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The Ulead VideoStudio Plus is video editing and DVD authoring software for anyone who wants to easily produce professional-looking videos, slideshows and DVDs. Enjoy unique and powerful features including full HD DVD authoring, AVCHD support, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and a full set of easy corrective and creative filters.
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Pharquah 8:42am on Friday, September 17th, 2010 
Ulead VideoStudio 11+ I bought this software a year or so ago and I still use it. But it is very buggy and unreliable and crash prone. Corel Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus I studied and tried (free trial) all video studio type products and chose this product. Great and best choice.
faizerean 12:45am on Friday, July 9th, 2010 
Corel Ulead VideoSTudio 11 This product allows me to do everything I need to do. Dissappointed I bought this product right after it came out. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone with another product. Its slow.

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High Definition Videos

You can import high definition video from your HD, DVD or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) camcorders. To capture high definition videos: 1. Connect your HDV camcorder to your computers IEEE-1394 port using the IEEE-1394 cable. 2. Turn on your camcorder and switch it to Play/Edit mode and make sure that your HDV camcorder is switched to HDV mode.
Note: For Sony HDV camcorders, flip open the LCD screen and see if HDVout I-Link is on the LCD screen to check if the camera is set to HDV mode. If you see DVout I-Link, press P-MENU at the lower right of the screen. In the menu, press MENU> STANDARD SET> VCR HDV/DV and press HDV.
3. Click Capture on the Step Panel. In the Options Panel, click
Digital TV or DVB-T video
Before capturing, have the DVB-T source connected via a compatible capture card installed on your computer first. To capture DVB-T video: 1. Click the Capture Step then click Capture Video. 2. In the Capture Step Options Panel, select Digital TV Source from the Source list. 3. Click Options and select Video Properties. 4. In Channel List, click Start Scan to start scanning for channels.
Note: DVB-T channels are not automatically scanned. Make sure to manually scan the channels first before capturing.
5. Click Capture Video. 6. Click Yes when prompted if you want to start capturing and auto-recover DVB-T video. 7. Follow the remaining steps as described in the procedure for capturing videos. To recover captured DVB videos 1. Click Tools in the Menu bar and select Recover DVB-T Video. 2. In the Recover DVB-T Video dialog box, click Add and browse for the videos to recover. 3. Click Recover.

Analog video

When footage is captured from analog sources such as VHS, S-VHS, Video-8, or Hi8 camcorders/VCRs, it is converted to a digital format that can be read and stored by the computer. Before capturing, choose the desired file format to use for saving the captured video in the Options Panels Format list. Click Options then select Capture Options to choose how you want footage to be captured. To specify the type of video source you are capturing from, click Options then select Video Properties. In the dialog box that opens, you can customize the following capture settings: In the Input Source tab, choose whether you are capturing NTSC, PAL, or SECAM video and select the Input source (Tuner, S-Video, or Composite). In the Color Manager tab, you can fine tune the video source to ensure good quality captures. In the Template tab, set the frame size and compression method to use for saving the captured video.

resampling option default to Fit to project size.

Color clips

Color clips are solid colored backgrounds that are useful for titles. For example, insert a black color clip as background for end credits. You can use the preset color clips or create new color clips in the Library. To select a color clip in the Color Library: 1. Select Color from the Library drop-down menu. 2. Choose your desired color displayed in the Library and drag to the Video or Overlay Track. 3. To load another color that is not in the Library, click the color box beside the Color Picker. Here, you can select a color either from Ulead Color Picker or the Windows Color Picker. 4. Set the Duration of the color clip in the Options Panel.
Sorting clips in the Library
To arrange clips in the Library, click in the Library to open the Options menu, then select Sort by Name or Sort by Date. The way video clips are sorted by date depends on the file format. DV AVI files (i.e., AVI files captured from DV camcorders) will be arranged by order of the shooting date and time of the footage. Other video file formats will be sorted by order of file date.
You can also right-click on the Library then select the desired sorting type in the Sort By submenu. To toggle between ascending and descending order, select Sort by Name or Sort by Date again.

Playback Speed

You can modify the playback speed of your videos. Set your video in slow motion to emphasize a movement, or set it to play at lightning speed and give your movie a comical air. Simply adjust the speed attributes for your video clip by clicking Playback Speed under the Options Panel of the Edit Step. Drag the slider according to your preferences (i.e., slow, normal or fast), or enter a value. The higher the value you set, the faster the playback of your clip. (Values range from 10-1000%). You can also specify a set duration for the clip in Time stretch. Click Preview to view the results of your settings then click OK when finished.
Hold [Shift] then drag the end of the clip on the Timeline to change the playback speed. The black arrow means you are trimming or extending the clip, while the white arrow means that you are changing the playback speed.

Reversing video playback

Reverse the playback of the video by selecting Reverse video in the Options Panel.

Note: Click Reset to restore the original color settings of the clip.

Adjusting White balance

White balance restores the natural color temperature of an image by removing wrong color casts due to conflicting light source and incorrect camera settings. For example, an object illuminated with incandescent lights may turn out too reddish or yellowish in an image or video clip. To successfully achieve its natural
effect, you need to identify a reference point in your image which represents the color white. VideoStudio gives you different options in selecting the white point: Auto Gives you automatic calculation of the fitted white point that is wellmatched with the overall color of your image. Pick Color Allows you to manually select the white point in the image. Use the Eyedropper Tool to pick a reference area that should be white or neutral gray. White balance presets Automatically selects white point by matching specific light conditions or scenarios. Temperature Allows you to specify color temperature of light sources in Kelvin (K). Lower values indicate Tungsten, Fluorescent and Daylight scenarios while Cloudy, Shade and Overcast fall under high color temperature. To adjust White balance: 1. Select an image or video clip in the Timeline or the Library. 2. In the Edit Step Options Panel, click Color Correction. 3. Select White balance. 4. Determine how you want to identify the white point. Choose among the different options. (Auto, Pick color, White balance presets or Temperature) 5. If you have selected Pick color, choose Show preview to display a preview area in the Options Panel. 6. When you drag your cursor to the Preview area, it will change to an eyedropper icon. 7. Click to identify a reference point in your image which represents the color white. 8. Watch the Preview Window to see how the new settings are affecting the image.
Tip: Click the White balance dropdown arrow to display more color adjustments you can use. Select Vivid Color or Normal Color for the color intensity. The Weaker, Normal and Stronger options specify the level of sensitivity of White balance.

