are capturing this same event video directly from the switcher and while it is capturing, I am hitting a key and this is making a chapter mark at that timecode. SO when I stop the capture, on my timeline is an MPEG-2 clip with all the chapter marks in the clip. Then I can burn to disc from the timeline without a "render" but perhaps a 20 minute build-prepare-burn. The chapters do not need a name, only to be there as a number. I guess I could take the extra 5 minutes to type in chapter names if that were possible.
This is what I want. Does it exist?