Chapter markers are a standard feature in DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and podcasts. You can add chapter markers to your project so that when you share your finished movie, viewers can use the markers to quickly jump to those points in the movie.
Apps and devices that recognize chapter markers during playback include iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, QuickTime Player, DVD Player, and most standard DVD and Blu-ray players. Chapter markers make it easy for viewers to skip ahead to the section they want.
They also allow our professional transcoding app, and other DVD and Blu-ray authoring apps to create a navigable chapter list or menu, such as a chapter index menu. But even in simple projects without menus (such as podcasts), chapter markers let viewers and listeners quickly skip through sections of a program using the Previous and Next buttons on their playback app or device. A chapter marker thumbnail is a still image that represents a particular chapter. You can choose a specific video frame from the clip or storyline you’re marking as the chapter marker thumbnail image. In supported playback apps or devices, the chapter marker thumbnail images represent their corresponding chapters.
If you purchase Chapter Markers, you may want a Sub Menu, which is $25 per DVDV (or 2 hours) that gives a visual icon of the chapters.