3GP Movie Studio User Guide

3GP Movie Studio User Guide
3GP Movie Studio 1.0
User Guide
Acon Digital Media GmbH
3GP Movie Studio User Guide
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Table of Contents
I
Table of Contents
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Part I Introduction
1 Requirements
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Part II Creating a Video Ringtone
3
1 Importing Audio ...................................................................................................................................
and Video Clips
3
2 Recording Audio ................................................................................................................................... 4
3 Adding Audio from
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CD
5
Part III Edit the Video Ringtone
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1 Selecting Clips
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2 Moving Clips
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3 Cropping Clips ................................................................................................................................... 7
4 Deleting Clips
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5 Cut, Copy and Paste
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6 Zooming and Scrolling
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7 Playing a Ringtone
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8 Audio Track Controls
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9 Adding Track Effects
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Reverb
Equalizer
Optimizer
Delay
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10 Adding Transitions
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between Video Clips
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11 Saving and Loading
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the Video Ringtone Project
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Part IV Transferring the Video Ringtone
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1 WAP Transfer ................................................................................................................................... 18
2 Infrared Transfer................................................................................................................................... 18
3 Bluetooth Transfer
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4 Exporting Video...................................................................................................................................
Files
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5 Transferring an Audio
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Ringtone
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Index
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Introduction
Join the video ringtone revolution! Audio ringtones are yesterdays news — modern cell
phones allow moving pictures combined with audio to be used as ringtones. 3GP Movie
Studio is the perfect tool for getting creative and making your very own video ringtone.
The program allows you to create your own 3GP compatible video ringtones and
transfer them to your cellular phone using WAP download, Bluetooth, infrared or cable
connections.
Video and audio clips are added per drag and drop from the integrated media file
browser. Up to six tracks of audio can be mixed. Transitions between video clips are
created by overlapping clips and a large number of amazing transitions are available.
You can also import your favourite tracks from music CDs or record audio tracks using
the soundcard on your computer. Editing your ringtones is a breeze with 3GP Movie
Studio. You can easily crop clips, adjust the volume and even apply amazing studio
effects like echo, reverb or equalizing. The possibilities are endless!
1.1
Requirements
Before you install 3GP Movie Studio, please make sure your computer fulfills the
following requirements:
· A Pentium or compatible processor with at clock rate of 750 MHz or more
· Minimum 256 MB RAM
· A Windows compatible sound card
In addition, you will need the following software installed on your computer:
· Windows XP
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Creating a Video Ringtone
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Creating a Video Ringtone
After launching 3GP Movie Studio the main window appears:
The upper part shows a horizontal time line with the available video and audio tracks
below. You can create video ringtones by importing audio or video files and place them
on one of the tracks in the time line. We will refer to the imported files in the time line as
clips.
2.1
Importing Audio and Video Clips
The Media Browser makes it easy to add audio or video clips to the video ringtone project
by dragging and dropping the files with the mouse.
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The Media Browser shows a list of all the supported files and folders in the current folder.
You can change the current folder by double clicking a folder item in the list or by
clicking the arrow down button in the drop-down list and select a new folder from the
list.
Importing an Audio or Video File, Step by Step
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.2
Choose the folder in which your file is located from the Media Browser drop-down
list.
Click the video or audio file you wish to import and keep the mouse button pressed.
Move the mouse cursor to the track and position where you want to insert the new
clip.
Release the mouse button.
Recording Audio
You can record audio clips using the sound card in your computer and insert them into
your video ringtone project. To start recording, click the recording button in the track
where you want the clip to appear. The newly recorded clip will appear at the current
cursor position indicated by a dotted blinking line.
Recording, step by step
1.
Make sure the audio source is properly connected to the audio input of your
computer. The physical layout of the audio inputs differs from computer to
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
2.3
computer. Please consult your computer or sound card manual for further
explanations.
Move the cursor position to the location where you want to insert your recorded
clip.
Click the record button in the track where you want the clip inserted. The recording
console window appears.
Now make sure that the correct input line is selected in the line in combo box (2)
You can monitor the input level using the level meters (4) and, if needed, adjust the
input level using the input level slider (5). The level meter should never be in the
red area in order to avoid clipping distortions.
Click the button labelled Record (1) to start the recording.
When you are done recording, click the button labelled Keep to accept the
recording.
Adding Audio from CD
Tracks from audio CDs can also be imported and used as clips in a video ringtone
project.
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Importing (ripping) from an Audio CD, step by step
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Move the cursor position to the location where you want to insert your Audio-CD
track.
