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Quick start
Quick start guide
Choosing an output type
Importing photos and video
Importing background Music
Organizing the menu
Authoring the disk
Authoring a video
User guide
How to Create, Open, and Save projects
Creating a new project file
Opening a project File
Saving a project File
Output type
Output aspect ratio
How to add photos and video to your slideshow
Importing images & video
Adding a blank slide
Rearranging slides
Removing slides
Setting the slideshow menu thumbnail (Optical output types only)
Slideshow settings
Slideshow settings
Disk chapter markers
How to edit and decorate a slide
Rotating a slide
Setting display length
Setting the transition effect between slides
Duplicating a slide
Editing a slide's input media
Editing a slide's input media
Adjusting an image's colors
Cropping an image
Orientaing a decoration
Adding an outline mask
Trimming a video
Changing the text on a template design
Slide tab options
Using a pre-design slide template
Setting the background
Decorating with text, images and video
Adding text
Editing the text font style
Adding images, video or clipart
Manually selecting a decoration
Setting the time region a decoration is shown for
Setting the exact position of a decoration
Setting the transparency of a decoration
Setting the exact rotation of a decoration
Additional decoration options
Adjusting the pan & zoom regions
Adding filters
Adding a border
Ordering the decoration layers
Adding a motion effect to a decoration
How to add background music
Importing music
Removing music
Rearranging the background music order
Making a music track end on a slide
Trimming a background music track
Synchronize slideshow to the background music
Advance audio options
How to add a narration to your slideshow
Recording a narration for your slideshow
Rearranging narrations
Adding a narration or sound from an audio file
How to preview a slideshow
Previewing a slideshow
How to organize the menu disk structure (Optical output types only)
The PhotoVidShow disk structure and editor
Creating a new slideshow album
Deleting a slideshow album
Moving a slideshow
Changing the menu title or slideshow thumbnail text
Creating a new sub menu
Importing a slideshow from another project
How to set a menu theme (Optical output types only)
Setting menu background image and music
Setting menu layout and button style
Setting menu duration
Adding further decorations and altering a menu
Setting navigation button style
Setting the disk highlight style
How to author your project
How to author your project
Encoding with motion blur
How to create a video from your slideshow
Creating a video from your slideshow
How to burn your project to DVD, Blu-ray or CD
How to burn your project to DVD, Blu-ray or CD
Setting the output TV standard
Setting the Blu-ray resolution and fps
Reduce output to TV safe region
Ignoring menus
Including original material on the disk
Setting the disk image folder
Selecting a writer
Other editor options
Editor display options
Relinking project files
Undo and Redo

How to burn your project to CD, DVD or Blu-ray

Note: This section only applies to optical output types, e.g. DVD-Video (for DVD burning) , Blu-ray (for Blu-ray burning) and SVCD,VCD (for CD burning)

Once you have created your masterpiece in the editor and wish to burn your slideshow to a disk, select the ‘Burn icon in the top tool bar which will then bring up the 'Author video wizard' window.

  • 'Encode and Burn the current project' (default option). This option will encode/create your project containing menus and slideshows into the appropriate DVD-Video, Blu-ray or CD ISO image on your hard-drive before burning it.

    The DVD-Video, Blu-ray or CD ISO image will be created in Documents/PhotoVidShow/Authored. PhotoVidShow will leave this disk image on the hard-drive after burning in-case you wish to burn it again at a later time. DVD, Blu-ray or CD images can not be edited further in the PhtotoVidShow editor, only re-burnt. It is possible, however, to re-load your project file into the PhotoVidShow editor, do edits there and then create another image.

  • 'Encode only the current project'. This is the same as the above except it only does the encoding and creating the DVD-Video, Blu-ray or CD ISO image part. Some 3rd party applications like Power-DVD can read these files and play them back on your computer. This option can be useful then to test your final output without actually burning it. Also use this option if you are having problems at the burn stage.

  • 'Burn a previously encoded project'. This option is linked with the previous and allows you to burn a previously encoded DVD-Video or Blu-ray folder. This is done by using the DVD-Video and Blu-ray burner tool.

  • 'Burn an existing video folder from the hard-drive'. This option is similar to the above except it burns it directly in the PhotoVidShow editor. Also the option can be useful because it can burn any DVD-Video, Blu-ray or CD ISO image. e.g. If you used another application to rip a DVD onto your hard-drive, you could use PhotoVidShow to then re-burn it.

Note: If burning an existing video folder from the hard-drive, PhotoVidShow will require the folder which contains the VIDEO_TS folder for a DVD-Video, the folder which contains the BDMV folder for Blu-ray or the folder which contains the BIN/CUE files for a SVCD/VCD video.

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