User Guide
InterVideo Digital Technology Corporation
January 2007
DVD DiscRecorder
Ulead DVD DiscRecorder
Ulead DVD DiscRecorder version 2.3
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Table of Contents
Welcome to Ulead DVD DiscRecorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Hardware checkup and configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Running DVD DiscRecorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Important terms to know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Capture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Create Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Edit Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Formatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Certifying a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Straight Capture to Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
DVD DiscRecorder
Introduction to the workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Capturing videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding and editing slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Importing DVD video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Editing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Editing a program with Multi-trim Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Protecting programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting the name for a program, playlist, or entry point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Exporting video or image files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Burning your disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Welcome to Ulead DVD DiscRecorder
With DVD DiscRecorder, users can capture, edit, and save videos in the DVD-VR
format or convert these videos to the DVD-Video format for use with DVD-RW or
DVD-RAM.
DVD-VR (Video Recording) is a widely accepted video recording format often used
with hardware devices such as DVD camcorders or set-top DVD recorders. It was
created by the DVD Forum to bring the familiar functionality of VCRs to video
editing.
Hardware checkup and configuration
In general, as long as the device can be seen and working properly in the Device
Manager (this applies to all Windows versions), DVD DiscRecorder will be able to
detect it and work with it.
Also make sure that a DVD burner is properly connected and configured and that
you have the appropriate DVD-RW or DVD-RAM media for recording.
Running DVD DiscRecorder
Use the DVD MovieFactory launcher and select a task (when it is associated with
DVD DiscRecorder), or run DVD DiscRecorder from the Start menu or program
folder. Here, you can create a new video project (Create Disc), edit a disc (Edit
Disc), or insert and burn videos directly on a disc (Straight Capture to Disc).
Important terms to know
Commonly used terminologies in the DVD-VR world are listed here to help you
better understand the DVD-VR technology and make the most of DVD
DiscRecorder.
• Program A video clip recorded by a set-top DVD recorder, captured from a
video source, or imported from a DVD video folder. A program can also be an
existing video file.
• Playlist A pre-defined sequence of video playback. The sequence consists of
one or more programs or entry points. Though playlists are not a must on a
DVD-VR disc, creating playlists are strongly recommended if you want to watch
specific scenes immediately or watch videos in the order you want.
DVD DiscRecorder
To make sure your video production runs smoothly and trouble free, click Control
Panel: System - Hardware - Device Manager and check if your devices are
working properly with your Operating System (OS).
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• Entry point (cell) A customized starting point of video playback for a program
or playlist. A program or playlist can include multiple entry points. In DVD
DiscRecorder, an entry point is defined by the mark-in function and the entire
playback duration is defined from the mark-in point to the mark-out point.
Preferences
The Preferences dialog box lets you determine most of the program settings. To
open the Preferences dialog box, click Settings and options and select
Preferences or press [F6].
General
• Resume all confirmation dialog boxes Overrides the “Do not show again”
option and makes all confirmation dialog boxes appear.
• Check Ulead Web site every XX days Specifies how frequently the program
checks the Ulead Web site for news and updates.
• TV system Select the type of your TV system (NTSC or PAL/ SECAM).
• Working folder Enter or locate a folder for temporary files.
• Still image playback time Enter the playback duration (from 1 to 10 seconds)
for each image in a slideshow.
• Audio playback mode Determines how the audio streams of the video are
played.
• Audio export mode Determines how the audio streams of the video are
exported.
• Enable DRT-DM during playback Allows support for DRT-DM (Distributed Real
Time Defect Management) for DVD-RW discs, which marks bad sectors in order
to prevent them from being written on and improves future writing reliability.
This option is available depending on the DVD DiscRecorder version you
purchase, and is enabled only when a DVD burner supports DRT-DM.
Capture
• Click OK to start DV capture Launches a confirmation message before
performing the actual capturing process.
• Stop tape once capturing stops Automatically stops the connected capture
device in your computer once the program stops capturing.
• Captured image format Select either JPEG or Bitmap format for the still image
that you captured.
• Image quality Specifies the quality of the captured JPEG image.
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Create Disc
DVD DiscRecorder gives you an easy way to add or edit programs by capturing
videos, adding video files, and importing DVD videos into your DVD-VR disc
project.
Introduction to the workspace
1
DVD DiscRecorder
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1. Add/Edit media buttons
6. Project settings
2. Preview Window
7. Print disc label
3. Program list
8. Disc space usage
4. Edit and info
9. Program video clip list
5. Settings and options
10. Navigation controls
1 Add/Edit media buttons Use these buttons to add/edit videos.
2 Preview Window Use this to view your videos.
3 Program list Select a program (video clip) to display in the Program video clip
list.
4 Edit and info Use these buttons to remove, join, or separate programs and entry
points, or view program properties.
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5 Settings and options Click to open a menu where you can customize the
settings for playing back video, or viewing information about DVD DiscRecorder.
6 Project settings Click to view information about the project and customize its
output settings.
