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What can you do with
MotionSD STUDIO?
Operating Instructions
Input mode
Digital Video Editing Software
Edit mode
MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E
Process mode
Before use, please read these
instructions completely.
Output mode
Easily save data on
SD card to DVD.
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Contents
Contents
Before use
Please read the following first ....................................................................................... 10
Operating environment ................................................................................................. 13
Requirements ...........................................................................................................................................15
SD cards ..................................................................................................................................................15
Features........................................................................................................................ 16
Convenient functions ...............................................................................................................................17
What can you do? ......................................................................................................... 18
Easy DVD production.................................................................................................... 20
Activating MotionSD STUDIO ....................................................................................... 22
Exiting MotionSD STUDIO .......................................................................................................................23
About MotionSD STUDIO ............................................................................................. 24
Operation Mode .......................................................................................................................................24
Screen configuration for MotionSD STUDIO ...........................................................................................25
Input mode
About the Input mode.................................................................................................... 26
SD card input mode ..................................................................................................... 27
SD Browser Activation .............................................................................................................................28
SD Browser auto start ...................................................................................................................... 29
Screen configuration ................................................................................................................................32
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Imports the images on the SD card to the computer ...............................................................................35
To import videos on an SD card to the personal computer in MPEG2 format. ................................ 35
To copy videos on an SD card to the personal computer by using Explorer, etc............................. 37
Outputting SD card video to DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc. ...................................................................40
File playback and deletion................................................................................................................ 42
Setting the import destination folder................................................................................................. 42
Edit mode
About the Edit mode ..................................................................................................... 43
Non-linear edit mode .................................................................................................... 44
Screen configuration ................................................................................................................................44
About library screen .................................................................................................................................51
Displaying files ................................................................................................................................. 52
Displaying all folders registered ....................................................................................................... 53
Changing a file icon arrangement .................................................................................................... 53
Renaming a file ................................................................................................................................ 54
Deleting a file ................................................................................................................................... 54
Registering a folder .......................................................................................................................... 55
Arranging clips on the edit track ...............................................................................................................58
Changing the order of the clips ................................................................................................................61
Copying clips ............................................................................................................................................62
Deleting clips ............................................................................................................................................63
Playing the edited contents ......................................................................................................................64
Setting the aspect ratio of the preview screen .........................................................................................67
Capturing a still image clip (Snapshot) ....................................................................................................68
Saving the edit information (edited contents) ...........................................................................................70
Trimming clips ..........................................................................................................................................72
Dividing a clip ...........................................................................................................................................75
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Adding audio (Audio Mix) .........................................................................................................................77
Applying effects to a clip ..........................................................................................................................83
Types of video effects ...................................................................................................................... 83
Applying a video effect ..................................................................................................................... 85
Applying effects between clips .................................................................................................................88
Types of transition effects ................................................................................................................ 88
Applying a transition effect ............................................................................................................... 93
Combining special effect into clip (Manual Rendering) ............................................................................96
Rotating still images .................................................................................................................................98
Process mode
About the Process mode............................................................................................... 99
Title editor mode ........................................................................................................ 100
Screen configuration ..............................................................................................................................100
Setting the preferences of edit screen ...................................................................................................103
Setting the preferences .................................................................................................................. 103
Setting the display.......................................................................................................................... 104
Preparing a clip in which a title will be inserted ......................................................................................106
Preparing video clip from edit track................................................................................................ 106
Preparing clip from library .............................................................................................................. 107
Preparing video clip from menu ..................................................................................................... 108
Setting the background aspect ratio ......................................................................................................110
Applying effects to the image .................................................................................................................111
Setting Brightness & Contrast/Hue & Saturation/Sharpness ......................................................... 112
Changing to Sepia/Negative/Monochrome .................................................................................... 114
Changing colours ........................................................................................................................... 114
Inserting a frame ....................................................................................................................................116
Inserting text-based title .........................................................................................................................117
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Entering the text ............................................................................................................................. 117
Decorating text-based title ............................................................................................................. 119
Applying detailed settings to text.................................................................................................... 120
Inserting an animation ............................................................................................................................127
Placing animation........................................................................................................................... 127
Operating placed animation ........................................................................................................... 129
Inserting a video clip as sub-screen .......................................................................................................131
Placing video clip as sub-screen.................................................................................................... 131
Changing the form of sub-screen video ......................................................................................... 133
Applying fade effects to text, animation and sub-screen (video clip) .....................................................134
Applying motion effects to text, animation and sub-screen (video clip) .................................................136
Drawing graphics and lines ....................................................................................................................141
Drawing graphics .......................................................................................................................... 142
Changing the line width and colour of graphics and lines .............................................................. 143
Confirming the title created ....................................................................................................................145
Saving the title .......................................................................................................................................146
Saving as a title file (TTE file) ........................................................................................................ 147
Saving as a video clip .................................................................................................................... 149
Saving as a still image clip ............................................................................................................. 150
Output mode
About the Output mode............................................................................................... 151
File output mode ........................................................................................................ 153
Screen configuration ..............................................................................................................................154
Preparing the data to be output from the edit track ................................................................................160
Preparing data to be output from the library ..........................................................................................161
Preparing from the library in the File output mode ........................................................................ 161
Preparing from the library in the Edit mode.................................................................................... 162
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Outputting as a file .................................................................................................................................163
Video email mode ...................................................................................................... 165
Screen configuration ..............................................................................................................................165
Preparing the data to be output from the edit track ................................................................................168
Preparing the data to be output from the library ....................................................................................169
Preparing from the library in the Video email mode ....................................................................... 169
Preparing from the library in the Edit mode.................................................................................... 170
Exporting to email software ....................................................................................................................171
DVD R/RW output mode............................................................................................. 173
Outputting video clips directly to DVD R/RW disc ..................................................................................175
Select the video clip (MPEG2 file) and activate DVDWriter ........................................................... 175
Setting the DVD menu and playback method ............................................................................... 176
Outputting to DVD R/RW ............................................................................................................... 177
Editing video clips and writing to DVD R/RW disc .................................................................................181
Preparing edit results on the edit track for output .......................................................................... 181
Adjusting the encoder settings and activate DVDWriter .............................................................. 183
Screen Configuration (DVD R/RW output panel) ...................................................................................185
DVD-RAM output mode .............................................................................................. 188
Outputting video clips directly to DVD-RAM disc ...................................................................................190
Select the video clip (MPEG2 file) and activate VRWriter.............................................................. 190
Outputting to DVD-RAM disc ......................................................................................................... 191
Editing video clips and writing to DVD-RAM disc ...................................................................................194
Preparing edit results on the edit track for output .......................................................................... 194
Adjusting the encoder settings and activate VRWriter .................................................................. 196
Screen configuration (DVD-RAM output panel) .....................................................................................198
SD card output mode .................................................................................................. 201
Screen configuration ..............................................................................................................................201
Outputting to SD card ...........................................................................................................................202
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Manual mode
Manual mode ............................................................................................................. 204
Displaying the Operating Instructions ....................................................................................................204
Settings mode
Settings mode ............................................................................................................ 205
Library setting screen..................................................................................................................... 205
TOOL BOX setting screen ............................................................................................................. 206
Detecting function setting screen ................................................................................................... 207
Advanced settings screen ............................................................................................................. 208
Addition applications to TOOL BOX .......................................................................................................209
Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO...................................................................................... 212
File menu .......................................................................................................................................
Edit menu .......................................................................................................................................
View menu ....................................................................................................................................
Library menu .................................................................................................................................
Tools menu ....................................................................................................................................
Help menu .....................................................................................................................................
212
213
214
214
215
215
Menus of Title editor ................................................................................................... 216
File menu ...................................................................................................................................... 216
Edit menu ...................................................................................................................................... 217
View menu .................................................................................................................................... 217
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Object menu .................................................................................................................................. 218
Tools menu ................................................................................................................................... 220
Background menu ......................................................................................................................... 220
Menus of Library ......................................................................................................... 222
File menu ...................................................................................................................................... 222
Library menu ................................................................................................................................. 222
Help menu ..................................................................................................................................... 222
Q&A
You are unable to connect or operate the SD Video Camera. ................................... 223
Video cannot be imported from the SD Video Camera .............................................. 225
Special effects cannot be used normally .................................................................. 226
Audio mix does not work well ..................................................................................... 228
Recording on the SD card cannot be performed normally ......................................... 229
Titles cannot be created normally .............................................................................. 231
About video editing (Non-linear edit) with MotionSD STUDIO ................................... 232
Writing to DVD R/RW disc is not successful. ............................................................. 233
Playback of recorded DVD R/RW discs ..................................................................... 236
Writing to DVD-RAM disc is not successful ............................................................... 237
Other .......................................................................................................................... 240
Glossary................................................................................................244
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Requests and tips ................................................................................247
Other .....................................................................................................249
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Before use
Please read the following first
Before use
Please read the following first
• Read the Operating Instructions of the SD Video
Camera for installing MotionSD STUDIO and connecting
the SD Video Camera.
• To use SD cards, connect the SD Video Camera with
which this software is supplied to the PC.
• The video screen on a PC does not display information
such as the date from the device connected.
• Sample images, etc., supplied with this software can be
used for your personal use only. You must be authorised
to use them for profit.
• This software does not support Content Protection for
Recordable Media (CPRM), consequently video
recorded with CPRM will not be displayed.
• Observe the following conditions for use of SBG sounds
(@245). It is prohibited to distribute (sell, rent, freely
distribute, loan, etc.) the music data itself separated or
duplicated, or the music created from the music data
separated from videos or images (including an Internet
website), or to distribute them through public
transmission (transmission through the Internet or
broadcasting) as an independent trade object.
It is also prohibited to use them for the purpose of
offending public order and morals, defamation of
character, or other purposes which run foul of the law.
• The actual contents and screen, and those described in
these operating instructions may differ depending on the
version of the software or PC operating environments
used, etc. Please be aware of this beforehand.
• In this manual, the operations are described basically
based on the Windows® XP screen. The screen display
may be different depending on the PC used or the OS
version.
• Pages to be referred to are shown as (>00).
• In this manual, the operations are described using the
screen display on the English version.
• No information is provided about basic PC operations
and terms. Please refer to the relevant PC manual.
• In this manual, the MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E is partially
referred to as MotionSD STUDIO for short.
• Before using the MotionSD STUDIO, exit any other
operating applications and the resident programmes.
• Before using the MotionSD STUDIO, exit screen savers
and power-saving programme. (@241)
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Before use
Please read the following first
This product is licensed under the MPEG-4 Visual
patent portfolio license for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer for (i) encoding
video in compliance with the MPEG-4 Visual
Standard (“MPEG-4 Video”) and/or (ii) decoding
MPEG-4 Video that was encoded by a consumer
engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity
and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed
by MPEG LA to provide MPEG-4 Video. No license is
granted or shall be implied for any other use.
Additional information including that relating to
promotional, internal and commercial uses and
licensing may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See
http://www.mpegla.com.
∫ About usable file formats
This software allows the following file formats to be
input and edited, or output:
Input/Edit
MPEG2/BMP/JPEG/
WAV (uncompressed)/SBG
Output
MPEG1/MPEG2/ASF
• Some files in the above file format may not be used.
• Only files recorded using the SD Video Camera with
which this software is supplied are guaranteed.
• MPEG2 format files are limited to files recorded with
the SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied and files created with this software.
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Before use
Please read the following first
∫ Compliant disc/DVD drives
DVD R/RW
12 cm and 8 cm DVD R/RW and DVD R DL discs can
be written to.
DVD-RAM
UDF 2.0 formatted 4.7 GB/9.4 GB DVD-RAM discs and
8 cm DVD-RAM discs can be written to.
Use generally available video recording DVD-RAM
discs or format the discs using a DVD video recorder or
software compatible with DVD-RAM disc.
• A single-sided 2.6 GB or double-sided 5.2 GB
DVD-RAM disc cannot be used.
• A DVD video recorder or software compatible
DVD-RAM discs are required for DVD-RAM disc
playback.
• Before using, enable “Synchronous data transfer” or
“DMA” for the DVD-RAM drive.
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Before use
Operating environment
Operating environment
The following PC environments are required for the
MotionSD STUDIO to be installed and used.
• A drive that can read a CD-ROM is needed for
installation.
• The operation of this software cannot be guaranteed
when fonts other than English font are selected and
used. Set the English font.
• To play the created motion video, Windows Media®
Player or other motion video players may be required
depending on the PC environment.
• To record the data on a recording medium such as
CD-R/RW, DVD disc, etc., a medium, a compatible drive
and writing software are required.
• Even if the system requirements mentioned in these
operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal
computers cannot be used.
• Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed is
not guaranteed.
• This software is not Macintosh compatible.
• This software is not compatible with Microsoft®
Windows® 3.1, Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows®
Me and Windows NT®.
• Operation is not guaranteed on an upgraded OS.
• This software is not compatible with a multi-boot
environment.
• This software is not compatible with a multi-CPU
environment.
• Operation is not guaranteed on Microsoft® Windows®
XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition and not
compatible with 64-bit computers.
• When you use this software, log on the PC with a user
name having administrative rights.
(including installation and uninstallation)
Compliant PC:
IBM® PC/AT compatible device with Intel® Pentium® III
800 MHz or higher of CPU (including compatible CPU.
Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz or higher recommended.)
Compliant OS:
The following OS pre-installed
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition SP2
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP2
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional SP4
Available memory:
256 MB or more (512 MB or more recommended)
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Before use
Operating environment
Graphic display:
High Colour (16 bit) or more (32 bit or more
recommended)
Desktop resolution of 1024k768 pixels or more
(1280k1024 pixels or more recommended)
Graphics card complying with DirectX® 9.0b or 9.0c, and
DirectDraw® overlay
Free hard disk space:
Ultra DMA - 33 or more (100 or more is recommended)
640 MB or more
• When writing to DVD, the same amount of free space as
the disc is necessary.
Necessary software:
Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0b or 9.0c
• If you install the software in a personal computer that is
not compatible with DirectX® 9.0b or 9.0c, the personal
computer may stop operating properly. If you are unsure
if your personal computer is compatible, contact the
maker.
Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 6.4 to10
Drive:
CD-ROM drive (for installtion)
• When writing to DVD, a compatible drive and media are
necessary.
Interface:
A USB terminal (high-speed USB (USB2.0) is
recommended)
• Connect the USB cable supplied with the SD Video
Camera. No guarantees can be made for operation if
any other cable is connected.
• If 2 or more USB devices are connected to the personal
computer or if the SD Video Camera is connected using
a USB hub or USB extension cable, normal operation is
not guaranteed.
Others requirements:
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
Sound:
Sound device compatible with Windows (DirectSound®
support)
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Before use
Operating environment
Requirements
• The SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied
• SD card (supplied), etc.
• USB cable (supplied)
• The AC adaptor (supplied) and battery (supplied) of
the SD Video Camera
For information about connecting, refer to the Operating
Instructions of the SD Video Camera.
SD cards
• Cards that can be used:
SD memory cards or miniSDTM cards with a capacity of
8 MB to 2 GB
SDHC memory cards with a capacity of 4 GB
• These cards are generally referred to as “SD cards” in
this software and manual.
• For details, refer to the operating instructions of the SD
Video Camera with which this software is supplied.
• When formatting (initializing) an SD card, format it on the
SD Video Camera. Do not format it on a personal
computer using Explorer.
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Before use
Features
Features
The MotionSD STUDIO is the software that allows videos
to be captured from the SD Video Camera, edited and
outputted.
Digital edition on a PC (Non-linear edit) enables you to
create video works with minimum deterioration of image
quality. You can also apply various special effects such as
fade effects, transition effects and titles to videos.
∫ Creating titles (using the Title
editor mode)
Adds a title using characters
and illustrations on the Title
editor mode.
Note
` Refer to “Glossary” for details about “Non-linear editing”.
(@245)
∫ Video effects
Applies digital effects to videos
captured.
∫ Transition effects
Applies digital effects to scene
transitions of the video
captured to produce a creative
scene transition.
∫ Audio mix
Adds audio to videos captured.
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Before use
Features
Convenient functions
∫ Locating TOOL BOX on the desktop
TOOL BOX is located on the desktop. Icons to call out
the functions, [Input], [Edit], [Process], [Output]... are
arranged in it. (@25)
∫ Capturing still image clip (Snapshot)
Still image clips can be captured from clips on the edit
track. (@68)
∫ Sending motion image with e-mails by Video email
mode
You can send a video captured from the SD Video
Camera by e-mail. (@165)
∫ Output to DVD R/RW disc
When a DVD R/RW drive is connected, edited video
can be written to DVD R/RW discs. (@173)
∫ Output to DVD-RAM disc
When a DVD-RAM drive is connected, edited video can
be written to DVD-RAM discs. (@188)
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Before use
What can you do?
What can you do?
Importing video from an SD card (Input
mode)
The basic flow of video editing using MotionSD STUDIO.
Video imported from SD cards can be imported as
either video clips or still image clips.
SD Browser activation (@28)
Importing the video on the card to the computer (@35)
Editing imported video (Edit mode)
Video clips and still image clips are arranged in the
desired order on the edit track, and effects are
inserted to the video or video transitions.
Arranging clips on the edit track (@58)
Dividing a clip (@75)
Deleting clips (@63)
Inserting scene transition effects (@88)
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What can you do?
Adding audio (@77)
Processing the video (Process mode)
Titles can be inserted to the video and processed.
Inserting text-based title (@117)
Outputting edited data to SD card,
DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc (Output mode)
Outputs (records) the results of the editing process.
•You can output the edited contents as a file or
send them to the email software as an ASF file.
Outputting to SD card, DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc
(@201) (@188) (@173)
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Before use
Easy DVD production
Easy DVD production
Click [EXIT this screen].
SD card data can be easily output to DVD R/RW or
DVD-RAM disc.
Refer to “SD card input mode” for more information. (@27)
Insert a card into the SD Video Camera.
Click [Import images from an SD Card].
Connecting the SD Video Camera and PC.
Select [start] >> [All Programs (Programs)]
>> [Panasonic] >> [MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E]
>> [MotionSD STUDIO].
Select the video to be output (@35).
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Before use
Easy DVD production
Select the target disc for output.
Video files only are output.
[Create DVD R/RW]
Data is sent to DVDWriter and output to DVD R/RW
disc. (@176)
[Create DVD-RAM]
Data is sent to VRWriter and output to DVD-RAM disc.
(@191)
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Before use
Activating MotionSD STUDIO
Activating MotionSD STUDIO
1. Select [start] >> [All Programs (Programs)] >>
• Clicking A will prevent the screen from being
displayed in the future.
3. Select the item to be activated.
[Panasonic] >> [MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E] >>
[MotionSD STUDIO].
A
B
A Select when importing a file from the card.
The SD Browser is activated. (@32)
B The Non-linear edit mode is activated. (@44)
An overview of MotionSD STUDIO is displayed on the
screen.
• When it is activated for the first time, the Licence
Agreement will appear. Please read it carefully and
click [I agree].
2. Click [EXIT this screen].
A
Action Required
` Before activating:
- SD Video Camera and PC connection (refer to the
Operating Instructions of the SD Video Camera)
- Exit other operating applications and the resident
programmes.
- Cancel the screen saver and the power-saving
programme.
- Check the supplementary description and the latest
information.
Select [start] >> [All Programs (Programs)] >>
[Panasonic] >> [MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E] >> [Readme
First] to check it.
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Before use
Activating MotionSD STUDIO
Note
` If the amount of data registered in the MotionSD STUDIO
library is large, the activation of the MotionSD STUDIO will
slow down because it takes time to read the data.
Exiting MotionSD STUDIO
Select
from the TOOL BOX, and the MotionSD
STUDIO will exit.
• You may also select [File] >> [Exit] to exit the MotionSD
STUDIO.
• When the [Exit] button is clicked while the SD Browser is
activated, MotionSD STUDIO will exit.
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Before use
About MotionSD STUDIO
About MotionSD STUDIO
File output mode:
(@153)
Select when outputting a video as a file.
Operation Mode
Video email mode:
(@165)
Select when exporting a video in a format that allows
the data to be sent as an e-mail attachment.
The MotionSD STUDIO has the following operation
modes.
Switch the operation modes in accordance with editing.
DVD R/RW output mode:
(@173)
Select when outputting video to DVD R/RW disc.
∫ Input mode (@26)
Select when inputting video or still images from the SD
Video Camera, etc.
DVD-RAM output mode:
(@188)
Select when outputting video to DVD-RAM disc.
SD card input mode:
(@27)
Select when inputting video or still images from the SD
Video Camera.
∫ Edit mode (@43)
Select when the data is edited.
Non-linear edit mode:
Select when you edit.
(@44)
∫ Process mode (@99)
Select when inserting a title and processing the video.
Title editor mode:
(@100)
Select when a title is added to a video using the title
editor.
∫ Output mode (@151)
Select when outputting video or still images to an
external device.
SD card output mode: (@201)
Select when outputting video or still images to the SD
Video Camera.
∫ Manual mode:
(@204)
Select when you want to read the Operating
Instructions for the MotionSD STUDIO.
(@205)
∫ Settings mode:
Select when you want to change various settings for
the MotionSD STUDIO.
∫ Quit:
Select when you want to quit MotionSD STUDIO.
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Before use
About MotionSD STUDIO
Screen configuration for MotionSD STUDIO
Example:
The MotionSD STUDIO screen mainly consists of the
TOOL BOX (1) and the work area (2).
Clicking an icon in the TOOL BOX switches to the
operation mode corresponding to the icon.
• The icon of the mode selected is displayed in orange
in the TOOL BOX.
• The setting for the TOOL BOX can be done on the
TOOL BOX setting screen in the Settings mode.
(@206)
1
2
1 TOOL BOX
The icons to switch the operation modes are located in
the TOOL BOX.
∫ How to switch the operation modes
Move the mouse cursor onto an icon in the TOOL BOX,
and the operation mode icons will appear. When you
select an icon, the mode will be switched and the
screen corresponding to the mode will appear in the
work area.
2 Work area
In the work area, various screens are displayed in
conjunction with the operation mode selected in the
TOOL BOX. For details, please refer to the page
describing each operation mode.
In some operation modes, the work area may be
displayed as an independent window.
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Input mode
About the Input mode
Input mode
About the Input mode
Set to Input mode to import video for editing with
MotionSD STUDIO.
Note
` For details on how to switch the operation modes, see
@25.
∫ SD card input mode:
(@27)
Use this mode if you wish to import videos from the card in
the connected SD Video Camera or output videos from
the card directly to DVD discs.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
SD card input mode
Video clips (video) and still image clips (stills) can be
imported from the card in the SD Video Camera.
Motion videos recorded with an SD Video Camera are
stored on a card in SD-Video format. These motion videos
are imported onto the PC’s hard disk as editable MPEG2
files*.
* MPEG2 files to be edited that have an aspect ratio of
16:9 (wide) may not be displayed correctly by
applications that do not support the SD-Video format.
These files can be converted into MPEG2 files used
commonly by using the File output mode. (@157)
Action Required
` Connect the SD Video Camera to the PC, and select
[PC CONNECT] from the [SELECT USB FUNCTION]
menu. (With some cameras, the connection is made to
the PC in the PC Connection Mode.)
` Do not remove the card or cable while the connected
device is accessing the card or data is being transferred.
Doing so may cause the software to crash or data to
become corrupted.
` Do not perform other operations or use other
applications while data is being transferred. Doing so
may cause the software to crash or data to become
corrupted.
` The delete function (@32) in the SD card input mode
simply changes the file management information and
does not delete the data on the card completely. If you
discard or transfer the card, it is recommended that you
physically destroy the card or delete the data on the card
completely. Managing the data on the card is your own
responsibility.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
SD Browser Activation
Note
` This software does not support Content Protection for
Clicking [Import images from an SD Card] on the menu
Recordable Media (CPRM), consequently video
screen when activating will start the SD Browser.
recorded with CPRM will not be displayed.
` If cards on which videos are recorded using an SD Video
Camera accompanied by this software are inserted into
a PC’s SD card slot or a generally available USB
reader/writer, etc. for SD cards, they may be displayed
as a
icon in the SD Browser and may be imported to
It can also be displayed with the following methods:
a PC or output to a DVD disc.
• Click
in the TOOL BOX.
