My Quick Guide Dv-Avi
Capture, Create Video File, Burn a
These notes assume you are using a Firewire connection
capturing from a Mini-Dv camcorder
Start a New Project:-
1 / From Preferences (f6) select---Show
messages when inserting first video clip in to the timeline.
2 / Select 'Capture Tab' (VS 8) and Capture
Video VS 9/10
3 / Connect camera via Firewire connection
(vs controls camera)
4 / Capture Folder---Allocate a capture
folder, this is the same folder from File-Preferences
5 / Select 'DV' the from Format Box
6 / Select 'DV Type 1' from Options Cogwheel.
|There are no other capture properties to select.
I believe this is the best method in capturing my footage.
The video data is copied / transferred to Video Studio.
No additional coding takes place.
What you have in the camera is what you get in Video Studio (DV-Avi)
7 / Capture Video ( one hour
is about 13 Gb ) (DV-Avi)
8 / Stop capture
9 / Message appears ( do you want to change
project settings to match video........)
10 / Select 'details' to view the Properties Panels.
11 / I select 'Yes' to confirm (project settings
have now been changed to match the video footage)
12 / Video footage is loaded to timeline
13 / I save my project giving it a unique name.
You are now ready to edit your project, but where do we start.
As a general guide the tabs at the top run in sequence from left to
Starting with Capture to Edit, Effects, Overlay, Titles, Audio and finally
Its not essential that you stick rigidly to this order, but it is a
very good start.
Continue to edit your captured video to create your movie.
Specific editing techniques are not included in this tutorial.
You will find lots of information via the Corel
Forum web site.
Ok I have finished the project and intend to burn a DVD.
In order to do this a compatible Mpeg 2 file is required.
These are the type of files needed to burn the DVD.
We have two options:-
First---Share Create Disc would seem to be the
obvious solution. You are transported to the burner module where you
create your menu's. On the final page we select to burn the disc. Video
Studio will render the project to create a Mpeg 2 file (Convert Title)
using the settings under the 'options' cogwheel'. we have to be prepared
to set these manually.
Rendering in the burner module does work and the disc should burn successfully.
Saying that some users have experienced problems using this process.
And indeed if you do have trouble then the second option is highly recommended.
Second---using Share Create Video File we can create a Mpeg2
suitable for burning the DVD.
This file can be played using your pc's media player, check the quality,
is there any further editing to complete.
Satisfied with the quality we can continue to burn a DVD.
Provided the length of the project is under 60 minutes we can use a
standard template provided by Video Studio.
Create a Video File~~Mpeg
1 / From....Share....Create Video File.....
2 / If you intend to make a Dvd then choose (Pal
Dvd or Ntsc Dvd)
You also have the option
to select the aspect ratio 4:3 or 16:9
This will use a standard
template and create an Mpeg 2 File compatible for DVD burning.
(up to one hour long.)
|Pal Standard properties taken from VS 10
24 bits, 720 x 576, 25 fps
Lower Field First
Video data rate: Variable (Max. 8000 kbps)
LPCM Audio, 48000 Hz, Stereo
3 / Give the file a name and select
a save location in the 'save in' box
Press 'Save' the render process
will create the new Mpeg 2 file.
This process will take some
4 / Use this Dvd-Mpeg 2 file to burn a DVD..
on how to create a Mpeg 2 file suitable for burning a DVD greater than
you intend to export your movie back to your DV-camcorder)
You will of course need a camcorder
that has the option DV-In
This will allow you to record
the completed movie back to camera.
By choosing Same as Project
This will create a Dv-Avi File
using the same settings as your capture/project settings.
Remember our source files were
Select the thumbnail from the library,
then Clip menu--Export--Dv Recording
Remember to use a blank tape.
Burn a DVD
1 / Start a NEW project (It is best to create
a project with the same settings as the Dvd Mpeg 2 file)
that the aspect ratio is displayed for the menu structure.
did not allow you to change this option in the burner module.
VS will also reflect
the properties under the 'Options Cogwheel'
2 / I Insert the new Dvd Mpeg 2 File
to the timeline.
3 / A message appears ( do you want to
change project settings to match video........)
4 / I confirm Yes (project settings same
as Dvd Mpeg 2 file)
module should reflect these properties and give the correct aspect for
5 / I delete the clip from the timeline.
6 / And save the project as 'My Burner Settings'
(You now have an empty project)
7 / I check the Project Properties
are correct File-Project Properties
8 / With the project open with no clips
in the timelines.
9 / I go to Share 'Create Disc'
10 / 'Add' the Video file (Using the Dvd Mpeg 2 file made
11 / I add menu's and create chapters as required
12 / Navigation Controls, are how the DVD reacts to the
'Project Settings Cogwheel' lower left to change the options.
13 / Then I am ready to burn the disc.
VS 10 shows
the warning 'This action will take some time to render'
At this point
the process starts to render / convert the menu structures.
the main video file should not take place, I view the progress
If it indicates
converting a menu then all is ok.
If i see
'Convert Title' then the main Mpeg is being rendered.
I cancel the process
to check and correct my settings.
There is another
option that will force a Convert Title
Audio, having checked this the main video files will be rendered
to alter the sound
levels of each file. Obviously increasing times to complete the burn.
to check the settings under the 'Options Cogwheel', these will
be used to convert your titles.
the project and menu structure.
when 'Closing' the burner module I see a note indication 'Saving Project'
A little ambiguous
but you are returned to the edit timeline.
It is here
that you must 'Save' the project. File-Save.
project at a later date will show an empty project.
Share - Create
Disc should display the burner module complete with menu.