Creating movies with Studio is a three-step process:
1. Import: Import source video material – your “raw footage” – to your PC hard drive. Possible sources include analog videotape (8mm, VHS etc.), digital videotape (HDV, DV, Digital8), memory cards and other file-based media, and live video from a video camera, camcorder or webcam.
For full coverage of Import mode, see Capturing and importing media.
2. Edit: Arrange your video material as desired by reordering scenes and discarding unwanted footage. Add visuals, such as transitions, titles and graphics, and supplementary audio, such as sound effects and background music. For DVD, Blu-ray Disc and VCD authoring, create interactive menus that give your audience a customized viewing experience.
Edit mode is the arena for most of your work in Studio. See Edit mode for a fuller introduction.
Availability: Blu-ray Disc authoring is supported in Studio Ultimate and Studio Ultimate Collection only.
See Making your movie for coverage of Make Movie mode.
Select which step of the movie-making process you want to work on by clicking one of the three mode buttons at the top left of the Studio window:
When you switch modes, the Studio screen changes to display the controls needed for the new mode.