Adjusting tones

To adjust the tone quality of your video or image clips, click Color Correction in the Edit Step Options Panel and select Auto Tone Adjustment. You can indicate if you want the clip as Brightest, Brighter, Normal, Darker or Darkest by clicking the Auto Tone Adjustment dropdown arrow.

Applying video filters

Video filters are effects that you can apply to clips in order to change their style or appearance. For example, you can improve the color balance of a clip, or make it look like a painting. Video filter samples: DeBlock smoothens uneven areas in a clip and reduces noise like block artifacts or mosquito effect that are usually found in some highly compressed videos. DeSnow removes visible and dynamic snowy noise patterns in videos captured from sources with poor TV signals or video clips usually taken under low lighting conditions or by cameras with high ISO values. Anti-shake allows you to correct or stabilize sub-standard videos due to camera shake. To apply a video filter to a clip (video or image) in the Video Track: 1. Select a clip in the Timeline. 2. Click the Attribute tab in the Edit Step Options Panel. 3. Choose a video filter from the Video Filter folder in the Library to apply to your clip (by clicking the thumbnail). 4. Drag and drop the video filter onto your clip in the Video Track.

Note: By default, the filter applied to a clip is always replaced with the new filter dragged onto the clip. Clear Replace last filter to apply multiple filters to a single clip. VideoStudio allows you to apply a maximum of five filters to a single clip.
5. Click Customize Filter in the Options Panel to customize the attributes of the video filter. Available options depend on the selected filter. 6. Preview how your clip looks with the video filter applied to it using the Navigator.
Note: When there is more than one video filter applied to a clip, you can change the order of filters by clicking or. Changing the order of the video filters will have drastic effects on your clip.

Key frame settings

VideoStudio allows you to customize video filters in a variety of ways. One way is by adding key frames to your clips. Key frames are frames in a clip where you can specify a different attribute or behavior for your video filter. This gives you the flexibility to determine how your video filter will look like at any point in a clip. To set key frames for your clips: 1. Drag and drop a video filter from the Library onto a clip in the Timeline. 2. Click Customize Filter. The dialog box for the video filter opens.
Note: Settings available in the dialog box are different for each video filter.
3. In the Key frame controls, drag the Jog Slider or use the arrows to go to the frame where you'd like to change the attributes of your video filter.

Key frame Controls

Note: You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out of the Timeline Control bar for precise placement of key frames.
to set that frame as a key frame in the clip. You can 4. Click Add key frame adjust the video filter settings for that particular frame.
Note: A diamond-shaped mark on the Timeline Control bar will appear. This indicates the frame is a key frame in the clip.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more key frames to your clip. 6. Use the Timeline controls to edit or to go to a key frame in the clip. To delete a key frame, click Remove key frame.
Click Reverse key frames to reverse the sequence of key frames in the Timeline such that the sequence starts with the last key frame and ends with the first key frame. To move to the succeeding key frame, click Go to next key frame key frame.
To move to the key frame prior to the one selected, click Go to previous 7. Adjust the video filter settings according to your preferences. 8. Preview the changes you've made by clicking Play the dialog box. 9. Click OK when finished.

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Note: When you resize or distort the Overlay clip then go back to the Edit tab, the clip will appear to have resized back to its original size. This is only for editing purposes, the Overlay clip retains its properties.
Distorting an Overlay clip
Each corner of the marquee of the Overlay clip have green nodes which you can use to distort the Overlay clip. Drag the green nodes to distort the Overlay clip.
Tip: Hold [Shift] while dragging the green nodes to keep the distortion within the current clipss marquee.
Applying motion to the Overlay clip
After clicking the Attribute tab, select where the Overlay clip will Enter and Exit the screen under Direction/Style. Click a specific arrow as to where you want your clip to enter and exit in your movie.
Tip: Pause Duration determines how long your pause will be in the designated area before the clip exists the screen. If you applied motion to the Overlay clip, drag the Trim handles to set the Pause Duration.

Pause Duration

Enhancing Overlay clips
Applying transparency, border and filters are some of the ways you can enhance your Overlay clips. You can also chroma key the Overlay clip to remove its background color and show the clip in the Video Track as the new background.
Applying transparency to the Overlay clip
In the Attribute tab, click Mask & Chroma Key to go to the Overlay Options Panel. Drag the Transparency slider to set the opacity of the Overlay clip.
Chroma Keying an Overlay clip
Chroma key is a popular technique that makes a particular color in a clip transparent to be able to show underlying clips, objects or layers. Usually, Chroma Key is used as special effects in movies or a TV programs weather forecast. To specify Chroma Key settings to the current Overlay clip: 1. Click Mask & Chroma Key in the Attribute tab to go to the Overlay Options Panel. 2. Select Apply Overlay options then Chroma Key in Type.
3. Click the Color Box and select the color to be rendered as transparent. Or select
and then click a color in the Preview area of the Options Panel that will be rendered as transparent.

Creating movie templates

Movie templates contain settings which define how to create the final movie file. By using the preset movie templates provided by Ulead VideoStudio, or by creating your own templates in the Make Movie Templates Manager, you can have multiple variations of your final movie. For instance, you can create movie templates that provide high quality outputs for DVD and videotape recording, and also set up movie templates that give lower quality but acceptable outputs for different purposes, such as Web streaming and e-mail distribution. To create movie templates: 1. Select Tools: Make Movie Templates Manager. The Make Movie Templates Manager dialog box opens. 2. Click New. In the New Template dialog box, select the File format and type in a Template name. Click OK. 3. In the Template Options dialog box, set the options you want in the General and AVI/Compression tabs.
Note: The available options in the tabs will depend on the type of file format of the template.
Movie templates will appear in a selection menu when you click Create Video File in the Share Step. If you do not want to use a movie template, you can select Custom from the pop-up menu. This allows you to choose your own settings for creating the final movie or simply use the current project settings. To modify the settings of a movie template, click Edit in the Make Movie Templates Manager dialog box.

