Publish to Movie

Publishing to a movie takes your scrapbook and generates an MPEG (MPEG1), or AVI movie file from it. This allows your family and friends to view your scrapbook on their computers using their favorite digital media viewer such as Windows Media Player. You can also upload the movie to your website for public viewing. The movie option also contains settings such as a page time, and various page transition styles.

Tip: You can publish to a movie file by choosing File > Publish To > Movie... from the program menu.

Movie

Filename:

The path and filename of the movie file (.mpg/.avi) you want to publish your scrapbook to. Click the Browse button to show the Save As dialog.

Page time:

The amount of time each page is displayed in seconds (1-60).

Transitions:

The transition effect to use between pages. Choose from None, Crossfade, and Random. Random chooses 1 of 25 unique transitions for each page.

Transition time:

The time in seconds (1-5) that the transition from one image to another will last.

Preset

Some common preset sizes for publishing to an MPEG1 movie file. Choose from:

Note: The larger the dimensions, the larger the resulting video file size.

Computer Video

Publish the MPEG1 movie using a width of 800 and height of 800 at 30 frames per second. This preset is suitable for viewing on computer.

North American TV (NTSC)

Publish the MPEG1 movie using a width of 720 and height of 480 at 30 frames per second. This is the television size format in use in Korea, Japan, United States, Canada and certain other places, mostly in the Americas.

European TV (PAL)

Publish the MPEG1 movie using a width of 720 and height of 576 at 25 frames per second. This is the television size format in use in Europe, Australia, S. America, Asia and Africa.

Smallest File Size

Publish the MPEG1 movie using a width of 480 and height of 480 at 15 frames per second. This preset creates a smaller file size suitable for sending to family or friends through email.

Custom

Allows you to specify the size (Width and Height), Frames per second, Video type and AVI codec at which you want to output your movie.

Choosing Custom allows you to choose between different Video types in the Advanced box: MPEG1 or AVI, and select an AVI codec for the AVI video type as well as customize size and frames per second.

Advanced

Video type:

The movie format you want to publish to. Choose from MPEG1 and AVI. Choosing AVI enables the AVI codec selection box.

AVI codec:

The video encoder/compressor to use when publishing to AVI. The selection box will show the available codecs on your system. This option is only enabled when AVI is selected as the Video type.

Note: Some codecs may contain limitations for their Width, Height, and Frames per second. If your generated movie file does not play properly, try decreasing the width and height values. Some experimenting may be required for each of these values.

Note: The option listed as "Full Frames, uncompressed" generates very large files and has a limit of 2GB. This option should only be chosen if you want to do further video editing and your project is moderately sized.

Width:

Allows you to specify the width of your movie (in pixels). (Note that the Preset "Custom" must be selected in order for you to input a custom width)

Height:

Allows you to specify the height of your movie (in pixels). (Note that the Preset "Custom" must be selected in order for you to input a custom height)

Frames per second:

The custom frame rate to use for encoding your video. (Note that the Preset "Custom" must be selected in order for you to input a custom frame rate)

Music...

Opens the Background Music dialog where you can add any background audio tracks you wish to play in your scrapbook.