Selected Import Track from Audio CD... from the File menu. The CD Track Import
dialog box now appears.
Choose the CD-Drive where you inserted the audio CD from the "CD-ROM Device:"
drop-down list.
The tracks present on the audio CD should now appear in the track list. Choose the
track you want to import.
Click the button labelled Extract.
Note
You can listen to the selected track by clicking the "Preview" button if you don't
know the track number of the song you want to import.
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Edit the Video Ringtone
3GP Movie Studio allows you to edit your video ringtone by aligning and cropping the
video and audio clips. You can also add transitions between video clips from a large
selection of transitions and add audio effects to the audio tracks.
3.1
Selecting Clips
To select clips for further editing:
1.
2.
Click on one of the clips you want to select. The clip gets selected (indicated with a
thicker frame).
If you want to select several clips, press the Shift button and click the additional clips
you want to select.
If you have selected several clips and want to exclude one clip from the selection, press
the Ctrl button while clicking the clip.
3.2
Moving Clips
To move one or more clips in the video ringtone project, you can do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
3.3
Select the clips you want to move.
Now click one of the selected clicks and keep to mouse button down.
Move the mouse cursor to the new time location. If you have selected audio clips
only, you can also move the selected clips to other audio tracks.
Release the mouse button when the clips are positioned as you wanted.
Cropping Clips
Clips can be cropped by clicking the beginning or the end of a clip:
1.
2.
3.
3.4
Move the mouse cursor to the beginning or the end of a clip. The mouse cursor will
change to a left-right arrow.
Click the mouse button and keep it pressed while moving the mouse.
Release the mouse when you have reached the desired crop position.
Deleting Clips
To delete one or more clips:
1.
2.
Select the clips you want to delete.
Press the Delete ("Del") button on your keyboard.
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Cut, Copy and Paste
You can duplicate clips using the copy and paste commands. To copy and paste clips
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the clips you wish to copy.
Press Ctrl+C to copy the clips to the clipboard.
Click the mouse cursor at the location and track you want the duplicates inserted.
Press Ctrl+V to paste the clips.
You can move clips by using the cut command (Ctrl+X) instead of the copy command in
the step-by-step instructions above.
3.6
Zooming and Scrolling
You can zoom in to get a more detailed view in of the video ringtone project.
Horizontal zoom
To zoom in horizontally:
· Press the arrow up key
- or · Move the mouse wheel upwards
To zoom out for a better overview:
· Press the arrow down key
- or · Move the mouse wheel downwards
Scrolling
In those cases where only a part of the video ringtone project is shown, a scroll bar is
visible below the audio and video tracks. You can use the scroll bar to move the view to
other parts of the video ringtone project.
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Playing a Ringtone
You can control the playback of the ringtone using the navigation bar:
Playing the complete ringtone:
1.
2.
Click the play all button (1) in the navigation bar.
You can stop the playback by clicking the stop button (3) or by pressing the space
bar.
Playing the selected region of a ringtone:
1.
2.
3.8
Click the play button (2) in the navigation bar or press the space bar.
You can stop the playback by clicking the stop button (3) or by pressing the space
bar.
Audio Track Controls
You can adjust the volume of each track and add audio effects using the track controls
left to each track in the video ringtone project:
To change the volume of a track:
1.
2.
3.
Click the mouse button on the volume knob control (3) and keep the mouse button
down.
Move the mouse button to change the volume level.
Release the mouse button when the level is correct.
The track level meter (1) allows you to supervise the sound level of each track during
playback.
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Adding Track Effects
You can add one or more audio effects to each audio track. The effects are applied in real
time to all the audio clips in the track during playback.
To add an audio effect to a track:
1.
2.
Click the effects button (2) in the track you want to add an audio effect.
The effect browser dialog appears:
3.
4.
Click the audio effect you wish to add from the list of available effects
Click the button labelled "<< Add effect". The effect now appears in the track effects
list.
If you wish to modify the settings of the effect, click the button "Edit settings...". A
effect settings window appears that differs from effect to effect (see the following
chapters for more information). Click "Ok" when you are done.
Click the button labelled "Ok".
5.
6.
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Reverb
The reverb simulates the reverberation effect of some natural surroundings.
The Reverb settings
Settings
· Reverb program
Select the reverberation program from the drop-down list that fit you needs. You can
choose between Small room, Medium room, Large room, Concert Hall 1, Concert Hall 2,
Cathedral, Stadion or Plate reverb. Only the Plate reverb needs further explanation.