However, operations are not guaranteed with the
• In the MotionSD STUDIO menu, select [File] >> [Input]
connection of devices other than the SD Video Cameras
>> [Start SD browser] or [Tools] >> [Start SD browser].
with which this software is supplied.
` Only the data of motion pictures (SD-Video format) and
still pictures (JPEG) recorded using the SD Video
Camera, with which this software is supplied, can be
imported.
` If two or more SD Video Cameras are connected to a PC
or an SD card is inserted into the PC’s SD card slot, then
two or more SD data may be detected.
Up to two
icons can be displayed in the SD Browser.
Disconnect any SD Video Cameras other than the one
to be used, or remove unnecessary SD cards.
` If files whose date and time of creation or update has
been set to year 2038 or later are imported, their date
and time of creation or update will be changed to the
date and time of capture.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
• To change your selection, click [No], and follow the
procedure for importing images to the PC. (@35) To
output images to a DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc
without first importing them to the PC, click [No], and
follow the procedure for outputting the images to the
DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc. (@40)
SD Browser auto start
You can set the SD Browser to activate automatically
when you have connected the SD Video Camera in which
a card containing recorded images has been inserted.
1. Connect the SD Video Camera.
The [SD Browser auto start] screen is displayed.
4. Click [Yes].
2. Click [Yes].
Change to Non-linear edit mode.
• Click [No] to return to the SD Browser.
• If you do not change the import destination folder
(@42) on the settings screen, then an [SD Browser]
folder will be created and the imported image files will
be stored in this folder.
The SD Browser is activated, and a confirmation
message is displayed.
3. Click [Yes].
The selected images are imported to the PC, and a
confirmation message is displayed.
Note
` The SD card detection function does not work while this
software is running.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
∫ Enabling auto start
1.Click
∫ Disabling auto start
Remove the
check on the [Settings] screen.
• You can also disable auto start by right-clicking B
on the task bar and selecting [Disable SD Browser
auto start].
on the SD Browser.
The [Settings] screen is displayed.
2.Check
B
, and click [OK].
Note
` Auto start is set as the default.
• You can also enable auto start by right-clicking A on
the task bar and selecting [Enable SD Browser auto
start].
A
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Input mode
SD card input mode
∫ Closing SD Browser Auto Start
Right-click the icon on the task bar, and select [Close.].
∫ Activating SD Browser Auto Start
Select [start] >> [All Programs (Programs)] >> [Startup] >>
[MotionSD STUDIO - SD Browser auto start -].
• Even if the PC is rebooted, SD Browser Auto Start will
activate.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
Screen configuration
A
B
C
H. The motion video file only will be sent to the
VRWriter and output to the DVD-RAM disc. (@191)
I. Displays thumbnails of the card data copied onto a
PC using Explorer, etc. (@37)
If an error message is displayed, then conduct the
checks in accordance with the message and click L.
D
S
I
:
J
Will be displayed properly.
:
A folder that stores the card data has not been
selected.
If it is not necessary to display the card data that has
been copied onto a PC using Explorer etc., then it is
recommended to use this display as is.
E
F
G
H
K
:
L
M
N O PQ
The card data has not been stored properly in the
designated folder or the folder was not designated
properly.
J. Displays thumbnails of the data in the card inserted
into the SD Video Camera.
If an error message is displayed, then check the
connections, etc. by following the message and click
L.
R
A. Displays all files.
B. Displays Video files only.
C. Displays still image files only.
D. The video is displayed.
• Clicking an image on M will preview it.
E. Displays the previous image.
F. Displays the next image.
G.Deletes the selected file.
:
Will be displayed properly.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
B A folder in the PC is designated, into which the
selected video is imported when [Import to PC] is
clicked. (@42)
C Sets SD Browser auto start. (@29)
L. Reflects the latest information.
Click this button after the card has been replaced or
the connections, etc., were checked by following the
error message.
M.The file thumbnails are displayed.
• Clicking the video thumbnail will automatically
repeat the playback in D.
N. Imports the video on the card to the computer.
O.Selects all videos.
P. The motion video file only will be sent to the
DVDWriter and output to the DVD R/RW disc.
(@176)
• When outputting to the DVDWriter, the files will be
automatically titled (e.g. MOV001). If you wish to
change to the desired titles, then please do it on the
DVDWriter.
Q.Change to Non-linear edit mode.
R. Exits MotionSD STUDIO.
S. Plays back the videos in the full-screen display.
:
The connections were made incorrectly. Check that
the SD Video Camera is connected correctly to the
PC.
:
The card cannot be found. Check that the card is
inserted into the SD Video Camera.
:
The folder structure in the card is invalid. (@37)
This card may not be used with the SD Video
Camera and by other equipment. Check the folder
structure and contents of the card.
K. Displays the settings screen.
A
B
C
A Sets it so that desired folders into which the data
on a card were copied as is using Explorer, etc
can be displayed using the SD Browser. (@37)
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Input mode
SD card input mode
∫ Full-screen display
A. Plays back all files sequentially.
B. Plays back one file repeatedly.
C. Plays back the previous file.
If there is only one file, then the playback position will
go back to the beginning of the file.
D. Plays back the next file.
If there is only one file, then the playback position will
go back to the beginning of the file.
E. Returns to the original screen.
AB C D
E
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Input mode
SD card input mode
2. Connect the SD Video Camera to the
Imports the images on the SD card to the
computer
computer and activate the SD Browser (@28).
• Activate the SD Browser by auto start, and click [No]
to change your selection. (@29)
• If the MotionSD STUDIO has already been activated,
first exit from it.
• For information regarding SD Video Camera and PC
connection refer to the Operating Instructions of the
SD Video Camera.
To import videos on an SD card to the personal
computer in MPEG2 format.
Motion videos recorded with an SD Video Camera are
stored on a card in SD-Video format. These motion videos
are imported onto the PC’s hard disk as editable MPEG2
files*.
Still images can also be imported onto the PC’s hard disk.
Clips of the imported data can be displayed in the library.
* MPEG2 files to be edited that have an aspect ratio of
16:9 (wide) may not be displayed correctly by
applications that do not support the SD-Video format.
These files can be converted into MPEG2 files used
commonly by using the File output mode. (@157)
3. Select the type of image to be imported from
1. Insert a card into the SD Video Camera.
• For details on how to insert a card, please read
carefully the Operating Instructions for the SD Video
Camera and the card.
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.
[All]
Displays all images.
[Video]
Displays only motion videos.
[Still]
Displays only still images.
Input mode
SD card input mode
7. Click [Yes].
Change to Non-linear edit mode.
• Click [No] to return to the SD Browser.
• If you do not change the import destination folder
(@33) on the settings screen, then an [SD Browser]
folder will be created and the imported video files will
be stored in this folder.
4. Select videos to be imported.
• If you want to select multiple clips, click the
thumbnails while pressing the [Ctrl] key.
If you want to import all videos displayed, then click
to select them.
5. Click
.
A confirmation message appears.
6. Click [Yes].
The capture complete message is displayed.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
To copy videos on an SD card to the personal
computer by using Explorer, etc.
3. Create a folder into which the card data is to
be copied in a desired location on the
personal computer.
Folders in the card containing videos recorded using an
SD Video Camera that were copied onto a PC with its
folder structure maintained can be displayed in the form of
one single card with the SD Browser.
1. Insert a card into the SD Video Camera.
• If the MotionSD STUDIO has already been activated,
first exit from it.
• For details on how to insert a card, please read
carefully the Operating Instructions for the SD Video
Camera and the card.
4. Copy all data in the card into the created
folder as is by using Explorer.
If you change the folder structure, then the data will not
be able to be displayed by using the SD Browser.
2. Connecting the SD Video Camera and PC.
• For information regarding SD Video Camera and PC
connection refer to the Operating Instructions of the
SD Video Camera.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
5. Activate the SD Browser. (@28)
6. Click
.
7. Click
to specify the folder created in step
3, then click [OK].
8. Click
.
9. Click
.
The thumbnails in the specified folder are displayed.
The settings screen appears.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
Note
` If the card contains a large volume of data, it will take
some time for the images to be displayed.
` All video in the card [SD_VIDEO] and [DCIM] folders are
displayed.
` Depending on the operating system and the USB
transfer speed, etc., frames may be dropped and audio
may be interrupted during video playback. This is
reduced once the files are imported into the computer.
` A video file of less than 2 seconds will not be displayed
by the SD Browser.
` If the “There may be a problem in the video card you are
using” message appears, check whether the PC used
satisfies the operating environment requirements. (@13)
If you do not know exactly what your PC supports,
contact the manufacturer of the PC.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
Outputting SD card video to DVD-RAM or
DVD R/RW disc.
1. Activate the SD Browser. (@28)
• To output files from the card in an SD Video Camera,
first connect the SD Video Camera to a PC.
For information regarding SD Video Camera and PC
connection refer to the Operating Instructions of the
SD Video Camera.
• When the SD Browser has been activated by auto
start, click [No] on the confirmation message screen.
(@29)
You can import motion videos from the card in the
connected SD Video Camera or those imported from the
card to a PC to a DVD-RAM or DVD R/RW disc at one
time.
2. Click the source icon to output files from.
:
Outputs files from the card in the connected SD Video
Camera.
:
Outputs files from the card data copied to the PC.
3. Select motion videos to be imported.
• If you want to select multiple clips, click the
thumbnails while pressing the [Ctrl] key.
If you want to import all motion video displayed, then
click
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to select them.
Input mode
SD card input mode
4. Select the disc to output files in
.
[Create DVD R/RW]
Data is sent to DVDWriter and output to DVD R/RW
disc. (@176)
• When more than 99 video files are sent, only the first
99 are read.
• Motion video files with a playback time of less than
3 seconds are not read and cannot be output to
DVD R/RW disc.
[Create DVD-RAM]
Data is sent to VRWriter and output to DVD-RAM disc.
(@191)
• Motion video files with a playback time of less than
approx. 3 seconds cannot be output to DVD-RAM
discs.
Note
` Only video files are sent to DVDWriter and VRWriter.
` If there are unnecessary motion videos, confirm which
are unnecessary by playing them back in SD Browser
and set them so they are not written using the
DVDWriter or VRWriter.
` It may take a few minutes to launch VRWriter.
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Input mode
SD card input mode
File playback and deletion
Setting the import destination folder
1. Click on the thumbnail of the image to be
1. Click [Settings...].
deleted from the card.
The settings screen appears.
The selected image is displayed in the preview screen.
• For video, the playback is looped automatically.
2. Click
, select the folder and click [OK].
The folder’s path (C:\, etc.) is displayed.
• The folder’s path (location) can also be directly
entered.
When you create a new folder, be sure to add the
folder name to the end of the path name of the folder.
(Up to 100 alphanumeric <single-byte> characters
can be added to a folder name including the path.)
2. Click [Delete] and then click [Yes] when the
confirmation message is displayed.
The selected file is deleted.
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Edit mode
About the Edit mode
Edit mode
About the Edit mode
In order to edit video or audio using the MotionSD
STUDIO, set to the Edit mode.
Note
` For how to switch the operation modes, see @25.
∫ Non-linear edit mode
(@44)
When linking captured videos or editing the video
captured using special effects, etc., use this mode.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
You can arrange videos captured onto the hard disk in the
PC on the edit track to splice or process them.
You can use the following functions:
Screen configuration
The Non-linear edit mode consists of 3 screens: the
control screen (1), the library screen (2), and the edit
track screen (3).
1
2
Arranging clips on the edit track (@58)
Changing the order of the clips (@61)
Copying clips (@62)
Deleting clips (@63)
Playing the edited contents (@64)
Setting the aspect ratio of the preview screen (@67)
Capturing a still image clip (Snapshot) (@68)
Saving the edit information (edited contents) (@70)
Trimming clips (@72)
Dividing a clip (@75)
3
Adding audio (Audio Mix) (@77)
Applying effects to a clip (@83)
Applying effects between clips (@88)
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
1 Control screen
The control buttons to play or edit the clips (images
captured) on the edit track are identified.
A. Displays the videos of the clip arranged. (Preview
screen)
• You can change the screen size with [Preview size]
in the [View] menu. (This function may be disabled
depending on the resolution of the PC screen.)
B. Moves the current bar (@49) to the next scene
transition while the clip is being played.
• The detect sensitivity, etc. can be changed on
[Detecting function] screen in the Settings mode.
(@207)
C. Displays the position of the video played on the clip
with the slider.
You can drag the slider to check the video.
D. Displays the time code of the video being played.
E. Displays the information of the clip selected on the
edit track.
• This section may not appear depending on the
preview screen (A) size or the resolution of the PC
screen.
F. Trims the start point of the clip.
G.Trims the end point of the clip.
H. Divides a clip.
I. Moves the current bar to the start point of the clip.
Subsequently, each click moves the current bar to
the start point of the previous clip.
J. Plays the clip.
K. Moves the current bar to the start point of the
subsequent clip.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
P Q R
S
L
J
M
K
N
O
T
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Subsequently, each click moves the current bar to
the start point of the subsequent clip.
In the last clip, moves the current bar to the end point
of the clip.
L. Clicking while paused will return the clip to the
previous frame.
M.Pauses the clip being played.
N. Pauses the clip being played.
O.Clicking while paused will advance the clip to the
subsequent frame.
P. Mutes or cancels mute.
Q.Turns down the volume.
R. Turns up the volume.
S. Displays the current volume.
T. Captures a still image.
(The [Speed] bar is displayed during playback.
(@66))
∫ About wheel mouse
If you use a wheel mouse, rotating the wheel (scroll)
button while the video is being played, paused, or
stopped functions as follows:
Rotating downward (towards you):
The video is advanced by 1 frame.
Rotating upward (away from you):
The video is reversed by 1 frame.
(The directions may vary depending on the shape of
the wheel mouse.)
Note
` The function to automatically detect scene transitions
(B.) may malfunction (wrong detection, excessive
detection, etc.) when there are many noises on the
video, or the file is compressed at a high compression
ratio.
Not all transitions can be detected. If a wrong detection
occurs, manually correct it on the edit track.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
2 Library screen
The library screen displays data usable with MotionSD
STUDIO.
A
A. Displays the folder in use from those folders
registered.
• The data edited (captured, converted, processed,
etc.) by the MotionSD STUDIO are basically saved
in this folder.
• The [MaterialFolder] is registered beforehand.
When importing images in SD card input mode, a
folder is created for each month.
You can also add any custom folders as required.
(@55)
• Click
to display all the registered folders. You
can switch the folder here.
Click it again to restore.
B. Activates the screen to register a new folder.
C. The data in the folder used are displayed by
Windows Explorer.
D. Switches the file types.
Click each tab to display the data in the folder used
on the file display area (F), classified by type.
[Editing infor...]
Displays the file (SEQ File) in which the information
of the edit track (editing information) has been
saved.
[Video]
Displays compressed MPEG2 files (MPEG File).
• Limited to video recorded with the SD Video
Camera with which this software is supplied and
files that have been created with this software.
C
B
D
E
F
G
H
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
• Videos of less than 1 second cannot be used with
MotionSD STUDIO. They can be imported to the
PC, however cannot be displayed in the library.
[Still image]
Displays the still image files (BMP/JPEG files).
[Title]
Displays the TTE files created in the Title editor
mode.
[Audio]
Displays the SBG files and WAV (uncompressed)
files.
[Mpeg1/Asf]
Displays the MPEG1 format files (MPEG File) and
ASF format files (ASF File).
E. Switches the file display.
:
Files are displayed in thumbnail format.
:
Files are displayed in thumbnail format together with
the detailed information.
F. Displays the data in the folder used in accordance
with the type selected in D.
G.Arranges the clip selected in F at the end of the edit
track.
H. Opens the output list screen. (@162)(@175)
Note
` You can operate: “Displaying all folders registered”
(@53), “Changing a file icon arrangement” (@53),
“Renaming a file” (@54), “Deleting a file” (@54), etc.
` If the library display does not change after a file is
deleted, etc., select [Library] >> [Refresh].
` For file formats, please read “Glossary”. (@244)
` In [Audio] library, there are some sample audio (SBG
files) which can be used for Audio mix. (@77)
Refer to “Please read the following at first” for usage
conditions of the sample audio. (@10)
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Icon display
The clips arranged are displayed in icons having the
same size for each clip.
3 Edit track screen
Arrange the clip to be edited in this screen to proceed
to editing.
There are 2 types of display: time profile display and
icon display.
B
C
D
E
F
A
G
E. Displays the output destination selection screen.
When an output destination is selected, the
corresponding Output mode is set. You can output
the clip to the SD Video Camera or output it as one
file. (@151)
F.
:
Sends the current bar to the forefront of the track.
:
Sends the current bar to the back end of the track.
G.Displays the position of the video played on the clip.
(Current bar)
H. You can arrange an audio file. (background music
track)
If you want to add audio (Audio Mix) to a clip (video
clip or still image clip), arrange the audio file here.
(@77)
H
A. Displays the time code.
B. Clicks
to adjust the extent of the time on the edit
track.
([min]= minutes, [sec]= seconds, [frames]= frames)
C. Indicates that this is an edit track.
D. Clicking switches the display for the edit track.
Time profile display
The clip arranged is displayed in proportion to the
time length.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Note
` The maximum number of clips to be arranged on the edit
track is 1024 and the maximum duration is 6 hours 45
minutes.
` The minimum number of frames for a clip on the edit
track is 25 (30 frames for the NTSC system) for MPEG2
files and 5 for still image files.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
About library screen
In the library screen, the data in the registered folders
which can be used by the MotionSD STUDIO are
displayed.
You can add and register a folder other than the
pre-registered [Material Folder] and delete or rename the
file (Clip).
Note
` If the amount of data registered is large, the activation of
the MotionSD STUDIO will slow down.
` While a file in the library is being used by other software,
it cannot be deleted or renamed. If you cannot delete or
rename a file which is not used by other software, exit
the MotionSD STUDIO and reactivate it.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Displaying files
The library displays the files in the folder used in
thumbnail form by type, such as [Video], [Still image],
[Title], etc.
If you select the file type tab in
to the type are displayed in
, the files corresponding
.
• For the file type tab, refer to the “Library screen” in the
“Non-linear edit mode”. (@47)
Note
` You can move a file from the library to the desktop, etc.
by dragging and dropping it. You can also move a file
from the desktop, etc. to the library by dragging and
dropping it. (Before placing files in the libraries, display
the corresponding library: for instance, display the [Still
image] library when you place still images in the
libraries.)
` When MPEG2 files are dragged & dropped, the MTV
files which are paired up with these files will not be
moved together with the MPEG2 files, so you will no
longer be able to use them.
If you move MPEG2 files that are linked to MTV files,
move them together with their paired MTV files.
` If the entire [SD Browser] folder is displayed, then files
cannot be dragged and dropped from the desktop, etc.
into the library. First, display a folder categorized by
month to place the file into and move the file.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Displaying all folders registered
Changing a file icon arrangement
The files can be sorted by name, date, or file size.
1. Click
.
1. Select [Library] >> [Line up icons] >> [By
name], [By date] or [By size] from the menu.
The files are rearranged.
All the folders registered are displayed.
• Click
again to restore.
• Even if there is data in the folder registered, files
other than those which can be used by the MotionSD
STUDIO will not be displayed in the library screen.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Renaming a file
Deleting a file
1. Click the file to be renamed.
1. Click the file to be deleted and then select
[Library] >> [Delete] from the menu.
• You cannot rename multiple files at a time.
The selected file is deleted.
• If the library display does not change, select [Library]
>> [Refresh].
2. Select [Library] >> [Change name] from the
menu.
You can rename the file.
Note
` If direct deletion is set for the process method for
deletion in the Settings mode, the file will be deleted
from the PC.
If deletion of files via Recycle Bin is set in Windows, the
files will be moved to Recycle Bin and deleted from the
PC when Recycle Bin is emptied in Windows. (@205)
(However, if direct deletion is set in the [Recycle Bin
Properties] screen in Windows Explorer, the files will be
directly removed from the PC without moving to the
Recycle Bin.)
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Registering a folder
2. Determine the folder to be registered and its
name.
The [Material Folder] is pre-registered on the library
screen. (When the MotionSD STUDIO is installed, a folder
named [MotionSD STUDIO] is created on the personal
computer and registered with the indication name
[Material Folder].)
Video, audio, edit information, etc. will be saved in it as
default, but you can register another folder to save the
data in.
• When importing images in SD card input mode, a folder
is registered for each month.
1. Click
A
B
A You can select a folder to be registered.
Click
to select a folder to be registered and click
[OK].
The folder’s path (C:\, etc.) is displayed.
• The folder’s path (location) can also be directly
entered.
When you create a new folder, make sure to add
the folder name to the end of the path name of the
folder. (Up to 100 alphanumeric <single-byte>
characters can be added to the folder name
including the path.)
B You can enter the display name for the folder in the
library.
• Up to 128 alphanumeric (single-byte) characters
can be entered for the display name.
.
The new folder creation screen is displayed.
• You can also display the new folder creation screen
from [Library] >> [New folder] in the menu.
3. Click [OK].
The folder is registered.
Click
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, and the registered folder will be displayed.
Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Note
` The free space of the folder to be registered is not
available if it is less than about 300 MB.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
∫ To switch the folders
You can freely switch the registered folders to be used.
∫ To unregister a folder
1.Click
1.Click
to display the registered folders.
2.Select a folder.
The name of the folder selected is displayed in
and the files in the folder are displayed in
to display the registered folders.
2.Right-click the folder to be deleted and select
[Delete folder].
A confirmation message appears.
3.Click [OK].
The folder is unregistered.
• Neither [SD Browser] folder nor folder categorized
by month that has been imported in SD card input
mode can be deleted.
• The folder disappears in the MotionSD STUDIO, but
it will not be deleted from the PC.
To delete it from the PC, use Windows Explorer etc.
.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Arranging clips on the edit track
To edit the video captured, it is necessary to arrange it on
the edit track.
Use the [Add To Edit Track] button to position the file in
the library on the edit track.
1. Select the clip to be arranged from
.
• If you want to arrange multiple clips, select them
while pressing the [Ctrl] key.
2. Click
.
A message indicating processing appears, then the
clip is arranged at the back end of the edit track.
A mark is given to each type of clip arranged.
Video clip:
Still image clip:
• If a TTE file (extension [.tte]) is arranged on the edit
track, it will become a video file (Video clip) for which
a title is set.
However, if the background image of the title is a still
image or the title cannot be previewed, you cannot
arrange the TTE file on the edit track. To use such a
TTE file in editing, save it as a video file.
(For details about TTE files, please read the
“Glossary”. (@245))
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
• You can also arrange the desired clips on the edit
track by drag and drop.
Note
` The minimum number of frames for a clip on the edit
track is 25 (30 frames for the NTSC system) for MPEG2
files and 5 for still image files.
` The maximum number of clips to be arranged on the edit
track is 1024 and the maximum duration is 6 hours 45
minutes.
` If you have arranged materials on removable media,
such as CD-R, do not remove the media while using the
MotionSD STUDIO.
` If you use the data in the network drive, MotionSD
STUDIO may not be operated properly because enough
transmission speed may not be obtained. Copy the data
to your local drive and then use it.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
A. Play
B. Pause
C. Stop
D. Play images in the full-screen display
• To return to the original display, right-click the
screen, and select [Return to normal screen play].
E. Display the playback position on the clip using the
slider
• It is also possible to check the images by dragging
the slider.
F. Close Multi Player.
∫ To check the contents of a video clip in the library
Double-click the icon on the [Video] library. The
software, such as Multi Player supporting the file format
of the video clip is activated and plays it.
About Multi Player
A
B
C D
E
F
Note
` When playing a file, a part of the video may be distorted
or it may not be played smoothly depending on the
environment of your PC.
` Windows Media® Player is activated when the icon on
the [Mpeg1/Asf] library is double-clicked.
For detailed operations of the Windows Media® Player,
please refer to the Help of the Windows Media® Player.
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Changing the order of the clips
3. Drop it.
The clip is inserted at the location where it is dropped.
• Special effects (video effect, etc.) applied to the clip
are moved together with the clip.
However, for the transition effect (@88), those set
immediately before and after the clip will be deleted.
Audio files on the background music track will not be
moved together with the clip.
You can change the order of the clips arranged on the edit
track.
1. Select the clip of which order is to be
changed.
2. Drag it to any location.
During dragging, a line (
) with the same colour as
that of the clip is indicated as an insertion location.
