Dialog boxes

Advanced Settings (DV-to-DVD Wizard)

· Disc format: Displays the format of the currently inserted disc.

· Delete temp files after burning: Select to delete the temporary files in the working folder after burning.

· Working folder: Enter or locate a folder for temporary files.

· Auto add chapter: Select to automatically add chapters based on a specified time, recording date or scenes.

· Create DVD folders: Select to retain the DVD folder in your hard drive after burning. This option is only available if the project is in DVD format. This also allows you to view the finished DVD title on the computer using a DVD player.

· Display aspect ratio: Select from a list of supported pixel aspect ratios. By applying the correct aspect ratio, images appear properly when previewed. Thus, avoiding distorted motion and transparency on images.

· Perform non-square pixel rendering: Select to perform non-square pixel rendering when previewing your video. Non-square pixel support helps avoid distortion and keeps the real resolution of DV and MPEG-2 content. Generally, the square pixel is suited for the aspect ratio of computer monitors while the non-square pixel is best used for viewing on a TV screen. Remember to take into account which medium will be your primary mode of display.

· Template music volume: Drag the slider to specify the volume level to use for the background music of DVD menus.

· Drive: Select a disc burner drive.

· Burning speed: Select the rate on which to burn the disc.

Audio Save Options

Corel VideoStudio tab

· Entire project: Creates an audio file containing the whole project.

· Preview range: Creates an audio file containing only the range you have marked on the Timeline.

· Play after creating it: Select to play the audio file after the file has been created.

Compression tab

· Format: Click to open the Audio Format dialog box where you can change the audio characteristics.

· Attributes: Select from the drop-down list of audio characteristics to use for saving.

Batch Convert

· Batch Convert List: Displays the video files to be converted. The size, type, date modified and path of the video files are also displayed.

· Add: Opens the Batch Convert dialog box where you can select the files you want to convert.

· Remove: Deletes the selected file from the Batch Convert List.

· Remove All: Deletes all the files in the Batch Convert List.

· Save in folder: Click Browse to select a folder where to save the converted video files.

· Save as type: Select to what file format to convert the video files.

· Convert: Starts the conversion process.

· Cancel: Closes the dialog box without converting the video files.

· Options: Opens the Video Save Options dialog box where you can define save and compression settings for the selected file format.


Border tab

· Transparent text: Select to create a transparent effect for your text.

· Outer stroke border: Select to create an outer stroke border for your text.

· Border width: Specify the thickness of the border.

· Line color: Click to select a color for the border.

· Text transparency: Set the transparency of the text. The higher the value, the more transparent the text becomes.

· Soft edge: Make the border blend smoothly with the background. The higher the value, the more the border blends with the background.

Shadow tab

· Shadow type: Select the type of shadow to apply to your text.

· Intensity: Set intensity of glow shadow.

· Color: Click to select the color of the shadow.

· Trans
Set the transparency of the text. The higher the value the more transparent the shadow.

· Soft edge: Make the border blend smoothly with the background. The higher the value the more the shadow blends with the background.

Capture Options

· Capture audio: Captures audio when capturing from an analog device.

· Capture to Library: Puts the captured video into the Library.

· Force to use preview mode: Improves captured video quality when capturing in SVCD or DVD format. This is only available if your analog capture card supports this feature.

· Capture frame rate: Select what frame rate to use when capturing the video. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the video will be.

Change Capture Plug-in

· Current capture plug-in: Allows you to choose a capture plug-in for the driver that comes with the capture device installed on your computer. Capture plug-ins are programs that come with Corel VideoStudio. They allow VideoStudio to communicate with your video camera.

· Description: Displays a brief description of the selected capture plug-in.

Burning Options

· Disc burner: Specifies the settings for your burning device.

· Drive: Sets the disc burner to use in recording the video file.

· Speed: Ses the recording speed to use in burning the video file.

· Files to include on disc: Allows you to include other files on the disc aside from your video project.

· Copyright information: Includes the Corel VideoStudio copyright text.

· Project File: Includes the VideoStudio project file used to make the video.

· Personal folder: Includes any other folders on the disc.

· Advanced settings: Lets you adjust more disc burning settings.

