User manual • Read online or download PDF • ArcSoft SHOWBIZ 2 User Manual. ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD. Take your home videos and turn them into incredible DVD movies complete with customized menus and text. Windows. ®. ArcSoft. Learn how to use ArcSoft Showbiz DVD software to save your videos to to DVD or Full instructions and contextual help are also available by pressing F1 while .

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All other product and companies named herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Table of Contents Introduction This Introduction covers mqnual installation and system requirements and provides an overview of the typical ShowBiz workflow.

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The rest of the user manual covers how to capture video, edit and assemble video clips, and create a DVD arcskft. The installer should start automatically.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Take note as to where the program is installing, and where it can be found in the Start menu. If the installer does not start automatically, you will need to run it manually: Capture Record video from your DV camera or other video device. Edit Edit your videos and combine them with other video clips, transitions, effects, text, and more.


Introduction When you first launch ShowBiz, the Welcome screen offers several options for common starting places. Selecting an option takes you right into one of the four modules: Capture The Capture module is where you record video and audio. It consists of two tabs: Choose Video to record video from DV camcorders and other connected devices.

Choose Audio to record sound clips, voiceovers, and other sounds. When you are in the Capture module, a red Record button in the Player lets you start capturing video. Capture Video Capture You can capture video from a multitude of video devices, including DV camcorders.

The available options vary depending on the device. You can use these controls to navigate to a specific location on the DV tape. Click to have the program scan for available channels. Check the box if you would like to record audio as well. If you check the box, choose your device from the pull-down. The following buttons may also be available. Specific options are dependent on your device.

Capture Check the Audio Device box to record audio from your selected sound source.

When you’re ready, click the red Record button. Save As For capturing from any device, after you click the red Record button, you’ll be prompted with the Save As window.

In the Save As window, enter in the file name and save location for the captured video. Capture Lastly, manuaal can set the scene detection. Scene detection is discussed further in Section 3. If you choose to have scene detection, you can either do it shwobiz during the capture process by pressing the space bar on your keyboardor automatically.


Capture Audio Capture When capturing audio, you have the choice of extracting music from a CD, or recording audio from a sound device. If you are extracting audio from a CD, select the letter associated with the drive you plan to use. You can then preview the CD tracks with the standard playback controls play, stop, rewind, etc.

Edit The Edit module is where you assemble various components to create a new video clip. It contains four mxnual tabs, one for each type of component you can add to your video clip: Media, Text, Transitions, Effects. Shobiz fifth tab, Export, appears as soon as you have content in your arcsovt clip. Edit Video Clip Components Everything you need to create your video clips is in one of four tabs: Media, Text, Transitions, and Effects.

Media — Choose still images, video files, and audio files that you’d like to use to create a new video clip. Edit Player The Player consists of the preview area on the right side of the screen and all the controls below it.

Use the Player to preview and trim your video clip as you compile it. There are two timers.

The left timer indicates the total playing time of the selected component. The right timer indicates the current time. When viewing an audio or video component, the timer slider beneath the preview window has two markers: Edit Media The Media tab of the Edit module is where you browse your albums for video content. Content includes still images, video files, and audio files. Albums Albums are collections of shortcuts to files stored on your system. The program uses albums to help you organize your media components.

Add – Click this button to add files to your album. A standard Open window lets you browse your system for files to add.

Sort – Click this button to sort the content of your album in a number of ways. Scene Detection Scene detection makes it easy for you to break up long video clips into separate components without having to save each clip individually. The program scans the selected video file and automatically breaks it up according to changes in time or content. Edit Storyboard The Storyboard is one place where you arrange your video clip components. It serves as the template for video construction. You add a still image or video clip to each spot on the Storyboard.

Then, when you save your video, all of the components are combined into a single file. All of the components on the Storyboard are swappable, meaning you can drag and drop them to swap them with other components. This makes it easy to rearrange video clips and still images, or swap transitions from one spot to another. Use the arrows at the beginning and end of the Storyboard to scroll through additional components if you cannot view them all on screen.

Edit the timer to the spot where you want the split performed, then right-click the video component on the Storyboard or Timeline and select Split. You can recombine two split videos by selecting them both on the Storyboard or Timeline, right-clicking, and selecting Combine.


Edit Timeline The Timeline is the other place where you arrange your video clip components. It offers a more in-depth view of your constructed movie than the Storyboard.

Every component that you have added still images, videos, audio, transitions, text, and special effects can be seen and altered here. To edit text effects, click the Edit Text button that appears on the left of the Player. Options for editing text are discussed in Section 3.

This is the time that the image remains on the screen before changing to the next component on the Timeline. This is useful if you want to move around or edit specific areas without having to worry about unintentionally modifying other components.

While working in the Timeline, you have the following options available: Undo — Undoes the last command. Edit Text Add arcosft over any video clip or still image. Click on any text option to preview it in the Player.

The Text tab is divided into two categories: Components from the Effect category are attached to the actual text messages from the Style category. On the right is a column of text styles. Chose the one you like best. With Text selected, your mouse functions as it would in a word processor.


Check the box to have the text scroll as it is displayed. The scroll buttons designate in which direction the added text will move. The available options for a transition vary depending on the type of transition you choose. Edit Effects Special effects are included to help you spice up your movies. In the Effects tab, they are organized into various categories including crop shapes, frames, and filters. Click and drag an effect onto any video clip or still image on the Timeline.

Edit Export The Export tab offers various options for saving your video. You choose how and where the file is saved.

The module is divided into six tabs: Media — In this tab, you choose individual video files that you want to use in your DVD movie. Each video you add is made into its own chapter in your movie. The preview area on the right side of the screen shows you your current movie layout. Create Themes The Themes tab is where you add background images to your projects.

Themes are albums of categorized images manaul can be used as menu backgrounds for your DVD. From the pull-down, select the category you want. You aarcsoft then choose the exact menu background. Create Customize The Customize tab lets you customize the look and feel of the chapter thumbnails seen in your menus.