7 Print disc label Click to create disc labels or covers.
8 Disc space usage Displays the total file size and video length to be used in the
disc.
9 Program video clip list Shows the selected or all program thumbnails.
10 Navigation controls Use these buttons to preview your video clips.
Capturing videos
DVD DiscRecorder lets you capture videos from digital and analog sources.
To capture videos:
1. Click Capture
.
2. Select the device to capture from Source (and TV channel if capturing from TV
tuner.)
3. Select a capture mode and video format.
4. If capturing from a DV device, use the navigation controls to locate the starting
point of the video to capture.
5. Click Capture Video
.
6. Press [Esc] to stop. Repeat steps 2 to 6 as needed to capture more videos.
7. Click OK.
Adding video files
You can add video files of different formats such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, and others
to your movie.
To add a video file to your project:
1. Click Add Video
multiple files.
2. Click Open.
to select video file(s). Use [Ctrl] or [Shift] to select
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Adding and editing slideshows
Aside from video files, DVD DiscRecorder lets you add photo slideshows to your
video projects. The slideshows contain still images and can include transition
effects, text, music, and voice annotations.
To create a slideshow:
1. On the Program tab, click Add Slideshow
.
2. Locate the folder that contains your image files and select those that you want
to include in the slideshow. Use [Ctrl] or [Shift] to select multiple images
(maximum 64 images in a slideshow).
3. Click Add Photo. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more images.
4. Add a slideshow title, background music, and transition effect as needed. Click
to see the result.
5. Click OK after you have finished.
To edit your slideshow:
1. On the Program tab, select a slideshow from the Program video clip list and
click Edit Slideshow
.
2. Modify the selected slideshow in the Edit Slideshow dialog box. For example,
you can add images, slideshow titles, transition effects, and background music.
3. Click OK after you have finished.
Importing DVD video
You can also import DVD videos (non-copyrighted videos only) into your movie.
To import DVD video:
1. Click Import DVD Video
.
2. Locate the folder that contains the video files. Specifically, find the VIDEO_TS
folder on a disc (DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW) or hard drive, or the DVD_RTAV
folder for DVD-VR files on a disc (DVD-RW or DVD-RAM) or hard drive.
3. Tick to select the video clip, and then click Import.
DVD DiscRecorder
Preview
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Editing programs
DVD DiscRecorder lets you edit your programs in the Program video clip list.
• To combine programs, use [Ctrl] or [Shift] to select multiple programs and
click
.
• To divide a program into different parts, select the program, move the jog bar to
the position where it is to be separated, and click
.
• To delete programs, select it or use [Ctrl] or [Shift] to select multiple programs
.
and click
Editing a program with Multi-trim Video
Multi-trim Video lets you select multiple segments from a video and extract these
segments to the Program video clip list.
To use Multi-trim Video:
1. Select the video to be trimmed in Program video clip list in the Program tab, or
the Program list in the Playlist tab.
2. Click
to open the Multi-trim Video dialog box.
3. Drag the Jog Bar to locate the start of the segment to retain/delete, and then
click Mark-in or press [F3].
4. Drag the Jog Bar to locate the end of the segment to retain/delete, and then
click Mark-out or press [F4]. The extracted segment will be added to the
Program video clip list.
5. To select more segments, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. To remove any extracted segment from the list, select it in the Program video
clip list and click Remove selected clips
.
7. To preview all extracted clips, click Play.
8. Click OK..
Tips:
•
To move the Jog Bar at a fixed interval, use
Quick search interval.
or
. Set the time interval at
•
Click Invert Selection to select or deselect selected video segments.
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Note: On the Program tab, applying Multi-trim Video will replace the original program
with the trimmed video (program).
Protecting programs
To ensure that video clips (programs) will not be changed or removed, you can click
the lock icon next to the Program list to switch between protected
unprotected
and
modes. When a program is protected, only playback is allowed.
Playlist
To add or edit a playlist:
1. Click the Playlist tab.
2. Select a playlist to edit or click Add playlist
to create a new one. To delete a
playlist, select it from the list then click Remove playlist
.
3. From the Program list, select a program and use the Jog Bar and the mark-in/
mark-out buttons, or click Multi-trim Video to locate the portions to include in
the playlist playback (for more details, see Editing a program with Multi-trim
Video). Then, click
. (You can also drag and drop programs to a playlist.
Note: On the Playlist tab, applying Multi-trim Video will add a new program entry
point.
4. To add more playlists or programs, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. You can use [Ctrl] or [Shift] to select multiple programs from Program list and
drag them to the Playlist entry point list. Use edit buttons to join
or separate
entry points as needed.
DVD DiscRecorder
With playlists, you can watch specific video sections in a desired playback
sequence. This is done by creating a series of video scenarios (entry points)
retrieved from DVD-VR program video clips. DVD DiscRecorder lets you create and
edit playlists from your DVD-VR disc.
