In this guide we are going to explain,
how you can export your video from Ulead MediaStudio Pro v6.x/v7.0
to Cinemacraft Encoder (CCE) with our Video Server Plugin. As an example, we
take the sample file "Nature.dvp" of MSPro and
code this project as a PAL VCD with CCE. After reading
this guide, you should be familiar with my plugin and can
start encoding your own video as VCD, SVCD or DVD. In
this guide we assume that you are using CCE, but of
course you can use any encoder that reads AVI-files and
code them in any format.
As the source quality of the "Nature.dvp"
is not optimal, the quality of the output is also not optimal.
First open the Nature project within MediaStudio Pro (MSPro).
Select File->Create->Video File
This will bring up the Create Video File Movie window. Click
on the "Save as type" droplist and select Ulead Video Server.
Normally, the settings of the plugin are O.K. by default.
But as the source resolution of the sample file is not correct
for a PAL VCD, we need to change some settings in such a way that MSPro
scales the video to the correct resolution for PAL VCD (352x288).
This can be done by clicking on the Options button and selecting
the general tab in the new window. Afterwards, select 25Hz for the frame rate,
and 352x288 for the frame size.
If you are not sure you are using the correct settings for this guide,
please compare your current settings with
If you are done, press O.K.
Now, all the settings are correct and you need to fill in a name
into the "File name" box and press save. When you click on the save button,
the plugin starts and creates the IPCserver.AVI. Please note that the filename that
you enter in the File name box is not the file that is written to disc.
In this example we use the name:"justaname". The name
is only important if you are running 2 servers at the same time. If you are
using 2 servers, the names may not be identical.
If the plugin in not registered, first a window
is shown to motivate registration. If O.K. is pressed, a
server window will appear.
DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW
The plugin is now serving and
the file IPCserver.AVI is written to disc. Now
it is time to launch CCE and open the file in CCE.
(So open CCE without closing the server window and MSPro).
After CCE is started, click on the most right mouse
button in the middle on the CCE. This will
bring up an add button. Click on the Add.
This will bring up a file open dialog. Select IPCserver.AVI
and click on Open.
Now the file is opened in CCE. You
can change the coding parameters by selecting the IPCserver.AVI. This can be done by clicking on the file
inside CCE, and then clicking on the most right mouse button and select edit.
If the correct encoding parameters are selected, you are ready to
start encoding the video data. This can be done by pressing
the Encode button.
After you clicked on the encode button, CCE starts
encoding. If you selected multi pass encoding, CCE first
starts scanning the video by creating the IPCserver.vaf
file. After this, a file is created, CCE starts creating
the mpv or mpg file. When the file is encoded, you can stop
the server or wait till the server times out (default 90sec).
If you want to abort the encoding, always stop the encoder
before the server.