Thursday, October 29, 2009

To make Video CD Slide Show with Nero

FYI: None of the image files (pictures) will be stored on the disc in their original format if you create a Video CD Slide Show, Super Video CD Slide Show, as they will be transcoded into DAT files.

You will not be able to edit or view the burned pictures with an image editor program.

Burn the image files as data CD or data DVD using Nero Burning ROM or Nero Express to keep the image files in their original format. You will find all details in the Nero manual. achtung2

The procedure for creating a slide show project as a Video CD or a Super Video CD differs only when choosing the first category in Nero StartSmart. All further steps will be identical.

This guide explains the procedure for creating a Super Video CD Slide Show.

How to start a Super Video CD (SVCD) Slide Show:

Click on Make Photo Slide Show (SVCD) in Nero StartSmart.

How to start a Video CD (VCD) Slide Show:

Click on Make Photo Slide Show (VCD) in Nero StartSmart.

Add pictures to start the slide show project.
Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Item

Function


Browse the file system for media files


Import an image from an external device like a scanner or a camera


Remove the selected media files from the group


Remove all media files from the group


Play the selected audio file with your current system media player


Add the selected media files to the project


Browse for the pictures you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

DIB, JPG, JPEG, BMP, JIF, PCX, PNG, TIF, TIFF, PPM, TGA, WMF, PBM, and WPG.

Click the Open button.

Add the pictures to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the Photo_and_Video_Plus_button (Add) button.

achtung2 FYI: You only can add a maximum of 99 pictures to a slide show due to technical restrictions.

Create an additional slide show if you intend to add more than 99 pictures!

Select the tab Display Transitions to add transitions to the slide show:

Add the transitions to the Slide Show Content via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.

Right-click on an empty field to apply random transitions for all transition fields:
Select the tab Show Audio to switch to audio view:

Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Right-click on an empty field to apply random transitions for all transition fields:
Select the tab Show Audio to switch to audio view:

Click the (Browse for Media) button and select Browse... in the context menu.

Browse for the audio files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

Now, you can add audio files from your file system to use as background music.

The following formats are supported:

AAC, AC3, M4A, MP3, WAV, and WMA.

Add the audio files to the Audio View via drag and drop or click the (Add) button.
The duration of the slide show can be adjusted to the duration of your background music.

Click the More button and check the box Fit slide show duration to audio duration.

There are several possibilities to edit your slide show compilation.

Item

Function


Properties - Edit the properties of the selected item


Duration - Specify the duration of the selected items (pictures/transitions)


Record Audio - Click this button to start audio recording


Save picture - Saves the highlighted picture to a file and applies all effects to it


Rotate right - Rotates the selected picture to the right

at an angle of 90 degrees


Rotate left - Rotates the selected picture to the left at an angle of 90 degrees


Apply Effects - Select and apply several affects to the selected pictures


Crop - Crop the highlighted picture


Delete All - Deletes all items of the slide show


Delete - Deletes the selected items

Further options:

(1) This option allows you to Save your project.

achtung2 FYI: This option doesn't save your edited slide show, but only the current status of your project.

The slide show is saved as NVC file. This NVC file contains only the information of the current project, but not the actual media files (pictures and audio files).

You still need the original media files in the original folder if you want to open the saved project file again! achtung2

(2) Click the Configure... button to change settings such as language settings or the path for temporary folders.

(3) Click the Video Options button to configure quality settings for your project.

(4) Click the Make Covers and Labels button to open Nero Cover Designer.

Click the Next button to finish the editing process.

The Content window lists the slide show in the current project.
Click the Make Slide Show... button to create an additional slide show.

Click the Add Video Files... button to add video files to the project.

Browse for the video files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

AVI, ASF, DAT, DV, ME, MP4, MOD, MPEG, MPG, MPE, VOB, and WMV.

The Content window lists all slide shows and all video files in the current project.
Click the Next button to continue the project.
Create your own menu for this project.
Create your own menu for this project.
Preview your project to get an idea of how it will look.
Click the Next button to select the final burn settings.
Select the final burn settings.

(1) Select the recorder you want to use.

(2) Enter a name for the disc.

(3) Adjust the burning speed and the recorder settings.

Click the Burn button to start the transcoding and burning process.

Follow the status of the transcoding and writing process in this window:

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