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:: Preview Screen
This button will load the selected source path into the program. A total of the images and directories found will be displayed below the listing.|
This is the first thing to do after making your basic settings.
When all the settings are done and the output looks good in the preview window, you use this button to start the creation process.
This will fill the build path with temporary files used to create the (S)VCD.|
The time needed for this operation depends on you machine, the number of menu's and images and the resize filter.
The quality depends on the resize filter, the setting of the fast preview option is ignored in this stage.
|Burn image||After the (S)VCD is created you can burn the image to CD with the build in burning option. Use this button to open the burning dialog.|
|Show settings||Show/hide the settings screen with this button|
||<<||Same button as the previous track button on the remote control of the DVD-player. This will select the previous image or menu-item.|
|>>|||Same button as the next track button on the remote control of the DVD-player. This will select the next image or menu-item.|
|Return||Same button as the Return or Menu button on the remote control of the DVD-player. This will select the parent menu of the current image or menu-item|
|Enter||Same button as the Enter or Play button on the remote control of the DVD-player. This will enter the current menu or display infotext if present.|
|Full Rebuild||By setting this option all images are recreated, even when a previous version exists. Use this option if you have changed font, color or any of the output options|
Because high quality resizing takes some time this option enables you to preview your settings faster. The quality will be less.|
This option is not used for the final build.
|Full size preview||By setting this option the preview window is opened. The image will be displayed in the output size.|
This is the base directory where your original photo's are stored on disk. This directory may have subdirectories, these subdirectories will be the captions of the menu's on the VCD.|
In the PRO version you can have subdirectories nested to create multi-level menu's.
This is the directory where the converted images are stored and where the resulting image to burn on the CD is created.|
Write permission is needed for this directory. This directory should NOT be your CD-writer.
|Main title||The text you type here will appear as title on the first menu.|
|Correct Edges||Most TV-sets will loose a few percent on every edge. If leave this to 0% you will not see the complete photo on your TV-screen. In most cases 5 or 6% is enough to see the complete picture.|
|Correct Aspect ratio||Because of the 4:3 aspect ratio of TV-sets you will notice the photo's getting stretched when you look at them on the TV-screen. By setting this option the Photo to VCD Creator will correct this problem.|
|Picture timeout||Sets the number of seconds between the photo's. If you put 0 in this field the next photo will not automatically be displayed. You can manually chnage to the next/previous photo with the remote control of the dvd-player.|
|Anti flicker filter||
Thin lines may seem to move up and down on your TV-screen due to the interlaced standard. If you apply this filter this will be eliminated as good as possible. |
Depending on the images, resize filter and television set you will or will not need this function, the best thing is to try with and without this filter and see what is best in your situation.
|Output Type||Before making a choice for VCD or SVCD you should check the capabilities of your DVD player. You can do this by looking at this site|
|TV Format||The choice between NTSC and PAL depends on the region you are living. There are some DVD players who can only play VCD's when in NTSC mode.|
|Resolution||The resolution should be set to high for the best results. If you encounter problems with high, choose low.|
|Image Center||You can adjust the center of the image by these settings. This can be useful when you want the date/time stamp to be displayed beneath the picture.|
Images need to be resized to the television standard. Resizing can be done in a lot of ways, to be able to select the right filter for you, you can use the full size preview window. Be sure to disable the fast preview mode when selecting the resize filter.|
In general the Mitchell filter gives very good results.
Please note that some filters take more time to resize. Also large originals will take longer than smaller ones.
|Display date/time||This option prints the date and time of the original shoot on the image.|
|Display filename if no EXIF info is found||If you do not have photo's with EXIF information in it (for the date and time stamp of the shooting) you can choose to display the filename instead.|
|Display filename||This option prints the filename of the image.|
|Display infoicon when info text is present||PRO version only. Displays a icon next to the date/time when extra text is present for the image.|
In this section you can set the font,color and size of the menu title, the menu buttons and the image subscript.|
The shortcut setting puts a number at the left of the buttons to be able to select a menu using the numeric keys on the remote control.
The position button lets you chnage the position where the date/time and/or filename of the image is printed. Just push the Position button and click on the preview window where the upper left corner of the text should be.
|Language||Select you preferred language, this has no effect on the resulting VCD.|
|Prev track||Places the selection bar on the previous menu item or displays the previous picture.|
|Next track||Places the selection bar on the next menu item or displays the next picture.|
|Enter||When in a menu this will enter the selected menu item to display the pictures or the sub-menu inside it.|
|Return||This button will get you back one menu level.|