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Copying clips
You can duplicate a clip on the edit track.
Note
` When you copy a clip with a title and change the title, the
copy source and the TTE file are also changed similarly.
1. While pressing the [Ctrl] key, drag the clip.
The clip is duplicated.
• The special effects (video effect, etc.), if applied, will
be duplicated, too.
However, the transition effect or audio files on the
background music track will not be duplicated.
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Deleting clips
You can delete unnecessary clips from the edit track.
∫ To delete all clips
You can delete all the clips on the edit track all at once.
1.Select [Edit] >> [Clear] from the menu.
All the clips on the edit track are deleted.
1. Select a clip to be deleted.
2. Select [Edit] >> [Delete] from the menu.
The clip is deleted from the edit track.
The clips subsequent to the clip deleted will be moved
forward.
• You may also hit the [Delete] key on the keyboard to
delete the clip.
• You may also right-click the clip and select [Delete]
from the context menu to delete it.
• The special effects (video effect, transition effect,
etc.), if applied, will be deleted, too.
• The clip will not be deleted from the library.
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Playing the edited contents
1. Click
You can play the edited contents to check them.
.
The current bar (
) is sent to the forefront of the edit
track.
• You can move the current bar in the following manner
to determine the play start point.
- Move the current bar directly to the beginning or to
any location by dragging it with the mouse.
- Click any part of the clip to move it.
- Click
in the control screen to move it to the
start point of the clip.
Thereafter, each click of the mouse moves the
current bar to the start point of the previous clip.
(For the other control buttons, refer to the “Control
screen” (@45)).
2. Click
.
The edited contents are played and the video is
displayed in the preview screen.
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Note
` You can also check the video by selecting the clip and
dragging the slider in the control screen. (You can only
check the clip one by one and you cannot check the
audio.)
` When the special effects are set on the clip, playing
video may be slowed down or the audio may be
interrupted. This occurs because the preview data is
temporarily generated but it does not affect the output.
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∫ Changing playback speed
The playback speed bar is displayed during playback.
Playback speed can be changed by dragging the slider
or clicking anywhere on the playback speed bar.
∫ To adjust the volume of the playback clip
You can adjust the volume by double-clicking a clip in
the edit track and entering a numeric value in the
volume setting column on the [Properties] screen.
• Depending on the operating environment of the
computer being used, the playback of the video and
audio at the set playback speed may not be smooth.
This does not affect the output data file.
• The given playback speed is an indicator only,
playback at the set speed is not precise.
• You can set the volume from 0.0 to 4.0 times.
• This is a different control from the volume setting in
Audio Mix (@77). For example, if you set the volume
control to 0% in Audio Mix, setting the volume in the
[Properties] screen even to 4.0 times will not play the
audio.
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Setting the aspect ratio of the preview screen
The aspect ratio of the preview screen can be set.
1. Arrange the clips on the edit track. (@58)
Note
` When the aspect ratio is different from the original data,
a black area is displayed above and below and to the
right and left of the image.
Aspect ratio of
original data
The aspect ratio is set to that of the first file placed on
the edit track.
4:3
2. Select [Edit] >> [Aspect ratio] >> [4:3] or [16:9
Wide] from the menu.
Each aspect ratio is applied.
[4:3]
Displayed at the 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9 Wide]
Displayed at the wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
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[4:3]
[16:9 Wide]
Edit mode
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Capturing a still image clip (Snapshot)
3. Click
.
The still image clip is captured and displayed in [Still
image] in the library.
While viewing the video, press the [Snapshot] button as
soon as you find a position you want to capture, then you
can easily capture a still image clip (still image).
Note
` Double-click the still image clip in the library, and the
software associated with its format will be activated and
the image will be displayed.
1. Click
.
The preview screen presents the video being played.
2. Click
when you capture.
Playback is paused.
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A. The first half of the clip name.
B. You can select a serial number for the clip name.
C. You can select a save method.
[No interpolation]
It is suitable when you capture still pictures from the
progressive video or the video with less motions.
[Motion interpolation]
Automatically switches the interpolation method
according to the scale of the motion.
[alternative field interpolation]
It is suitable when you capture still pictures from the
video with drastic motions.
D. You can select an image size.
E. You can select a save format.
Select from BITMAP (uncompressed)/JPEG.
F. You can select a compression ratio for JPEG
images.
G.You can set a display duration when a still image clip
is arranged in the edit track. (@58)
∫ To change the settings for capturing still images
You can change the save format, resolution, length,
etc. when capturing a still image clip on the still image
setting screen in the Settings mode.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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Saving the edit information (edited contents)
You can save the edited contents.
It is recommended to save the edited contents frequently.
1. Select [File] >> [Editing information] >> [Save
editing information as] from the menu.
The save destination setting screen is displayed.
Note
` The extension for an edit information file is [.seq].
` Do not delete or move video files etc. used for the edit
information file from the hard disk, or do not rename the
files.
The edit information will not be able to be used.
∫ To display the edit information saved
1.Double-click the edit information file to be
viewed.
2. Enter the file name and click [Save].
The edit information is displayed on the edit track.
The edit information is saved and displayed in [Editing
infor...] in the library.
• For the saving destination, select a folder registered
in the library.
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∫ To change the icon for edit information
You can change the icon (Displayed Image) for the edit
information file.
7.Select [File] >> [Editing information] >> [Save
editing information] from the menu.
The icon for the edit information file is changed.
1.Double-click the edit information file of the icon to
be changed.
The edit information is displayed on the edit track.
2.Click
.
The edit information is played back.
Note
` You cannot set images of the scene other than divided
as a representative icon.
` You can also change the icon by double-clicking any
division on the edit track and clicking the Representative
Icon Setting button.
3.Click
at the video that you want to use as an
icon.
The video display is paused.
4.Click
.
The icon for the scene divided is added on the edit
track.
5.Double-click the icon for the scene divided.
The [Properties] screen appears.
6.Click the Representative Icon Setting button (
and then [OK].
)
(The edit information must be overwritten.)
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Trimming clips
You can cut the unnecessary beginning and/or ending
portions of a video clip or a still image clip arranged on the
edit track.
You can use the Mark in or Mark out buttons or directly
enter the time code.
1. Adjust the display width of a clip in
.
• When trimming, it is convenient to show the edit track
in time profile display. (@49)
2. Select the clip to be trimmed.
3. Click the point at which you wish to start the
clip and move the Current bar (
4. Click
).
.
The video before the start point set is cut.
5. Click the point at which you wish to end the
clip and move the Current bar (
6. Click
.
The video after the end point set is cut.
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Note
` Use the Scene Move button to find the subsequent
scenery transition. (@45)
` If the duration of the clip is too short, the video may not
be displayed.
` If a special effect is added to a clip, it may not be
possible to trim the clip or the trimming range may be
limited depending on the type or effect itself.
Remove the special effect or process the clip using
rendering to make it a video file, then you can trim it.
(@96)
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∫ To trim using trimming marks
Bring the cursor close to
to
, drag it to adjust.
. When the cursor changes
∫ To trim by entering the time code directly
Double-click the clip to be trimmed, enter the start point
and the end point, and click [OK].
• To cut the beginning of the scene, drag the left
trimming mark to the right.
To cut the ending of the scene, drag the right trimming
mark to the left.
• Set the edit track to the time profile display for
operation. (@49)
• For video clips, settings over the duration or the end
point defined at the moment of capturing are not
allowed.
You cannot change the start point of a still image clip.
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Dividing a clip
• You can also drag the current bar directly to
determine the position of division.
Divides a video clip or still image clip arranged on the edit
track.
When divided, special effects can be applied to a part of
the clip or another video can be inserted in the midway of
the clip.
2. Click
.
The clip is divided into 2 at the point of the current bar
(
).
• The clip in the library is not divided into 2.
1. Click
and click
• To cancel the division, right-click
and select
[Unsplit].
However, if a special effect is applied or the clip is
trimmed after division, the division cannot be
cancelled.
• If the clip is applied with special effects, it may not be
possible to divide the clip or the dividing position may
be limited depending on the type or settings of effect.
Remove the special effect or process the clip using
rendering to make it a video file, then you can divide
it. (@96)
at the location to be
divided.
The video display is paused.
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• If a video effect has been set to the clip, the effect will
be applied to both the left and right clips divided.
However, if fading, one of the video effects, has been
set, fade-in will be applied only to the first half of the
clip and fade-out only to the last half. (You cannot
divide a clip in the fade-effective range.)
• If the number of frames of a clip after division is the
minimum number of frames (25 frames <30 frames
for the NTSC system> in the case of MPEG2 files/5
frames in the case of still image files) or less, the
division is not effective.
Note
` Use the Scene Move button to find the subsequent
scenery transition. (@45)
` The detect sensitivity, etc. for finding scene transitions
can be changed on the detecting function setting screen
in the Settings mode. (@207)
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Adding audio (Audio Mix)
1. Drag and drop an audio file onto the
background music track below the clip to
which audio is to be added.
You can add audio (Audio Mix) to a video clip or still
image clip arranged on the edit track.
Add an audio file onto the background music track by
dragging and dropping it.
The audio file is placed on the background music track.
• Even if the duration of the audio file is longer than that
of the clip, the audio file will be placed according to
the duration of the clip.
2. Right-click the placed audio file and select
[Audio mix information].
The Audio Mix setting screen appears.
3. Set the Audio Mix parameters. (@80)
4. Click [OK].
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5. To change the position where Audio Mix is
set, drag the audio file.
Now, the Audio Mix setting is completed.
• Note that if , located at the right and left sides of the
audio file, is dragged, the audio file’s applicable range
is varied. (This is not applicable for the icon-display
edit track.)
• To delete the Audio Mix setting, right-click the audio
file you want to delete and select [Delete audio mix].
• If you want to change the Audio Mix parameters,
right-click the audio file and select [Audio mix
information]. Change them in the Audio Mix setting
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Note
` To use files other than audio files in a library, either
register the folder containing the audio files in the library
or store the audio files in a folder which is already
registered in the library.
` If you delete or move a video clip added with audio, the
audio file remains as it is.
However, if the edit track contains only the audio file,
you cannot play or edit the edited data.
` To combine the clip with the audio added, the rendering
process (to form 1 video clip added with special effects)
is necessary. Rendering is automatically carried out at
the time of output, but you may render manually. (@96)
` Another audio file can be added to any section where
Audio Mix has not been set. In other words, two or more
audio files can be added to one clip.
` In [Audio] library, there are some sample audio (SBG
files) and you can use them for Audio mix.
The conditions for using the sample audio are described
in the “Please read the following first section”. Please
read it carefully. (@10)
` You can also use the audio data in the video clip
(MPEG2 file) for Audio Mix. Arrange video clips in the
background music track in the same procedure as audio
files (SBG or WAV <uncompressed > files).
` Audio files of which duration is 2 hours or more cannot
be added to a clip.
However, audio files cannot be overlapped.
If you want to add multiple audio data, render the audio
file set, and another audio file can be added. (@96)
` You can add audio to still image clips. If the clip added
with audio is rendered, it will be converted into a video
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• Move it to the right for higher volume levels or to the
left for lower volume levels.
If both [BGM] and [Edit track] are set to 0%, no
audio will be played.
C. You can set the applicable range of the audio added.
Drag
/
to set the times for the start point and
the end point. (The section to be used is displayed in
orange.)
• In the initial setting, the start point is set to 0 and the
end point is set so that the audio is applied only to
the added clip.
You can extend the range to set the audio over to
the subsequent clip.
∫ Audio Mix setting screen
You can make detailed settings in the Audio Mix
settings screen.
A
B
E
C
D
F
• You can also set it by clicking
in the start point
and end point boxes.
• In the duration box, you can set the duration
between the start point and the end point.
• The duration of the background music file and that
between the start point and the end point may not
coincide. This is due to only the display and does
not affect the processing.
D. Check, and the start point and the end point will be
interlocked.
It is convenient if you want to keep the length of the
audio file.
E. You can check the settings on video
• You can also check the setting by moving the slider.
A. The names of audio files and their locations are
displayed.
B. You can set the volumes for the original audio and
the added audio (SBG or WAV <uncompressed> file)
by moving the slider.
[BGM]
You can adjust the volume for the added audio.
[Edit track]
You can adjust the volume for the original audio.
• In the initial setting, both are set to 100%.
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:
Plays the video.
:
Ends the video played.
F. Check, and you can apply fading to the added audio.
[Fade-in]
The mixed audio starts and its volume is gradually
increased.
[Fade-out]
The mixed audio ends and its volume is gradually
decreased.
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∫ To make the Audio Mix settings on the edit track
You can make simple Audio Mix settings on the
background music track.
• Set the edit track to the time profile display for
operation.
To set the applicable range of the audio file:
Bring the cursor close to
at the both sides of the
audio file. When the cursor changes to
, drag it
right or left to adjust.
You can set the start point with the left
and the end
point with the right .
• You cannot set the range exceeding the start point or
the end point of the entire audio file.
To change the setting position of the audio mix:
Drag the audio file to move it to any position.
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Applying effects to a clip
You can apply a special effect (Effect) by digital
processing to a video clip or still image clip arranged on
the edit track.
The MotionSD STUDIO refers to this as “Video Effect”.
Types of video effects
∫ [Fade-in]
The video and/or audio appears
gradually.
• You can change the duration
for which the video fully
appears and the colour of the
screen before the video starts to appear.
∫ [Fade-out]
The video and/or audio
disappears gradually.
• You can change the duration
for which the video fully
disappears and the colour of
the screen after the video disappears.
∫ [Mosaic]
Mosaic is applied to the video.
• You can change the mosaic
block size.
∫ [Strobe]
The video is presented like a
single frame step display.
• You can change the interval of
strobe actions.
∫ [Art]
The video is presented like
paintings.
∫ [Negative-Positive]
The video is presented like a
negative film.
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∫ [Monotone]
The video is presented in black
and white.
∫ [Brightness]
You can adjust the brightness of
the video.
• You can change the brightness
of the video.
∫ [Sepia]
The video is presented in sepia
colours like old photos.
∫ [Slow]
The video slows down.
(Audio is not played.)
• You can change the slow speed
factor.
∫ [Mirror]
The video image is reversed
horizontally (mirrored).
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Applying a video effect
• If you want to delete the video effect settings,
Sets a video effect to a video clip or still image clip
arranged on the edit track.
For setting, use the video effect setting screen.
right-click
and select [Delete effect].
• If you want to change the video effect parameters,
right-click
and select [Video effect information].
Change them in the video effect setting screen.
• Effects are applied to the entire clip except [Fade-in]
and [Fade-out].
1. Right-click the clip to which a video effect is to
be applied and select [Video effect].
The video effect setting screen appears.
2. Set the video effect parameters. (@86)
3. Click [OK].
The video effect is set.
The video clip on the edit track is marked
.
Note
` To combine the clip with the video effect set, the
rendering process (to form 1 video clip added with
special effects) is necessary. Rendering is automatically
carried out at the time of output, but you may render
manually. (@96)
` If you want to add a special effect which cannot be set
together with the video effect, you can add other effects
by rendering the video effect manually. (@96)
` You can also apply a video effect to a still image clip.
(However, the applicable effect types are limited.)
The still image clip will be converted into a video clip
after rendering.
` If you apply a video effect to a part of the clip, first divide
the clip. (@75)
` [EF] is an abbreviation of EFfect.
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• You cannot set this exceeding the duration of the
clip.
B Initial screen colour
• Click [Colour settings] to select a colour. For
how to make a favourite colour, refer to the
“When the standard colours contain no colour
you wish to select” in the Title editor mode.
(@115)
Click [Define Custom Colors], and the colour
creation screen will appear.
[Fade-out]
A The duration between the time the video begins to
disappear to the time it fully disappears
• You cannot make a setting exceeding the
duration of the clip.
B Last screen colour
• Click [Colour settings] to select a colour. For how
to make a favourite colour, refer to the “When the
standard colours contain no colour you wish to
select” in the Title editor mode. (@115)
Click [Define Custom Colors], and the colour
creation screen will appear.
[Mosaic]
A Block size
You can enter an integer from 2 to 32.
∫ Video effect setting screen
B
A
C
A. You can select types of video effects. (@83)
B. You can check the effect on the preview screen by
moving the slider.
C. Some types of effects have advanced settings.
A
B
• In order to set A, either move the slider or click
, set any value in , and click [Settings].
[Fade-in]
A The duration between the time the video begins to
appear to the time it fully appears
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[Strobe]
A The interval at which the screens are switched
(seconds)
You can enter a value from 0.10 to 1.00.
[Slow]
A Speed multiplication factor
You can enter a value from 0.10 to 0.90.
• You cannot set the value which causes the
playback time of the video to exceed 6 hours 45
minutes.
[Brightness]
A The brightness of video
You can enter an integer from `100 to 100.
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Applying effects between clips
You can apply a special effect (Effect) by digital
processing between clips (video clip or still image clip)
arranged on the edit track.
The MotionSD STUDIO refers to this as “Transition
Effect”.
Types of transition effects
∫ [Slide]
The current screen slides out for
the subsequent screen to
appear.
∫ [Stretch]
The current screen shrinks for
the subsequent screen to
appear.
∫ [Mix]
The subsequent screen appears
while overlapping on the current
screen.
∫ [Both slides]
Both the 2 screens slide for the
subsequent screen to appear.
∫ [Wipe]
The subsequent screen replaces
the current screen as if a curtain
is drawn.
∫ [Both stretches]
The original screen shrinks and
the subsequent screen swells.
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∫ [Door-Wipe]
The subsequent screen replaces
the current screen as if a curtain
is drawn from the centre towards
the sides.
∫ [Box wipe]
The subsequent screen starts to
appear at the centre of the
current screen extending
towards the four corners.
∫ [Door-Slide]
The subsequent screen replaces
the current screen as if a French
door is opened.
∫ [Zoom]
The whole subsequent screen
appears zooming towards the
four corners.
∫ [Door-Slide-Stretch]
The current screen is split off at
the centre and its both sides
shrink for the subsequent screen
to appear.
∫ [Page (Bottom left)]
The subsequent screen appears
as if a page is flipped from the
bottom left.
∫ [Door-Centre-Stretch]
The current screen is split off at
the centre. The subsequent
screen swells towards both sides
for the subsequent screen to
appear.
∫ [Page (Top left)]
The subsequent screen appears
as if a page is flipped from the
top left.
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∫ [Clock wipe 1]
The current screen is wiped as if
a clock hand moves for the
subsequent screen to appear.
∫ [Clock wipe 2]
The current screen is wiped as if
a fan is flicked open for the
subsequent screen to appear.
∫ [Cross wipe]
Clock wipe 2 takes place at the
top and bottom simultaneously
for the subsequent screen to
appear.
∫ [Corner wipe]
The subsequent screen starts to
appear at the top left corner of
the current screen extending
towards the other three corners.
∫ [Corner slide]
The subsequent screen starts to
appear at the top left corner of
the current screen extending
towards the bottom right corner.
∫ [Corner zoom]
The subsequent screen starts to
appear at the top left corner of
the current screen zooming up
towards the bottom right corner.
∫ [Corner both slides]
The 2 screens slide from the top
left towards the bottom right
simultaneously until the
subsequent screen fully
appears.
∫ [Corner both zooms]
The current screen is zoomed
out towards the bottom right,
while the subsequent screen is
zoomed in from the top left.
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∫ [Line wipe]
The current screen is marked out
by the subsequent screen from
the top to the bottom.
∫ [Flip]
The current screen is flipped and
the subsequent screen appears.
∫ [Multi corner]
The current screen is divided
into 36 screens; each screen is
Corner-Wiped by the
subsequent screen.
∫ [Mosaic]
The current screen is obscured
by mosaic then the subsequent
screen appears.
∫ [Multi wipe 1]
The current screen is sliced
vertically; each sliced screen is
wiped by the subsequent screen.
∫ [Blind 1]
The current screen is sliced
horizontally; each sliced screen
is wiped by the subsequent
screen.
∫ [Multi wipe 2]
The current screen is sliced
vertically; each sliced screen is
wiped by the subsequent screen
from the left.
∫ [Blind 2]
The current screen is sliced
horizontally; each sliced screen
is wiped from the top to the
bottom by the subsequent
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∫ [Spin]
The current screen shrinks while
rotating towards the centre and
the subsequent screen appears.
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Applying a transition effect
3. Click [OK].
The transition effect is set.
Sets a transition effect between video clips arranged on
the edit track.
Use the transition effect setting screen.
changes to
.
1. Right-click
in the scene to be applied with
a transition effect and select [Create
transition].
• If you want to delete the transition effect settings,
right-click
and select [Delete transition].
• If you want to change the transition effect parameters,
right-click
and select [Transition information].
Change them in the transition effect setting screen.
The transition effect setting screen appears.
2. Set the transition effect parameters. (@95)
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Note
` If the clip to which a transition effect has been set is
moved, the transition effects before and after the clip will
be deleted.
` To combine the clip with the transition effect set, the
rendering process (to form 1 video clip added with
special effects) is necessary. Rendering is automatically
carried out at the time of output, but you may render
manually. (@96)
` If you want to add a special effect which cannot be set
together with the transition effect, you can add other
effects by rendering the transition effect manually. (@96)
` If the clip has been set with title, the effect is also applied
to the transition effect applied sections.
If you do not want to apply other effects to the transition
effect applied sections, carry out the rendering process
for the other effects and create a video file. (@96)
` You can also apply a transition effect to a still image clip.
The still image clip will be converted into a video clip
after rendering.
` If you apply a transition effect midway into the clip, divide
the clip. (@75)
` In the preview, the audio may be interrupted or noises
may appear on the video. However, the data which is
output in file output mode will not be affected.
` [T] is an abbreviation of Transition effect.
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
A The duration for which the transition effect is
applied.
• In order to set, either move the slider or click
∫ Transition effect setting screen
, set any value in , and click [Settings].
• You cannot set it over the maximum allowable
value.
B The width and colour of the border line between
the current and subsequent screens.
• Click [Colour settings] to select a colour. For
details on how to make a favourite colour, refer
to “When the standard colours contain no colour
you wish to select” in the Title editor mode.
(@115)
Click [Define Custom Colors], and the colour
creation screen will appear.
• This may not be set or the settable values of the
items may be limited depending on some
transition effect types.
C
A
D
B
A. You can select different types of transition effects.
(@88)
B. If checked, the scenes will transit in the reverse
direction.
• This effect is not applicable with some types of
transition effects.
C. You can check the effect on the preview screen by
moving the slider.
D. Allows more detailed settings for the effect.
A
B
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Combining special effect into clip (Manual
Rendering)
1. Right-click the mark representing the special
effect or audio file to be rendered and select
[Render....].
To combine special effects or audio (SBG files, etc.) set to
a clip on the edit track, the rendering process (to form 1
video clip added with special effects) is necessary.
Rendering is automatically carried out at the time of
output, but you may render manually.
Note
` Special effects include video effects, transition effects,
and titles.
` When you cannot add another effect because an effect
which cannot be set with other special effects has
already been set, you can add the new effect by manual
rendering.
The rendering setting screen appears.
• The special effect marks are as follows:
:Video effect
:Transition effect
:Title
2. Set the output destination and click [OK].
Rendering starts and a video clip combined with the
special effect or audio is created.
When the rendering is completed, the special effect
mark or the audio file will disappear.
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Non-linear edit mode
• For the output destination, you can select it from the
folders (the default is [MaterialFolder]) registered in
the library.
• Rendering takes time. (It takes several times of the
length of the edit data.) Do not operate the PC during
rendering.
• If the transition effect is rendered, the part used for
the transition effect will be cut from the clips before
and after and then 1 video clip will be created.
Therefore, if a non-separable effect is set to the clip,
first render it. Otherwise, you cannot render the
transition effect.
∫ About the priority of special effects to be displayed
When multiple special effects are set in a clip, the
priority of display is as follows. (The title is in the lowest
priority.)
Title
Last
Transition effect
Video effect
Note
` If 1 clip is rendered several times, the image quality will
degrade in stages.
` If a clip is rendered, a new video clip containing the
special effect will be created, which is displayed in the
library.
` The format of the video clip created is MPEG2 format.
Video clip, still image clip
If you want to add a special effect in a different order,
set only the effect to be applied first and carry out
manual rendering.
(Right-click the mark of each effect, and select
[Render....], to run the manual rendering.)
