TVSuite Preliminary How-To Guides and Quick Tips

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Some additional information for cropping and conversion in TVSuite.

Cropping
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Cropping and Sizing tab.

16:9 to 4:3 Letterbox
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Options tab.
Select 4:3 aspect ratio and Force 16:9 to letterbox

16:9 to cropped 4:3
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Options tab.
Select 4:3 aspect ratio
Click on the Video Cropping and Sizing tab.
Click on the Presets and select "Pillar Box to Standard"

4:3 letterbox to 16:9 widescreen
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Cropping and Sizing tab
Click on the Presets and select "Letterbox to Widescreen"
Your aspect ratio is also automatically adjusted in the Video Options tab to 16:9

4:3 to 16:9 pillarbox
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Options tab.
Select 16:9 aspect ratio and Force 4:3 to pillarbox
 
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phd

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Here are more quick tips:

Create Menus before the video plays
After you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears.
In the Menu Options section, select:
Create DVD Menu
When DVD starts>Display menu screen

Inserting a background image for DVD menus
To create a DVD menu background image, after you have loaded and edited your videos, click on the Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears.
Click on the CHange Text button.
Click the Change background button to select either a solid color, a picture stored on your computer, a frame from your video, or an image pasted from the clipboard

Adding chapter marks for DVDs
When authoring a DVD with TVSuite, chapter marks will be placed automatically according to the parameters
set in Tools>Options Chapter Marks
Chapter marks can be placed at cut points, scene markers or evenly spaced. You can use any combination of
these.
If you select scene markers as an option, you can add or remove scene markers during editing by navigating
to your desired location and pressing the "A" key.

Change audio to MPEG on a DVD
To change the audio to MPEG on your DVD, after you have loaded and edited your video, click on the Create
DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Audio Options tab.
Select "MPEG" for encoding and select your preferred Bit Rate

Specifying a compression bitrate
To manually specify a bitrate compression, after you have loaded and edited your video, click on the
Create DVD button.
The Create DVD dialog appears. Click on the Change output options button.
Click on the Video Options tab.
Select the bitrate you desire: 1.70, 2.50, 5.10, 9.50, or 9.80
 
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