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Technical Specifications

Supported Input File Formats
Video AVI1 file (*.avi)
DivX (*.avi, *.divx)
DirectShow decodable video file12
DV/HDV file (*.avi)
DVD-Video file (VIDEO_TS, *.IFO, *.VOB)5
DVD-VR file (VRO)5
Everio movie file (*.mod)
HDV camcorder capture (Sony, Victor/JVC and Canon formats)9
MPEG-1 System stream (*.mpg, *.mpv)2/3
MPEG-1 Elementary stream (*.m1v)
MPEG-2 Program stream (*.mpg, *.m2p)3
MPEG-2 Elementary stream (*.m2v)
MPEG-2 Transport stream (*.mpg, *.m2ts (HDV, AVCHD format included)3/4
QuickTime movie3 file (*.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.amc)10
Windows Media Center Microsoft TV recorder4 file (*.wtv, *.dvrms)8
VFAPI decodable video file
Windows Media file (*.asf, *.wmv)7
Audio Advanced Audio Coding file (*.aac)14
AIFF file (*.aif)
AVI decodable audio part (*.avi)1
DirectShow decodable audio file12
Dolby Digital file (*.ac3)13
MPEG-1 Audio layer II file (*.mp2)13
MPEG-1 Audio layer III file (*.mp3)13
QuickTime file (*.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.amc)10
VFAPI decodable audio file
Wave file (*.wav) uncompressed, decodable through installed audio codec, and Extensible support
Windows Media file (*.wma)7
PictureStill picture file (*.bmp, *.emf, *.jpg, *. jpeg, *. png, *.psd, *.wmf)
Supported Output Formats
Output format Blu-ray Disc (BDMV format, single and dual layer media supported)
DVD-Video (single and dual layer media supported)
DivX ULTRA
MPEG System Encoder
Output format MPEG-1 System stream (ISO/IEC 11172-1 standard)
MPEG-2 Program stream (ISO/IEC 13818-1 standard)
MPEG-2 Transport stream (ISO/IEC 13818-1 standard)
MPEG Video Encoder
Output format MPEG-1 Video stream (ISO/IEC 11172-2 standard)
MPEG-2 Video stream (ISO/IEC 13818-2 standard)
Aspect ratio Pixel aspect ratio 1:1
Image aspect ratio 4:3 / 16:9 / 2.21:1
Framerate Depends on the input
Bitrate control mode CBR/ VBR (Transcode, 2 pass)
Profile & level MP@ML / MP@HL
TV system PAL / NTSC
VBV buffer size Depends on the input
Motion detection 4 levels with error correction
MPEG Audio Encoder
Output settingsAutomatic
Custom
Model clip
Output formatDolby Digital15
Linear PCM
MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (ISO/IEC 11172-3 standard)
BitrateDolby Digital (5.1): 384 / 448 / 640 kb/s
Dolby Digital (5.0): 384 / 448 / 640 kb/s
Dolby Digital (stereo): 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320 / 384 / 448 kb/s
Dolby Digital (monaural): 64 / 80 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 kb/s
Linear PCM (multichannel, channel×bit×kHz): 3072~27648 kb/s
Linear PCM (stereo, bit×kHz): 1536 (16×48) / 1920 (20×48) / 2304 (24×48) / 3072 (16×96) / 3840 (20×96) / 4608 (24×96) kb/s
Linear PCM (monaural, bit×kHz): 768 (16×48) / 960 (20×48) / 1152 (24×48) / 1536 (16×96) / 1920 (20×96) / 2304 (24×96) kb/s
MP2 (stereo): 64 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320 / 384 kb/s
MP2 (monaural): 32 / 64 / 80 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 kb/s
Sampling rateDolby Digital: 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz
Linear PCM: 48 / 96 / 192 kHz
MP2: 32 / 44.1 kHz
QuantizationMP2: 16 bits linear
Dolby Digital: 16 bits linear
Linear PCM: 16 / 20 / 24 bits linear
Channel modeDolby Digital: monaural / stereo / 5.0 / 5.1
Linear PCM: Mono / stereo / 3/0 / 2/1 / 3/1 / 2/2 / 5.0 / 5.1 / 7.0 / 7.1
MP2: monaural / stereo / joint-stereo
DVD-Video Output
Output fileDVD-Video standard compliant folders (AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS) and files (*.IFO, *.VOB, *.BUP) structure playable by DVD-Video players.