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Edit mode
Non-linear edit mode
Rotating still images
Still images can be rotated in 90-degree increments.
1. Right-click on the clip to be rotated in the [Still
image] library and select [Rotate]
The Rotation Settings screen is displayed.
2. Select the rotation angle
Note
` Files containing Exif information are rotated updating the
Exif information. Files not containing Exif information
create a new rotated file.
` Exif rotation information does not affect playback with
the SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied.
` File names for files not containing Exif information are
displayed in (A).
A
3. Click [OK].
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Process mode
About the Process mode
Process mode
About the Process mode
To add a title to a video clip with MotionSD STUDIO, open
the Process mode.
Note
` For how to switch the operation modes, see @25.
∫ Title editor mode
(@100)
When adding a title to a video, use this operation mode.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Title editor mode
This enables you to insert a title (text, moving animation,
frame) in a video clip or a still image clip.
You can use the following functions:
Screen configuration
The Title editor mode consists of 2 screens: the edit
screen (1) and the library screen (2).
1
Setting the preferences of edit screen (@103)
Applying effects to the image (@111)
Inserting a frame (@116)
Inserting a text-based title (@117)
Inserting an animation (@127)
Inserting a video clip as sub-screen (@131)
Applying fade effects to text, animation, and
sub-screen (video clip) (@134)
Applying motion effects to text, animation and
sub-screen (video clip) (@136)
Drawing graphics and lines (@141)
Confirming the title created (@145)
Saving as a title file (TTE file) (@147)
Saving as a video clip (@149)
Saving as a still image clip (@150)
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2
Process mode
Title editor mode
1 Edit screen
The edit screen is provided with the screen, animations,
frames and others for adding, creating or editing the
title.
A
B
C
B.
:
Used to select a target to be edited with the mouse
cursor.
:
Used to enter or add text on the edit screen.
D
:
Used to draw lines on the edit screen.
:
Used to draw circles on the edit screen.
:
Used to draw rectangles on the edit screen.
:
Used to draw free-form lines on the edit screen.
C.
E
A. This is the screen used to edit the title. (edit screen)
It displays the first scene of the clip where the title is
inserted, the title, and other elements.
:
Used to save edited data as the video clip (MPEG2
format).
:
Used to save edited data as the still image clip
(BMP/JPEG format).
D.
:
Used to select any text font.
:
Used to select any text size.
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Title editor mode
:
Used to select any text colour.
:
Used to add any shadow effect on text.
E. In this area, there are animations, frames, and others
that can be used as the title. (Animation and frame
window)
[Animations]
Displays animations.
[Frames]
Displays frames designed to events.
[Text Attributes]
Displays the templates of text attributes.
2 Library screen
The library screen displays data usable with MotionSD
STUDIO.
The file types displayed in this mode is [Video], [Still
image], or [Title].
For details, refer to “Library screen” in “Non-linear edit
mode”. (@47)
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Process mode
Title editor mode
2. Set the background colour and file length.
Setting the preferences of edit screen
This section describes how to set the preferences of the
edit screen.
You can specify whether to show/hide each toolbar (menu
icons) and the animation and frame window, whether to
expand/reduce the image display, and so on.
You can also set the clip length and screen colour.
A
B
Setting the preferences
A You can set the background colour when no image is
placed on the background.
• For how to set the solid colour, refer to “Solid
Colour setting screen” (@123).
• For how to set the gradient colour, refer to
“Gradient Colour setting screen” (@124).
B You can set the file length (time) when saving edited
data without background or a still image background,
in the video format.
• The file length can be set between 1 and 300
seconds.
• When a video clip is placed on the background, the
length of that clip is saved as the file length.
Set the colour of the edit screen and the length of edit
data.
• If the title editor is activated in the state where clips are
arranged on the edit track, then the basic settings will be
disabled.
Activate the title editor in the state where clips are not
arranged on the edit track, then prepare the clips from
the library. (@107)
1. Select [File] >> [Preferences] from the menu.
The preferences screen will be displayed.
3. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
[Actual Size]
Displays the full-scale image.
[Zoom In]
Displays an expanded image.
You can select from among [k2], [k4], [k6], [k8].
[Zoom Out]
Displays a reduced image.
You can select from among [k1/2] and [k1/4].
Setting the display
Change the display size of the image placed, specify
whether to show/hide the effective frame and each
toolbar, and make other setting.
Make various types of setting from [View] menu.
∫ To show the toolbar
Check the name of a toolbar you wish to show in [View]
menu.
If unchecked, the toolbar is not displayed.
[Main Toolbar]
Shows
[Movie Toolbar]
.
∫ When you wish to place the object precisely
The grid can be displayed to use it as a placement
guide.
Check each item in [View] menu.
If unchecked, the unchecked items are not displayed.
[Grid Alignment On]
Snaps the object to a grid, and it facilitates positioning.
[Show Grid Lines]
Shows the grid on the edit screen.
Shows
.
[Text Toolbar]
Shows
.
∫ To change the display size of image placed
Check any desired display size in [View] menu.
• It only changes the display size on the edit screen.
The size of the title that will actually be created
remains unchanged.
• The grid is not recorded as the title.
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Title editor mode
∫ To confirm the effect of title placed
You can confirm the effect of the title placed.
Select [View] >> [Enter Preview] from the menu, and
confirm the effect on the preview screen.
∫ To hide the placed objects
You can hide the placed objects.
Check [Hide Foreground Objects] in [View] menu.
If unchecked, the title will be shown again.
• This is useful when you wish to confirm the
background image.
∫ To show the guide line
You can display the index (guide line) of the placement
range of the objects, etc.
If you place the objects, etc. inside the guide line, you
can prevent them from running off the edge of the
screen.
Uncheck [Hide Safety Zone] in [View] menu.
If checked, the guide line will be hidden.
∫ To temporarily cancel the transparency effect
applied to text
Check [Hide Transparency Effect] in [View] menu.
If unchecked, the transparency effect will be applied
again.
∫ To show animations, frames, and other templates
Check [Sprite Panel] in [View] menu.
If unchecked, the templates will be hidden.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Preparing a clip in which a title will be inserted
Preparing video clip from edit track
Prepare any clip from the edit track in the Edit mode.
First of all, prepare a clip (file) in which the title will be
inserted.
You can prepare it from the edit track, menu, or library.
1. Right-click the clip on the edit track, and
select [Title editor].
Note
` The file formats that the title can be added to are the
MPEG2, BMP, JPEG and TTE formats.
` For the video clip, only the still image in the first scene is
displayed on the edit screen.
` If there is no video clip that the title can be added to, first
capture a video clip in the Input mode. (@26)
` When you wish to insert the title in part of a video clip,
divide the clip in advance. (@75)
The operation mode will switch to the Title editor mode
and the first scene of the clip will be displayed on the
edit screen.
• You may accomplish this preparation by selecting the
clip on the edit track and clicking on
BOX.
in the TOOL
Note
` If you cannot set the title because special effects that
cannot be set together with the title are set, you can set
the title by deleting the special effects or turning the clip
into the video file with rendering. (@96)
` If you prepare a clip from the edit track, it is impossible to
delete the clip or replace it with another clip.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Preparing clip from library
1. Right-click a desired clip from the library in
the Edit mode and select [Title editor].
Note
` You can also prepare a clip in the library by dragging
and dropping it after setting the MotionSD STUDIO to
the Title editor mode.
The Title editor mode will be established and the first
scene of the clip will be displayed on the edit screen.
• To delete the clip, select [Background] >> [Clear
Background] from the menu.
• To replace the clip, drag and drop desired file in the
library on the edit screen.
However, you cannot drag and drop a clip in the library
with a prepared clip on the edit track.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Preparing video clip from menu
Prepare a video clip from [Background] menu when in the
Title editor mode.
You may also prepare any image in a folder not registered
in the library.
Note
` You cannot prepare a file from the menu with a clip on
the edit track prepared on the edit screen.
1. Select [Background] >> [Background Import]
from the menu.
The background import screen will be displayed.
2. Select a desired file and click [Open].
The first scene of the file will be displayed on the edit
screen.
• To delete the clip, select [Background] >> [Clear
Background] from the menu.
• To replace the file, import the other file with the same
procedure described above.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ How to locate a small still image clip
For any still image clip smaller than 640k480 (pixels),
you can specify the way of locating it.
To make the setting, select [Background] >> [Image
Arrangement] from the menu.
[Centre Image]
Places the video clip in the centre of the screen.
When the clip has just been prepared, it is located as
below.
[Stretch Image]
Fills the screen with the video clip extended.
[Tile Image]
Fills the screen with a repeated pattern of the video clip.
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[Zoom Image]
Stretches the video clip without changing its aspect
ratio to fill the screen.
Process mode
Title editor mode
Setting the background aspect ratio
Note
` When the aspect ratio is different from the original data a
black area is displayed above and below and to the right
and left of the image. (@67)
` Even if you select [Edit] >> [Undo] from the menu, the
aspect ratio setting will not return to the original aspect
ratio.
When using a background image from the library, the
aspect ratio can be set.
• When using one from the edit track, the aspect ratio
cannot be set.
1. From the menu select [Background] >>
[Background aspect ratio] >> [4:3] or [16:9
Wide].
Each aspect ratio is applied.
[4:3]
Displayed at a 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9 Wide]
Displayed at the wide16:9 aspect ratio.
• The edit screen is displayed at 4:3 aspect ratio so it is
not possible to confirm the change when [16:9 Wide]
is selected.
From menu select [View] >> [Enter Preview] and
confirm on the Preview screen.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Applying effects to the image
You can apply various effects to the image.
The following effects can be added.
- Brightness & Contrast
- Hue & Saturation
- Sharpness
- Sepia
- Negative
- Monotone
- Colour effect
Note
` The effect which is applicable to the video clip (MPEG2
file) is only 1 type of the special effect. When a new
effect is applied, the previous effect will be removed.
However, once the video clip is rendered and saved as a
video clip (MPEG2 file) (@149), you can add a new
effect.
` Even though nothing is placed in the background, you
can apply some effects.
` If an effect is applied more than once, the Preview
screen is not normally displayed in some cases.
` To remove the applied effect, select [Edit] >> [Undo]
from the menu. The immediately preceding state will be
restored.
` After applying effects to a still image, the effect is
removed when changing [Background] >> [Image
Arrangement] or [Background aspect ratio] settings from
the menu.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Setting Brightness & Contrast/Hue &
Saturation/Sharpness
Apply effects by adjusting on each setting screen.
1. Select [Brightness & Contrast], [Hue &
Saturation], or [Sharpness] from
[Background] menu.
The setting screen for the appropriate effect will be
displayed.
2. Set the effect.
Set the effect by moving the slider. (@113)
• Make the setting while comparing the original image
with the image in process on the Preview screen.
• To cancel the setting, click [Cancel].
• To reflect the settings on the background without
closing the effect setting screen, click [Apply].
3. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied and the setting screen will
be closed.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ About the setting of effects
When setting Hue & Saturation
When setting Brightness & Contrast
1 In
, drag each slider for adjustment.
• You may directly input a numeric value.
Hue: This adjusts the colour tone.
Saturation: This adjusts the vividness of colour.
1 In
, select a colour to be adjusted.
• If you select all colours, settings will be applied to
all the colours equally.
When setting Sharpness
2 In
, set a desired colour tone by dragging each
slider.
• You may directly input a numeric value.
: This increases the brightness as the slider
moves closer to the right end.
: This increases the contrast as the slider moves
closer to the right end.
: This adjusts the brightness of medium-bright
areas of the image.
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1 In
, adjust the sharpness by dragging the slider.
As the slider moves closer to the right end, the image
becomes sharper and the outline becomes clearer.
As the slider moves closer to the left end, the image
appears more blurred.
Process mode
Title editor mode
Changing to Sepia/Negative/Monochrome
Changing colours
1. Select [Sepia], [Negative], or [Monocolourize]
1. Select [Colour Effect] from [Background]
from [Background] menu.
menu.
The selected effect will be applied.
The colour effect setting screen will be displayed.
2. Select any colour from among the standard
colours, and click [OK].
The colour of the background image will change based
on the selected colour.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ When the standard colours contain no colour you
wish to select
You can create a desired colour as follows.
1.Click the inside of
to create a colour you want,
and set the density of the colour by dragging
up and down.
2.Click
.
The colour you created will be added to
.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Inserting a frame
The animation and frame window provides many frames.
From among them, you can select and insert any frame
that fits the title.
1. Click
.
The thumbnails of frames will be displayed.
2. Drag and drop the thumbnail of a frame which
suits your taste on the edit screen (
).
The frame will be placed.
∫ To erase the frame
Click the frame design to show the anchor point (
and select [Edit] >> [Delete] from the menu.
),
∫ To change the frame
After deleting the frame on the edit screen, drag and
drop the thumbnail of another frame on the edit screen.
• If you drag and drop the thumbnail of another frame
without deleting the frame on the edit screen, the 2
frames will overlap.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Inserting text-based title
1. Click
The mouse cursor will change to the text cursor.
You can insert any text as the title.
You can also decorate that text.
• If
and
are not
displayed on the screen, check [Main Toolbar] and
[Text Toolbar] in [View] menu. (@104)
Entering the text
Enter the text directly to the edit screen.
.
2. Click at any location.
The text input area (
) will appear.
3. Enter text.
4. Click
.
The entered text will be set as a text-based title.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ To import text from the text file
You can import sentences in the text file.
5.Click
.
The imported text will be set as a text-based title.
• Up to about 2,000 alphanumeric (single-byte)
characters can be imported.
• When importing text from the text file, it is also
possible to click the screen with the text cursor to
create a 1-line text input area, and then import it into
there.
Note
` You can prepare text files with Windows WordPad,
Notepad, commercially available word processor, etc.
1.Click
.
The mouse cursor will change to the text cursor.
2.Drag the mouse diagonally from any spot that you
wish to use as the starting point.
The text input area will appear.
3.Right-click the text input area and select [Import
Text].
4.Select any text file (with extension of [.txt]) you
wish to import, and click [Open].
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Decorating text-based title
2. Drag and drop a template which suits your
taste on the text-based title.
Using the templates of text attributes available in the
animation and frame window, you can decorate the
text-based title.
The text-based title will be decorated.
• When you wish to change text attributes, drag and
drop another template on the text-based title.
• If the text-based title contains 21 or more characters,
it may not be decorated.
Note
` You can change the text size by dragging the anchor
point ( ) that appears when clicking on the text-based
title.
` Even after text is decorated with a template, you can
make further detailed settings on the Text Properties
setting screen. (@120)
1. Click
.
The templates of text attributes will be displayed.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Applying detailed settings to text
3. Set the text properties. (@121)
You can add more detailed decorations to the text-based
title, e.g. adding gradient colours, shadow effects, and
boundary lines on it, changing its placement, and adding
3D effects to it.
Use the Text Properties setting screen.
1. Click any text-based title you wish to set, to
select it.
2. Select [Object] >> [Text Properties] from the
menu.
The Text Properties setting screen will appear.
4. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied.
• If you set the text properties without the text-based
title selected, the settings are recorded and applied to
the text typed in after the setting.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
B. You can set the text colour.
To change the text colour, click
to set on the
Solid Colour setting screen. To add any gradient
colour, click
to set on the Gradient Colour setting
screen. (@123) (@124)
When you wish to add a texture, click
and select
any texture.
When you reduce the opacity, the text becomes
transparent.
C. You can add any shadow effect on the text.
If you check the checkbox, the text will have a
shadow, and you can set the colour, position, and
form of the shadow.
• To set the colour of the shadow, click
to use
the Solid Colour setting screen. (@123)
• When increasing value of the horizontal position
([H]), the shadow moves to the right.
• When increasing value of the vertical position ([V]),
the shadow moves downward.
D. You can add any border to the text.
If you check the checkbox, the text will have a
border, and you can set the colour, width, and form
of the border.
• To set the colour of the border, click
to use the
Solid Colour setting screen. (@123)
∫ About the Text Properties setting screen
There is a standard setting screen and a 3D setting
screen.
Standard setting screen
A
E
B
F
C
D
G
A. You can set the font and form (Width & Height) of
text.
To use Bold and Italic (oblique face), check the
appropriate checkboxes.
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Title editor mode
E. You can add any frame, underline, and plate on text.
You can also change the colour of the frame and
underline by clicking on
and make them
transparent by reducing the opacity.
: Removes all decorations except text.
: Adds a rectangular frame.
: Adds a rounded-rectangular frame.
• You can change the radius of the rounded corner in
[Option].
: Adds an underline.
• You can change the type and the thickness of the
underline in [Option].
: Adds a plate-type frame.
F. If the text-based title consists of 2 or more lines, you
can set text justification.
G.You can confirm the effect of the setting.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Solid Colour setting screen
Select [RGB] or [HSV] tab, and specify a desired
colour.
To set colour in [RGB] tab:
You can create a desired colour by mixing 3 colours.
To create a yellow colour, for example, move [Red]
and [Green] sliders to the right end, and the [Blue]
slider to the left end.
• As the slider for each colour moves closer to the
right end, the appropriate colour becomes more
intense.
• If you move all the sliders to the right ends (255),
you will get the white colour.
• If you move all the sliders to the left ends (0), you
will get the black colour.
To set colour in [HSV] tab:
You can create a colour by using 3 properties.
With [Hue] slider, select a hue from between 0 and
359.
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As [Saturation] slider moves closer to the right end,
the colour selected with [Hue] slider becomes more
intense.
As [Value] slider moves closer to the right end, the
colour selected with [Saturation] and [Hue] sliders
becomes lighter.
• You may select any colour by clicking the colour
inside the circle.
However, since [Value] is not adjusted, adjust it
with [Value] slider if necessary.
Process mode
Title editor mode
• You can also create any gradient colour patterns
by
/
. Specify the colour on the Solid colour
setting screen (@123) by clicking the left (
) for
the starting colour and by clicking the right (
) for
the ending colour.
Gradient Colour setting screen
4 In
, select the direction of the gradient colour.
Colour will change in the direction of the arrow
selected.
You can set any gradient colour as follows.
1 In
, select the colour types.
[RGB]
You use the RGB system of colour representation
(defining colour based on the rates of red, green,
and blue).
[HSV]
You use the HSV system of colour representation
(defining colour by adjusting hue, saturation, and
value).
5 In
2 In
, select the condition of change of the gradient
colour.
[Linear]
The colour will change smoothly.
[Sine]
The colour will change sharply.
3 Click
in
pattern.
to select a desired gradient colour
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, confirm the image, and click [OK].
Process mode
Title editor mode
3D setting screen
A
B
A. Check this checkbox. Then you can give the
text-based title a stereoscopic appearance.
B. You can select a form of 3D text.
C. You can set the thickness of 3D text.
As the slider moves closer to the right end, the text
becomes thicker.
D. You can set the angle of 3D text.
Enter rotation angles along the X, Y, and Z axes.
• Each angle can be set between 0 and 360-degree.
• You may set the text angle by dragging the mouse
cursor on the Preview screen (E).
E. You can confirm the effect of the setting. (Preview
screen)
• If the text size is large, it takes longer to display the
preview screen.
C
D
E
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Note
` You can also change the colour of the text-based title
with the colour palette shown by clicking
on the edit
screen.
If there is no colour you wish to select, you can create a
colour by clicking on [Custom Colours]. For details on
how to create custom colours, refer to the “When the
standard colours contain no colour you wish to select”
(@115).
` If text is given a stereoscopic (3D) appearance, the
shadow, border (boundary), style (plate, etc.), text
justification (alignment), and opacity cannot be set. In
addition, the maximum number of characters is limited to
20 in alphanumeric (single-byte) characters.
` If large-sized text is made stereoscopic (3D), a very
large amount of memory is consumed.
Since it may disable the creation of an MPEG2 file, the
appropriate text size should be specified for the screen.
` HSV is one of the additive colour mixing methods which
describes colours by setting the value of Hue, Saturation
and Value.
` The size and font of the text-based title may be changed
from the edit screen.
Click the text-based title and click each
to change
the size or the font.
• The text-based title can be expanded/reduced by
selecting it and dragging
around it.
` The shadow effect may be added by clicking on the
Shadow button on the edit screen.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Inserting an animation
1. Click
The thumbnails of animations will be displayed.
• If the animation and frame window is not displayed on
the screen, check [Sprite Panel] in [View] menu.
You can freely place any animation prepared.
You can also move the placed animation and expand or
reduce it.
Placing animation
.
2. Drag and drop the desired animation to
Drag and drop any animation in the animation and frame
window on the edit screen.
You may import animations from an image file.
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.
Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ To place animation from the menu
When placing animation from the menu, you can also
place still images and others that are not shown in the
animation and frame window.
1.Select [Object] >> [Insert Sprite] from the menu.
The setting screen for animation insertion will be
displayed.
2.In
A
, click the a desired animation to select it.
B
C D
When the cursor is changed to the dropper mark by
clicking D, click the colour in A to make it
transparent. The selected colour is displayed on C.
When the animation is placed, the selected colour
turns transparent and then it is placed.
• Click B and left-click the Preview screen. Then
the screen display will be expanded. Right-click to
reduce the screen display.
3.Click [Open].
The animation will be displayed.
• When placing from the menu, you can select still
images if you designate the file format as “still
image” (BMP/JPEG).
• If you select a still image file (BMP/JPEG), it is
possible to make the colour of the background, etc.
transparent.
Note
` You can specify only 1 colour to make it transparent. If
the part that you want to be transparent is coloured by
different colours, paint it in one colour beforehand.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
• An image already maximised cannot be expanded any
more.
• By dragging
at 4 corners while pressing the [Shift]
key, you can expand/reduce the animation without
changing its aspect ratio.
Operating placed animation
You can freely move the placed animation and expand or
reduce it.
Note
` When you make an incorrect operation, select [Edit] >>
[Undo] from the menu to restore the preceding state.
∫ To move
Drag the animation.
∫ Changing the placement (foreground/background)
of animations
If you place animations in layers, you can change the
placement of the animations.
To change the placement of animations, select the
desired animation and then select the desired operation
from [Object] on the menu.
∫ To expand/reduce
[Bring to Front]
This will bring the selected animation to the top of the
stacking order.
[Bring Forward]
This will switch the selected animation’s stacking order
with the animation directly in front of it.
[Send Backward]
This will switch the selected animation’s stacking order
with the animation directly behind it.
When you select the animation, 8 boxes
are
displayed around the animation. Drag them to expand
or reduce the animation.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
[Send to Back]
This will move the selected animation to the bottom of
the stacking order.
∫ Rotating 90 degrees
Select [Object] >> [Rotate Clockwise] or [Rotate
Counterclockwise] from the menu.
∫ Placing animation in horizontal centre
Select [Object] >> [Centring] from the menu.
• The height in position remains unchanged.
∫ Flipping horizontally
Select [Object] >> [Mirror Horizontally] from the menu.
∫ Flipping vertically
Select [Object] >> [Mirror Vertically] from the menu.
∫ Deleting or editing animation
Select a desired operation from [Edit] menu.
[Undo]
Restores the previous state.
[Cut]
Cuts the animation.
[Copy]
Copies the animation.
[Paste]
Pastes the animation that has been copied or cut.
[Delete]
Deletes the animation.
[Select All]
Selects all titles (animations, etc.).
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Inserting a video clip as sub-screen
Placing video clip as sub-screen
You can place any video clip in a sub-screen.
That is, you can create the video clip that contains a video
clip as another screen.
In addition, the form of the sub-screen can be changed.
1. Select [Object] >> [Insert Movie] from the
menu.
The setting screen for video file insertion will be
displayed.
2. Select any video clip you wish to insert as a
sub-screen, and click [Open].
The video clip will be placed in sub-screen video.
3. Make sure that the sub-screen video is
selected.
If not selected, select the video by clicking on it.
4. Select [Object] >> [Mark In & Out] from the
menu.
The Mark In and Mark Out setting screen will be
displayed.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
5. Set the range of use of the video clip (Start
and end of the clip) by dragging the slider, and
click [OK].
Note
` MPEG2 format video clip can be inserted as the
sub-screen.
` You can freely move, expand or reduce the placed
sub-screen. The procedures are the same as “Operating
placed animation”. (@129)
The setting will be applied to the sub-screen.
• You may set by clicking on .
• If using the whole video clip as the sub-screen, you
do not need to make that setting.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Changing the form of sub-screen video
4 Drag
to select any form of the boundary line.