The plate reverb program simulates the sound of analog plate reverbs used
frequently before digital reverbs were available.
· Reverberation time
The time before the reverb tail drops below 1 / 1000 of its original amplitude.
· Reverb level
The amount of processed signal in the output mix.
· Dry out level
The amount of unprocessed signal in the output mix.
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3.9.2
Equalizer
3GP Movie Studio features a powerful six band parametric equalizer. Unlike a graphic
equalizer, a parametric equalizer allows the user to select the center frequency of the
bands. The equalizer in 3GP Movie Studio also has variable bandwidths on each band.
The center frequency is specified in Hertz. Sound characters of the different frequencies
are best discovered through experimentation. The bandwidth may be specified in octave
bands. One octave band equals the frequency range of one octave on the piano
keyboard. The bandwidth is the same parameter as the Q-factor found in some analog
equipment. A higher Q-factor represents a narrower bandwidth.
The lower part of the equalizer dialog box is used to display the filter response curve
(gain versus frequency). The filter response curve is calculated mathematically and is
updated as the parameters are altered.
The Equalizer settings
Settings
· Frequency response
The frequency response of the current equalizer settings is visualized. Each band is
visualized with a small circle with the number of the band. The currently active
band is highlighted. You can activate band by clicking the circles representing each
band. If you keep the mouse button down while moving the mouse cursor, you can
change the gain and the center frequency of each band directly in the frequency
response.
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· Frequency
· Gain
· Bandwidth
3.9.3
Optimizer
The Optimizer is a tool that optimizes the audio tracks for playback on a cellular phone.
You can boost the perceived loudness and remove low frequency audio content, that
might distort the ringtone on some cell phones.
Settings
· Loudness Maximizer
Use this slider to set the amount of loudness maximization you want. A value of zero
percent means no change and 100% means full maximization.
· Bass cut
You can use the bass cut to soften frequencies below the cut frequency. A value of
around 100 Hz is recommended for most cell phones.
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Delay
The delay effect adds echoes to audio track.
The Delay settings
Settings
· Delay time
· Feedback
The feedback percentage specifies the volume attenuation since the last delay
interval.
· Dry Level
The amount of unprocessed signal in the output mix.
· Delay Level
The amount of processed signal in the output mix.
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Adding Transitions between Video Clips
You can easily add transitions between two video clips by moving the clips so that they
overlap in the video ringtone project.
Clips are gradually faded into each other by default, but you can choose other transitions
from a large selection of different transition effects.
1.
2.
Click the transition symbol in the upper part of the overlapping area between two
clips as indicated in the illustration above (1).
The Transition Browser appears:
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4.
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Click the transition you wish to use from the list.
Click the button labelled "Ok".
Saving and Loading the Video Ringtone Project
You can save the video ringtone project for later editing and backup purposes.
1.
2.
3.
Select Save as... from the File menu.
Look up the directory where you want to save the video ringtone project from the
Look in list and enter the desired file name.
Click the button labelled Ok.
You can reload the video ringtone project at any time:
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2.
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Select Open... from the File menu.
Look up the directory where you the file is stored from the Look in list.
Double click the file you want to open.
Transferring the Video Ringtone
When you are satisfied with the video ringtone, you can transfer it to your cell phone.
3GP Movie Studio offers several means of transferring the ringtone:
· WAP-Transfer
Works with all modern cell phones.
· Infrared Transfer
Almost every modern cell phone has an infrared port. Many laptop are also
equipped with infrared ports. If you computer doesn't have an infrared port, there
are USB Infrared adapters available at low prices.
· Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a very fast and convenient way of transferring ringtones if your cell
phone supports it. USB Bluetooth adapters for your computer are available for low
prices if you don't have one.
· Cable connection
High class cell phones often come with a cable connection for the computer. Many
vendors also offer a optional cable connection kit that you can order where you
bought the cell phone. With a cable connection, most cell phones appear as a normal
mass storage device in Windows and you can save the ringtone file directly on the
cell phone.
3GP Movie Studio supports the standardized 3GP video ringtone format as well as all
common audio formats for ringtones, including Wave, MP3, SMAF and AMR. Different
cell phone manufacturers support different formats. We maintain a list of the most
popular models and the ringtone formats they support:
· Click here for a list of the most popular cell phone models with the formats they sup
port.