· Test before recording: Checks (it does not actually burn yet) the CD/DVD burning capability of the drive and disc. This will help you check if the system speed is enough to send data to the CD/DVD writing device at a specified recording speed. After the simulated burning, actual burning then starts. Clear to burn the disc without performing a test.

· Buffer underrun protection: Select to use this technology when burning your video file. This technology helps eliminate the buffer underrun problem. Availability of this technology depends on the disc burner you u

· Restart DVD+RW background format: Formats the DVD+RW before recording. Enabling this option will prolong the recording process but will ensure a successful burn. This is recommended when you are using the DVD+RW disc for the first time.

Note: By default, this option is not selected to ensure maximum compatibility.

Preferences: File menu

General tab

· Undo: Allows you to define the maximum number of times you can take back an action. Values range from 1-99.

· Relink checking: Automatically performs a crosscheck between the clips in the project and their associated source files, allowing you to relink the source files to the clips. This is important when the file in the Library is moved to another folder location.

· Show startup screen: Select to open the startup screen every time you launch VideoStudio. This startup screen allows you to choose either to open DV-to-DVD Wizard, VideoStudio Movie Wizard, or VideoStudio Editor.

· Show MPEG Optimizer dialog box: Displays the optimal segment settings of a project to be rendered.

· Working folder: Allows you to select the folder you want to save your finished projects and captured clips.

· Clip display mode: Determines the manner to which your video clip will be presented on the Timeline. Select Thumbnail only if you want your clip to be represented by a corresponding thumbnail on the Timeline. Select File name only if you want your clip to be represented by its file name on the Timeline. Or you can select Thumbnail and file name to have your clip represented by its corresponding thumbnail and file name.

· Media Library Animation: Select to enable animation of media in library.

· Show message when inserting first video clip into Timeline: Enables VideoStudio to prompt a message when it detects that an inserted video clip’s properties do not match with the current project settings.

Note: When you capture or insert your first video clip into the project, VideoStudio automatically checks the properties of the clip and your project. If properties such as file format, frame size, etc. are not identical, VideoStudio displays a message and gives you the option to have the project settings automatically adjusted to match the clip’s properties. Changing the project settings allows VideoStudio to perform SmartRender.

· Automatically save project every: Select and specify the time interval when VideoStudio automatically saves a currently active project.

· Playback method: Allows you to choose a method for previewing your projects. Instant Playback allows you to quickly preview changes in your project without the need to create a temporary preview file, however, playback may be jerky depending on your computer resources. High Quality Playback renders your project as a temporary preview file then plays this preview file. Playback is smoother in High Quality Playback mode, but rendering your project for the first time in this mode may take a long time to complete depending on the size of your project and computer resources.

· In High Quality Playback mode, VideoStudio uses SmartRender technology which renders only the changes you made such as transitions, titles and effects, and elim
inates re-rendering the entire project. SmartRender saves time when generating previews.

· Instant Playback target: Selects where you want to preview your project. If you have a dual head display card, you can play back your project on both the Preview Window and an external display device.

· Background color: Specifies the background color to use for clips.

· Display title safe area on Preview Window: Select to show the title safe area in the Preview Window when creating titles. The title safe area is a rectangular box on the Preview Window. Make sure that your text is within the title safe area to ensure that your entire text is properly displayed on the TV screen.

· Display DV timecode on Preview Window: Displays the timecode of a DV video on the Preview Window when it is being played back. Your display card must be VMR (Video Mixing Renderer) compatible for the DV timecode to be displayed properly.

· Display track hint on Preview Window: Select to display track information of the different overlay tracks when playback is stopped.

Edit tab

· Apply color filter: Select to configure VideoStudio to confine its color palette to those visible in the NTSC or PAL filter color space to make sure that all the colors are valid. Clear if for monitor display only.

· Resampling quality: Specifies the quality of effects and clips during editing. It is recommended to use a lower resampling quality like Good to yield the most efficient editing performance.

· Use Fit-to-Screen as default size in Overlay Track: Select this option to set default size to Fit-to-Screen for clips in Overlay Track.

· Default inserted image/color clip duration: Specifies the default clip length for all image clips and colors that will be added in your video project. Unit of time for the duration is in seconds.