Optimizing MPEG videos

VideoStudio's MPEG Optimizer makes creating and rendering movies in MPEG format a lot faster. It analyzes and finds the best MPEG settings or the Optimal project settings profile to use for your project. In doing so, it saves time by keeping your projects original segments with settings compatible to the Optimal project settings profile and maintains high quality for all segments including the ones that need reencoding or re-rendering.
After selecting MPEG Optimizer in the Share Step Options Panel, VideoStudio displays the MPEG Optimizer dialog box and shows what percentage of your project needs to be re-rendered. The MPEG Optimizer automatically detects changes in your project and renders out only the edited portions, making render time much shorter and faster. To use MPEG Optimizer: 1. In the Share Step Options Panel, click Create Video File and select MPEG Optimizer.
MPEG Optimizer is automatically enabled when an MPEG movie template is selected. To stop showing MPEG Optimizer dialog box when selecting MPEG movie templates, unselect Show MPEG Optimizer dialog box in Preferences: General.
2. The MPEG Optimizer dialog box appears.
Click Show Details and read the information specified in the dialog box especially the Optimal project settings profile. 3. Click Accept.
Creating and saving a video file
Before rendering your entire project into a movie file, select File: Save or Save As to save it first as a VideoStudio project file (*.VSP). This allows you to return to your project anytime and make edits. If you want to preview your project before creating a movie file, switch to Project Mode and click Play in the Navigation Panel. How the project is played back

Burning a DVD, VCD, SVCD or HD DVD
Click Create Disc in the Options Panel to output your project (together with other VideoStudio projects or videos) to create a DVD, VCD, SVCD and HD DVD. In the dialog box that opens, first choose an output format. Second, decide whether you want to add other projects and videos. See the following sections for more information.
Jog Slider Mark-in Mark-out Trim handles Media Clip List Navigation Panel Change display aspect ratio Project Settings Settings and options
Notes: Your entire VideoStudio project can be brought into the Create Disc dialog box for burning even if you did not save it first as a.VSP file. Video will be adjusted to the correct aspect ratio (as specified in the Disc Templates Manager dialog box), and automatically letterboxed or pillarboxed to fit the correct aspect ratio.

Assembling files

Import videos or VideoStudio project files (VSP) you want to include in your final movie. To add videos: 1. Click Add video files. Locate the folder where the videos are, and then select one or more video clips you want to add.

2. Click Open.

You can add video formats such as AVI, QuickTime, and MPEG files. You can also add VCD video (DAT) files. After a video clip is added to the Media Clip List, sometimes you may see a black thumbnail. This is because the first scene (frame) of this video clip is a black screen. To change it, double-click to select this video clip and move the Jog Slider to the scene you want. Next, right-click the thumbnail and select Change Thumbnail.
To add VideoStudio projects: 1. Click Add VideoStudio project files. Locate the folder where the projects are, and then select one or more video projects you want to add.
2. Click Open. You can trim a video and VideoStudio project using the Jog Slider, mark-in/out, and navigation controls. Trimming a video gives you the freedom to precisely edit the video length.
Tip: You can also add videos from DVD/DVD-VR discs.

Adding/Editing chapters

This feature is only available when the Create menu option is selected. By adding chapters, you can create submenus linked to their associated video clip.
Represented as a video thumbnail in a submenu, each chapter is like a bookmark for a video clip. When viewers click on a chapter, the playback of the video will start from the selected chapter.
You can create up to 99 chapters for a video clip. If the Create menu option is not selected, you will be guided to the preview step immediately without creating any menus after clicking Next. When you are creating a disc with only one VideoStudio project or one video clip, do not select Use first clip as introductory video if you want to create menus.

Audio Save Options

Ulead 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 in 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 an 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. 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. The availability of the options below depends on the type of shadow: X: Sets the horizontal distance between the text and shadow. Y: Sets the vertical distance between the object and shadow. Color: Click to select the color of the shadow. Transparency: 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: Select to capture the audio when capturing from an analog device. Capture to Library: Select to put the captured video into the Library. Force to use preview mode: Select to improve 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.

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: No text yet Video proxy options: 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 VideoStudios user interface.
Preferences (Create Disc)
VCD player compliant: Ulead VideoStudio uses the VCD 2.0 format when creating VCDs. For navigation menus with background music, Ulead 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 Ulead 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 oprtion 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.

AVI tab

Compression: Shows the available compression schemes. A no compression option is also available. Quality: Drag the slider to control the compression of a file. Configure: Click for additional compression options. Key frame for every _ Frames: Specify the distance between "key" frames used by the compression scheme. Data type: Select from the list of available data types of the currently selected video compression scheme. Use common palette: Select the color palette to use for saving the video. Load: Click to load a previously saved color palette. Audio: Click to open the Audio Format dialog box where you can change the audio characteristics. Advanced: Click to open the Advanced Options dialog box where you can specify additional settings for your saved video.

Advanced Options

Target playback drive: Specify the data rate of your storage device. Check data rate: Select to compare the data rate of the compressed file to the selected Target Playback Drive. Change this rate to more closely match the data rate of the target storage device. Tolerance: Specify the acceptable percentage of difference on the specified data rate and the data rate of the compressed file. Recompress: Select this option to force the program to re-render (recompress) the project. In most cases, you should leave this option unchecked. Interleave audio and video: Select to be able to specify the interleave ratio between the audio and video data. Pack audio data for every _ Frames: Specify when the next portion of audio data follows the video data. Pad frames for CD-ROM: Select to help make your CD-ROM more efficient in playback by standardizing the video data structure when saving.
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, XSVCD) compatible files to your project. Two-pass conversion Improves the quality of the output video by analyzing the video data first before encoding. Treat MPEG audio as non-DVD compliant: This is an option under Do not convert DVD compliant MPEG files. Select to treat all video files that has MPEG audio as non-DVD compliant. The MPEG audio track will not be rendered to LPCM during output.

Appendix C: Technology Overview

Analog vs. Digital

With repeated use, the magnetic tape used in High-8, 8 mm, VHS, and S-VHS becomes prone to wear and tear. It gets thinner and thinner until the video could no longer be played. On the other hand, the quality of digital video doesn't diminish over time. You can play DVs countless times and still expect the quality to be as sharp as it originally was. Digitization also extends a video's life span and allows you to enhance its original sound and picture quality. Digitizing analog videos is a breeze with VideoStudio, wherein data captured from an analog device are automatically converted to digital format. Once digitized, you can edit these footage and output them in any disc format of your choice.
Footage can be captured from your analog source and digitized for editing in your PC

HD Technology

HDV users are by definition concerned with picture quality. VideoStudio allows you to work with high definition videos just as you would with DV: batch capture, edit, apply filters and transitions, then output to various formats such as SD, HD or WMV-HD for Web-sharing. After you have connected an HDV camcorder and properly set up the device for capturing, VideoStudio will automatically set the capture plug-in and device control to HDV Capture Plug-in and HDV 1394 Device Control respectively. The HDV Capture Plug-in converts the source video from your HDV camcorder into an MPEG-2 Program Stream (PS) video file when capturing it into your computer. By converting the video, it allows you to take advantage of VideoStudios SmartRender technology when you edit the captured video clips. This means that whenever you preview your edits or create a video file, only the clips which have been altered will be rendered.