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Setting the name for a program, playlist, or entry point
You can assign names to programs, playlists, and entry points in order to easily
identify them.
To set a program name:
1. On the Program tab, select a program from the Program list.
2. Click Set program name
.
3. Enter the name, and then click OK. The new name is shown in the Program list.
To set a playlist name:
1. On the Playlist tab, select a playlist from All playlists.
2. Click Set playlist name
.
3. Enter the name, and then click OK. The new name is shown in All playlists.
To set an entry point name:
1. On the Program or the Playlist tab, right-click a video thumbnail and select
Set Entry Point Name.
2. Enter the name, and then click OK. The new name is shown at the bottom of the
thumbnail.
Exporting video or image files
DVD DiscRecorder lets you easily export your video clips in a program or playlist
into other video formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc.). To speed up the workflow, you
can also create templates for video settings that you frequently use. As for a
slideshow without transition effects and background music, you can export the
slideshow to separate bitmap image files.
Note: You can decide which audio channels to export by adjusting the audio export
mode on the General tab of the Preferences dialog box.
To export video files:
1. Select the video clip you want to export from the Program video clip list.
2. Right-click the video clip. Select Export Video.
3. Select a file type (and the following settings if needed).
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• To use a template, click Template and select the one to be used. Select Add
Template to create a new template using the current video settings. Select
Delete Template to delete templates.
• To change the video settings, click Options to open the Video Save Options
dialog box. Click OK when finished.
4. Select the folder to save the file and enter the file name.
5. Click Save.
Burning your disc
After creating the contents of your DVD-VR disc, click Next to move to the
Preview and Finish page. You are now ready to burn it onto a disc. (For
information on Certify Disc and Format Disc, see Edit Disc.)
1. Choose a video from Select a video to preview and use navigation controls to
preview your movie.
2. Click Burning Options and specify the following settings:
• Label The disc label name as seen in Windows Explorer.
• Disc name The disc name as seen in set-top DVD recorder.
• Disc burner The burning device that contains the disc.
3. Click Burn to begin the burning process.
Edit Disc
Edit Disc lets you modify the existing DVD-VR content on a DVD-RW or DVD-RAM
disc. You can also format, protect, or certify a disc (also available on the Preview
and Finish page).
Formatting a disc
A DVD-VR disc must be formatted using the UDF (Universal Disc Format) 2.0
format for rewritable discs. To format a disc, click
and then click OK to
start.
Note: Format Disc is also available on the Straight to Disc page.
DVD DiscRecorder
To burn your disc:
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Protecting a disc
To ensure that all the existing DVD-VR content on a disc cannot be changed or
removed, you can click Protect Disc to toggle between protected and unprotected
modes. When a disc is protected, only playback is allowed.
Certifying a disc
For a UDF 2.0 formatted DVD-RW disc, you can apply disc certification to scan the
disc and check if there is any problem. The certification process marks bad sectors
to improve future writing reliability. On DVD-RW burners that support DRT-DM
(Distributed Real-Time Defect Management), the certification process also moves
the data in the recoverable defected sectors (DRT-DM Level-1 and Level-2 defects,
if any) to healthy sectors to further improve data reliability.
To certify a disc, click
and then click Start.
Straight Capture to Disc
DVD DiscRecorder provides a fast way to capture videos and then burn them
directly onto a disc in the DVD-VR file format. When this task is selected, DVD
DiscRecorder will initially check both your burner and disc to ensure that there are
no problems with your output device and media.
To capture videos directly onto a disc:
Make sure your video source is switched on and properly connected to your
computer.
1. Insert a disc into the burner. Then click Straight Capture to Disc and click
Next.
2. Select the device to capture from Source.
3. Select a capture mode (for example, select fixed duration, marked duration, or
full DV tape if capturing from DV camcorder) and TV channel (if capturing from a
TV tuner). Click Show/Hide Options Panel
to view additional settings as
needed.
4. Select the capture format.
5. Click Burning Options to set the volume name and disc burner to use.
6. Locate the starting point of your video to capture, and click Start capture. Click
Pause capture to pause the capturing process. Click Stop capture to end the
capturing process.
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Index
A
Add/Edit media buttons 7
Adding video files 8
B
Burning your disc 13
D
Disc space usage 8
DRT-DM 6, 14
E
Edit and info 7
Edit Disc 13
Editing a program with Multitrim Video 10
Editing programs 10
Entry point 6
Exporting video or image files
12
F
Formatting a disc 13
H
Hardware checkup and
configuration 5
P
Playlist 5, 11
Preferences 6
Print disc label 8
Program 5
Program list 7
Program video clip list 8
Project settings 8
Protecting a disc 14
Protecting programs 11
R
Running DVD DiskRecorder 5
S
Setting names 12
Settings and options 8
Slideshows 9
Straight Capture to Disc 14
T
Terminologies 5
DVD DiscRecorder
C
Capturing videos 8
Certifying a disc 14
Create Disc 7
I
Importing DVD video 9
Introduction to the workspace
7