MPEG formatMPEG-1MPEG-2
Bitrate modeCBRCBR / VBR
Display modeProgressiveProgressive / interlaced
Playback 3:2 pulldownN/AYes
Inverse 3:2 pulldownN/AYes
Profile & LevelN/AMP@ML
TV systemNTSC / PALNTSC / PAL
ResolutionNTSC: 352×240
PAL: 352×288
NTSC: 720×480 / 704×480 / 352×480 / 352×240
PAL: 720×576 / 704×576 / 352×576 / 352×288
GOP lengthNTSC: 18 frames maximum
PAL: 15 frames maximum
NTSC: 18 frames / 36 fields maximum
PAL: 15 frames / 30 fields maximum
or XDVD specs
Aspect ratio4:34:3 / 16:9
FramerateNTSC: 29.97 fps
PAL: 25 fps
NTSC: 29.97 fps
PAL: 25 fps
Bitrate1850 kb/s (video + audio)9800 kb/s (video only) / 9848 kb/s (video + audio)
VBV buffer size40 KB224 KB
Audio formatDolby Digital (*.ac3 5.1 ch 448 kb/s)
Linear PCM (*.wav uncompressed up to 24 bit 96 kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (*.mp2)
Dolby Digital (*.ac3 5.1 ch 448 kb/s)
Linear PCM (*.wav uncompressed up to 24 bit 96 kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (*.mp2)
Blu-ray Disc (BDMV) Output
Output fileBDMV standard compliant folders and files structure playable by Blu-ray video players.
MPEG formatMPEG-2
Bitrate modeCBR / VBR
Display modeProgressive / interlaced
Playback 3:2 pulldownAutoselect
Inverse 3:2 pulldownAutoselect
Progressive 2:2 pulldownAutoselect
Profile & LevelMP@ML / MP@HL
TV systemNTSC / PAL
ResolutionNTSC: 1920×1080 / 1440×1080 / 1280×720 / 720×480
PAL: 1920×1080 / 1440×1080 / 1280×720 / 720×576
GOP lengthNTSC: 30 frames
PAL: 25 frames
Aspect ratio4:3 / 16:9
FramerateNTSC: 59.94 (1280×720 only) / 29.97 / 24 (1280×720 and higher) / 23.976 fps fps
PAL: 50 (1280×720 only) / 25 / 24 (1280×720 and higher) / 23.976 fps fps
Bitrate38.4 Mb/s (video only in MP@HL) / 15 Mb/s (video only in MP@ML) / 38.4 Mb/s (video + audio + subtitles)
VBV buffer size224 to 1194 KB autoselect
Audio formatDolby Digital (*.ac3 up to 5.1 ch)
Linear PCM (*.wav uncompressed up to 24 bit 192 kHz)
DivX ULTRA Output
Output fileDivX (*.divx)16
Output formatDivX ULTRA
Bitrate mode1 pass CBR / 1 pass CQ / 2 pass encode
ProfileHome Theater / HDTV / None
Performance6 levels between Picture quality and Encoding speed prioritization
Bidirectional encodingAdaptive single consecutive / adaptive multiple consecutive
Noise reduction4 levels
Quantization typeH.263 / H.263 optimized / MPEG*
Psychovisual enhancementMasking / shaving
Aspect ratio1:1 / 4:3 / 16:9
Framerate10 / 12 / 14.985 / 15 / 19.98 / 20 / 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 fps
Bitrate50,000 kb/s
VBV buffer size224 to 1194 KB autoselect
Audio formatDolby Digital (*.ac3 up to 5.1 ch)
MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer III (MP3)
Sampling rateDolby Digital: 32 / 44 / 48 kHz
MP3: 16 / 22 / 24 / 32 / 44 / 48 kHz
Channel modeDolby Digital: monoral / stereo / 5.0 (48 kHz) / 5.1 (48 kHz)
MP3: monaural / stereo / Joint stereo
Quantization16 bits
Audio bitrateDolby Digital (stereo): 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320 / 384 / 448 kb/s
MP3: 8 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 40 / 48 / 56 / 64 / 80 / 96 / 112 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 224 / 256 / 320 kb/s
Edit and Processing Functions
Blu-ray menu editingCreates a complete menu for your Blu-ray (BDMV) project. Supports high definition and pop-up menus.
