Making Video Discs : Using Plug & Burn
Using Plug & Burn
When creating a video disc, you can automatically import video from your DV camcorder using the Plug & Burn feature. You can import the entire tape or only a portion of the tape. After importing, you can immediately start recording your disc, or add other video or slideshows from your hard disk before recording.
When you play your completed video disc, you see a menu containing a button for each video you imported.
* To import video
1 Start a new video project.
2 Connect your DV camcorder to your computer via a Firewire cable and set it to playback (VCR) mode.
In a few seconds, a camcorder icon appears in the Content Area.
3 Use the camera controls next to the camcorder icon to fast-forward or rewind to the point where you want to begin importing. If you want to import from the beginning of the tape, skip this step.
4 Click Import.
5 Choose Plug & Burn options:
Clip Description: Enter text for the menu button on the TV menu for this video.
Import: Select the amount of video (in minutes) you want to import. Choose Entire Tape to import all the video on the DV tape.
Rewind Tape/Current Position: Choose Rewind Tape to automatically rewind to the beginning of the tape before importing. Choose Current Position to begin importing from the current location on the tape.
You can import and then record the disc immediately, or import and add additional video or slideshows before recording the disc.
* To start recording the disc immediately after importing
1 Insert a blank, recordable disc.
2 Click Import & Record, choose a recorder from the list, and configure recording options, such as Number of Copies.
3 Click Record to continue.
Toast starts the DV camcorder and imports the video to your hard disk. When importing is complete, Toast records the disc. Toast displays a progress bar and status information as it records your disc.
* To import and then add additional video or slideshows before recording
Click Import.
Toast starts the DV camcorder and imports the video to your hard disk. When importing is complete, a new video is added to the Content Area. You can then add additional videos and slideshows.
You can also export the imported video to your hard disk.
Imported video is temporarily stored in the Roxio Converted Items folder in your Documents folder. Imported video files can be very large (2 GB for every 10 minutes of imported video) and are automatically deleted when you quit Toast. The original source content is not deleted from your camcorder DV tape.
You can configure your preferences to save these imported items for a longer time. See Configuring when Roxio Converted Items is emptied.