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
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
'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.
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
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
'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.
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