· Image resampling option: Select a method for your image resampling.

· Apply anti-flickering filter in image clips: Reduces the flickering that happens when using a television to view image clips.

· Cache image clips in memory: Allows you to use the cache in handling large image files for a more efficient editing.

· Default audio fade-in/out duration: Specifies the default duration for fading in and fading out of a video clip’s audio. Value entered here will be the amount of time it will take for the volume to reach the normal level for fading in or the base for fading out.

· Enable audio while scrubbing: Enables audio to be previewed while scrubbing on the timeline.

· Apply audio cross-fade automatically: Allows you to automatically apply a cross-fade audio transition with two overlapping audio.

· Default transition effect duration: Specifies duration of the transition effect applied to all clips in your video project, in seconds.

· Automatically add transition effect: Selec
t to apply your chosen transition effect when video and image clips overlap each other.

· Default transition effect: Allows you to choose the default transition effect to be applied to your project.

Capture tab

· Press OK to capture: Allows you to press OK to start capturing.

· Record directly from CD: Allows you to record an audio track directly from a CD.

· Captured still image save format: Specifies the format to which your captured still image file will be saved as.

· Image quality: Determines the display quality of the captured image. The higher the quality, the bigger the file.

· Image capture deinterlace: Enables constant image resolution when downloading files, as opposed to the progressive image resolution available with interlaced images.

· Stop DV tape when capturing stops: Enables the DV camcorder to automatically stop the tape playback after a video capture process is complete.

· Show drop frame information: Select to display how many frames were dropped during video capture.

· Show Recover DVB-T Video warning before capturing: Select to show warning to recover DVB-T Video for a smooth capture.

Preview tab

· Specify additional folders for preview files: Indicates which folder Corel VideoStudio can use to save preview files. The folder shown is the folder specified in the SET TEMP statement of your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Specify other folders if you have additional drives or a partitioned drive. If you only have one drive, leave the other boxes empty.

· Limit hard disk usage to: Specifies how much memory you want to allocate just for the Corel VideoStudio’s program. If you are only using Corel VideoStudio and want to optimize the performance, select the maximum amount possible. If you are using other programs in the background, you may want to limit this to half of the maximum file size. If left cleared, Corel VideoStudio uses your systems memory management to control the use and distribution of memory.

Smart Proxy

· Enable Smart Proxy: Automatically creates proxy files whenever a video source file is inserted into the Timeline.

· Create proxy when video size is (or above): Allows you to set the condition as to when proxy files will be generated. If the frame size of a video source file is the same or is higher than the chosen frame size here, a proxy file will be created for the video file.

· Proxy folder: Sets the folder location to store proxy files.

· Auto generate proxy template: Automatically generates proxy files with predefined settings.

· Video proxy opti
Indicate the settings to be used in generating proxy files. To change the proxy file format or other settings, click Template to choose a template that already contains predefined settings, or click Options to tweak detailed settings.

UI Layout

· Allows you to change the layout of Corel VideoStudio’s user interface through four preset options.

Preferences (Create Disc)

General tab

· VCD player compliant: Corel VideoStudio uses the VCD 2.0 format when creating VCDs. For navigation menus with background music, Corel VideoStudio uses a format that requires “variable-bit-rate (VBR)” decoding. However, some VCD players do not support VBR decoding and therefore VCDs created in Corel VideoStudio will not play correctly in these players. Select this option to make sure that the VCD created will play in these players.

· Anti-flicker filter: Select to apply the anti-flickering filter to the menu pages. The anti-flickering filter reduces the “flickering” that happens when using a television (interlaced display) to view the menu pages. However, this does not help when the menu page is viewed on progressive scan devices such as computer monitors or projectors.

· Resume all confirmation dialog boxes: Select to have the confirmation boxes appear even after the “Do not show again” option is selected.

· TV system: Select the type of your TV system (NTSC or PAL).

· Max 30MB menus for set-top DVD+VR recorder: Select to set the maximum file size for DVD menus to 30MB to make the DVD compatible with set-top DVD (DVD-VR) recorders.

· Working folder: Allows you to select the folder you want to save to your finished projects and captured clips.

Advanced tab

· Create index file for MPEG seeking performance: Improves real-time preview result using the Jog Slider. This option is specific for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files only.