SmartRender Technology

Speed is usually one of the primary concerns of users when editing videos. While working on a video project, usually, you will want to preview the project as you edit, and it can be quite discouraging if you have to wait a long time to see the results of your work. Ulead VideoStudio's SmartRender feature makes previewing and creating movies a lot faster. When you preview your video project for the first time, VideoStudio 'renders' the project by creating a temporary preview file on your hard disk which combines the video, image, and audio clips with the special effects which you applied to them. The SmartRender feature detects any changes in your project,and if there are no changes, instantly plays back the preview file. If there are changes (for instance, when titles, video filters or transition effects have been added), it renders out only the edited portions, making render times much shorter and faster. The SmartRender feature also skips re-rendering when the properties of the captured video are consistent with the project settings. It only renders your project the first time you inserted your captured video clips. When you add more captured video clips, VideoStudio directly plays back the project without rendering. In addition to previewing your video files, Ulead VideoStudio gives you an option to instantly preview your project without creating temporary files. With the Instant Playback option, you can play the entire project without having to wait then preview it immediately.

Appendix E. Tips and techniques

A. DV camcorder tips

Format the DV tape before shooting video. Formatting a DV tape is desirable for batch capture and for accurately locating timecodes. Formatting here means to record a "blank" video from start to end without interruption. This is what a professional cameraman will do with a new DV tape. Once it is formatted, you can start shooting video. Thus, when you play your video footage on the DV camcorder, the counter (displayed as Timecode on the camcorder's LCD monitor or viewfinder) keeps running even when there's no actual video. How to get the best video quality out of a DV camcorder. Capturing video using the IEEE-1394 interface card provides loss-proof quality. After editing your project, you can then render your final movie at any file format of your choice. If you don't have an IEEE-1394 card or a DV camcorder, the second choice is to use an analog capture card. If you intend to record your finished project back to the videotape, using an analog capture card with S-video output yields better video quality.

B. Web video tips

Use a smaller frame size for movie files intended for the Web. A one-minute video clip, which is captured in its native DV AVI format from a DV camcorder, takes about 200MB of disk space. If you have such a largesize captured clip inserted in your project, it will also take much time to render the project into a movie file. For files that you intend to send over the Internet, it's better to use a smaller frame size (for example, 352 x 240) when rendering. About Windows Media Video (*.wmv) and RealVideo (*.rm) files Ulead VideoStudio lets you create movies in file formats such as Windows Media Video (*.wmv) and RealNetworks RealVideo (*.rm) formats for streaming over the Internet and for playback on computers. Windows Media Video files can be directly inserted into a VideoStudio project and edited.

C. Troubleshooting tips

Power on the camcorder to reestablish connection. Camcorders may automatically shut down to save power, as such, losing the connection between the camcorder and Ulead VideoStudio is common. When
this happens, users need to turn on the camcorder to reestablish connection. There is no need to close and reopen VideoStudio, since the program can automatically detect capture devices. When VideoStudio cannot accurately locate timecodes. When capturing video or positioning the tape at a particular timecode, sometimes VideoStudio may not be able to locate the timecode accurately and may even halt the program itself. When this happens, you may need to shut down the program. Another option is to turn off your camcorder, then wait for a few seconds (at least six seconds) before turning it back on. This resets VideoStudio, and once again, allows the program to properly detect capture devices. If VideoStudio cannot control the DV camcorder. If VideoStudio cannot control your DV camcorder and locate specific timecodes accurately, select Tools: Select Device Control and click the Options button. A Device Control Options dialog box then appears. Here, you can fine-tune the control settings so that your camcorder and VideoStudio can work together more closely in the way that you like.

Fade-in/out 102 Fit & Burn 23 Flash animations 86 Force to use preview mode 134 Full Screen Preview 130
Glossary 155 Grid lines 41
HD DVD 149 HDV Recording 107 High Definition Videos 45 High Quality Playback 40 Home Movies 26
Image tab 51 Images 53 Import from Audio CD 97 Importing from DVD/DVD-VR 48 Importing from Mobile Devices 49 Importing videos in AVCHD format 49 Installing a capture card 11 Installing and running VideoStudio 18 Instant Playback 39
Navigation Panel 31 Normalize audio 118
Opening an existing project 41 Optimal project settings profile 109 Optimizing MPEG videos 108 Options 81 Options Panel 35 Overlay Step 78 Overlay Step Options Panel 78 Overlay Track Manager 32, 80 Overlay Tracks 35

Key frame 66

Paging File 152 Pan & Zoom 67 Pause Duration 83 Perform non-square pixel rendering 40, 140 Perform SmartRender 140 Play Mode 31 Playback method 136 Playback Speed 54 Preferences 128 Preferences (Create Disc) 139 Preparation for video capturing and editing 19 Preset text 90 Preview Files Manager 131 Preview range 40 Previewing 39, 117 Project Playback 107, 119 Project Properties 39, 128 Project Timeline 32 Recover DVB-T Video 46, 130 Relink 128 Rendering 38 Repositioning the current Overlay clip 81 Resizing an Overlay clip 81 Resizing and distorting clips 69 Rip CD Audio 99 Ripple Editing 61 Rotate by degree 88, 93 Rotating text 93
Saving 41 Smart Package 41 subtitle files 91 Trimmed clips 60 Scene detection 21 Seamless capture 42 Select Device Control 130 Setting project properties 39 Setting up your computer 11 Setting your preferences 38 Share Step 107 Share Step Options Panel 107 Share Video Online 107 Shortcuts 144 Shuttle Slider 45 Single title 88 Smart Package 41 Smart Proxy 62 Smart Proxy Manager 32, 131 SmartRender 148 SmartSound Quicktracks 98 Sorting clips in the Library 54 Split Audio 51 Split by Scene 129 Split by scene (Capture Step) 44, 47 Starting a new movie project 38 Step Panel 30 Storyboard View 33 Stretching audio duration 101 Subtitles 91 SVCD 149 System Requirements 10 System tweaks 150 System Volume 31
Save DV Quick Scan Digest 22 Save DV Quick Scan Digest as HTML 22
Technology Overview 147 Text animation 93 Text attributes 92
Text backdrop 92 Theme template 26 Timeline View 34 Tips and techniques 153 Title safe area 90 Title Step 88 Title Step Options Panel 88 Title Track 35 Toolbar 32 Transitions Album transition 74 Flashback transition 75 Mask transitions 75 Transparency 83 Trim Handles 31 Trimming a clip 55 Trimming Overlay clips 81 Troubleshooting 153 TV footage 47
VideoStudio Movie Wizard 130 Voice Track 35 Volume rubber banding 104


User Guide Ulead Systems, Inc. March 2006


English edition for Ulead VideoStudio 10, March 2006. 1992-2006 Ulead Systems, Inc.
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Welcome to Ulead VideoStudio. 7
How VideoStudio works. 7 Installing and running VideoStudio. 8
Setting up your computer. 9
Installing a capture card. Connecting a video camera to the computer DV or Digital 8 camcorder. Sony HDV camcorder. Analog video sources. USB camera. Preparation for video capturing and editing. 9. 9.

