- •Late-Breaking News About DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3
- •Previous Release Information About DVD Studio Pro 4.0
- •General Information
- •Opening Projects From Earlier Versions of DVD Studio Pro and iDVD
- •Asset Information
- •Viewer Information
- •Menu Information
- •Premastering Information
- •Simulator Information
- •Slideshow Information
- •Subtitle Information
- •Track Editor Information
- •DVD@CCESS Information
- •Accessing the Late-Breaking News Document
About DVD Studio Pro 4
This document provides updated information about DVD Studio Pro 4 and covers these topics:
ÂPrevious Release Information About DVD Studio Pro 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 (p. 7)
ÂPrevious Release Information About DVD Studio Pro 4.0 (p. 7)
For the latest information about product updates, tips and techniques, and qualified
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Late-BreakingNews About DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3
The following information is
DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3 Complies With the HD
HD DVD projects authored with DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3 fully comply with the 1.0 version of the HD
DVD Studio Pro versions 4.0, 4.0.1, and 4.0.2 complied with the 0.9 version of the HD
The 1.0 version of the HD
Important: HD discs created with DVD Studio Pro versions 4.0, 4.0.1, and 4.0.2 are not compatible with any DVD players that conform to version 1.0 of the HD
Note: You can open the older projects in DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3 and use its Build and Format features to create discs that are compatible with DVD players that conform to version 1.0 of the HD
HD DVD Playback on Apple DVD Player
You must update to Apple DVD Player version 4.6.5 or later, included with Mac OS X v10.4.4, to play HD DVD discs created with DVD Studio Pro 4.0.3. DVD Player 4.6.5 also plays HD DVD discs created with DVD Studio Pro versions 4.0, 4.0.1, and 4.0.2, which conform to the 0.9 version of the HD
Note: This change affects the text on page 570 of theDVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual.
HD DVD Filename Changes
Version 1.0 of the HD
The files in the video manager group are renamed as follows:
New name format
Old name format
The files in the track content group are renamed as follows:
New name format
Old name format
See the DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual for more information about the groups and file contents.
Note: These changes affect the text on pages 568, 569, and 580 of theDVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual.
Dual DVD Standard Discs No Longer Supported
You can no longer format dual DVD standard discs (red laser discs that contain both a VIDEO_TS folder from an SD project and an HVDVD_TS folder from an HD project). Creating dual DVD standard discs was allowed in
If you build or format your project and DVD Studio Pro detects a situation where there will be both a VIDEO_TS and an HVDVD_TS folder in the same build folder, a dialog appears instructing you to remove one of the folders before continuing.
Note: This change affects pages 20, 38, 563, 580, and 581 of theDVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual.
Red Laser and Blue Laser Buttons Changed
When you author an HD project, the red laser and blue laser disc media buttons in the Disc Inspector’s Disc/Volume tab affect the scale of the toolbar’s disc meter and the type of disc (red laser or blue laser) the replicator will create if you are using Disc Description Protocol (DDP) or Cutting Master Format (CMF) when formatting your project.
The red laser and blue laser buttons do not affect what happens when burning a general media disc on your system.
Previously, the red and blue laser buttons also defined whether the formatted files would conform to the UDF 1.02 volume standard (as required by SD projects) or the UDF 2.50 volume standard (as required by HD projects). The type of folder being written (VIDEO_TS folder for an SD project or HVDVD_TS folder for an HD project) now determines whether a UDF 1.02 or UDF 2.50 volume is created.
Note: UDF 2.50 volumes cannot be mounted on computers using Mac OS X v10.3 Panther. A warning appears with “no mountable file systems” as the reason for the mounting failure. UDF 2.50 is compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger.
See the DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual for more information about UDF volumes.
Note: This change affects the text on pages 555 and 573 of theDVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual.
About HD Projects and Red Laser Discs
You can put an HD project onto a red laser disc in two ways: using a replicator or burning the disc with your system.
ÂWhen using Disc Description Protocol (DDP) to format HD projects for replication to a DLT drive or your hard disk with red laser selected as the disc media, the resulting files are formatted for
Important: At this time, 3x
ÂWhen you burn your HD project to a red laser disc with your system, the resulting disc does not conform to the 3x
Important: A red laser disc containing an HD project burned on your system can be played by Apple DVD Player version 4.6.5 or later.
Note: This change affects the text on pages 20, 38, and 555 of theDVD Studio Pro 4
1440 x 1080 Resolution Supports the 16:9 Aspect Ratio Only
The 1.0 version of the HD
This change to the HD
ÂH.264 or QuickTime (other than HDV): These assets are not identified as either 4:3 or anamorphic 16:9. DVD Studio Pro imports these assets and treats them as anamorphic 16:9. Any of these assets that are actually 4:3 are distorted to fit the 16:9 aspect ratio.
The MPEG encoder embedded in DVD Studio Pro encodes all 1440 x 1080 QuickTime assets (other than HDV or H.264) as anamorphic 16:9.
This change to the HD
ÂIf any tracks, menus, or slideshows are set to 1440 x 1080 with a 4:3 display mode, these assets are all automatically changed to a display mode of 16:9 letterbox.
ÂIf the assets are
ÂIf the assets are H.264, they are treated as if they are anamorphic 16:9 assets.This will distort any of these assets that are actually 4:3.
ÂIf the assets are QuickTime (other than HDV or H.264), their encoding aspect ratio setting is modified to 16:9. This will distort any of these assets that are actually 4:3.
Note: This change affects the text on pages 21, 22, 58, 63, 86, and 107 of the
DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual.
If your system contains a DVD drive that can write to the new
ÂSince there is no current way for DVD Studio Pro to identify
ÂIf you are burning a
ÂThe switch between layers is a seamless layer change not supported by some DVD players, which may stop playing the disc when the switch point is reached.
Important: Do not use
You can use DVD+R
Sending HD Projects to Replicators
When mastering HD projects with DVD Studio Pro, you will use the DDP 2.0 or DDP 2.1 formats to write the DLT or hard disk files. To ensure your replicator will be able to successfully process the files, make sure they are licensed by Doug Carson and Associates (DCA).
Writing to DLT Now More Reliable
DVD Studio Pro now more reliably identifies when the DLT drive has insufficient space for the formatted project. Previously, when DVD Studio Pro was used with certain system configurations, it would incorrectly detect that the DLT drive had insufficient space.
Distributing Graphical Tab Tiles Now More Consistent
The By Type and Autolayout options for distributing tiles in the Graphical tab now function more consistently.
ÂIf no tiles are selected, choosing Arrange > By Type or Arrange > Autolayout affects all tiles.
ÂIf one or more tiles are selected, choosing Arrange > By Type or Arrange > Autolayout affects only the selected tiles.
See the DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual for more information about arranging tiles in the
Referencing Graphics in an STL Subtitle File
The example on page 460 of the DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual incorrectly shows spaces around the token name. The correct example is:
$SetFilePathToken = <<Graphic>>
00:00:12:04 , 00:00:14:12 , <<Graphic>>RabidLemur.tif
00:00:16:14 , 00:00:19:08 , <<Graphic>>MooseLemur.tif
It is important that you do not include any spaces either before or after the filename (RabidLemur.tif and MooseLemur.tif in this example).
Setting a GPRM’s Mode to Counter
The text on page 508 of the DVD Studio Pro 4 User Manual incorrectly defines what happens when a GPRM is set as a counter. The value counts up, not down. Additionally, switching the GPRM mode from counter to register causes the counter to pause, with the GPRM retaining the last value counted to. If you switch back to the counter mode, the counter starts with the existing GPRM value.