As the slider moves closer to the right end, the
boundary line becomes more blurry.
You can change the form of the sub-screen by adding a
mask to the screen.
3. Click [OK].
1. Select any sub-screen and select [Object] >>
The sub-screen will be cut out with mask pattern.
[Mask Pattern] from the menu.
The Mask setting screen will be displayed.
2. Set the mask pattern.
1 Select a shape of the sub-screen in
2 Input any numeric value in
boundary line.
• You may set by clicking on
.
to set the width of the
.
3 Click
to set the colour of the boundary line.
• Set on Solid Colour setting screen. (@123)
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Applying fade effects to text, animation and
sub-screen (video clip)
3. Set the fade effect.
You can create such video that the text, animation or
sub-screen you placed appear or disappear gradually.
Note
` Before this operation, place any text, animation or
sub-screen you wish to apply a fade effect to the edit
screen.
1. Select any text-based title, animation or
sub-screen on the edit screen.
will be displayed around the selection.
2. Select [Object] >> [Motion] from the menu.
1 Click
.
The Fade-in/out screen will be displayed under the
screen.
The Motion setting screen will be displayed.
[Still] is displayed on
.
2 Input numeric values in
fade-in/fade-out time.
• You may set by clicking on
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to set the
.
Process mode
Title editor mode
3 Click
to check the set fade effect.
• Click
to pause, and click
to stop.
• Depending on the target of the fade effect, the
processing speed is slowed down and this may
cause the preview not to be displayed smoothly.
4. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied.
Note
` Fade-in time represents the duration between the time
when the object begins to appear and the time when it is
displayed fully.
Fade-out time represents the duration between the time
when the object begins to become thin and the time
when it disappears completely.
` The fade effect cannot be applied together with roll,
crawl, and other effects.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Applying motion effects to text, animation and
sub-screen (video clip)
3. Set the motion.
You can add motions to any placed text, animation or
sub-screen.
You can also add 3D motions to text.
Note
` Before this operation, place any text, animation or
sub-screen you wish to add motions to on the edit
screen.
1. Select any text-based title, animation or
sub-screen on the edit screen.
will be displayed around.
2. Select [Object] >> [Motion] from the menu.
1 Click
in
to select a motion pattern. (@138)
Depending on the pattern, the contents of the
The Motion setting screen will be displayed.
screen display and
vary.
The icon of the selected pattern is displayed in
.
• For advanced patterns, you can specify the motion.
(@140)
• You cannot set any advanced pattern for
stereoscopic text (3D text).
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Process mode
Title editor mode
• 3D patterns can be set for text and 3D text only. It
cannot be set for any animation or sub-screen.
• If the text-based title consists of 21 or more
alphanumeric (single-byte) characters, you cannot
apply any 3D pattern for it in some cases.
2 In
3 Click
, set the details of the motion. (@139)
to check the set motion.
• Click
to pause, and click
to stop.
• Depending on the target that the motion is added
to, the processing speed is slowed down and this
may cause the preview not to be displayed
smoothly.
• Depending on the setting, no animation or image
appears unless it is played.
4. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ About motion patterns
There are 4 types of patterns: Roll, Crawl, Advanced,
and 3D.
:
Affects any linear motion. The direction of the motion
can be changed once.
Roll and Crawl patterns
/ / / :
Moves the title in the direction of the arrow after a still
(stop) state.
/ / / :
Brings the title into the still (stop) state after moving it in
the direction of the arrow.
/ / / :
Moves the title in the direction of the arrow.
/ / / :
Moves the title in the direction of the arrow, brings it into
the still (stop) state, and then moves it again.
Advanced patterns
:
Affects any linear motion.
:
Affects any parabolic motion.
:
Affects any wavy motion.
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:
Affects any linear motion. The direction of the motion
can be changed twice.
3D patterns
Refer to the description on the screen.
(The title becomes still at the end of the motion.)
Process mode
Title editor mode
When 3D pattern has been selected
Input a desired still time.
• You may set by clicking on .
∫ About the detailed setting of motion
When Roll or Crawl pattern has been selected
Input a desired still time.
• You may set by clicking on
.
When Advanced pattern has been selected
Set the timing of the motion by dragging the slider.
• You may set by clicking on .
[appear]
Time until the title appears.
[disappear]
Time when the title disappears.
[start motion]
Time when the movement begins.
[end motion]
Time when the movement terminates.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ To move the title freely
If an Advanced pattern is selected, you can set any
motion of text, animation, or sub-screen on the setting
screen.
As an example, the following is the procedure when
1.Place the cursor on
, and when the cursor
changes to
, drag it to a desired point to
specify the starting point of the motion.
2.Place the cursor on
has been selected.
, and when the cursor
changes to
, drag it to a desired point to
specify the endpoint of the motion.
• When the cursor appears as
the frame are moved.
3.Place the cursor on
curvature of
and drag it to specify the
.
The curvature of
varies depending on the
positional relationship between the 2 points.
• The frame is indicated by broken lines on the screen
(
) represents the display range. The text,
animation, or sub-screen is displayed on the screen
when it is located inside the frame.
•
, all things within
indicates the motion of text, animation, or
sub-screen.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Drawing graphics and lines
You can draw graphics and lines freely.
Also, you can set the colour of graphics.
Note
` You cannot add any motion to drawn graphics and lines.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Drawing graphics
1. In
, click the button corresponding to a
desired graphic form or line to select it.
: Use to draw straight lines.
: Use to draw circles.
: Use to draw rectangles.
: Use to draw free lines.
• If the buttons are not displayed, check [View] >>
[Main Toolbar] from menu.
2. Draw graphics and lines by dragging on the
edit screen (
3. Click
).
, and drag graphics or a line to place
it at any location.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Changing the line width and colour of graphics and
lines
You can specify the line width, brush shape, border
colour, and inner colour of drawn graphics and lines.
Set using the Drawing Properties setting screen.
1. Select any graphics or line of which line width
or colour is to be changed.
will be displayed around.
2. Select [Object] >> [Draw Properties] from the
menu.
The Drawing Properties setting screen will appear.
3. Set the line width and colour, etc. (@144)
4. Click [OK].
The settings will be applied.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ About the Drawing Properties setting screen
Note
` You cannot set the brush shape, boundary line form, or
inner colour for the graphics drawn by
.
A
B
C
D
E
A. You can set the width of the boundary line of
graphics or the width of a line.
Set by dragging the slider or clicking on .
B. You can set the brush shape to either round or
square.
C. You can set the shape of the boundary line by
dragging the slider.
The boundary line becomes clearer as the slider
moves closer to the left end, and becomes more
blurry as it moves closer to the right end.
D. You can set the colour of the boundary line of
graphics or the colour of a line.
Click
and set it on the Solid Colour setting
screen (@123).
E. You can set the inner colour of graphics.
Click
and set it on the Solid Colour setting
screen (@123).
The smaller the opacity is set, the more transparent
the graphics becomes.
• You cannot set the inner colour for the straight line.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Confirming the title created
You can confirm the contents edited with the title editor on
the Preview screen before saving.
1. Select [View] >> [Enter Preview] from the
menu.
The Preview screen will be displayed.
2. Confirm the contents by dragging the slider in
the upper left of the screen.
• Click on
Click
and then the clip will advance by 1 frame.
and then the clip will return by 1 frame.
3. After confirmation, click [Close].
The Preview screen will be closed.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Saving the title
Save the data edited with the title editor.
It can be saved as the title file (TTE File), video clip, or still
image clip.
Note
` If a saved file is not displayed in the library, select
[Library] >> [Refresh] from the menu.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
3. Click [Save].
Saving as a title file (TTE file)
Edited data are saved as the title file.
If you have added any title to the clip on the edit track,
If you save as the title file (TTE file), you can open and
re-edit the file later.
Besides, if you add any title to the clip on the edit track,
save as the title file.
the title will be set to the clip and
will be given.
• If you wish to delete the title settings, right-click
select [Delete title].
1. Select [File] >> [Save] from the menu.
The Save screen will be displayed.
2. Select the destination folder and input a file
name.
• If you add any title to the clip on the edit track, this
screen will not be displayed. The file name is
automatically given (e.g., autotte0001.tte).
• If the destination is set to the folder registered in the
library, it is convenient in editing: e.g. the thumbnail of
the file is displayed in [Title] of the library.
to
Note
` If you place a TTE file on the edit track, it will become a
video file (video clip) for which the title has been set.
However, if the background image of the title is a still
image or the title cannot be previewed, you cannot place
the TTE file on the edit track. To use a TTE file in editing,
save it as the video file.
` For details of the TTE file, refer to “Glossary”. (@245)
` If you wish to add special effects that cannot be set
together with the title, manual rendering allows you to
add other effects. (@96)
` To combine the set title with the clip, the rendering
process (creating 1 video clip by adding special effects)
is required. Rendering is automatically carried out at the
time of output, but you may render manually. (@96)
` [TL] is an abbreviation of TitLe.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
∫ To re-edit the title
When you double-click the title file (TTE file) displayed
in [Title] on the library or right-click
of the clip on the
edit track to select [Title editor], the title is displayed on
the edit screen of the title editor and you can re-edit the
title.
• If either the TTE file in the library or the title you set on
the edit track is changed, the same change is applied
to the other.
• To re-edit the title, you may click
to switch to the
Title Editor mode, and choose the TTE file by
selecting [File] >> [Open].
Note
` If you wish to retain the title before re-editing, select
[File] >> [Save As] after re-editing, and save it as the
TTE file with another name.
• The background image of the title added in the clip on
the edit track cannot be changed.
Even if any change is made to the image, it is not
reflected on the edit track.
• If a saved file is not displayed in the library or as a
thumbnail, close the title editor, and select
again.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
3. Click [Save].
Saving as a video clip
The title is combined on the clip, and they are saved as
a video clip.
• It takes a long time to complete file saving, depending
on the file.
You can combine the title and the video (rendering), and
then save it as the video clip (MPEG2 file).
1. Select [File] >> [Export Video] from the menu.
The Save screen will be displayed.
• You may click
video clip.
on the edit screen to save as the
2. Select any destination folder and save format,
and input a file name.
Note
` To confirm the contents of a video clip is saved,
double-click the video clip displayed on [Video] in the
library, which enables you to play the clip.
Playing the video clip is described in “To check the
contents of a video clip in the library” (@60).
` If you save edited data without background or a still
image background in the video format, it will become a
video clip with the length specified in the menu [File] >>
[Preferences]. (The default is 5 seconds.)
• The save format that you can select is MPEG2.
• If the destination is set to the folder registered in the
library, you can get more editing conveniences, e.g.
the thumbnail of the file is displayed on [Video] in the
library.
• If you wish to retain the video file that you placed on
the background, save it as a file with a different name
from that of the placed file.
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Process mode
Title editor mode
Saving as a still image clip
Titles and images can be combined and saved as still
image clips (BMP/JPEG file).
1. Select [File] >> [Export Image] from the menu.
The Save screen will be displayed.
• You may click
still image clip.
on the edit screen to save as the
2. Select any destination folder and save format,
and input a file name.
• The save format you can select is BMP or JPEG.
• If the destination is set to the folder registered in the
library, you can get more editing conveniences, e.g.
the thumbnail of the file is displayed on [Still image] in
the library.
3. Click [Save].
The title is combined on the clip, and it is saved as a
still image clip.
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Output mode
About the Output mode
Output mode
About the Output mode
To output data edited with MotionSD STUDIO to SD Video
Camera or any files, or to create files from such data to
attach to an e-mail, you work in the Output mode.
Action Required
∫ About the confirmation of output data
Before outputting data, be sure to confirm the contents
of output data on [File Name] in [Input].
If [Edit track information] is displayed, the data on the
edit track is ready for output.
Note
` For how to switch the operation modes, see @25.
` In all output modes except SD card output mode, still
image clips (BMP/JPEG format) can be output when
they are on the edit track or edit information (SEQ files).
This cannot be output as an independent still image file.
` During output, one area of your Windows installed drive
(system drive, usually C:\) is used as the temporary area
for work. If this temporary area for work is not sufficient,
normal output may not be accomplished. In this case,
increase the free space on the system drive.
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Output mode
About the Output mode
∫ File output mode
(@153)
To output edited data as 1 file, use this mode.
∫ Video email mode:
(@165)
Use this mode to compress the edited data and to send
it as an attachment file to an e-mail.
∫ DVD R/RW Output mode:
(@173)
Use this mode to output edited data to DVD R/RW disc.
∫ DVD-RAM Output mode:
(@188)
Use this mode to output edited data to DVD-RAM disc.
• It may take a few minutes to launch VRWriter.
• If some other writing software that supports DVD-RAM
discs is installed in the PC, MotionSD STUDIO may
not be able to access the DVD-RAM disc. In a case
like this, either close or delete the application.
∫ SD card output mode (@201)
Use this mode to output edited data to SD card.
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Output mode
File output mode
File output mode
You can output edited data as 1 file.
File formats that can be
handled as input
MPEG2/SEQ
File formats that can be
designated as output
ASF/MPEG1/MPEG2
• The MPEG2 format files is limited to files recorded with
the SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied and files created with this software.
Note
` If any effect has been added to the clip, it is
automatically rendered at the time of output.
` When editing using MotionSD STUDIO video and audio
is corrected so that they are synchronized. However,
when editing MPEG2 files or outputting data using
[MPEG2 format hybrid rendering (partial encoding)],
some scenes may not be corrected fully and loss of
synchronization may occur.
` When outputting data using [MPEG2 format hybrid
rendering (partial encoding)], there may be extreme
deterioration at the points where the video clips were
joined.
` When outputting data using [MPEG2 format hybrid
rendering (partial encoding)] is not successful, MPEG2
files can be created by specifying [MPEG2 format
selection (re-encoding)].
` When running [MPEG2 format hybrid rendering (partial
encoding)] multiple times, deterioration in video quality
and loss of synchronization between audio and video
may occur.
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Output mode
File output mode
Screen configuration
The File output mode consists of 3 screens: the control
screen (1), the input/output setting screen (2), and the
library screen (3).
1
3
2
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Output mode
File output mode
A. Displays the video in the data to be output. (Preview
screen)
B. Displays the time code of the video being played.
C. Returns the video to the start of the clip.
After that, each time you click this button, the play
position moves back to the start of the previous clip.
D. Plays the clip.
E. Moves the video forward to the start of the next clip.
After that, each time you click this button, the play
position moves forward to the start of the subsequent
clip.
If the clip is the last one, the play position moves to
the end of the clip.
F. Clicking while paused will return the clip to the
previous frame.
G.Pauses the clip being played.
H. Pauses the clip being played.
I. Clicking while paused will advance the clip to the
subsequent frame.
1 Control screen
This screen is provided with the operation button to
confirm the video in the data to be output, and other
controls.
A
B
C
F
D
G
E
H
I
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Output mode
File output mode
2 Input/output setting screen
This screen is provided with operation buttons for
deciding output data and for setting and executing the
output, and other controls.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
A. Displays the name of the data to be output.
[Edit track information] is displayed when the edited
data on the edit track is to be output.
• You can select an MPEG2 or SEQ file by clicking
on
.
B. Displays the names of a destination folder and file.
You can select or input any folder and file names.
• You can select any folder registered in the library
except folders registered for each month in SD card
input mode.
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• To output data, a free space larger than the output
data is required. Select a folder with sufficient free
space.
C. You can specify a file output format.
(By default, the optimum format that provides the
highest image quality is automatically selected
according to the size of a file to be output.)
• You can select from among the following file
formats:
[MPEG1 format (VideoCD compatible)]
[MPEG2 format (no re-encoding)]
If the data to be output has not been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
[MPEG2 format hybrid rendering (partial
encoding)]
If the data to be output has been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
[MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)]
The entire data to be output will be re-encoded,
irrespective of whether or not it has been edited or
processed.
[ASF format (WindowsMedia compatible)]
• The [ASF format (WindowsMedia compatible)] is
the same format as used in video mail.
The MPEG2 format is the same as the data format
created using DVD R/RW output mode and
DVD-RAM output mode.
Output mode
File output mode
• When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] or
[ASF format (WindowsMedia compatible)] is
selected, video quality can also be selected.
[High Resolution]
The image quality is higher to that of [Standard],
and the file size is larger. The original image quality
will be maintained but will not be enhanced.
[Standard]
This option provides standard image quality. It
makes the file size smaller than that of [High
Resolution].
[High Compression]
This option provides image quality inferior to
[Standard], but makes the file size smaller than that
of [Standard].
D. When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected as the output format (C), the screen aspect
ratio can be set.
• When the aspect ratio is different from the original
data, a black area is displayed above and below
and to the right and left of the image. (@67)
[4:3]
Output at a 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9 (Use with MotionSD STUDIO)]
Output at the wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
• The output file is in a format supported by
MotionSD STUDIO.
The file may not be displayed correctly with other
editing software or players that support the MPEG2
wide display.
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[16:9 (Use with other software)]
Output at the wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
• The output file is in a format supported by other
MPEG2 wide display compatible editing software or
players.
The output file cannot be used with MotionSD
STUDIO.
E. When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected as the output format (C), the output speed
can be set.
[Fast]
Faster than [Normal] output.
However, depending on the output data, the quality
of the video may be affected.
[Normal]
Standard output speed.
Video quality is higher than for [Fast] output.
F. Starts file output.
G.Displays the detailed information of the file to be
output.
• When still images being output have a long
duration, the accuracy of the estimated file size
may be degraded.
H. Exits the File output mode.
I. Displays whether or not file output is currently ready,
and other information. [Please select the input file(s)]
or another message is displayed as an operating
guide.
If you have selected an output format, the description
of that format is displayed.
Output mode
File output mode
J. You can select an image size.
The size may be automatically specified and cannot
be selected depending on the output format (C).
Description displayed in the state display
section:
Output format
[MPEG1
format
(VideoCD
compatible)]
[MPEG2
format (no
re-encoding)]
[MPEG2
format hybrid
rendering
(partial
encoding)]
[MPEG2
format
selection
(re-encoding)]
[ASF format
(WindowsMedia
compatible)]
Description displayed
[MPEG1 format: creates an MPEG1
compressed file which is VideoCD
compatible.]
Output format
[ASF format
(WindowsMedia
compatible)]
Available image size
352k288, 176k144
Reference:
If you select from among the following output
formats, the picture size is specified automatically.
[MPEG2 format (no re-encoding):
Outputting the MPEG2 file without
re-encoding it.]
[MPEG2 format: Creates an MPEG2
compressed file. Re-encoding only part
of the source MPEG2 file allows for
high-speed file creation with no loss in
picture quality.]
[MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding):
Creates an MPEG2 compressed file. Full
re-encoding is performed on the source
MPEG2 file according to the settings.]
[ASF format: creates an MPEG4
compressed file. This is an output format
for streaming data to a network. It is
perfect for email attachments and
uploading to the Internet.]
Output format
[MPEG1 format
(VideoCD
compatible)]
[MPEG2 format
(no re-encoding)]
[MPEG2 format
hybrid rendering
(partial encoding)]
[MPEG2 format
selection
(re-encoding)]
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Picture size specified automatically
352k288 (for the NTSC system,
352k240)
Size is matched to the original file.
Size is matched to the original file.
When there are video clips of
different sizes in the edit track, the
size is set to that of the longest
MPEG2 video clip.
704k576 (for the NTSC system,
704k480)
Output mode
File output mode
3 Library screen
This screen displays data usable with MotionSD
STUDIO.
The file format displayed in this mode is [Editing
infor...], [Video] or [Mpeg1/Asf].
For details, refer to “Library screen” in “Non-linear edit
mode”. (@47)
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Output mode
File output mode
Preparing the data to be output from the edit
track
Prepare for output of the edited data on the edit track.
1. After editing in the Edit mode, click
in
TOOL BOX.
The File output mode will be established, and the first
scene of the video to be output will be displayed on the
preview screen.
• You can also prepare for output by clicking [Output]
on the edit track and selecting file output on the
Output destination selection screen.
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Output mode
File output mode
1. Select any video clip or edit information file
Preparing data to be output from the library
Prepares library video clips (MPEG2 files) and edited
results from edited information (SEQ files) for output.
You can prepare the data from the library in the File output
mode or from the library in the Edit mode.
from [Video] or [Editing infor...] library (
).
• Even if you select multiple items, the first one on the
lineup of the items will be prepared as output data.
2. Drag and drop the selected item on the
Preview screen (
Preparing from the library in the File output mode
).
The first scene of the video to be output will be
displayed on the preview screen.
Note
` You can also prepare for output by clicking on
,
designating any file (MPEG2/SEQ), and clicking [Open].
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Output mode
File output mode
Preparing from the library in the Edit mode
1. Click to select a video clip in the [Video] or
[Editing infor...] library or a thumbnail of the
edit information file.
• If multiple files are selected, then they cannot be
output. Select only one file at a time for output.
2. Move the mouse cursor onto [Output from
library], and select [File output] when a
selection screen is displayed.
The File output mode is established and the first scene
of the video to be output is displayed on the preview
screen.
• You can also prepare data output by right-clicking the
clip to be output and selecting [Output] >> [File
output].
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Output mode
File output mode
Outputting as a file
Output the data prepared as one file.
Before output, specify the output format and other items
on the setting screen.
1. Confirm the data to be output using
.
The video will be displayed on the Preview screen
(
).
2. In
, specify the output destination and file
name.
• The output destination can be selected from the
folders ([MaterialFolder] is set by default) registered
in the library.
3. Determine the settings on
,
and
if
necessary.
• For each item, refer to the descriptions on the
input/output setting screen. (@156)
4. Click
, and confirm the estimated size of a
file to be output, and others.
The detailed information screen for output file will be
displayed.
After confirmation, click [Close] to close the screen.
• When still images being output have a long duration,
the accuracy of the estimated file size may be
degraded.
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Output mode
File output mode
5. Click
.
Output will begin.
When the output is completed, the message for the
end of the file output appears in
.
The output file will be displayed in the library as a video
clip.
• To cancel the output halfway, click [Cancel].
However, if you overwrite an existing file, that file is
deleted even though you cancel the output halfway.
When you overwrite an existing file, check the file
carefully before the operation.
• When you wish to change the data to be output prior
to the output, return to the Edit mode and change the
data on the edit track.
Or, re-select the file from the library and then drag
and drop it on the control screen.
Note
` Output to MPEG2 takes time. Please do not use the
computer during this operation.
` The date/time of creation of an MPEG4 video created by
MotionSD STUDIO is recorded in Greenwich mean time.
Therefore, the date/time may be different from the actual
date/time when the MPEG4 video (ASF format) is played
on AV devices.
` In some cases, a VCD can be created with the files
which are output in MPEG1 format by using CD writing
software supplied with CD-R drives. For detailed
operation methods, refer to the operating instructions of
the CD writing software.
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Output mode
Video email mode
Screen configuration
Video email mode
You can send the edited data to the email software in the
Video email mode.
In this mode, you can use the following functions.
• Converting files in SEQ or MPEG2 format to ASF format
and compressing them.
• Starting the email software to attach modified or
compressed files.
The Video email mode consists of 3 screens: the control
screen (1), input-output setting screen (2) and the
library screen (3).
3
1
Action Required
` To send the data by e-mail, set for Internet connection or
email software beforehand.
` Output the data according to the capacity limited by the
network you use.
The limitation on the capacity varies depending on the
provider. As a guide, normally 1 or 2 MB of data will be
allowed.
` To play the video which is converted and compressed in
the Video email mode, Windows Media® Player 9 or
above is needed.
Note
` When effects are set on the clips, they are automatically
rendered during output.
2
1 Control screen
The operation buttons for checking the video prepared
for output, etc. is provided.
The operations are the same as those of the “control
screen” on the “File output mode”. (@155)
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Output mode
Video email mode
2 Input/output setting screen
The operation buttons for specifying the output data,
converting the file to send it to an email software, etc. is
provided.
A
B
C
E
G
I
D
F
H
A. Displays the name of the data prepared for output.
When you output the edited contents on the edit
track, this is indicated as [Edit track information].
• You can also select MPEG2 or SEQ files by clicking
.
B. Displays the folder and the file name to save the file
after conversion and compression.
Any folder or file name can be entered.
• You can select the registered folders in the library only.
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C. Select image quality.
[High Resolution]
The image quality is higher to that of [Standard],
and the file size is larger. The original image quality
will be maintained but will not be enhanced.