Getting started. 20

DV-to-DVD Wizard. Step 1: Scan for scenes. Step 2: Apply a theme template and burn to DVD Movie Wizard. Step 1: Add video and images. Step 2: Select a template. Step 3: Finish. VideoStudio Editor. The user interface. The Step Panel. The Menu Bar. The Toolbar. The Project Timeline. The Options Panel. The Library. Starting a new movie project. Setting your preferences. Setting project properties. Adding clips. Previewing. Undoing and redoing actions. Showing and hiding grid lines. Saving your project. Seamless DV and MPEG capture. The Capture Step Options Panel. Capturing video. Digital Video (DV). High Definition Videos. Digital TV DVB-T video. Analog video. Capturing TV footage. DV Quick Scan. Importing from DVD/DVD-VR. Importing from Mobile Devices Direct video capturing to MPEG... format..

Capture. 45

Direct video capturing to Windows Media Video Selecting a profile. Editing and customizing a video profile. Capturing still images. The Edit Step Options Panel. Adding clips to the Video Track. Video clips. Images. Color clips. Trimming a clip. Saving trimmed clips. Ripple Editing. Adding chapters using Chapter Point Bar Enabling Smart Proxy. Converting multiple files. Adjusting color and brightness. Playback Speed. Reversing video playback. Capturing still images in the Edit Step. Split by Scene. Multi-trimming your video. Using Ad-Zapper. Applying video filters. Key frame settings. Pan & Zoom. Resizing and distorting clips. Adding transitions. The Effect Step Options Panel The Album transition. The Flashback transition. The Mask transitions.

Edit. 59

Effect. 79

Overlay. 86

Adding clips to the Overlay Track Multiple overlay tracks. The Overlay Step Options Panel. Adding Objects or Frames. Adding Flash animations. Adding text. Modifying text attributes. The Title Step Options Panel Applying animation. Animation effects.

3. If your USB camera has been detected properly, it will be listed as a source device in VideoStudio's Options Panel. In VideoStudio, select the Capture Step and check if your USB camera is displayed under the Source list in the Options Panel.
Preparation for video capturing and editing
Capturing and video editing are tasks that require a lot of computer resources. Your computer must be properly set up to ensure successful capturing and smooth video editing. Below are some tips on how to prepare your digital camcorder and optimize your computer for capturing and editing. For better workability of DV Quick Scan and camcorder device control, correct timecode on the DV tape is a must. To do this, before shooting your video, use the standard playback (SP) mode and shoot a blank video (for example, leaving the lens cover on while recording) without interruption from start to end of a tape. It is recommended that you close all other applications when working with VideoStudio. You should also turn off any automatically-launched software like screen savers to avoid possible interruptions while capturing. If you have two hard drives in your system, it is recommended that you install VideoStudio to your system drive (usually C:) and store captured videos in your other drive (usually D:). The choice of what hard disk to use is also crucial. Using a dedicated video hard drive, preferably with Ultra-DMA/rpm and 30GB free space, is recommended. Make sure DMA is enabled for your hard disk. Disable Write-Behind Caching on the hard drive used for video capture. Increase the Paging File (Swap File) size to twice your amount of RAM.

Getting started

When you run VideoStudio, a startup screen appears which allows you to choose between the following video editing modes: VideoStudio Editor gives you the full editing features of VideoStudio. It provides you total control over the movie production process, from adding clips, titles, effects, overlays, and music to making the final movie on disc or other medium. Movie Wizard is ideal for users who are new to video editing. It guides you through the movie production process in three quick, easy steps. DV-to-DVD Wizard allows you to capture video, add a theme template to it, then burn it onto a disc.
Tip: Select 16:9 to use widescreen for your project.

DV-to-DVD Wizard

Use the DV-to-DVD Wizard to easily create a movie from the content of your DV tape then burn it onto a disc.

Step 1: Scan for scenes

Scan the DV tape and select the scenes you want to add to your movie. 1. Connect your camcorder to your computer and turn on the device. Set it to Play (or VTR/VCR) mode. 2. Select a recording device under DV Device. 3. Click the Capture format arrow to select a file format for captured videos. 4. Specify whether to burn all videos of the tape (Burn whole tape) or scan your DV tape (Scene detection). To burn whole tape: 1. Select Burn whole tape and then specify the tape duration under Duration. 2. Click Next to apply template and burn onto DVD.

To use Scene detection: 1. After selecting Scene detention, choose whether to scan the tape From beginning or From current position. From beginning: Scans the tape for scenes from the beginning. VideoStudio will automatically rewind the tape if the tape position is not in the beginning. From current position: Scans the tape for scenes from the current tape position. 2. Specify the scan speed, then click Start Scan to begin scanning the DV device for scenes. Scenes are video segments that are distinguished by shooting date and time.


3. In the Storyboard, choose the scenes you want to include in your movie. To do this, select a scene then click Mark Scene.
4. Click Next to go to the next step.
Tips: Click and select Save DV Quick Scan Digest to save scanned file and import
without having to scan again or Save DV Quick Scan Digest as HTML to manage large number of tapes by printing this HTML file and attaching it with your tapes.
Step 2: Apply a theme template and burn to DVD
1. Specify a Volume name and Recording format for your movie.
Note: If you have more than one burner installed in your computer or the default
drive is not a burner, specify the burner you want to use in the Advanced Settings dialog box. 2. Select a theme template from one of the available presets to apply to your movie then select its output video quality. 3. Click to burn your movie file to disc.
Tip: If you see at the bottom of the dialog box that the movie is too big to fit
onto a DVD, click Fit & Burn.

