Setup. Sony VRD-MC3, DVDirect VRD-MC3

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Setup

Using the Setup Menu

You can change the various settings for creating discs in the Setup menu screen.

The following procedure displays the Setup menu.

1

Press the

1

(Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

The display window turns on.

2

Press the RETURN button.

The main menu appears.

Hint

Whenever [RETURN] is displayed in the bottom left during operation of the DVDirect, the main menu returns when you press the RETURN button.

3

Press m

to select [Setup], and press the (Select) button.

The Setup menu appears.

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Move the cursor by pressing M or m to select items or options to change, and press the (Select) button to confirm.

Rec Quality

Select the recording quality to use when creating a video DVD. This setting only applies to Full Recording (DV camcorder) and Normal Video Recording modes.

Rec Quality

HQ

HSP

SP

LP

SLP

Default setting

Picture quality

High

R

Standard

R

Low

Recording time (approx.)

Single layer disc

1 hour

Double layer disc

2 hours

1.5 hours

2 hours

3 hours

4 hours

3 hours

6 hours

6 hours

12 hours

Auto Stop Timer

Select the preset time used to stop recording automatically when creating a video DVD. This setting only applies to Full Recording (DV camcorder) and

Normal Video Recording modes.

Setting

OFF

Default setting Feature

30min to 8h

Recording automatically stops when the preset time has passed after recording starts.

30 min, 60 min, 90 min, 2h, 3h, 4h, 6h, 8h are available.

Note

The [Auto Stop Timer] setting is cancelled when the recording is completed, the (Stop) button is pressed during recording, or the power is turned off.

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Auto Chaptering

Specify a time interval at which to create chapter marks automatically on a video DVD. This setting only applies to Full Recording (DV camcorder) and

Normal Video Recording modes.

Default setting Setting

OFF

5min

10min

15min

Select the type of menu to apply to a video DVD created with the DVDirect.

Setting

Menu 1 to 4

Default setting Feature

1

Applies the selected menu to the video DVD’s menu screen.

Slideshow BGM

Select whether to record background music onto a photo DVD (slideshow

DVD).

Setting

OFF

Relaxation

POP

Whistle

Default setting

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Slideshow Creation

Select whether to display a message prompting slideshow creation when you press the (Eject) button after recording for a photo DVD.

Setting

ON

OFF

Default setting Feature

After the photos are recorded onto the disc, a slideshow is created and the disc is finalized automatically allowing immediate playback on a DVD player.

When you press the (Eject) button after recording to a disc, a message asking whether to create a slideshow always appears in the display window.

PC Connect

Select whether to use the DVDirect as a DVD/CD drive for your computer.

Setting

Not use

Use

Default setting Feature

Select this when you are not connecting the

DVDirect to a computer.

Select this when using the USB connector

(Type A) to connect the DVDirect to a computer. When the DVDirect is connected to the computer, [PC Mode] appears in the display window, and you can use the

DVDirect as a DVD/CD drive.

Finalize disc

Finalize a disc that was not finalized when ejected (page 66).

Hint

When using a DVD+RW disc, you do not need to finalize it.

1

Insert a disc to finalize, press m

to select [Finalize disc], and press the (Select) button.

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The following message appears.

2

Press M or

m to select [Yes], and press the (Select) button.

The following message appears.

Finalize

Select

3

Press

M or m

to select [OK], and press the (Select) button.

4

The DVDirect starts finalization.

For video DVDs

The following message appears.

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For photo DVDs

The following message appears.

To complete the disc as a photo backup DVD, select [No].

To complete the disc as a slideshow DVD, select [Yes].

Notes

• It takes a few minutes to complete finalizing for a video DVD or photo backup DVD.

• The amount of time it takes to complete a slideshow DVD depends on the number and size of the photos. (For example, it may take 20 minutes or more to record 100 files (5megapixel photos) onto a DVD.)

After finalizing is completed, the disc can be ejected.

What is “finalize disc”?

To finalize the disc means to make the created disc playable on other DVD devices.

When ejecting a disc immediately after recording, the DVDirect asks you if you want to finalize the disc or not.

You can select to finalize the disc or not depending on your purpose.

(You can also finalize the disc from the Setup menu (page 61)).

Generally, you complete the disc by finalizing.

The finalized disc can be used like DVD-Video or DVD-ROM discs on a DVD device.

See the following to check if finalizing is necessary for your intended purposes.

Finalize the disc

• to create a disc playable on standard DVD players.

• to create a disc readable on standard DVD drives of computers.

• to create a disc to be distributed to others.

• to create a 100% complete disc (you do not intend to add videos or photos later).

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Do not finalize the disc

• when you want to add videos to the same disc with the DVDirect later.

• when you want to add photos to the same disc with the DVDirect later.

• when you are not finished creating the disc (not yet playable on other DVD devices).

The following shows the differences between a finalized disc and an unfinalized disc.

Playing on standard DVD players

Reading on DVD drives of computers

Adding videos on the same disc later

Adding photos on the same disc later

Finalized disc

Unfinalized disc

Note

When using a DVD+RW disc, finalizing is unnecessary; no message prompting finalization appears when ejecting the disc, and there is no need to finalize from the Setup menu.

You can always add videos or photos on a DVD+RW disc (excluding slideshow DVDs) with the DVDirect, and the disc can always be played with a DVD player or the DVD drive of a computer.

Erase disc

Erase all data recorded on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc. The erased disc is reusable as a blank disc.

Notes

• Be aware that this operation erases all data.

• You cannot erase individual titles, chapters, or photos.

1

Insert a disc to erase, press m

to select [Erase disc], and press the (Select) button.

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The following message appears.

2

Press M or

m to select [Yes], and press the (Select) button.

The following message appears.

3

Press

M or m

to select [Yes], and press the (Select) button.

The DVDirect starts erasing.

After erasing is completed, the disc can be ejected.

System

You can check the system software version of the DVDirect.

Press m to select [System], and press the (Select) button to display the software version in the display window.

Hint

The system software is the built-in software that makes the DVDirect work.

Demo

Select whether to enable the demo.

Setting

ON

OFF

Default setting Feature

Enables the demo. When the DVDirect is not operated for a set period of time, the demo automatically appears in the display window.

Disables the demo.

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Color System

Displays the color system used to create discs with the DVDirect. A created disc cannot be played if there is a difference between the color system of the disc and that of the DVD player.

Note

The appropriate color system is preset or the setting way not be selectable depending on the country or region of use.

Language

Select the language display for the display window.

Note

Available languages may differ or the setting may not be selectable depending on the country or region of use.

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