DVD menu editingCreates a complete menu for your DVD-Video project.
DivX menu editingCreates a menu for your DivX project.
Source rangeSpecifies the part of the clip that will be outputted during the authoring process.
High-speed thumbnailFast navigation within a clip during cut-edit and chaptering work.
File linking support17Uses the Smart Rendering engine to smoothly join together several video/audio files.
Undo/RedoRegisters up to 50 cut-edit/source range/chapter changes.
Playback audio volumeLets you set the audio playback volume in each clip editing/preview window.
Cut-editRemove one or more parts of the clip.
Chapter entry pointSpecifies the menu chapters entry points within the clip.
Chaptering toolAutomatically set several chapter entry points according to a specified interval / number / time.
SplitterAllows you to split a clip into two or more independant clips.
XDVD sensing in cut-editAutomatically changes the thumbnail display mode when importing XDVD type MPEG.
High-speed display modeAccelerates the video preview rendering. (Windows Vista only. Acceleration is possible in Windows XP by using the overlay display mode)
Smart scene searchClicking on the middle mouse button activates the smart scene search, moving the playhead to the closest scene change.
Scene change detectionDetects any scene change within the re-encoded parts of the clip to output an I Picture.
Aspect ratio conversionAllows you to change the aspect ratio of the output.
Audio Processing
Noise reductionReduces the random noise from analog recordings.
Gap correctionAllows you to correct video/audio synchronization by the millisecond.
Volume changeChanges the volume from 0 to 500% of the source volume.
NormalizationChanges the volume so the highest audio level is equal or lower than 100% of the output.
UniformizationUniformizes the volume based on the peak or average audio level.
Fade-in/outApplies an audio fading effect at the begining and the end of the clip.
Multistream capabilitiesAllows you to set up to two independant audio streams in Blu-ray/DVD/DivX formats.
Biligual capabilitiesAllows you to extract the left (main language) or right (secondary language) part of an audio stream, or output both.
Audio conversionHigh quality converters adapt the audio format to the output (Blu-ray/DVD/DivX) specifications.
Sampling rate conversionHigh precision 32 bit floating point audio processors can convert from and to any required sampling rate (32 / 44 / 48 / 96 / 192 kHz)
Other Functions
Proxy file editingHelps to accelerate cut-editing high definition files by creating an intermediate, smaller version of the source. Offers five levels of picture quality and size. (this has no influence on the output result)
Intelligent 2-pass transcodingAllows you to adapt the output size of the BD/DVD structure to an arbitrary one/two layer media capacity.
Intelligent 2-pass full encodeEntirely converts non-compliant files to Blu-ray/DVD/DivX ULTRA standard.
Smart renderingOutputs using the Smart Rendering Engine for any MPEG and DivX file (possible for the later when no profile is set).
Batch authoring toolSequentially authors and outputs a series of registered projects.
MPEG tool18Multiplexes or demultiplexes the video and audio content of MPEG-1/2 files.
Transition effectsCreates a transition effect between clips.
Slideshow editorCreates a slideshow with transition effects and music from still pictures.
Disc writing tool19Seamlessly write the authored output onto a CD/DVD/BD media.
Color matte clipCreates a clip from a color, a gradation or a picture (tiled).
Menu item toolOffers all the functions to create menu page items such as buttons, frames and background pictures.
Subtitles editor20Imports up to two subtitle streams from a DVD-Video, or creates personalized subtitle streams selectable from the menu or player's controls.
Clipboard supportTake a capture of the video in the preview window and place it in the operating system clipboard for use in another application.
Interface iconizationMost of the interface now displays icons in lieu of text.
Timecode corrected MPEG file input21Elimitates any audio gap by using the timecode correction data contained in certain MPEG files.
DV/HDV capture22Transfers and use the digital video data from a DV/HDV camcorder through an IEEE1394 (i.LINK) connection.