Movie Wizard

If you are new to video editing or you want to quickly make a movie, you can use the VideoStudio Movie Wizard to assemble video clips and images, add background music and titles, then output the final movie as a video file, burn it onto a disc, or further edit the movie in VideoStudio Editor.
Step 1: Add video and images
Assemble your video and images into a movie. To add video and images: 1. Click one the following buttons to add video and images to your movie. Click Capture to import video footage or images into your computer. Click Insert Video to add video files of different formats such as AVI, MPEG, and WMV. Click Insert Image to add still images. (You can create a photo slideshow if you choose to only add images.) Click Insert DVD/DVD-VR to add video from a DVD-Video/DVD-VR formatted disc or from your hard drive. Click Import from Mobile Devices to add video from MS Windowsrecognized devices.
Tip: Click Library to open the media library that contains media clips that come with VideoStudio. To import your own video or image files to the Library, click.
2. If you selected multiple clips, the Change Clip Sequence dialog box will appear where you can arrange the order of the clips. Drag the clips to the desired sequence then click OK. 3. The video and image clips that you selected for your movie will be added to the Media Clip List. Right-click a clip to open a menu with more options.

Image tab

Duration: Sets the duration of the selected image clip. Rotate: Rotates the image clip. Color Correction: Allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, and gamma of the image. Resampling option: Sets how image size is adjusted. There are two options: Keep aspect ratio maintains the relative width and height of the current image; Fit to project size makes the size of the current image the same as the projects frame size. Pan & Zoom: Applies the Pan & Zoom effect to the current image. Presets: Provides various Pan & Zoom presets. Choose a preset from the drop-down list. Customize: Allows you to define how to pan and zoom the current image.

Color tab

Duration: Sets the duration of the selected color clip. Color: Click the color box to adjust the color.

Attribute tab

Replace last filter: Allows the last filter applied to a clip to be replaced when you drag a new filter onto the clip. Clear this option if you want to add multiple filters to your clips. Applied filters: Lists the video filters that were applied to a clip. Click or to arrange the order of the filters; click to remove a filter. Presets: Provides various filter presets. Choose a preset from the drop-down list. Customize Filter: Allows you to define how a filter transitions throughout the clip. Distort clip: Allows you to modify the size and proportions of the clip. Show grid lines: Select to display the grid lines. Click where you can specify settings for the grid lines. to open a dialog box
Adding clips to the Video Track
You only work on the Video Track when you are in the Edit Step. On the Video Track, you can insert three types of clips: video, image and color clips.

Video clips

There are several ways of inserting video clips on the Video Track: Select a clip in the Library and drag and drop it to the Video Track. Multiple clips can be selected by pressing [Shift] or [Ctrl]. Right-click a clip in the Library then select Insert To: Video Track. Select one or more video files in Windows Explorer then drag and drop to the Video Track. To insert a clip from a file folder directly to the Video Track, click Insert Media Files
Notes: Aside from video files, you can also add video from DVD or DVD-VR formatted discs. Use the Fade-in/out buttons to make the audio of the video clips in your project smoothly fade from one clip to the next.
located to the left of the Timeline.


The ways of adding still images to the Video Track are the same as when adding video clips. Before you start adding images to your project, determine first the image size that you want for all your images. By default, VideoStudio adjusts the size to keep the images aspect ratio. To make the size of all inserted images the same as your projects frame size, select File: Preferences - Edit then change the Image

Tips: Hold [Shift] then drag the end of the clip on the Timeline to change the playback speed. The black arrow means you are trimming or extending the clip, while the white arrow means that you are changing the playback speed.

Reversing video playback

Reverse the playback of the video by clicking Reverse video in the Options Panel.
Capturing still images in the Edit Step
A still image can be captured in the Edit Step by selecting a specific frame in the Timeline and saving it as an image file. In this manner, possible distortions are avoided since the image is not acquired from a running video, unlike in the Capture Step. To capture still images: 1. Select File: Preferences - Capture. Choose Bitmap or JPEG as the Captured still image save format. If you selected JPEG, also set the Image quality. 2. Select a video clip in your project 3. Drag the Jog Slider to the frame you want to capture.
4. Switch to an image folder in the Library. The folder can be the default Image folder, or the one created by yourself. 5. Select Clip: Save as Still Image. The new image file is saved to the hard disk and is represented as a thumbnail in the image folder you assigned.

Split by Scene

Use the Split by Scene feature in the Edit Step to detect different scenes in a video file and automatically break it down into several clip files. The way VideoStudio detects scenes depends on the type of video file. In a captured DV AVI file, scenes can be detected in two ways: DV Recording Time Scan detects scenes according to their shooting date and time. Frame Content detects content changes, such as motion change, camera shifting, brightness change, etc., and splits them into separate files. In an MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 file, scenes can only be detected based on content changes (i.e., by Frame Content). To use Split by Scene on a DV AVI or MPEG file: 1. Go to the Edit Step and select a captured DV AVI file or an MPEG file in the Timeline. 2. Click Split by Scene in the Options Panel. This will open the Scenes dialog box. 3. Choose your preferred scan method (DV Recording Time Scan or Frame Content). 4. Click Options. In the Scene Scanning Sensitivity dialog box, drag the slider to set the Sensitivity level. A higher value means more precision in the scene detection. 5. Click OK. 6. Click Scan. VideoStudio then scans through the video file and lists all the detected scenes. 7. You may merge some of the detected scenes into a single clip. Simply select all the scenes that you want to join together then click Join. The plus sign (+) and


2. Zoom in on the subject by minimizing the marquee box or by increasing the Zoom ratio.
3. Drag the crosshair of the End key frame to your desired final point.

4. Click

to preview the effect.
5. Click OK to apply the effect to the image.
Click the Anchor boxes to move the marquee box at fixed positions in the Image Window. To zoom in or out of a fixed area without panning the image, select No panning. To include a fade-in/out effect, increase the Transparency. The image will fade to the Background color. Click the color box to choose a background color, or click to select a color on the Image Window.
Resizing and distorting clips
To resize or distort a clip: 1. Select a clip in the Timeline then select the Attribute tab under the Options Panel. 2. Select Distort clip then drag any of the following handles: Yellow handles at the corners to resize the clip proportionally (A). Yellow handles at the sides to resize without maintaining proportions (B). Green handles at the corners to skew the clip (C).


Transition effects make your movie smoothly change from one scene to the next. They are applied between clips in the Video Track and their attributes can be modified in the Options Panel. Effective use of this feature can add a professional touch to your movie.

