How to Preview Your Movie in Showbiz DVD

You can use preview movie software to make beautiful movie clips with or without audio tracks. Showbiz DVD is a specially designed software for making short movies and slideshows. Follow these steps whenever you use the software.

Step 1: Capturing Video

Connect your camera to your PC or notebook, and turn on the power button. Launch the program. Select Capture or Edit Video from the Welcome Wizard. Select Capture in the top corner of the screen, from your next menu.

Step 2: Playback Controls

Within the Capture module are the controls used for navigating through the video on your camera. Use these controls to jump forward or backward to the spot where you would like to begin recording. When all is set, click the Record button beneath the preview window.

Step 3: Define Specifics

Define the specifics of your captured file such as File Name box, Format box, Set capture box and Add to album box. Choose the file name and save location. Set the file type for DVD as DVD (MPEG-2). Enter the capture time and save the footage to an album.

Step 4: Adding Content to Storyboard/Timeline

Add content such as existing video, photos and audio tracks to the Storyboard/Timeline. This is basically the template on which you create your movie. You can add still images, videos, scenes in Storyboard view and audio, text and special effects in Timeline. You can also make videos fade out, fade in and add scrolling text for beginning titles and end credits. Include your video as a chapter in the final DVD.

Step 5: Tabs and Albums

The top portion of the screen is divided into numerous tabs such as Media, Text, Transitions, Effects and Export. Albums are folders that help you organize everything when editing your movie.

Step 6: Modifying Content

After doing the steps above, you can start organizing everything to make a real stand-out video. Rearrange the information using Storyboard or use Timeline for a more complex view.

Step 7: Rearranging Photos and Videos

You can simply rearrange photos and videos by clicking and dragging any thumbnail from the Storyboard to a new location.

Step 8: Swapping Transitions

With transition changes, things stand differently. Each time you click and drag one transition over another, the first one simply replaces the last one. Therefore, transitions are not shuffled as they simply replace one another.

Step 9: Editing Still Images

You have full control over the display time of each photo. You can modify the duration in the Storyboard by specifying hours, minutes and frames. Also, modify Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation.

Step 10: Editing and Trimming Video Clips

You can use this option to adjust the volume and playback speed, and modify the video color of your preview movie in the Timeline.

Step 11: Global Audio Settings

You can modify the overall audio of the Video track or both Audio tracks by checking in the Video+Audio, Audio1 and Audio2 boxes.

Step 12: Timeline and Advanced Editing

Last, but not least, you can edit and add special effects on your text track, video track and audio track. When the final video is compiled, all the content is processed into a single video.