· NTSC/PAL safe color: Uses video friendly colors to ensure the display quality of your menus when viewed on any TV system. This helps you avoid the flickering problem on videos when viewed on screen.

· TV safe area: Sets a margin (represented by a red border) in the Preview Window of the Setup Menu page. If you set the TV safe area at 10%, the remaining 90% will be your working area. Make sure that all your menu objects are within the working area so that they can be properly viewed on screen.

Project Properties

· Project file information: Displays various information about the project file such as file size and duration.

· Project template properties: Displays the video file format and other attributes used by the project.

· Edit file format: Select the video format you are going to use to create your final movie. Click Edit to open the Project Options dialog box where you can customize compress
ion and audio settings for the selected file format.

Project Options

Corel VideoStudio tab

· TV Standard: Select the TV Standard supported in your location.

· Perform non-square pixel rendering: Select to perform non-square pixel rendering when previewing your video. Non-square pixel support helps avoid distortion and keeps the real resolution of DV and MPEG-2 content. Generally, the square pixel is suited for the aspect ratio of computer monitors while the non-square pixel is best used for viewing on a TV screen. Remember to take into account which medium will be your primary mode of display.

· Audio Channels: Choose from Stereo or Multi-Channel Surround Sound.

General tab

· Data track: Specify whether to create the video file or the video track only or include the audio track.

· Frame rate: Specify the frame rate to use for the resulting video file.

· Frame type: Select between saving your work as field-based or frame-based video files. Field-based video stores video data as two distinct fields of information for each frame. If your video is only for computer playback, you should save your work as frame-based.

· Frame size: Select the size of the frame or define your own for the video file.

· Display aspect ratio: Select from a list of supported pixel aspect ratios. By applying the correct aspect ratio, images appear properly when previewed thus avoiding distorted motion and transparency on images.

Compression tab

· Media Type: Allows you to choose the compression format of your project.

· Video Settings: Allows you to modify the video settings of your project.

· Audio Settings: Allows you to modify the video settings of your project.

Project Settings (Create Disc)

· MPEG properties for file conversion: Displays detailed information about the selected video setting.

· Change MPEG Settings: Click to open a menu where you can select a disc template for the selected file format. Click Customize to define video save settings such as compression and frame rate.

· Display aspect ratio: Select the output display of your project. VideoStudio supports standard 4:3 and widescreen 16:9 display aspect ratios for videos and menus.

· Do not convert compliant MPEG files: Select to not re-render MPEG files that are already compliant to the selected MPEG format.

· Support X-Disc: Includes Extended disc (XDVD, XVCD and XSVCD) compatible files to your project.

· Two-pass conversion: Improves the quality of the output video by analyzing the video data first before encoding.

· Auto fade out first play to menu: Select to automatically crossfade from the first play clip to the menu.

· Play all clips first before menu: Select to play all videos first, and then display the menu.

· Auto repeat when playback ends: Select to loop the video after it is done playing back.

· Clip playback: Select whether to play the next clip or go back to the menu after playback ends. This option is disabled when Auto repeat when playback ends is selected.

Preview Files Manager

Use the Preview Files Manager to free hard drive space occupied by temporary preview files used in your project.

· Preview files list: Displays VideoStudio project files (VSP) that you created and saved.

· Delete: Click to remove the temporary files of the selected VideoStudio project file from your computer.

· Delete All: Click to remove all the temporary files of all VideoStudio project files from your computer.

· Hard disk: Displays the available free space of the selected hard drive.

Select Device Control

· Current device: Select the appropriate capture driver from the drop-down list to be used by VideoStudio in communicating with your device.

· Timecode offset: Specify a value to adjust the discrepancy between the actual playing time of your device and the trimming marks specified in the DV Recording dialog box. If for example you have specified the mark in timecode for capturing and then after the process, the captured start frame is the frame before the actual mark in timecode, you can then set a value of -4 to correct the timing between the device and your capture board.

· Description: Displays additional information about the current device control driver.

· Options: Opens a dialog box related to the selected current device control driver. This button is disabled if your current device does not support additional options. (Consult your hardware device’s manual for more information.)

Dialog boxes