Adding transitions

The Library provides a wide range of preset transitions from crossfades to explosions that you can add to your project.
You can add transitions either in Storyboard View or Timeline View.
Note: By default, you need to manually add transitions to your project. If you want VideoStudio to automatically add transitions between clips, select File: Preferences - General then select Use default transition effect. This saves you time in selecting transitions, especially when you are creating a slideshow project that contains images only, since transitions are randomly chosen from the Library and automatically added between images.
To add a transition: 1. Click the Effect Step, then select one of the categories of transitions from the Folders list.
2. Scroll through the effects thumbnails in the Library. Select and drag an effect to the Timeline, roughly between two video clips. Drop your effect and it will snap into place. You can only drag and drop one clip at a time.

Tip: Double-clicking a transition in the Library automatically inserts it into the first empty transition slot between two clips. Repeating this process will insert a transition into the next empty transition slot.
To replace a transition in your project, drag the new transition from the Library onto the transition thumbnail to be replaced on the Storyboard or Timeline.
The Effect Step Options Panel
VideoStudio pretty much takes care of all the details to make your transitions smooth and professional. You can, however, further customize your transitions after adding them to your project. The Effect Step Options Panel displays the settings of your selected transition so that you can change their various parameters. This gives you complete control of exactly how your transitions will behave in your movie.
Note: The attributes in the Options Panel vary depending on the type of transition effect that is selected and applied to your project. Duration: Shows the duration of the applied effect on the selected clip in hours:minutes:seconds:frames. You can adjust the duration by changing the timecode values. Border: Determines the thickness of the border. Enter 0 to remove the border. Color: Determines the hue of the transition effect's border or flap. Soft edge: Specifies how well you want the transition effect to blend with the clips. A Strong soft edge results in a less pronounced transition, thus creating a smooth progression from one clip to another. This option works best for irregular shapes and angles. Direction: Specifies the direction of a transition effect. (This is only applicable to some of the transition effects.)

The Album transition

One of the transitions you will find in the Library is the Album transition. Album simulates the turning pages similar to that of flipping photo album pages. You can choose from a variety of album layouts, change the album cover, background, size, and position, and more. To apply the Album transition: 1. Click the Effect Step then select Album from the Library. Apply one of the preset transitions by dragging a transition thumbnail in between two clips on the Video Track.
2. In the Options Panel, click Customize to open the Flip-Album dialog box. 3. In the Layout section, choose the desired look for the album.
4. In the Album tab, set the albums Size, Position and Orientation. To change the album cover, select a preset from Album cover templates, or select Custom album cover then import your own cover image. 5. Click the Background and Shadow tab. To change the background of the album, select a preset from Background templates, or select Custom background then import your own background image. To add a shadow, select Shadow. Set the shadow position by adjusting the Xoffset and Y-offset values. To make the shadow look softer, increase Soft edge.

In the Attribute tab, click Mask & Chroma Key to go to the Overlay Options Panel. Drag the Transparency slider to set the opacity of the overlay clip.
To specify Chroma Key settings to the current overlay clip: 1. Click Mask & Chroma Key in the Attribute tab to go to the Overlay Options Panel. 2. Select Apply Overlay Options then Chroma Key in Type.
3. Click the Color Box then select the color to be rendered as transparent.

Without Chroma Key

With Chroma Key
Tips: Select then click on a color in the image that will be rendered as transparent. Drag the Similarity Slider to specify the color range of the selected color that will be rendered as transparent.
To add a border around the current overlay clip: In the Attribute tab, click Mask & Chroma Key to go to the Overlay Options Panel. Drag the Border slider to set the thickness of the border of the overlay clip. Set the color of the border by clicking the Color Box beside the slider.
To resize the current overlay clip: In the Attribute tab, drag a handle on the overlay clip on the Preview Window to resize it. If you drag a yellow corner handle, it will keep the aspect ratio when you resize the clip. It is recommended that you keep the overlay clip within the title safe area. You can also right-click the overlay clip on the Preview Window to open a menu where you can resize the overlay clip to keep the aspect ratio, revert it to the default size, use the original size of the overlay clip, or resize it to occupy the entire screen.
The Keep Aspect Ratio option resizes the overlay clip based on the width or height, depending on which is longer in length, of the overlay clip.

longer side

Note: When you resize or distort the overlay clip then go back to the Edit tab, the clip will appear to have resized back to its original size. This is only for editing purposes, the overlay clip retains its properties.
To distort the current overlay clip: Each corner of the marquee of the overlay clip have green nodes which you can use to distort the overlay clip. Drag the green nodes to distort the overlay clip.
Tip: Hold [Shift] while dragging the green nodes to keep the distortion within the current clipss marquee.

To burn your movie onto a disc: 1. Click Next after you preview your project. 2. Click Show more output options to show other output options. Select Create DVD folders to create folders for your project and specify their location. Select Create disc image file to make an ISO image file of the DVD for later use. Select Normalize audio to make sure that irregular audio levels during playback are prevented. 3. Click Burning Options to define additional burner and output settings. 4. Click Burn to start the burning process. 5. After successfully burning your disc, a dialog box appears from which you can select the next step.
Close prompts you to save your work and close Ulead VideoStudio.

Burning options

Disc burner Specify the settings for your burning device. Label Enter a volume name of up to 32 characters onto the CD/DVD. Drive Select the disc burner that you want to use to burn the video file. Copies Set the number of disc copies to burn. Disc type Displays the output disc format for the current project. Create to disc Select to burn your video project onto a disc. Recording format Select DVD-Video format to use the DVD industry standard. To quickly re-edit your disc without copying the file to the hard disk, select DVD-Video (fast re-editable) which still complies with the industry standard, and has very high compatibility when working with set-top home DVD players and computer DVD-ROM. Select DVD+VR for DVD players supporting this format. Create DVD folders This option is only enabled when the video file being created is a DVD-Video. The files created are in preparation for burning the video file to a DVD. This also allows the user to view the finished DVD file on the computer using a DVD-Video player software. Create disc image Select this option if you plan to burn the video file several times. By selecting this option, you don't have to generate the file again when you want to burn the same video file. Normalize audio Select to prevent irregular audio levels during playback of your movie. Different video clips may have different audio recording levels when created. When these video clips are put together, the volume could vary greatly from one to another. To make volume levels consistent between clips, Normalize audio function evaluates and adjusts the audio waveform of the whole project to assure a balance audio level throughout the video. Erase Deletes all the data in the rewritable disc. Burning Options Click to adjust the advanced output settings for burning your project. Delete temp files Removes all unnecessary files in your working folder. Burn Begins the recording process.