[Standard]
Standard image quality. The file size is smaller than
that of [High Resolution].
[High Compression]
The image quality is inferior to that of [Standard],
but the file size is smaller.
D. Select image size.
You can select either 352k288 or 176k144.
E. Displays the estimated size of the file after
converting to ASF file.
F. Displays the email software to be used.
It can be changed by clicking .
• When an applicable email software is installed, the
name of the software is automatically added on this
column.
Checked email software: Outlook® Express
installed in Windows® XP as the standard
G.Starts output.
H. Exits the Video email mode.
During output, the button is indicated as [Stop] and
the output is paused.
Output mode
Video email mode
I. Displays whether data can be output or not.
Messages such as [Video email output enabled]
appears and you can refer to the messages to
operate files.
3 Library screen
Displays the data which is available in MotionSD
STUDIO.
The types of files that can be displayed are [Editing
infor...], [Video] and [Mpeg1/Asf].
For details, refer to the “Library screen” in the
“Non-linear edit mode”. (@47)
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Output mode
Video email mode
Preparing the data to be output from the edit
track
This mode prepares edited contents on the edit track for
outputting them.
1. Click
on the TOOL BOX after editing the
data in the Edit mode.
The Video email mode is established and the first
scene of the video to be output is displayed on the
preview screen.
• You can also select the Video email on the output
target selection screen to prepare for output by
clicking [Output] on the edit track.
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Output mode
Video email mode
1. Select a video clip or edit information file from
Preparing the data to be output from the library
the [Video] library or [Editing infor...] library
Prepares library video clips (MPEG2 files) and edited
results from edited information (SEQ files) for output.
You can prepare from the library in the Video email mode
or from the library in the Edit mode.
(
).
• Even if you select multiple items, the first one of the
items will be prepared as output data.
2. Drag and drop the selected video clip or edit
Note
` For files that have been converted into the ASF format
(ASF files), this preparation is not necessary.
Right-click an ASF file in the edit mode library and select
[Video email output].
information file to the preview screen (
).
The first scene of the video to be output is displayed on
the preview screen.
Note
Preparing from the library in the Video email mode
` You can also click
to specify the file (MPEG2/SEQ)
and then click [Open] to prepare for output.
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Output mode
Video email mode
Preparing from the library in the Edit mode
1. Click to select a video clip in the [Video] or
[Editing infor...] library or a thumbnail of the
edit information file.
• If multiple files are selected, then they cannot be
output. Select only one file at a time for output.
2. Move the mouse cursor onto [Output from
library], and select [Video email output] when
a selection screen is displayed.
The Video email mode is established and the first
scene of the video to be output is displayed on the
preview screen.
• You can also prepare data output by right-clicking the
clip to be output and selecting [Output] >> [Video
email output].
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Output mode
Video email mode
1. Check the contents to be output with buttons
Exporting to email software
You can output data which is prepared for output to email
software (the data is output to the email software after it is
converted and compressed into a file in ASF format).
Specify the file size etc. on the setting screen to output the
data.
The description below assumes that Outlook® Express is
used.
circled in
.
The video is displayed on the preview screen.
2. Specify the output destination and the file
name on
.
• The output destination can be selected from the
folders registered in the library ([MaterialFolder] as a
default).
3. Set the file size and the image quality on
and
.
The estimated file size after compression is displayed
below.
• Refer to the description of the input/output setting
screen for each item. (@166)
4. Click
.
The output starts and the message [Creating output
file] is displayed on
.
When the output is completed, Outlook® Express is
started and a new message appears with the
attachment file.
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Output mode
Video email mode
• The output file is also displayed as a video clip on the
[Mpeg1/Asf] in the library.
• Press [Stop] to stop the output halfway.
• If you want to change the output data before starting
output, return to the Edit mode and change the
contents of the edit track. Or select the file in the
library and then drag and drop it onto the control
screen again.
Note
` If the estimated file size exceeds 1 MB, the following
dialogue appears.
When you select [OK], the output is continued and when
you select [Cancel], the output is cancelled.
` The output file may not be automatically attached
depending on the email software.
In this case, attach the file manually.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Video clips can be written to DVD R/RW discs as is or
after editing.
There are 2 methods for outputting to DVD R/RW disc.
2
1Outputting MPEG2 format video clips directly to
DVD R/RW disc (@175)
Video clips imported from the SD Video Camera with
which this software is supplied or files saved in the
library using File Output Mode are written to
DVD R/RW using DVDWriter.
1
2Editing video clips and outputting to DVD R/RW
disc (@181)
Edit the clips in the Non-linear edit mode, and use
DVDWriter to write them on the DVD R/RW disc.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Action Required
` 4.7 GB or greater (when using DL discs, 8.5 GB or
greater) of hard disk capacity is required for DVDWriter
operation.
` You may not be able to write onto DVD R/RW drives that
have not been confirmed as being compatible.
Check the list of drives that have been confirmed as
being compatible at the following URL.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs/e_cam/index.
html
` The files may not be written properly even onto drives
that have been confirmed as being compatible due to
the environmental effects, such as the drive’s firmware,
media, or other company’s writing applications, etc.
` Output to DVD R or DVD RW discs that have not yet
been used is supported. However adding data to discs
already containing data is not supported.
Moreover, use of DVD R/RW discs depends on whether
they are supported by the DVD R/RW drive. Please read
the User Guide for the DVD R/RW drive.
Note
` Files other than MPEG2 files imported from the SD
Video Camera with which this software is supplied and
MPEG2 files created using this software may not be
output.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Outputting video clips directly to DVD R/RW disc
3. Select the desired video clip and click
.
Select the video clip (MPEG2 file) and activate
DVDWriter
1. Select one video clip to be output from the
[Video] library in the Edit mode.
2. Move the mouse cursor onto [Output from
library], and select [Output to DVD R/RW]
when a selection screen is displayed.
The selected clip is displayed in
.
• Multiple video clips can be selected. However even if
more than 99 video clips are selected, only the first 99
are read.
• You can select video clips in two or more folders.
• Video clips with a playback time of less than
3 seconds are not read and cannot be output to
DVD R/RW disc.
An output list screen is displayed.
• You can also display the output list screen by
right-clicking the clip to be output and selecting
[Output] >> [Output to DVD R/RW].
4. Click
.
The selected video clips are read and the DVDWriter is
activated.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
2. Removing unnecessary files and setting the
Setting the DVD menu and playback method
file titles
Once the DVDWriter is activated, select the target
DVD R/RW drive to be written to and the workspace drive
and then set the DVD menu and playback method.
.
• For information about settings please refer to the
description on the DVDWriter Settings Screen.
(@178)
3. Select the workspace drive in
and the
DVD R/RW drive being output to in
.
• Select a hard disk drive with more than 4.7 GB of free
space (or more than 8.5 GB if the files are to be
written on a DL disc) for the workspace drive.
• Select [HDD image output] to save a disc image as it
will be written onto a DVD disc to a designated folder
in the PC. (@179)
4. Click
to customize the DVD menu as
necessary
1. Check the volume of the data to be written
.
• When the volume of data to be written exceeds the
available capacity on the recording disc, remove
unnecessary files from the selected list so that the
volume data to be written is less than the available
capacity limit on the recording disc. (@178)
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The Menu Settings screen is opened. (@180)
Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Outputting to DVD R/RW
2. Click
and then click [Yes] when the
confirmation message is displayed.
On completing the settings from the previous page, insert
a DVD R/RW disc into the drive and start the output.
Status progress is displayed.
When the writing is completed, the message will
appear.
• Processing is carried out in the order of “Title
creation”, “Menu creation” and “Disk image writing”.
Action Required
` Do not under any circumstances use other writing
applications while output processing. This may result in
disc write failure and destroy the disc.
Output can be cancelled by clicking
during “Title
creation” and “Menu creation”. Output cannot be
cancelled during “Disk image writing”.
Note
` The file resulting from recording to the DVD R/RW disc
is called “Title”.
• Additional data cannot be added to DVD RW discs
already containing data.
• If a DVD RW disc containing recorded data is
inserted, an overwrite message or format message is
displayed. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Overwriting or formatting will erase all existing
recorded data on the disc.
1. Insert an unused DVD R disc or DVD RW disc
into the DVD R/RW drive.
Use discs supported by the DVD R/RW drive being
used.
3. Click
.
Exits DVDWriter and returns to MotionSD STUDIO.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
∫ DVDWriter Settings Screen
A
1
2
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
A. The beginning of the file is displayed with a
thumbnail. When 1 for each file is clicked, a title text
can be entered. Up to 20 characters (single-byte)
can be entered.
However depending on how many files are
registered, all of the title text may not be displayed.
Clicking H to open the Menu Settings screen and
checking the display is recommended.
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In addition, files can be removed or reinserted by
right-clicking. 2 Where unnecessary files have been
inserted or the aggregate file size exceeds the
maximum recording capacity, remove unnecessary
files from the list. Removed files are displayed in
grey in the title text and detailed information
columns.
B. The writing order of the selected file is moved up one
place (or down one place).
C. Select a hard disk to be used as workspace disk.
Select a drive with 4.7 GB or more capacity (8.5 GB
or more for DL discs).
D. The approximate capacity required for writing is
displayed as a numerical value and a bar graph.
Select files taking care not to exceed the capacity of
the DVD R/RW disc being written to.
Maximum recording capacity
Disc type
Maximum Disc Write
Capacity
8 cm DVD
8 cm DVD DL
12 cm DVD
12 cm DVD DL
Approx. 1.4 GB
Approx. 2.6 GB
Approx. 4.7 GB
Approx. 8.5 GB
Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
E. Select the DVD R/RW drive to be used.
[HDD image output]
You can save a disc image that will be written onto a
DVD disc as is in the designated folder in the PC.
When you write the created disc image onto a
DVD R/RW disc using the writing software installed
on the PC or supplied with the DVD drive, a
DVD-Video disc will be created. For details, refer to
the operating instructions for the writing software.
The DVD-Video disc image saved in the PC can be
played via a DVD playback application. For details,
refer to the operating instructions for the DVD
playback application.
F. Writing files to DVD R/RW disc.
G.Exits DVDWriter.
H. Click to open the Menu Modification Screen.
Set playback methods such as automatic playback
and continuous playback from the Menu Modification
Screen. (@180)
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
∫ Menu Modification screen
A
D
B
E
C
F
G
A. Input the DVD menu disc title.
A maximum of 20 characters (single-byte) can be
entered.
B. The DVD menu using the theme selected in (D) can
be viewed. However if there are more than 8 files
and the DVD menu consists of multiple pages, only
the first page can be viewed.
• The number of icons and the layout on each page
of the DVD menu are as follows.
1 to 8 files:
The layout appropriate to the number of files
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9 to 80 files:
8 icons will be placed per page. If there are 7 icons
or fewer on the last page, a layout appropriate to
the number of icons will be used.
81 to 99 files:
10 icons will be placed per page. If there are 9 icons
or fewer on the last page, a layout appropriate to
the number of icons will be used.
C. Automatic playback is enabled by Checking this
checkbox.
With automatic playback enabled, DVD players, etc.,
will start the playback automatically from the first title
without displaying the DVD menu.
D. Select the DVD menu theme.
E. Select the title playback method.
[Individual]
Each time a title has finished playing back, DVD
menu will be displayed.
[Sequential]
Even when a title playback has finished, the DVD
menu will not be displayed, and all the titles on the
DVD will be played back continuously. (Even with
this option selected, when all titles have been played
back, DVD menu will be displayed.)
F. Cancel the settings and return to the DVDWriter
Settings screen.
G.Confirm the settings and return to the DVDWriter
Settings screen.
Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Editing video clips and writing to DVD R/RW disc
Preparing edit results on the edit track for output
1. In Edit mode (@43), after editing click
in
the TOOL BOX.
The DVD R/RW output mode is established and the
first scene from the output video is displayed in the
preview screen.
Note
` Clicking the edit track [Output] enables the selection of
DVD R/RW selection from the Output Target.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
∫ When outputting saved edit information files
Edited results from edit information (SEQ files) in the
library can be output to DVD R/RW disc.
Note
` When re-encoding video clips (MPEG2 files), use drag
and drop to place the video clip from the library into the
Preview screen.
1.Click
in the TOOL BOX and activate
DVD R/RW Output mode.
` You can also click
to specify the file (MPEG2/SEQ)
and then clicking [Open] to prepare for output.
2.Select a edit information file from the [Editing
infor...] library (
).
• Even if you select multiple items, the first one of the
items will be prepared as output data.
3.Drag and drop the selected video clip or edit
information file to the preview screen (
).
The first scene of the video to be output is displayed
on the preview screen.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Adjusting the encoder settings and activate
DVDWriter
3. Set
.
• For each item, refer to the descriptions on the
input/output setting screen. (@186)
Set the output settings such as the encoder format, etc.
and activate DVDWriter.
• Click
to check the estimated file size, etc. of the
file to be output.
When still images being output have a long duration,
the accuracy of the estimated file size may be
degraded.
4. Click
1. Confirm the data to be output using
and
.
[Creating output file] is displayed in
and data is
created in MPEG2 format. After that, the DVDWriter is
activated.
For operation after the DVDWriter is activated, read
“Setting the DVD Menu and Playback Method”. (@176)
• The created MPEG2 file is also displayed in the
library as a video clip.
• Click [Stop] to cancel the output.
• When you wish to change the data to be output prior
to the output, return to the Edit mode and change the
data on the edit track.
Or, re-select the file on the library and then drag and
drop it on the control screen.
.
The video will be displayed on the Preview screen.
• Video clips with a playback time of less than
3 seconds cannot be output to DVD R/RW disc.
2. In
, specify the output destination and file
name.
• The output destination can be selected from the
folders ([MaterialFolder] is set by default) registered
in the library.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Note
` When outputting edited data on the edit track or an edit
information file (SEQ file), the output image size is set
automatically according to the content.
` Data exceeding the capacity of the DVD media cannot
be output.
` Output to MPEG2 takes time. Please do not use the
computer during this operation.
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
Screen Configuration (DVD R/RW output panel)
The DVD R/RW output panel consists of 3 screens; the
control screen (1), the input/output settings screen (2)
and the library screen (3).
1
3
1 Control screen
The operation buttons for checking the video prepared
for output, etc. are provided.
The operations are the same as those of the “control
screen” on the “File output mode”. (@155)
2
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Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
2 Input/output setting screen
Consists of the input file selector, output settings and
execution button.
A
B
C
D
E
H
F
G
A. Displays the name of the data prepared for output.
When you output the edited contents on the edit
track, this is indicated as [Edit track information].
• You can also select MPEG2 or SEQ files by clicking
.
B. The storage folder and file name are displayed for
the file(s) created in MPEG2 format for output.
Files can be arbitrarily selected and input.
• Only files in the library can be selected.
C. The format of the file to be output can be selected.
(By default, the optimum format that provides the
highest image quality is automatically selected
according to the size of a file to be output.)
The following file formats can be specified.
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[MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)]
The entire data to be output will be re-encoded,
irrespective of whether or not it has been edited or
processed.
[MPEG2 format (no re-encoding)]
If the data to be output has not been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
[MPEG2 format hybrid rendering (partial
encoding)]
If the data to be output has been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
• When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected, image quality can also be selected.
[High Resolution]
The image quality is higher to that of [Standard],
and the file size is larger. The original image quality
will be maintained but will not be enhanced.
[Standard]
Standard image quality. The file size is smaller than
that of [High Resolution].
[High Compression]
The image quality is inferior to that of [Standard],
but the file size is smaller.
D. When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected as the output format (C), the screen aspect
ratio can be set.
Output mode
DVD R/RW output mode
• When the aspect ratio is different from the original
data, a black area is displayed above and below
and to the right and left of the image. (@67)
[4:3]
Output at a 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9]
Output at the wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
E. Starts output.
F. Displays detailed information about the output file.
• When still images being output have a long
duration, the accuracy of the estimated file size
may be degraded.
G.Exits DVD R/RW output mode.
During output, the button is indicated as [Stop] and
the output is paused.
H. The estimated size of the data to be output is
displayed.
Data exceeding the capacity of the DVD media
cannot be output.
3 Library screen
Displays the data which is available in MotionSD
STUDIO.
The types of files that can be displayed are [Editing
infor...], [Video] and [Mpeg1/Asf].
For details, refer to the “Library screen” in the
“Non-linear edit mode”. (@47)
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Video clips can be output to UDF 2.0 formatted DVD-RAM
discs.
The DVD-RAM discs you have created are in conformity
with the “DVD video recording specifications” so they can
be played using any DVD video recorder or software that
supports DVD-RAM discs. There are 2 methods for
outputting to DVD-RAM disc.
• It may take a few minutes to launch VRWriter.
1Outputting MPEG2 format video clips directly to
DVD-RAM disc (@190)
Video clips imported from the SD Video Camera with
which this software is supplied or files saved in the
library using File Output Mode are written to DVD-RAM
disc using VRWriter.
2Editing video clips and outputting to DVD-RAM
disc (@194)
After editing using the Non-linear edit mode and
encoding to MPEG2 files, video clips are written to
DVD-RAM using VRWriter.
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2
1
Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Action Required
` DVD-RAM discs that can be used are UDF 2.0 formatted
4.7 GB/9.4 GB DVD-RAM discs and 8 cm DVD-RAM
discs.
` When recording, do not log-off Windows such as user
switching (Windows XP). Otherwise, the disc on which
the data is being written may be damaged.
` A [DVD_RTAV] folder is created on DVD-RAM discs
recorded on DVD video recorders complying with the
video recording standard. The various types of video
recording specification files are created in this folder. Do
not delete or make changes to this folder or the files
contained in it from a computer. Doing so will render the
disc unusable with DVD video recorders and VRWriter.
` The disc recorded by VRWriter is not allowed to be
accessed by other applications. If it is attempted to be
accessed by, for example, Explorer, [F:\ is not
accessible. Access is denied.] (When the DVD-RAM
drive is F:.) will be displayed. In this case, exit VRWriter
before accessing.
` The disc recorded in the video recording standard has
been formatted in the UDF 2.0 format. In an environment
where UDF 2.0 is not supported, this disc can be used
only by VRWriter.
` While the DVD-RAM disc is accessed using Explorer or
other applications and data is attempted to be recorded
using this software, it may not be recorded due to an
error that the data is used by other applications. Exit
Explorer or the other applications before using VRWriter.
Note
` Files other than MPEG2 files imported from the SD
Video Camera with which this software is supplied and
MPEG2 files created using this software may not be
output.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Outputting video clips directly to DVD-RAM disc
3. Select the desired video clip and click
.
Select the video clip (MPEG2 file) and activate
VRWriter
1. Select one video clip to be output from the
[Video] library in the Edit mode.
2. Move the mouse cursor onto [Output from
library], and select [Output to DVD-RAM] when
a selection screen is displayed.
An output list screen is displayed.
• You can also display the output list screen by
right-clicking the clip to be output and selecting
[Output] >> [Output to DVD-RAM].
The selected clip is displayed in
.
• Multiple video clips can be selected.
• You can select video clips in two or more folders.
• Video clips with a playback time of less than approx.
3 seconds cannot be output to DVD-RAM disc.
4. Click
.
The selected video clips are read in and VRWriter is
activated.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Outputting to DVD-RAM disc
2. Select the target drive to be written in
On activating VRWriter, insert a DVD-RAM disc into the
drive and start the output.
Select the DVD-RAM drive in which the DVD-RAM disc
was inserted.
Action Required
` While writing, do not carry out the following operations. If
they are carried out, writing will not be performed
correctly and the DVD-RAM disc may be damaged.
• To switch OFF or restart the system.
• To switch users or log off.
• To change the screen setting, etc.
Note
` The file resulting from recording to the DVD-RAM disc is
called “Title”.
` A maximum of 99 titles can be recorded on one side of a
DVD-RAM disc. However, the number of titles which can
be recorded on a DVD-RAM disc with titles already
recorded is equivalent to 99 minus the number of titles
already recorded.
1. Insert a UDF 2.0 formatted DVD-RAM disc into
the DVD-RAM drive.
.
3. Click
then click [Yes].
The data is written to DVD-RAM disc.
4. Click
.
Exits VRWriter.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
When all the files cannot be output because there is
not sufficient free space on the DVD-RAM disc or the
number of titles exceeds the maximum that can be
recorded on the DVD-RAM disc, you can click the
thumbnails and select the files to be output. If you
click the thumbnails while pressing the [Ctrl] key, you
can select multiple files.
B. Select the DVD-RAM drive to be used.
C. Use to eject the tray of the DVD-RAM drive.
D. The information of the DVD-RAM disc currently used
is displayed.
The information displayed is as follows.
• Disc name
• Date and time at which the disc was created
• Used space on the disc (only for video recording
data)
• Free space on the disc (free space available for
video recording data)
E. Clicking will display even more detailed disc
information.
The information displayed is as follows.
• Thumbnail picture of each title
• Title name of each title
• Date and time at which each title is created
• Volume of each title
F. Updates the disc information.
Use this button when the disc is replaced.
G.Progress status is displayed during writing.
∫ VRWriter Screen Configuration
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
A. The targeted output file is displayed as a thumbnail.
The number of files selected for output and the free
space on the disc required for writing are also
displayed.
When [All Selected] has been selected all files are
selected for output.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
H. Writing files to DVD-RAM disc.
Use to start recording to a disc.
When the writing process starts, this button changes
into the stop button.
I. Exits VRWriter.
Note
` A maximum of 99 titles can be recorded on one side of a
DVD-RAM disc. Even if there is sufficient capacity
remaining on a DVD-RAM disc, if 99 titles already exist
on the disc no further recording is possible.
` The file names of the images received from MotionSD
STUDIO or the SD Browser are displayed in VRWriter.
The MPEG file names for MotionSD STUDIO and the
titles of the SD Browser are displayed in a different way
from those for VRWriter, but the images are the same in
both cases.
• Files output from MotionSD STUDIO:
MPEG files with MTV files (indicated by the .mtv
extension with the file name)
• Files output from SD Browser:
MOD files (indicated by the .MOD extension with the
file name)
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Editing video clips and writing to DVD-RAM disc
Preparing edit results on the edit track for output
1. In Edit mode (@43), after editing click
in
the TOOL BOX.
The DVD-RAM output mode is established and the first
scene from the output video is displayed in the preview
screen.
Note
` Clicking the edit track [Output] enables the selection of
DVD-RAM selection from the Output Target.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
∫ When outputting saved edit information files
Edited results from edit information (SEQ files) in the
library can be output to DVD-RAM disc.
Note
` When re-encoding video clips (MPEG2 files), use drag
and drop to place the video clip from the library into the
preview screen.
1.Click
in the TOOL BOX and activate
DVD-RAM Output mode.
` You can also click
to specify the file (MPEG2/SEQ)
and then clicking [Open] to prepare for output.
2.Select a edit information file from the [Editing
infor...] library (
).
• Even if you select multiple items, the first one of the
items will be prepared as output data.
3.Drag and drop the selected video clip or edit
information file to the preview screen (
).
The first scene of the video to be output is displayed
on the preview screen.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Adjusting the encoder settings and activate VRWriter
3. Set
Set the output settings such as the encoder format, etc.
and activate VRWriter.
and
.
• For each item, refer to the descriptions on the
input/output setting screen. (@199)
4. Click
and confirm the forecast size, etc. of
file output.
The detailed information screen for output file will be
displayed.
After confirmation, click [Close] to close the screen.
• When still images being output have a long duration,
the accuracy of the estimated file size may be
degraded.
5. Click
1. Confirm the data to be output using
.
[Creating output file] is displayed in
and data is
created in MPEG2 format. After that VRWriter is
activated.
For operation after VRWriter is activated, read
“Outputting to DVD-RAM disc”. (@191)
• The created MPEG2 file is also displayed in the
library as a video clip.
• Click [Stop] to cancel the output.
• When you wish to change the data to be output prior
to the output, return to the Edit mode and change the
data on the edit track.
Or, re-select the file on the library and then drag and
drop it on the control screen.
.
The video will be displayed on the Preview screen.
2. In
, specify the output destination and file
name.
• The output destination can be selected from the
folders ([MaterialFolder] is set by default) registered
in the library.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Action Required
` Do not access the [DVD_RTAV] folder or files in it on the
DVD-RAM disc.
Doing so will render the disc unusable for playback and
writing.
