Preference Dialog

Native: for NTSC system the native size is 720x480 pixels; for PAL system, the native size is 720x576. When native size is selected, each pixel in the preview area matches one pixel in the video frame of the DV AVI file. Use this size to examine the quality of the stamp or the video itself.

720x540: the preview video frame is stretched/squeezed vertically from the original NTSC/PAL video. The advantage of using this size is that it provides the proportionally correct view of the video frame with the 4:3 aspect ratio. There is NO 1-to-1 correspondence between a pixel in the preview area and a pixel in the video frame of the DV AVI file.

640x480: the preview video frame is squeezed horizontally and stretched/squeezed vertically from the original NTSC/PAL video. It provides the proportionally correct view of the video frame with the 4:3 aspect ratio. There is NO 1-to-1 correspondence between a pixel in the preview area and a pixel in the video frame of the DV AVI file. This is also a good choice if your screen resolution is 1024x768.

720x405: the preview video frame is squeezed vertically from the original NTSC/PAL video. The advantage of using this size is that it provides the proportionally correct view if your video was shot with the 16:9 aspect ratio. There is NO 1-to-1 correspondence between a pixel in the preview area and a pixel in the video frame of the DV AVI file.

This is useful if you traveled to a different time zone and took the video, but you forgot to adjust the clock of the camcorder. This option allows you to add/subtract years/months/days/hours/minutes/seconds to the time code on the file.

The adjustment ranges are: Years: [-50, 50], Months: [-11, 11], Days: [-16, 16], Hours: [-23, 23], Minutes: [-59, 59], Seconds: [-59, 59].

Check the first box to make the stamped file's creation time attribute as the first valid timecode of the file
Check the second box to make the stamped file's modification time attribute as the last valid timecode of the file
Check the third box to rename the stamped file to a new name and then specify the format of the new name.

Format codes for file name:

@N Original file name without .avi extension (e.g. testFile for original file name testFile.avi).
@F Date of the first frame of the file in the form of YYMMDD.
@f Time of the first frame of the file in the form of hhmmss.
@L Date of the last frame of the file in the form of YYMMDD.
@l Time of the last frame of the file in the form of hhmmss.

Examples:
format original filename new filename
newFile-20@F-@f-@l oldfile.avi newFile-20041103-110812-152241.avi
@N-@F@f oldfile.avi oldfile-041103110812.avi

Check the Always save In-Out-marks to files box to let vDTS save the In-Out-marks to files automatically if there is any change. Otherwise you will be prompted for saving such file whenever there is any change. If the DV AVI file is named myvideo.avi, then the marks for the file will be saved in a file called myvideo.mrk.

Check the Use tape's timecode (if available) for TCB stamp box to use the timecode of the tape (if available) for TCB stamp (see Time Stamp Control for TCB stamping). Otherwise vDTS generates time code for TCB stamp.

Note: the timecode of a 60min tape typically starts from 00:00:00:00 at the beginning of the tape to about 01:03:00:00 at the end of the tape (you usually get extra 3min from a 60min tape). The timecode generated by vDTS is 00:00:00:00 for the first frame of a DV AVI file, 00:00:00:01 for the second frame of the file, etc.

Note: The timecode of a tape differs from the timecode of recording. The later reflects the time when the footage is shot, and is what most vDTS users care about.

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