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4.1
WAP Transfer
3GP Movie Studio allows you to transfer your ringtone to your cell phone using the WAP
or Internet Browser on your cell phone. Almost all modern cell phones support WAP or
Internet browsing. When you transfer your ringtone using WAP, you will be charged a
small fee for the amount of transferred data, but this fee is very small and not to be
confused with the expensive Premium SMS transfers that commercial ringtone providers
offer.
WAP Transfer, Step by Step
1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet.
2. Select "Transfer Video to Phone..." from the "Transfer" menu.
3. The Video Transfer Wizard opens. Click the button "WAP Transfer"
4.
5.
6.
4.2
A window appears showing the transfer progress. Please wait until the transfer is
complete.
After the transfer was completed, a window appears containing a link address to the
ringtone. Start the WAP or Internet browser on the cell phone and go to the link
address.
A web page appears on your cell phone with a link to your ringtone. Now, click the
"Download ringtone" hyperlink.
Infrared Transfer
If you wish to transfer your ringtone using the infrared port you will need a computer
and a cell phone equipped with infrared ports. Most modern cell phones have infrared
ports and many laptops have them built-in. If you don't have an infrared port on your
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computer, there are USB infrared ports available for low prices.
Infrared Transfer, Step by Step
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
4.3
Activate the infrared receiver on your cell phone. Please consult your cell phone
manual as the procedure is different for every cell phone model.
Put your cell phone near the infrared port on the computer
Wait until the connection symbol appears in the symbol tray (in the task bar at the
bottom of the Windows screen).
Select "Transfer Video to Phone..." from the "Transfer" menu.
The Video Transfer Wizard opens. Click the button "Infrared Transfer"
Click the button "Infrared Transfer" in 3GP Movie Studio and proceed with the on
screen instructions.
Bluetooth Transfer
For bluetooth transfers you will need a cell phone with bluetooth support and a
bluetooth adapter for your computer as well as Windows XP Service pack 2 installed on
your computer. USB bluetooth adapters are available for low prices if you don't have one
already.
Bluetooth Transfer, Step by Step
1.
2.
Activate the bluetooth reception on the cell phone. Please consult your cell phone
manual as the procedure is different for every cell phone model.
Select "Transfer Video to Phone..." from the "Transfer" menu.
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The Video Transfer Wizard opens. Click the button "Bluetooth Transfer"
4.
The bluetooth transfer wizard in Windows appears. Click the "Browse" button to
select your cell phone as the target device.
Deactivate the "Use passkey" option.
Click the "Next" button.
5.
6.
4.4
Exporting Video Files
Many cell phones come with a cable connection for the computer. With a cable
connection, most cell phones appear as a normal mass storage device in Windows and
you can save the ringtone file directly on the cell phone.
Saving the Video Ringtone using Cable Connection, Step by Step
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.5
Select "Export Movie..." from the "File" menu.
A "Save As" window appears.
Select the folder on the cell phone in the "Look in:" drop-down list where you want
to store the ringtone.
Enter the name of the ringtone file and click "Ok".
Transferring an Audio Ringtone
You can also transfer the audio tracks of your ringtone as a pure audio ringtone:
1.
2.
Select "Transfer Audio to Phone..." from the "Transfer" menu.
The Audio Transfer Wizard is shown:
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4.
Audio ringtones can exist in several different formats. Click the "Show list of
supported mobile phones" link in the Audio Transfer Wizard for a list of common
cell phones and the formats they supprt. Select a format (WAV, MP3, SMAF or
AMR) that is supported by your phone.
Click the WAP, Infrared or Bluetooth transfer button. For details on the different
transfers method, please see the section about video ringtone transfer.
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Introduction
Index
Requirements
-AAudio files
importing
Audio Track Controls
Audio-CD
importing tracks
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3
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-BBluetooth Transfer
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-CCable Transfer
CD
importing tracks
Clipboard
Clips
cropping
deleting
moving
selecting
Copy
Crop
Cut
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5
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-DDelay
Deleting Clips
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-EEditing
Effects
delay
equalizer
optimizer
reverb
Equalizer
Exporting a video file
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-FFades
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-IImporting audio and video files
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2
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-MMoving Clips
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-OOpening an video ringtone project file
Optimizer
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-PPaste
Playback
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-RRecording Audio
Requirements
Reverb
Ringtone
transfer to cell phone
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2
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-SSaving the video ringtone project
Scrollbar
Scrolling
Selecting Clips
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-TTransfer
Bluetooth
Cable connection
Infrared
WAP
Transfer to cell phone
Transitions
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-VVideo files
exporting
importing
Video Ringtones
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-WWAP Transfer
Wipes
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Index
-ZZooming in or out
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