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DVD Studio Pro: October 2009 Archives

dvd_studio_pro_icon.gifYou can create awesome slideshows right within DVD Studio Pro; however making sure your source material is properly prepared ahead of time is vital if you want to avoid wasting time and headaches down the road.  DVD Studio Pro lets you use most common image formats in slideshows such as PICT, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, TGA, QuickTime image files and Photoshop PSD files.  Once a still image is imported into DVD Studio Pro, it is converted into an MPEG image and if necessary, will automatically be scaled to fit the framesize.

You can create 4:3 and 16:9 slideshows.  For the best results, you should make sure your slides match the resolution of your slideshow.  Slides that are bigger or smaller than the slideshow's resolution are automatically scaled to fit.  If you have a slide where the aspect ratio doesn't match the project, a color background is automatically added to fill in the gaps.  The background color is defaulted to black, however, you can change that background color under the DVD Studio Preferences menu.

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dvd_studio_pro_icon.gifYou can customize your button colors in DVD Studio Pro to make your menu buttons your own.  By default when drawing your own buttons, the button color is white, and usually defaults to something simple when using templates as well, like white, black, yellow, or red.  Boring.  Get creative, and change those colors!  You can do this very easily in the Button Inspector in DVD Studio Pro.

Button states are defined as Normal, Selected, and Activated.  When someone is viewing your DVD, and chooses a button with their remote control, the button becomes selected, and it displays the highlight color you have chosen for the selected state.  The activated state shows up for a split second when the user presses the Play button on the remote control.

Assuming you have already drawn and named your buttons, in the Button Inspector, make sure you have the Include Text in Highlight checkbox selected located at the bottom of the inspector in the Style Tab.

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This page is a archive of entries in the DVD Studio Pro category from October 2009.

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