This function generates an AVI-file from all images of a directory.
If "Convert directory recursive" is marked, each folder an AVI-file is generated.
Following window shows you an example for a conversion:
In this example an AVI-file with filename "Astro.avi" is generated from all files of the directory D:\Bilder\Astro.
(The filename corresponds to the name of the directory.)
Each image is processed before output to the AVI-file with the macro "size_720x576".
(This macro was recorded before and comprises the rightsizing to the PAL-format.)
During makeout of the AVI-file the setting for the compression is used for the number of seconds per image, in this example 6 seconds per image.
All images should brought in the same size ratio before the processing,
(e.g. with "Edit" -> "Select" -> "Video ratio"),
so that the images are not distorted.
Draw up a hierarchical file system (Look image "A")
Each directory an AVI-file is drawn up.
Copy the images into the directories
Bring the images in the same size ratio (Look image "B")
("Edit" -> "Select" -> "Video ratio")
If you want to play a background music or to speak an explanation to the images,
insert an WAV-file into one of the images. (Look image "A", blue arrow)
(At this place Hardcopy works only with WAV-files, not with MP3-files.
A good tool for conversion from MP3 to Wave is mmwave2k.)
If several WAV-files are inserted in one directory, only the last WAVE-file is used.
If you want to insert a text into the image,
please enter a title then. (Look image "A", red arrow)
The script can be adjusted about Settings -> Options -> "Printout/Font".
About Settings -> Options -> Title please select "Automatically".
You see the result in image "B".
(By the way the text is positioned in such manner, that it is displayed in a sure area, so that it is visible also at ratio 16:9.)
Generate the AVI-files. (Look on the image at the beginning of this description)
If your burner software is able to work with AVI-files, you can use the generated files directly then,
otherwise you have to change the AVI-files into MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 respectively.
(For this conversion I can recommand the programm TMPGEnc .
Image "B" = original size for DVD = MPEG-2 = 720x576
Image "C" = original size for VCD = MPEG-1 = 352x288