Note
` When outputting edited data to the edit track or an edit
information file (SEQ file), the output image size is set
automatically according to the content.
` Data size exceeding the capacity of the DVD-RAM disc
cannot be output. (Capacity is calculated as for a 12 cm
DVD media (Approx. 4.2 GB).)
` Output to MPEG2 takes time. Please do not use the
computer during this operation.
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
Screen configuration (DVD-RAM output panel)
The DVD-RAM output panel consists of 3 screens: the
control screen (1), the input/output settings screen (2)
and the library screen (3).
1
3
1 Control screen
The operation buttons for checking the video prepared
for output, etc. is provided.
The operations are the same as those of the “Control
screen” on the “File output mode”. (@155)
2
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Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
2 Input/output setting screen
Consists of the input file selector, output settings and
execution button.
A
B
C
D
E
H
F
G
A. Displays the name of the data prepared for output.
When you output the edited contents on the edit
track, this is indicated as [Edit track information].
• You can also select MPEG2 or SEQ files by clicking
.
B. The storage folder and file name are displayed for
the file(s) created in MPEG2 format for output.
Files can be arbitrarily selected and input.
• Only files in the library can be selected.
C. The format of the file to be output can be selected.
(By default, the optimum format that provides the
highest image quality is automatically selected
according to the size of a file to be output.)
The following file formats can be specified.
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[MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)]
The entire data to be output will be re-encoded,
irrespective of whether or not it has been edited or
processed.
[MPEG2 format (no re-encoding)]
If the data to be output has not been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
[MPEG2 format hybrid rendering (partial
encoding)]
If the data to be output has been edited or
processed, it can be selected.
• When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected, image quality can also be selected.
[High Resolution]
The image quality is higher to that of [Standard],
and the file size is larger. The original image quality
will be maintained but will not be enhanced.
[Standard]
Standard image quality. The file size is smaller than
that of [High Resolution].
[High Compression]
The image quality is inferior to that of [Standard],
but the file size is smaller.
D. When [MPEG2 format selection (re-encoding)] is
selected as the output format (C), the screen aspect
ratio can be set.
• When the aspect ratio is different from the original
data, a black area is displayed above and below
Output mode
DVD-RAM output mode
and to the right and left of the image. (@67)
[4:3]
Output at a 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9]
Output at the wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
E. Starts output.
F. Displays detailed information about the output file.
• When still images being output have a long
duration, the accuracy of the estimated file size
may be degraded.
G.Exits DVD-RAM output mode.
During output, the button is indicated as [Stop] and
the output is paused.
H. The estimated size of the data to be output is
displayed. Data size exceeding the capacity of the
DVD-RAM disc cannot be output. (Capacity is
calculated as for a 12 cm DVD media (Approx.
4.2 GB).)
3 Library screen
Displays the data which is available in MotionSD
STUDIO.
The types of files that can be displayed are [Editing
infor...], [Video] and [Mpeg1/Asf].
For details, refer to the “Library screen” in the
“Non-linear edit mode”. (@47)
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Output mode
SD card output mode
SD card output mode
Converts the edited data into a format that can be played
back on the SD Video Camera and output to an SD card.
• MPEG2/JPEG/BMP files are converted to
SD-Video/SD-Picture format and compressed.
Screen configuration
D
A
B
Action Required
` Connect the SD Video Camera to the PC, and select
[PC CONNECT] from the [SELECT USB FUNCTION]
C
menu. (With some cameras, the connection is made to
the PC in the PC Connection Mode.)
` For SD cards that can be used, refer to the SD Video
Camera’s operating instructions.
E
F
` When formatting (initializing) an SD card, format it on the
SD Video Camera. Do not format it on a PC using
A. The number of files prepared for output is displayed.
Explorer.
B. Drives recognized as removable disks can be
` Do not remove the card or cable while the connected
selected.
device is accessing the card or data is being transferred
C. The necessary free space is displayed.
(the Card access lamp lights). Doing so may cause the
• Displayed only when a video file is selected.
software to crash or data to become corrupted.
However, it will not be displayed if the size of a file
` Do not perform other operations or use other
changes when it is transferred.
applications while data is being transferred. Doing so
D. Free capacity on the card is displayed.
may cause the software to crash or data to become
E. Starts the output.
corrupted.
F. Exits output to SD Card.
` When the free space on the SD card is insufficient, an
error message appears and you cannot transfer the
data. Secure enough free space before outputting files.
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Output mode
SD card output mode
Outputting to SD card
3. Select the desired clip and click
.
1. Select one video clip or still image clip to be
output from the [Video] or [Still image] library
in Edit mode.
2. Move the mouse cursor onto [Output from
library], and select [SD card output] when a
selection screen is displayed.
An output list screen is displayed.
• You can also display the output list screen by
right-clicking the clip to be output and selecting
[Output] >> [SD card output].
The selected clip is displayed in
.
• Up to 999 clips can be selected.
• You can select clips in two or more folders.
4. Click
.
The setting screen appears.
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Output mode
SD card output mode
5. Select the output drive
6. Click
.
Note
` Video files that can be output are images recorded with
the SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied and images with MTV files output using this
software.
` Some SD Video Cameras wil not be able to output the
data to an SD card. Check the operating instructions for
your SD Video Camera to see whether it can output to
an SD card.
.
Output will begin.
• Click [Cancel] to quit the operation before completion.
7. Click [OK].
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Manual mode
Manual mode
Manual mode
Manual mode
This mode is capable of displaying the Operating
Instructions for MotionSD STUDIO.
Note
` For how to switch the operation modes, see @25.
Displaying the Operating Instructions
When you select
in TOOL BOX, the Operating
Instructions are displayed.
• You can also display the Operating Instructions by
selecting [Help] >> [Manual] from the menu in the
Non-linear edit mode or the library.
• You can also open the Operating Instructions by
selecting [All Programs (Programs)] >> [Panasonic] >>
[MotionSD STUDIO 1.2E] >> [Manual] from the start
menu.
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Settings mode
Settings mode
Settings mode
Library setting screen
You can set the mode for deleting files from the library.
Settings mode
A
To perform various types of setting for MotionSD
STUDIO, use the Settings mode.
Note
` Before setting, establish the Edit mode (@43).
` For how to switch the operation modes, see @25.
` For the still image setting screen, read “To change the
settings for capturing still images”. (@69)
B
A. Files will be moved to Windows’ [Recycle Bin] when
they are deleted.
B. Files will be permanently removed without moving
them to Windows’ [Recycle Bin] when they are
deleted.
Note
` Even if you select the setting of moving to [Recycle Bin],
files are directly removed without moving them to the
Recycle Bin when direct deletion is set on the [Recycle
Bin Properties] screen in Windows Explorer.
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Settings mode
Settings mode
TOOL BOX setting screen
You can choose various types of settings such as whether
to show/hide TOOL BOX and the addition of applications.
A
B
C
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A. You can specify whether to show or hide TOOL
BOX.
If unchecked, TOOL BOX will be hidden.
To show it again, select [Tools] >> [Settings] from the
menu to show the TOOL BOX setting screen and
check this checkbox.
B. You can add a new application to TOOL BOX or
remove one from it. (@209)
C. You can select how each operation mode icon
appears when the cursor is placed on TOOL BOX.
Settings mode
Settings mode
Detecting function setting screen
A. You can set the sensitivity when detecting a scene
transition.
As the slider moves closer to the right end, the
sensitivity becomes higher.
B. You can set the unit of check when detecting a
scene transition.
If you placed the slider at the left end, the check is
performed frame by frame, which takes a long time
but ensures accurate detection.
As the slider moves closer to the right end, the check
interval becomes wider, and so the detection speed
becomes higher, but the accuracy becomes lower
than that of frame-by-frame check.
You can set the sensitivity of the function to detect a
scene transition, etc.
A
B
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Settings mode
Settings mode
Advanced settings screen
A. You can specify a temporary folder for file output.
Click
, and select a folder used as the temporary
area.
• You can select a hard disk only.
B. When clicked, the settings on the Advanced settings
screen returns to the state when installed.
A
B
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Settings mode
Settings mode
Addition applications to TOOL BOX
1. Click
You can add launching icons of applications in TOOL
BOX.
The launching icons added are displayed in [Launcher] of
TOOL BOX.
to display the TOOL BOX setting
screen, and click
.
The Launcher setting screen will be displayed.
2. Click
.
Note
` Install the application you wish to add beforehand.
The File selection screen will be displayed.
3. Select the executable file (with extension of
[.exe]) of an application you wish to add, and
click [Open].
The path to the executable file selected will be
displayed on the Launcher setting screen.
4. Input the title (application name), and click
[OK].
The application will be registered in
.
• Up to 256 alphanumeric (single-byte) characters are
allowed as the title. If you input over 256 characters,
the title is automatically truncated.
If you do not input any title, the application name is
used as the title.
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Settings mode
Settings mode
• If any startup option is necessary, input in [Options].
For details about whether the startup option is
necessary or not, refer to the Operating Instructions
for the application.
Note
` You cannot register 16-bit applications.
` You can register up to 7 applications.
` If even 1 application is registered, [Launcher] is
displayed in TOOL BOX.
` If multiple applications are added, you can change the
order to display them in the launcher with the [Up] and
[Down] buttons on the TOOL BOX setting screen.
5. If there are multiple applications you wish to
add, repeat Step 1. to 4..
6. Click [OK].
The registered application is displayed in [Launcher] of
TOOL BOX.
` When input/output, rendering, conversion, or other
operation is in progress under MotionSD STUDIO, do
not start any registered application.
` When you use any other function of MotionSD STUDIO,
close the registered applications.
` If no application is registered, [Launcher] icon is not
displayed in TOOL BOX.
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Settings mode
Settings mode
∫ To change the title
You can change the display name (title) of applications
registered.
∫ To delete applications from TOOL BOX
Delete the launching icons of applications added in
TOOL BOX.
1.Select an application of which title you wish to
change from
1.Select an application to delete from
.
2.Click
.
The selected application will be deleted.
2.Click
.
The Launcher setting screen will be displayed.
3.Click [OK].
3.Change the title, and click [OK].
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.
Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO
Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO
MotionSD STUDIO menus are listed here.
Action Required
` Some menus cannot be used depending on the mode in
use or the operation.
[Editing information]
[Open editing information]
Opens the edit information file (with extension of [.seq]).
[Save editing information]
Overwrites the editing information.
If it has never been saved, the save destination setting
screen will be displayed. (@70)
[Save editing information as]
You can save editing information in another file name.
Input a file name in the save destination setting screen
and save the file. (@70)
[Input]
[Start SD browser]
Activate the SD Browser. (@28)
File menu
[Exit]
Exits MotionSD STUDIO.
If there are clips you are editing, save them before
exiting.
[New]
Select when editing afresh.
Deletes all the clips from the edit track.
• This menu option deletes the data that you are editing. If
necessary, save the data before selecting [New].
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Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO
[Select all]
Selects all the clips arranged on the edit track.
Edit menu
[Properties]
Displays the information about a selected clip.
On the [Properties] screen, you can perform name setting,
representative icon setting, and start and end setting.
[Divide]
Divides 1 clip into 2.
• It does not mean that the clip in the library is divided into
2. (@75)
[Video effect]
Displays the setting screen to insert special effects (video
effects) in a selected video clip or still image clip. (@83)
[Transition effect]
Displays the setting screen to insert special effects
(transition effects) in scene transitions. (@88)
[Make representative icon]
Assigns the icon of a selected clip as the icon of the edit
information file when the editing information is stored.
After it is saved, the display will change. (@71)
[Clear]
Deletes all the clips from the edit track. (@63)
[Aspect ratio] (@67)
[4:3]
The preview screen is displayed in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
[16:9 Wide]
The preview screen is displayed in the Wide 16:9
aspect ratio.
[Title editor]
Launches the Title editor.
You can insert titles of text, frame, etc. in video. (@100)
[Delete]
Deletes selected clips from the edit track. (@63)
• The corresponding clips in the library are not deleted.
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Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO
View menu
Library menu
[Edit track]
[Show time profile]
Displays the editing information on the edit track in
proportion to the length of time.
[Show icons]
Displays the editing information on the edit track by
icons of the same size.
[Reduce]
Adjusts the extent of the time displayed on the edit
track when the time profile is shown. (Reduce)
[Expand]
Adjusts the extent of the time displayed on the edit
track when the time profile is shown. (Expand)
[New folder]
Displays the setting screen to register a new folder in the
library. (@55)
[Line up icons]
[By name]
Aligns the files in the library by name.
[By date]
Aligns the files in the library by date.
[By size]
Aligns the files in the library by file size.
[Preview size]
Changes the size of the screen that displays the video
played (Preview screen).
The placement of buttons, tracks, etc. will be changed
according to the size.
If you wish to restore the original placement, select 100%.
(This function may be disabled depending on the
resolution of the PC screen.)
[Delete]
Deletes selected files in the library.
[Change name]
Renames selected files in the library.
[Refresh]
Reflects the latest information in the library.
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Listing of menus
Menus of MotionSD STUDIO
Tools menu
[Settings]
Displays the Settings screen.
You can make various types of settings for MotionSD
STUDIO. (@205)
[Title editor]
Starts the Title editor.
You can insert titles of text, frame, etc. in video. (@100)
Help menu
[Manual]
Displays the Operating Instructions in the PDF format.
[Version information]
Displays the version information of the software currently
being used.
[Start SD browser]
Activate the SD Browser. (@28)
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
Menus of Title editor
[Save As]
Saves the title being created in another name.
Input a destination folder and file name on the Save As
screen and save. (@147)
Title editor menus are listed here.
[Export Video]
Combines the title being created with the video and saves
it as a video clip. (@149)
File menu
[Export Image]
Combines the title being created and saves it as a still
image clip. (@150)
[New]
Select when creating a title anew.
Images on the edit screen will be cleared.
• This menu option deletes the data that you are editing. If
necessary, save the data before selecting [New].
[Open]
Select when opening an existing title file.
The File selection screen will be displayed. Select a
desired file and click [Open].
[Save]
Saves the title being created.
If it has never been saved, the Save As screen will be
opened. (@147)
[Preferences]
Shows the Preferences screen.
You can set a background colour when no background
image is set or the time length when saving a still image
clip as a video clip. (@103)
[Recent Files]
Displays recently used files.
When you click a file name, the file is opened.
[Close]
Closes the Title editor.
If there are images you are editing, save them before
exiting.
When you exit the Title editor, the MotionSD STUDIO
screen is displayed.
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
Edit menu
[Undo]
Restores the previous state.
If you select this menu option, the state before the
operation will be restored. If you select this menu option
again, the state after the operation will be restored.
[Cut]
Cuts an object (title) selected (Deletes from the screen).
You can place the object by selecting [Paste].
[Copy]
Copies an object selected.
You can place the object by selecting [Paste].
[Paste]
Places an object cut or copied.
[Delete]
Deletes an object selected.
[Select All]
Selects all the objects on the edit screen.
View menu
[Actual Size]
Displays the placed images at full scale. (@104)
[Zoom In]
Expands the display size of the placed images.
You can expand the display by 2 times, 4 times, 6 times,
or 8 times. (@104)
[Zoom Out]
Reduces the display size of the placed images.
You can reduce the display by half or quarter. (@104)
[Grid Alignment On]
Enables objects to be snapped to the grid. (@104)
[Show Grid Lines]
Shows the grid on the edit screen.
This menu option can be used when [Grid Alignment On]
is checked. (@104)
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
[Hide Foreground Objects]
Temporarily removes objects (titles) from the edit screen.
(@105)
Object menu
[Hide Safety Zone]
If you check this menu option, the guide line that serves
as an index when you place illustrations and text on the
edit screen will be hidden. (@105)
[Hide Transparency Effect]
If you check this menu option, the transparency effect
added to text will temporarily be cancelled. (@105)
[Main Toolbar]
Shows
.
If unchecked, it will be hidden. (@104)
[Text Properties]
Shows the setting screen for text decoration.
The settings given here are applied to all characters to be
input anew. However, the settings given when text is
selected are applied to the text only. (@120)
[Movie Toolbar]
Shows
.
If unchecked, it will be hidden. (@104)
[Text Toolbar]
Shows
If unchecked, it will be hidden. (@104)
.
[Sprite Panel]
Shows the animation and frame window.
If unchecked, the animation and frame window will be
hidden. (@105)
[Draw Properties]
Shows the screen for setting the colour and line width of
drawn graphics and lines.
The settings given here are applied to all graphics and
lines to be drawn anew. However, the settings given when
a graphic form or line is selected are applied to the
graphic or line only. (@143)
[Enter Preview]
Shows the Preview screen.
You can check edited contents. (@105)
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
[Motion]
Displays the setting screen to add motion to an object
(title) selected. (@136)
[Mirror Vertically]
Flips the placed animation or sub-screen vertically.
(@130)
[Bring to Front]/[Bring Forward]/[Send
Backward]/[Send to Back]
Select to bring an illustration behind toward the front or
send an illustration in front toward the back when
illustrations and text are stacked. (@129)
[Bring to Front]
This will bring the selected object to the top of the
stacking order.
[Bring Forward]
This will switch the selected object’s stacking order with
the object directly in front of it.
[Send Backward]
This will switch the selected object’s stacking order with
the object directly behind it.
[Send to Back]
This will move the selected object to the bottom of the
stacking order.
[Rotate Clockwise]
Rotates the placed animation or sub-screen clockwise by
90 degrees. (@130)
[Centring]
Moves the placed object to the horizontal centre. (@130)
[Mirror Horizontally]
Flips the placed animation or sub-screen horizontally.
(@130)
[Rotate Counterclockwise]
Rotates the placed animation or sub-screen
counter-clockwise by 90 degrees. (@130)
[Insert Sprite]
Displays the setting screen to place an existing still image
clip or animation file on the edit screen.
Several animation files are provided beforehand for use.
(@128)
[Insert Movie]
Displays the setting screen to place a video clip as the
sub-screen. (@131)
[Mask Pattern]
Displays the setting screen to apply the mask to the
placed sub-screen.
You can shape the sub-screen into a round, star, or heart.
(@133)
[Mark In & Out]
Displays the screen for setting the range of usage of the
placed sub-screen. (@131)
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
Tools menu
Background menu
[Select]
Assigns a tool for selecting an image, frame, text, etc. to
the cursor.
[Text]
Assigns the text input tool to the cursor.
[Line]
Assigns the tool for drawing straight lines to the cursor.
[Circle]
Assigns the tool for drawing circles to the cursor.
[Rectangle]
Assigns the tool for drawing rectangles to the cursor.
[Freehand Line]
Assigns the tool for drawing freehand lines to the cursor.
[Brightness & Contrast]
Displays the screen for setting the brightness and contrast
of the background image. (@112)
[Hue & Saturation]
Displays the screen for setting the hue (colour) and
saturation of the background image. (@112)
[Sharpness]
Displays the screen for setting the sharpness (edge
enhancement) of the background image. (@112)
[Sepia]
Changes the colour of the background image into sepia.
(@114)
[Negative]
Inverts the colour of the background image into negative
colour. (@114)
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Listing of menus
Menus of Title editor
[Tile Image]
If the background image is a still image clip smaller
than 640k480 (pixels), copies of the image will be
aligned all over the screen.
[Zoom Image]
If the background image is a still image clip smaller
than 640k480 (pixels), the image will be displayed in
expanded view with its aspect ratio unchanged.
[Monocolourize]
Changes the colour of the background image into black
and white. (@114)
[Colour Effect]
Displays the screen for setting the colour of the
background image. (@114)
[Clear Background]
Deletes the background image placed on the edit screen.
Nothing will be set as a background. (@107) (@108)
[Background Import]
Displays the setting screen to place an existing still image
clip or video clip as the background. (@108)
[Background Properties]
Displays the properties of the background image.
[Background aspect ratio] (@110)
[4:3]
The background image is displayed in a 4:3 aspect
ratio.
[16:9 Wide]
The background image is displayed in the Wide 16:9
aspect ratio.
[Image Arrangement] (@109)
[Centre Image]
If the background image is a still image clip smaller
than 640k480 (pixels), the image will be placed in the
centre.
[Stretch Image]
If the background image is a still image clip smaller
than 640k480 (pixels), the image will be expanded all
over the screen.
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Listing of menus
Menus of Library
Menus of Library
[By date]
Aligns the files in the library by date.
[By size]
Aligns the files in the library by file size.
Library menus in the Title editor mode or the Output mode
are listed here.
File menu
[Close]
Closes the active screen to return to the MotionSD
STUDIO screen.
[Delete]
Deletes selected files in the library.
[Change name]
Renames selected files in the library.
[Refresh]
Reflects the latest information in the library.
Help menu
Library menu
[Manual]
Displays the Operating Instructions in the PDF format.
[New folder]
Displays the setting screen to create a new folder in the
library. (@55)
[Version information]
Displays the version information of the software currently
being used.
[Line up icons]
[By name]
Aligns the files in the library by name.
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Q&A
You are unable to connect or operate the SD Video Camera.
Q&A
• Check whether there is a card inserted into the SD
Video Camera.
• Make sure the cable is connected properly.
If not recognised by the personal computer, unplug
and then plug the cable again.
• Make sure there is nothing wrong with the SD Video
Camera connected.
• The personal computer may be in an unstable state.
After rebooting it reconnect according to the
connection procedure. (For information about
connecting, refer to the Operating Instructions of the
SD Video Camera.)
You are unable to connect or operate
the SD Video Camera.
This section covers the solutions to problems that often
occur when the SD Video Camera cannot be connected
or operated normally.
Plug the cables securely at the time of connection.
For the procedure of rebooting your personal computer,
read the operating instructions for the personal
computer.
The SD card is not recognized.
Your SD Video Camera is not recognised.
• To use SD cards, connect the SD Video Camera
with which this software is supplied to the PC.
If cards are inserted into the PC’s SD card slot or a
generally available USB reader/writer, etc. for SD
cards, then they may be recognized and operate.
However, operations are not guaranteed with the
connection of devices other than the SD Video
Cameras with which this software is supplied.
• Connect the SD Video Camera with which this
software is supplied to the PC for use.
• Use the AC adaptor and battery as the power
sources for the SD Video Camera.
• Make sure the power to the SD Video Camera is
turned on.
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Q&A
You are unable to connect or operate the SD Video Camera.
No video in your SD Video Camera is displayed
on the personal computer.
If your connected SD Video Camera is
disconnected or turned off, the condition of the
personal computer will become unstable.
• Do not turn off the power of the SD Video Camera
while MotionSD STUDIO is being used.
Before turning off the power, close MotionSD
STUDIO, and disconnect the SD Video Camera
which is connected.
MotionSD STUDIO does not start though your SD
Video Camera is already connected.
• MotionSD STUDIO may not be installed normally.
Reinstall the software and then start it again.
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• Check whether there is a card with video images
recorded on it inserted into the SD Video Camera.
• The personal computer may be in an unstable state.
Exit MotionSD STUDIO, and then reboot the
personal computer.
• If the “There may be a problem in the video card you
are using” message appears, check whether the PC
used satisfies the operating environment
requirements. (@13)
If you do not know exactly what your PC supports,
contact the manufacturer of the PC.
• MotionSD STUDIO cannot capture live images
directly using the web camera function or other
functions of the SD Video Camera. To ascertain
whether the web camera function is provided, refer
to the Operating instructions of the SD Video
Camera.
Q&A
Video cannot be imported from the SD Video Camera
Video cannot be imported from the SD
Video Camera
This section covers the solutions to troubles that often
occur when you cannot import video normally.
Video cannot be imported.
• When using MotionSD STUDIO, use the AC adaptor
as the power source for the notebook computer and
the AC adaptor and battery as the power sources for
the SD Video Camera. Otherwise, it may not be
possible to capture the images properly.
• When using a video import, a sufficient amount of free
hard disk space is required.
To check the free space on the hard disk, select [start]
>> [My Computer] (or double-click [My Computer] on
the desktop), and right-click the hard disk drive icon to
open [Properties] screen.
• When software (e.g. resident software) other than
MotionSD STUDIO is running, video sometimes
cannot be imported well.
When using MotionSD STUDIO, we recommend
exiting from other software.
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• If the free space on the hard disk is exhausted
during an import, a message is displayed. (When the
free space on the hard disk decreases below
300 MB, a message is displayed, disabling further
import.)