Tip: Click Transmit to device unit for preview to preview your project on the DV camcorders LCD monitor.
5. Click Record. When recording is complete, click Finish.

Exporting your movie

VideoStudio provides you with a number of ways to export and share your movie, which will be discussed in the following sections.

Export to Mobile Device

A video file can be exported to other external devices such as Windows mobilebased devices such as Smartphone/Pocket PC/PDA and PSP. You can only export your project after you have created a video file. To export to mobile device: 1. Select a video clip from the Library. 2. Click Export to Mobile Device and select the video property. 3. In the Save dialog box, type the file name and click the device where to export your movie.
Output video file to a different medium
The Output the video file to a different medium is only allowed after you create a final video file of your project or you select a video file that is in the Library. You cannot export project files.
Posting your video on a Web page
The Internet is another medium where you can share your movies but there are a few things you need to take into consideration. A short three minute video can take up 60MB of disk space and will take many hours to download. However, at reasonable file sizes, viewers can download your movies from the Internet. Creating video for the Internet requires proper use of video format and compression to produce good quality but small file size video files. After you have created a movie that is suitable for posting to the Internet, VideoStudio can assist with the task of coding the HTML document. To export your video onto a Web page: 1. Select a video clip from the Library. 2. Click Output video file to a different medium and select Web Page.
3. A message will appear asking if you want to use Microsoft ActiveMovie control or not.
ActiveMovie is a small plug-in for your Internet browser (standard with IE 4.0 or above) which your viewers need to install. If you choose No, the page will be set up with a simple link to the movie. 4. Enter a name and location for the new HTML file. 5. Click OK.
Your default browser will open, displaying your page. When you upload this page to your Web server, you need to change one line of code to reflect the relative links to the associated movie file.

With Activemovie control

Without Activemovie control
Sending a movie by e-mail
When you select E-mail, VideoStudio automatically opens your default e-mail client and inserts the selected video clip into a new message as an attachment. Enter the necessary infomation in the fields then click Send. If your e-mail program was not previously configured as the default e-mail client, follow the instructions below to set up your e-mail program. In MAPI-compliant programs such as Netscape Mail and Eudora, you need to enable their MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface) option. To set up Microsoft Outlook Express as your default e-mail program: 1. In Outlook Express, select Tools: Options. 2. Click the General Tab in the Options dialog box. 3. Under Default Messaging Programs, click the Make Default button after the This application is NOT the default Mail handler option. 4. Click Apply. To enable MAPI in Netscape Mail: 1. In Netscape Mail, select Edit: Preferences.

Channel tab (TV tuner only)
Country/Region: Determines the available channels in your place. TV input type: Determines the mode of your television input. Select Antenna if you're using an antenna to watch television or Cable, if your television utilizes a cable TV system.
TV audio: Select the audio format currently used by the TV. Channel: Enter the channel of the television program you plan to capture footage from. Advanced: Click to open the TV Channel Manager dialog box where you can scan for the TV channels available in your region.
Compression: Shows the available compression schemes. A no compression option is also available. Frame size: Select the size of the frame or define your own for the video file. Use software compression: Only applicable to files in AVI format. Check this if you have a specific compression requirement. Click Advanced to specify your preferred software compression. Advanced: Click to open the Video Compression dialog box where you can customize compression settings.

Video Color Manager

Video Color Manager allows you to adjust the analog sources video properties such as brightness, contrast, hue and saturation before you capture the video into VideoStudio. There are various video property options that you can adjust in this dialog box. Drag the sliders for each item to increase or decrease the value. Click Set Default to reset the values to their original settings.

Video Save Options

Entire project: Select to save all the frames of the entire file. Preview range: Select to save a video file consisting only of clips in the preview area. (Only available if a preview area exists.) Play after creating it: Select to watch the video immediately after VideoStudio finishes saving. Perform SmartRender: Select to use pre-created file that VideoStudio recognizes if contents are still available for faster rendering process.
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. Create video file with specified duration: Select to specify the duration of the video file that will be created. This is useful when the movie project is very long and will exceed the disc capacity. VideoStudio will output the project as multiple video files.
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.

Timeline shortcuts

Ctrl + A Select all clips in the Timeline. Single title: Select all characters in the on-screen edit mode. Single title: Cut selected characters in the on-screen edit mode. Select multiple clips in the same track. (To select multiple clips in the Library, Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click the clips.) Select the previous clip in the Timeline. Select the next clip in the Timeline. Zoom in/out. Scroll to the right/left. Scroll forward. Scroll backward. Move to the start of the Timeline. Move to the end of the Timeline.
Ctrl + X Shift + Click Left Right +/Page Up / Page Down Ctrl + Down ; Ctrl + Right Ctrl + Up ; Ctrl + Left Ctrl + Home Ctrl + End
Multi-trim Video shortcuts
Del F3 F4 F5 F6 Esc Delete Set mark-in Set mark-out Go backward in the clip Go forward in the clip Cancel


ESC Stop capturing, recording, rendering, or close a dialog box without making any changes. If you switched to Full Screen Preview, press [Esc] to change back to the VideoStudio Editor interface.
Double-click a tran- Double-clicking a transition in the Library automatically insition in the Effects serts it into the first empty transition slot between two clips. Library Repeating this process will insert a transition into the next empty transition slot.
Appendix C: Technology Overview

Analog vs. Digital

With repeated use, the magnetic tape used in High-8, 8 mm, VHS, and S-VHS becomes prone to wear and tear. It gets thinner and thinner until the video could no longer be played. On the other hand, the quality of digital video doesn't diminish over time. You can play DVs countless times and still expect the quality to be as sharp as it originally was. Digitization also extends a video's life span and allows you to enhance its original sound and picture quality. Digitizing analog videos is a breeze with VideoStudio, wherein data captured from an analog device are automatically converted to digital format. Once digitized, you can edit these footage and output them in any disc format of your choice.
Footage can be captured from your analog source and digitized for editing in your PC.


Technical specifications

CategoryCreativity application
SubcategoryCreativity - video editing & production
License TypeComplete package
License Qty1 user
License PricingAcademic
Package TypeRetail
System Requirements
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista
Peripheral / Interface DevicesSound card, CD-ROM
System Requirements DetailsPentium 4 - RAM 512 MB - HD 1 GB
Universal Product Identifiers
GTIN00735163113914, 00735163113587



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