DVD-Video/VR importation5Imports the video and chapter information from a non-protected DVD-Video or DVD-VR.
Media Center Editing8Converts Microsoft DVR-MS TV recording file format into a MPEG Program stream usable as source.
News Center supportAllows you to receive updates and special offer annoucements directly from our server.
Jog shuttleKeyboard shortcut definitions in the clip cut-editor includes those used by a jog shuttle.
SimulationLets you verify your BD/DVD/DivX project video, audio and subtitles through a complete player simulator.
CPU priority5 CPU usage priority allocation levels from idle time only to full time process.
Final taskAutomatically shuts-down, goes into stand-by or hibernate mode when the output process is completed.
  1. The video YUV colorspace is interpolated to 4:4:4 with the Type-2 DV codec used by our company for the AVI input. Except for uncompressed AVI, AVI file input requires the codec corresponding to the format. Type-1 DV and other importations through DirectShow depends on the available environment. For this reason it is normal some AVI files are not readable. Audio may not be available in the second clip when no more than one instance of a codec cannot exist at a given time.
  2. MPEG-1 VBR (variable bitrate) file import is not supported.
  3. Depending of the settings and device used, an audio gap may appear in the captured movie data. Use the trial version to verify the quality of your capture system.
  4. Transport stream importation tested with sources generated by a JVC GR-HD1 and a SONY HDR-FX1/HC1.
  5. DVD-VR importation requires a media compatible drive and UDF 2.0 support. For standard Windows installation not able to copy or read UDF 2.0 format, such functions cannot be used. This application cannot process DVD-Video protected by a Copyright or anti-copy enforcement system such as CSS and CPRM.
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  7. Windows Media file importation requires the Windows Media Technology is installed on the host computer. Data broadcasted live on the Internet is not supported. Files protected by the Windows Media Digital Copyright Management (DRM) are not supported. Files without a Seekable (cue) flag are not supported.
  8. This application cannot read copy-protected Microsoft TV recorder files. WTV file importation is possible on the computer used to record the file, or on computer able to create this type of file. Recordings copy-protected by a DRM scheme cannot be imported. Only WTV files containing MPEG-2 video and MP2 audio can be imported.
  9. Some DV/HDV camcorder and IEEE1394 connection compatibility issues may prevent a correct capture.
  10. QuickTime file importation requires QuickTime 7, iTunes 6 or newer versions. (audio may not be correctly processed in case of multitrack audio source file)
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  12. Importations through DirectShow relies on the available environment. For this reason it is normal some AVI files are not readable. Some specific formats (VBR, ogg etc) used may result in audio gap or may not be outputted.
  13. VBR format not supported.
  14. AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) importation supports up to 2 channel (stereo) source only. 5.1 (6 channels) sources cannot be imported.
  15. Outputted Dolby Digital audio is for personnal, non commercial use only.
  16. DivX file playback requires the DivX codec is installed on the host computer or a DivX labelled set-top player.
  17. File linking is not possible for MPEGs with different characteristics.
  18. The MPEG Tool supports the MPEG-1/2 files created by the TMPGEnc encoders. (MPEG files generated by a hardware encoder or other Companies' encoder may not be correctly processed)
  19. Requires a compatible writing drive.
  20. The menu, second audio stream and subtitles of a DivX file generated by TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 cannot be re-imported into the application.
  21. Audio gap and other issues may arise when the application is used in certain conditions. For this reason, we recommend you use the trial version to evaluate its performances before purchassing it. Partially damaged source file may not be imported at all.
  22. There is no analog video capture functions.

Supplemental notice

  • Some VOB, VRO files recorded in DVD-Video/VR format may not be correctly processed. (always use the "From a DVD..." option of the Source Wizard).
  • Supports video files generated by the TMPGEnc series software encoder, most capture devices and DVD recorders. Depending on the settings and device used, an audio gap may appear in the captured movie data. Use the trial version to verify the quality of your capture system before purchasing the retail version. Partially damaged source files may not be imported at all. This application cannot process DVD-Video protected by a Copyright or anti-copy enforcement system such as CSS and CPRM.
  • Product characteristics may change without notice.