Q&A
Special effects cannot be used normally
Special effects cannot be used
normally
Rendering takes long.
This section covers the solutions to troubles that often
occur when you use special effects.
• Rendering of a long video clip takes a very long time.
During rendering, do not operate the personal
computer. If you operate it, rendering may not be
accomplished satisfactorily in some cases.
The condition of the personal computer becomes
unstable during rendering.
• Rendering operation uses a very high percentage of
the processing power (load on the CPU) of the
personal computer. So, when software other than
MotionSD STUDIO is running, the rendering
sometimes cannot be performed well.
When using MotionSD STUDIO, we recommend to
exit other software.
Besides, if a file is copied or moved, or printing is
executed, we recommend rendering after such
operations are completed.
• The personal computer may be in an unstable state.
Exit MotionSD STUDIO, and then reboot the
personal computer.
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You wish to insert special effects in any part of a
long video clip.
• If you split a video clip, you can insert special effects
in that part.
Place the clip on the track to divide it. (@75)
When a transition effect is set, the length of the
video changes.
• If a transition effect is set, the clips before and after
the transition are shortened. This is because the
transition effect is created by blending parts of those
clips. (When the setting is cancelled, the original
length is restored.)
Q&A
Special effects cannot be used normally
• To restore the original lengths of the preceding and
succeeding clips, double-click them and input their
lengths on [Properties] screen. (It is impossible to
make the video clip longer than on import. Even if
you input a time longer than on import, it is corrected
to the length on import.)
It is impossible to set the video effects, and delete
transition effects.
Special effects (e.g. title) are not inserted in order
of setting.
• In cases where multiple special effects are set in a
clip, the priority of display is as follows. (Title is
assigned the lowest priority.)
Title
Last
Transition effect
• The maximum number of clips to be arranged on the
edit track is 1024 and the maximum duration is 6
hours 45 minutes. In cases where such a maximum
value is exceeded if the effects are set or removed,
the message is shown and the original state is
restored.
Delete clips to ensure margins of quantity and time,
and then perform the setting or deletion again.
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Video effect
Video clip and still image clip
If you wish to insert special effects in an order
different from the order of priority, first set only an
effect you wish to insert, and apply manual
rendering.
(Right-click the mark of each effect, and select
[Render...]. Then you can execute manual
rendering.)
Q&A
Audio mix does not work well
Audio mix does not work well
This section covers the solutions to troubles that often
occur when you use the audio mix function.
It is impossible to add sounds in multiple clips.
• When you wish to add sounds in multiple clips, drag
and drop an audio file on the background music
track located under the clip where sound addition is
started, and double-click the audio file placed on the
background music track to show the Audio Mix
setting screen.
If you extend the range of use of an audio file on
[Length of BGM file], the sound is inserted spanning
to the next clip.
• You may move the sound setting position by
dragging the audio file on the background music
track and thereby insert sounds across clips.
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Q&A
Recording on the SD card cannot be performed normally
Recording on the SD card cannot be
performed normally
When you play recorded video, it is not played
smoothly.
This section covers the solutions to troubles that often
occur when you record on a card.
Cannot record to the card.
• The card cannot be written to when the write protect
switch is set to [LOCK].
Recorded to a card other than the intended card.
• When there are 2 devices connected with cards
inserted, before recording make sure to confirm that
the device with the card you wish to record to is set
as the recording device.
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• A high-speed USB (USB2.0) is recommended as the
USB terminal.
If a USB1.1 is used for the connection, the data
transfer will not be fast enough for video playback so
the videos will not be played smoothly.
• The operation of recording on a card uses a very
high percentage of the processing power (load on
the CPU) of the personal computer. So, when
software other than MotionSD STUDIO is running,
the video sometimes cannot be recorded well.
When using MotionSD STUDIO, we recommend to
close other software.
Besides, if a file is copied or moved, or printing is
executed, we recommend rendering after such
operations are completed.
• The personal computer may be in an unstable state.
Exit MotionSD STUDIO, and then reboot the
personal computer.
Q&A
Recording on the SD card cannot be performed normally
• The rate of access to the hard disk may have been
dropped.
We recommend defragmenting the hard disk by use
of Windows’ Disk Defragmenter.
Select [start] >> [All Programs (Programs)] >>
[Accessories] >> [System Tools] >> [Disk
Defragmenter], then select the volume (disk) to be
defragmented, and click [Defragment] (or [OK]
depending on the OS).
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Q&A
Titles cannot be created normally
Titles cannot be created normally
Although you want to add a motion to 2 arranged
animations, only 1 animation is displayed on the
Preview screen.
This section covers the solutions to troubles that often
occur when you create titles.
Moving titles cannot be created though motions
were added in a placed animation in the Title
editor mode.
• If you add a motion in multiple characters,
animations, or sub-screens at one time (in this case,
the same motion is added in all of them), only one of
them is displayed on the Preview screen for motion
setting.
• The title that motions have been added in comes to
move when it is saved in the video format (@149) to
make it a video clip.
Double-click the saved video clip and play it with
playback software. Then you can view the motions
of the title.
Although [Background aspect ratio] is set to [16:9
Wide], the image is not displayed with a 16:9
aspect ratio.
• The edit screen is displayed at 4:3 aspect ratio so it
is not possible to confirm the change when [16:9
Wide] is selected.
From menu select [View] >> [Enter Preview] and
confirm on the Preview screen.
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Q&A
About video editing (Non-linear edit) with MotionSD STUDIO
About video editing (Non-linear edit)
with MotionSD STUDIO
Preventing the personal computer from executing
other operations during rendering, if possible,
enables stabler and faster rendering.
This section describes general questions about overall
video editing with MotionSD STUDIO.
What features are convenient?
What happens with imported images?
• Video imported from the SD Video Camera is
imported to the folder designated in the SD Browser
settings screen. (@42)
Why does rendering take long?
• You can insert special effects in clips with the Video
Effect and Transition Effect functions. At this time,
however, complicated computations (digital
processing) inside the personal computer are
required to insert special effects in the original clips.
This computation uses a very high percentage of the
processing power of the personal computer.
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• You can apply various types of digital processing to
video clips, and so can create video by use of
complicated video effects.
What are points to keep in mind?
• Rendering uses a large amount of computer
processing power. Accordingly, a fast CPU is
required.
Q&A
Writing to DVD R/RW disc is not successful.
Writing to DVD R/RW disc is not
successful.
The drive is not recognized, or the message [No
drive] is displayed.
Methods for solving common problems when writing files
to DVD R/RW discs.
• Select [start] >> [My Computer] (or double-click [My
Computer] on the desktop), and check whether the
drive has been recognized or not.
• If writing software made by companies other than
Panasonic or ASPI drivers supplied with scanners,
printers, etc., writing on a DVD disc may not be
completed properly. In this case, uninstall other
applications (ASPI driver) and then reinstall
MotionSD STUDIO. (When uninstalling or installing
MotionSD STUDIO, follow the instructions on the
screen, and reboot the personal computer without
fail.) When multiple DVD drives are connected, they
may not be recognized properly.
Additional data cannot be written to DVD R/RW
discs with existing data.
• This software does not support writing additional
data to DVD R/RW discs with existing data.
The message [The disc space is insufficient.]
appears and the data cannot be imported.
• Writing cannot be performed because the volume of
the data exceeds the maximum capacity of the
DVD R/RW (@178) in the drive.
Release the registration of the registered file or
change to a lower image quality setting in file output
mode, re-save the data to the library and then write
to DVD R/RW disc.
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Q&A
Writing to DVD R/RW disc is not successful.
When data is being written to a DVD disc, an error
occurs.
For effects of the DVD drive or other hardware
states:
• Check the list of DVD R/RW drives compatible with
this software at the following URL. You may not write
onto incompatible drives. You may not be able to
properly write files onto compatible DVD drives
depending on the environment.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs/e_cam/index.
html
• Multiple hardware devices connected may cause the
data transfer to become unstable and errors may
occur.
In particular, if multiple hardware devices are
connected through the same interface as that for the
DVD drive, then disconnect the other devices and
check the DVD drive operation.
Do not connect multiple DVD drives.
• This software may not operate normally depending on
the condition of the drive where the OS is installed or
the drive designated as the work drive. Analyze the
condition of the hard disk, and defragment it when
necessary.
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For effects of other manufacturers’ writing software
or ASPI driver* installed on the PC:
• If writing software from another manufacturer that has
functions similar to those of the MotionSD STUDIO is
installed, MotionSD STUDIO may not write files
properly. Uninstall the ASPI driver that has been
attached to the other writing software and reinstall the
MotionSD STUDIO.
*This is a system file that handles data exchange between
the software and the hardware.
• Do not under any circumstances use other writing
applications while output processing. This may result
in disc write failure and destroy the disc.
In particular do not use other applications which
require a DVD R/RW drive (Drag’n Drop CDTM, B’s
Recorder GOLDTM, etc.), applications for recording or
applications that have a high CPU utilization rate and
consume a large amount of memory e.g. MPEG
encoding.
For effects of PC resident software:
• The PC’s resident software (scheduled tasks, etc.)
may have an effect on this software when the PC is
started.
It is recommended to exit all resident software.
Q&A
Writing to DVD R/RW disc is not successful.
The DVD drive firmware may have an effect:
• Writing errors may occur due to the DVD drive
firmware (a control program installed on the drive).
The firmware updater may be released on the PC or
drive manufacturers’ website. If your firmware is not
the latest one, then attempt to update it.
The media may have an effect:
• If the media and the DVD drive are incompatible, then
writing errors may occur. Check the operating
instructions for the PC or the DVD drive and use
media recommended by the manufacturers.
Depending on media used, media sometimes cannot
be played even if writing to the media has been
completed normally. After writing, be sure to check
that the media plays normally.
For effects of Windows® XP’s CD writing function:
• Disable the CD writing function supported by
Windows® XP as standard.
∫ If errors still occur:
Select [HDD image output] in the DVD R/RW output
mode (@176) to save the disc image onto the hard disk.
Then, write the disc image ([VIDEO_TS] folder) onto a
DVD R/RW disc using the other manufacturers’ DVD
writing software in DVD-Video format.
For details, refer to the operating instructions for the
DVD playback application.
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Q&A
Playback of recorded DVD R/RW discs
Playback of recorded DVD R/RW discs
The resolution of problems often encountered when
DVD R/RW discs are played back is described.
When playing back discs on which data has been
written, the end of a title is slightly cut.
• The title on recorded DVD disc may be shortened by
about 0.5 seconds at the end.
A disc cannot be played by a DVD player.
• Check if your DVD player supports playing back
DVD R/RW discs.
Parts of the screen are not displayed when a disc
containing saved data is played.
• With some display units used by a DVD player (a TV
set connected to a DVD player or, in the case of a
portable DVD player, its own display screen), parts
of the screen may not be displayed.
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Q&A
Writing to DVD-RAM disc is not successful
Writing to DVD-RAM disc is not
successful
Methods for solving common problems when writing files
to DVD-RAM discs.
A DVD-RAM disc is set, but no disc information is
presented.
• When using multiple DVD-RAM drives make sure to
select the correct drive in the VRWriter Drive
Selection section.
• Check that the disc recording video in the Video
Recording format is set.
• If some other writing software that supports
DVD-RAM discs is installed in the PC, this software
may not be possible to access the DVD-RAM disc.
In a case like this, either close or delete the
application.
• If the DVD-RAM disc is left opened with Explorer,
VRWriter cannot writes onto the DVD-RAM disc. Exit
Explorer.
If access is attempted with other software, such
as Explorer, to the DVD-RAM drive being used by
VRWriter, an error message, [F:\ is not
accessible. Access is denied.] is displayed. (In
case the DVD-RAM drive is F:.)
• The disc used by VRWriter is not allowed to be
accessed by other applications. This is a
specification of VRWriter.
• This message may appear when you change the
disc after starting VRWriter and the auto play
function is set on Windows® XP.
The “Drive D: cannot write the data for the
following reasons.
- A disc has not been inserted in the drive.
- The drive is used by another application.
- The drive cannot be used.”
error message is displayed.
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Q&A
Writing to DVD-RAM disc is not successful
[Write-protect] mark is displayed.
I cannot format a disc in UDF 2.0 format.
• Write-protected disc is inserted. Cancel the write
protection.
• The disc is mounted in the Play only mode because
a malfunction is found in the Video Recording
management information by checks during
mounting. Use this disc in the Playback mode.
• The disc is mounted in the Play only mode because
the disc is set to “protect whole of the disc” on the
DVD Recorder. Cancel the setting on the
DVD Recorder.
• Use the format software included with the DVD-RAM
drive being used and format it in UDF 2.0 format.
• Use generally available recordable DVD-RAM discs.
These are pre-formatted in UDF 2.0 format.
DVD-RAM discs for data are not unformatted so
cannot be used unless you format them in UDF 2.0
format.
• Format using a DVD-RAM compatible DVD video
recorder.
Can’t write to a DVD-RAM disc even though there
is free capacity remaining.
The error message “Cannot write. Another
application is being used” appears.
• If writing software that supports DVD discs is
installed, uninstall it. Some writing software does not
allow the DVD-RAM disc to be accessed by other
applications.
In this case, the DVD-RAM disc cannot be written to
with VRWriter.
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• Files containing only video without audio or those
whose playback time is approx. 3 seconds or less
cannot be written onto a DVD-RAM disc.
• The disc already has 99 titles recorded on it. A
maximum of 99 titles can be written to a disc.
• Write-protected disc is inserted. Cancel the write
protection.
Q&A
Writing to DVD-RAM disc is not successful
• There are no sufficient contiguous record locations
on the disc for recording the Video Recording-format
data.
To secure the continuity of the data, the Video
Recording format requires certain contiguous record
locations corresponding to each record mode.
Deleting a small-size file may not produce sufficient
locations for the Video Recording format.
• A disc with a different colour TV system (NTSC/PAL)
is set. The “Video Recording Standard” does not
support recording video files with different colour TV
systems on one DVD-RAM disc.
• Video files in a colour TV system different from that
selected for the DVD-RAM disc during the
installation cannot be recorded.
Recording stops.
• This may occur when an excessive load is applied to
the CPU. Do not activate other applications during
the recording operation. Exit the other active
applications and check your CPU for suitability.
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Q&A
Other
Other
If you delete or move the file used after saving
editing information, the editing information will be
unable to be used.
This section describes general questions about the file
format of the personal computer, etc.
Can snapshot still image clips be used with other
image software?
I can’t use the files captured from an SD card
successfully.
• It may not be possible to use video files repaired
using an SD Video Camera properly in MotionSD
STUDIO.
In a case like this, cut about 1 or 2 seconds off the
ends of the videos.
• Still image clips captured by using the Snapshot
function are saved on the personal computer as
BMP files (with extension of [.bmp]), or JPEG files
(with extension of [.jpg]). Files in these formats are
generally handled on the personal computer. They
can be used with many image processing software
programmes.
MPEG2 files are not displayed in the library.
Edit information files cannot be used normally.
• When you open an edit information file, the file used
in the edit, e.g. video file, must be saved on the hard
disk.
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• The MPEG2 files supported by MotionSD STUDIO
are limited to video files recorded with the SD Video
Camera with which this software is supplied and files
that have been created with this software.
Q&A
Other
There are too many clips to distinguish them from
one another.
• It is convenient if you newly create (register)
theme-specific folders (@55) and save clips in such
folders.
In that case, move clips before editing them. If you
move clips after editing them, the edit information file
sometimes becomes unable to be opened.
Files (clips) in the library cannot be deleted or
renamed.
• You cannot delete or rename any file in the library
when you are using it with other software.
• If you cannot delete or rename it when it is not in use
with other software, exit MotionSD STUDIO once,
and then start it again.
• You cannot delete or rename clips which are being
edited on the edit track.
When clips are deleted on the edit track, you can
delete or rename the clips.
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When MotionSD STUDIO is running, the power
saving setting programme of the personal
computer does not work.
• When MotionSD STUDIO is running, the power
saving setting programme of the personal computer
or the screen saver sometimes does not work.
Before running MotionSD STUDIO, turn off the
power saving setting programme* and the screen
saver.
Upon completion of editing, close MotionSD
STUDIO, and disconnect the SD Video Camera's
cable.
*Power saving setting programme: This is a feature that
will turn off or pause the personal computer automatically
when it is not operated for a certain period of time. For
how to cancel the setting, refer to the operating
instructions of the personal computer or the OS.
Q&A
Other
Indications on MotionSD STUDIO are not
displayed normally.
Problems with clip playback.
• Playback of files recorded with the SD Video
Camera containing violent movement in the video
may not be smooth.
• When special effects are applied to a clip on the edit
track video playback may be slow and audio may cut
in and out. This does not affect output.
• When you use the Multilingual User Interface on
Windows® XP, the indications may not be displayed
normally.
Set as follows:
1.Select [start] >> [Control Panel].
2.Open [Regional and Language Options].
3.Click [Advanced] tab.
MotionSD STUDIO does not start or becomes
unstable.
4.Set the language you use to [Language for
non-Unicode programs].
5.Click [OK].
• There is a possibility that MotionSD STUDIO is not
installed properly.
Start it after you uninstall it once and then reinstall it.
MotionSD STUDIO cannot be used.
• No person other than the user who has
administrative right can use it.
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Q&A
Other
SD cards cannot be formatted using this
software.
Loss of synchronization after editing.
• When editing using MotionSD STUDIO, video and
audio is compensated so that they are synchronized.
However, when the video from MPEG2 files is edited
or when the data is output in [MPEG2 format hybrid
rendering (partial encoding)], some scenes may not
be compensated perfectly, and loss of
synchronization may occur.
When this occurs, specify the [MPEG2 format
selection (re-encoding)] for output.
Outputting files in [MPEG2 format hybrid
rendering (partial encoding)] is not successful.
• When outputting data using [MPEG2 format hybrid
rendering (partial encoding)] is not successful,
MPEG2 files can be created by specifying [MPEG2
format selection (re-encoding)].
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• Format SD cards with the SD Video Camera with
which this software is supplied.
Glossary
Glossary
∫ ASF file
• ASF is an abbreviation of Advanced Systems Format,
and one of Windows Media® files. Because its size is
small, it is suitable for data transmission and reception
over a phone line etc.
∫ BMP file
• BMP is an abbreviation of Bitmap, and an image
format most commonly used in Windows.
• The extension of this file is [.bmp].
∫ Clip
• This manual refers to materials used as MotionSD
STUDIO editing materials as clips. Moving images are
referred to as video clips and still images are referred
to as still image clips.
∫ Effect
• Various digital processing effects (special effects) can
be used. Clips become videos with special effects by
computations on the personal computer (digital
processing), called rendering.
∫ Exif file
• Exif stands for Exchangeable Image File Format.
• It stores information other than just image information
in JPEG and TIFF files. Information such as
thumbnails, create date and time, digital camera
name, focus length, aperture, shutter speed, white
balance and GPS information (location information),
etc. is recorded.
∫ Frame
• Video images are created like motion picture film by
displaying still images continuously to create motion.
• For the NTSC system, about 30 still images are
displayed for 1 second. For the PAL system, about 25
still images are displayed for 1 second. One of those
still images is referred to as a frame.
∫ JPEG file
• This file format adopts the data compression method
that thins out colour data from a coloured image to the
extent that the human eye cannot discern. JPEG is an
abbreviation of Joint Photographic Experts Group, and
derives from the designation of the committee that has
developed this compression format.
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Glossary
∫ MPEG (MPG) file
• This file uses the coloured image compression format.
• MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 (ASF) files can be
displayed in the MotionSD STUDIO library.
• MPEG2 compressed MPEG files can be edited in
MotionSD STUDIO.
∫ MTV file
• Has the file extension [.mtv] and is used in conjunction
with MPEG2 files.
• MotionSD STUDIO supports MPEG2 files with
associated MTV files created by MotionSD STUDIO.
MTV files themselves are not displayed in MotionSD
STUDIO.
• When backing up MPEG2 files that are associated
with MTV files, backup by folder.
∫ Non-linear editing
• This is a method to import (record) video or audio data
into the hard disk of the personal computer. This is
called Non-linear editing because linear recording
media such as video tapes are not used for import.
∫ Rendering
• You add special effects such as title, fade, and audio
mix in a clip and organise them into 1 video clip. This
process is called rendering.
∫ SBG files
• These are sample audio files which can be used as
background music with MotionSD STUDIO.
∫ SEQ file
• This is a file where you can save the editing
information of MotionSD STUDIO, and its extension is
[.seq]. You can access the saved editing information
at any time.
∫ Time code
• The time code refers to time data expressed in hours,
minutes, seconds, and frames (1 second conforms to
about 25 frames <30 frames for the NTSC system>).
The origin of the time code is 00:00:00:00, and the
time code cannot be reset, which enables you to know
the absolute position of any video.
∫ TTE file
• This is a file where you can save the title information
of the title editor, and its extension is [.tte]. If you save
a file as the TTE file, you can re-edit the title with it.
∫ USB terminal
• USB is the abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus. This
is one of the standards for connection between
personal computers and peripheral devices.
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Glossary
∫ WAV (or WAVE) file
• This is the Windows standard file format of PCM
sounds. Its extension is [.wav].
• With MotionSD STUDIO, you can handle
uncompressed WAV files.
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Requests and tips
Requests and tips
•
•
•
•
• Do not turn off the SD Video Camera when you are
using MotionSD STUDIO.
If you turn it off, MotionSD STUDIO may become
When using the MotionSD STUDIO, the personal
inoperable.
computer may become unstable or the MotionSD
• Do not disconnect the cable when you are using
STUDIO may abort.
MotionSD STUDIO (while you transfer the data etc.).
Although depending on the usage of the personal
MotionSD STUDIO may not work properly or the data
computer, video editing requires a great deal of a
being transferred may be damaged.
personal computer’s CPU capacity and so the personal
• Do not connect 3 or more SD Video Cameras. The
computer may become unstable. It is recommended to
connection of 3 or more units is not supported.
frequently save edited data.
• WAV (uncompressed) files cannot be used for audio mix
If frame recording system videos are imported and then
editing, depending on their file formats (e.g., 4-bit WAV
rendered after adding video effects or transition effects,
files).
they will appear as field images with the same image
• Although sound is sometimes interrupted in the preview
quality as field videos.
of Audio Mix, it is not a malfunction.
During outputting (recording), the bottom of the video
• If you operate any window other than the MotionSD
displayed in the output device screen (e.g. video of a
STUDIO window such as the taskbar when using
LCD monitor or of a TV set) may be distorted, or
MotionSD STUDIO, the previewed image may not be
oscillate up and down. But this is not a malfunction. This
displayed in some cases.
does not affect recorded images.
• If you use an external monitor with the personal
When using MotionSD STUDIO, use the AC adaptor as
computer equipped with the dual display mode, the
the power source for the notebook computer and the AC
Preview screen may not be displayed.
adaptor and battery as the power sources for the SD
• After installing MotionSD STUDIO, the personal
Video Camera. Otherwise, it may not be possible to
computer, personal computer peripherals and other
record or capture the images properly. Furthermore, the
applications may become unstable. If this happens,
performance of the CPU may be limited depending on
uninstall MotionSD STUDIO. If other video editing
the settings on the personal computer. (In this case,
software is already installed, we recommend uninstalling
frame drop is liable to occur.)
it and then installing MotionSD STUDIO.
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Requests and tips
• Support of files other than MPEG2 files created with this
version of MotionSD STUDIO and MPEG2 files recorded
with the SD Video Camera with which this software is
supplied is not guaranteed.
• Edits mixing MPEG2 files created in different PC
operating environments are not supported.
• When editing a video, the video on the Preview screen
may be distorted. However, this is not a malfunction.
The video is recorded correctly on an SD card, etc.
• Depending on the mouse used, the mouse wheel may
not be used with MotionSD STUDIO.
• If you log off Windows while MotionSD STUDIO is
running, a problem may occur.
Before you log off Windows, be sure to exit MotionSD
STUDIO.
• Files with copyright information may not be converted
without permission of the copyright holder.
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• Adobe® and Acrobat® are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• miniSDTM is a trademark of the SD Card Association.
• Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or
trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned.
• Microsoft product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
• The descriptions in these Operating Instructions may be modified without prior notice.
• It is prohibited to copy the description in these Operating Instructions in whole or in part without permission.
• The names, addresses, etc. used in samples of these Operating Instructions are fictitious.
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