DVD Chapter Markers in Final Cut Pro X

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Richard Day sent me the following tip.

Larry, here’s an obscure tip on DVD Chapter Markers created by Apple Final Cut Pro X.

In my DVD, I wanted to jump to different sections, but “Use chapter markers as subtitles” was NOT what I wanted. When I removed “Chapter 2” etc. from the chapter marker text field I STILL ended up with “Chapter 2” displayed on-screen.

However, I tricked FCP by putting in a space in the marker text area. No text displayed, and the jumps worked!

Larry replies: Richard, thanks for the tip!

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2 Responses to DVD Chapter Markers in Final Cut Pro X

  1. Cory Langley says:

    Hey Larry

    R Day states he eliminated the onscreen ‘chapter name’ by tricking FCP with a space in the Marker Text Area. I made a test video usung the DVD option in Share. I unchecked the ‘Use Chapter Markers as Subtitles’ and that eliminated the text from appearing. Did I accomplish what R Day wanted or was he exporting (Share) a different manner that unchecking ‘Use Chapter Markers for Subtiles’ did not work.
    I’m just curious – thanx! Cory

    • Larry says:


      Good question. Your technique makes sense to me. What R Day was doing was creating markers with, essentially, no title.


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