Drop Palette for Standard Menus—Dragging Assets

The following sections list the choices in the Drop Palette that appear when you drag assets to an empty area, button, or drop zone on a standard menu.

Dragging a Motion Video Asset to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Background (default option)
  • Uses the video as this menu’s background.

  • Assigns matching audio as the menu’s audio.

Create Button and Track
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this video to the button’s thumbnail.

  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the first marker of the new track.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Button
This option does not create a track or link the button to anything.
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this video to the button’s thumbnail, creating a motion button.

Create Drop Zone
  • Creates a drop zone at this menu location.

  • Assigns this video to the drop zone.

Create Button and Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
If the menu contains no buttons, drop zones, or text objects, this option changes to Create Chapter Index. Instead of creating a separate menu as the first chapter index menu, this menu is used. Additional chapter index menus are created if necessary.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Creates a button on this menu to link to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Dragging a Motion Video Asset to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
This option does not create a track or link the button to anything.
  • Sets this video to be the button’s thumbnail image.

Set Asset and Create Track
  • Assigns this video to the button’s thumbnail.

  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the new track.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Track
The button’s thumbnail image does not change.
  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the new track.

Set Asset and Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Sets this video to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Dragging a Motion Video Asset to a Drop Zone

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets this video to be the drop zone’s asset.

Create Button and Track
The drop zone is unaffected.
  • Creates a button on top of the drop zone.

  • Assigns this video to the button’s thumbnail.

  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the first marker of the new track.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Dragging Multiple Motion Video Assets to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Buttons and Tracks (default option)
For each video asset:
  • Creates a button.

  • Assigns each video as its button’s asset.

  • Creates new tracks.

  • Assigns matching audio as each track’s audio.

  • Names each track the same as their video asset.

  • Sets each new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Adds links from the new buttons to the first marker of the new tracks.

Create Buttons
This option does not create any tracks or link the buttons to anything.
  • Creates a button for each video asset.

  • Assigns each video as its button’s asset.

Dragging One or More Audio Assets to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Audio (default option)
  • Assigns this audio as the menu’s audio.

Add to Existing Audio
  • Adds this audio to the existing audio assets assigned to this menu.

Dragging a Video/Audio Pair to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Background and Audio (default option)
  • Sets this video to be the menu’s background.

  • Sets this audio to be the menu’s audio.

Create Button and Track
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this video to the button’s thumbnail.

  • Creates a new track with this video and audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the first marker of the new track.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Button and Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
If the menu contains no buttons, drop zones, or text objects, this option changes to Create Chapter Index. Instead of creating a separate menu as the first chapter index menu, this menu is used. Additional chapter index menus are created if necessary.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers and audio to it.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Creates a button on this menu to link to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Dragging a Video/Audio Pair to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset and Create Track (default option)
  • Sets this video to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Creates a new track with this video and audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the new track.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Track
The button’s thumbnail does not change.
  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the new track.

Set Asset and Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers and audio to it.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Sets this video to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers and audio to it.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the new track to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

Dragging a Still Picture to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Background (default option)
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s background.

Set Overlay
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s overlay.

Create Button
This option does not create a new menu or link the button to anything.
  • Creates a button at this menu location and assigns this picture to its thumbnail.

Create Drop Zone
  • Creates a drop zone at this menu location and assigns this picture to it.

Create Submenu
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this picture to the button’s thumbnail.

  • Creates a new menu with this picture as the background.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the new menu.

Dragging a Still Picture to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
This option does not create a menu or link the button to anything.
  • Sets this picture to be the button’s thumbnail image.

Set Asset and Create Submenu
  • Sets this picture to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Creates a new menu with this picture as the background.

  • Adds a link from the button to the new menu.

Create Submenu
The button’s thumbnail does not change.
  • Creates a new menu with this picture as the background.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the new menu.

Dragging a Still Picture to a Drop Zone

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets this picture to be the drop zone’s asset.

Create Button
This option does not create a new menu or link the button to anything. The drop zone is unaffected.
  • Creates a button on top of the drop zone and assigns this picture to its thumbnail.

Dragging Multiple Still Pictures (or a Folder) to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button and Slideshow (default option)
This is the only action available if you drag a folder to an empty area (uses only the still pictures of the folder’s first level).
  • Creates a button with the first picture assigned as its thumbnail image.

  • Creates a new slideshow.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the new slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Buttons
This option does not create any menus or link the buttons to anything.
  • Creates a button for each picture, and assigns each picture as its thumbnail.

Create Submenus
  • Creates a button for each picture.

  • Assigns each picture as its button’s asset.

  • Creates new menus with each picture as their backgrounds.

  • Adds a link from the new buttons to the new menus.

Dragging Multiple Still Pictures (or a Folder) to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset and Create Slideshow (default option)
  • Sets the button’s thumbnail to the first picture.

  • Creates a new slideshow.

  • Adds a link from the button to the new slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Slideshow
The button’s thumbnail image does not change.
  • Creates a new slideshow.

  • Adds a link from the button to the new slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Dragging a Multiple-Layer Still Picture to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Background—All Layers Visible (default option)
Once set, you can disable layers in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s background, with all layers visible.

Set Background—No Layers Visible
Once set, you can enable layers in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s background, with no layers visible.

Set Overlay
Once set, you can select the layer to use as the overlay in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s overlay, with no layers assigned to the overlay.

Create Button
This option does not create a new menu or link the button to anything. You cannot select the layers to show—because they are composited together.
  • Creates a button at this menu location and assigns this picture to its thumbnail, using the layers left visible by the graphics application.

Create Standard Submenu
Once set, you can disable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this picture to the button’s thumbnail, using the layers left visible by the graphics application.

  • Creates a new standard menu with this picture as the background, with all layers visible.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the new menu.

Create Layered Submenu
Once set, you can disable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns this picture to the button’s thumbnail, using the layers left visible by the graphics application.

  • Creates a new layered menu with this picture as the background, with all layers visible.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the new menu.