Converting Clips to AVI or Mpeg Movies

Workstation: DVE

Notes: After capturing the clips with RexVideo, you may notice that each of the clips comes with an AVI extension in its file name. But videos produced at this stage are NOT AVI movies yet. The next step is to edit and render them with Media Studio Pro or the video editor. The following process assumes that you have done the followings: the clips have been dropped to the Ulead Video Editor's timeline, and/or you have finished your editing. You have also previewed the contents, and are ready for the rendering.

STEP 1: File > Create Video

Create Video

Press Option to choose the following tags and settings:
Video Editor
Make sure that "entire project", "Field Order A" and "Perform SmartRender" are selected as indicated by this illustration. Do NOT use other options.

Video Save Options - Video Editor

Select "audio and video" if you want both of them. 29.79 is the default frame rate. The default frame size is "720x480". Other frame size are "320x240" [1/4 of screen], "640x480"[full screen]. If you want the file size small, you may choose 320x240 or even 180x160. If the purpose is to export the clips back to a VHS tape or showing the movie in full screen, then choose 640x480 or 720x480.

Video Save Options - General

Select "Interleave audio and video" for every 30 frames. Note if you make the file specifically for a CD, then check "Pad frames for CD-ROM", otherwise leave it unchecked.

Video Save Options - Advanced

is the place where you choose a codec to render your videos. The followings are our suggestions. If the purpose is to:
(a) export clips back to VHS tape, use the default CANOPUS DVRex Codec
(b) create a Window-based video high in quality but small in file size (top choice), use Divx MEPEG-4 Low Motion (note: if you use this codec, make sure the computer you use to play back the movie has Divx MEPEG-4 Low Motion codec on it ).
(c) create a window-base video with high quality but small in file size (second choice), use Microsoft MPEG-4 video 1.
(d) create an regular AVI movie, use Indeo Video 5.11 or 4.5.
(e) create a video that can play back on both Windows and MACs, use Cinepak codec.

Video Save Options - Compression

Do not change anything here. Leave all options alone.

Video Save Options - Cropping

Click OK to accept the settings.

STEP 2: OPEN/SAVE window box pops up again. Name your file there, and press OK. The editor begins to render your video files.

Note: The rendering process could last from a few minutes to several hours. It depends on which codec you use, how long the clips are, the size of the frame you use and other factors. For example, rendering a 4-minute movie with a MPEG codec could take about 40 minutes or longer. Be sure to plan for enough time to finish your work.