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    Getting Started Guide...

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    Hewlett-Packard Company P.O. Box 4010 Cupertino, CA 95015-4010 Copyright © 2000–2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright-protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setting Up Your PC ................. 1 Putting Your PC Together ................1 Connecting to the PC ................2 Turning On Your PC for the First Time ............. 3 Setting Up and Connecting to Your Internet Account ......... 4 Installing Software and Hardware Devices............

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    Retasking audio connectors with the Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager (6-connector, Multi-streaming Audio)............24 Configuring Multi-streaming Audio (6 connector, Multi-streaming Audio) ..24 Setting Up Multi-streaming Audio ............26 Using the Memory Card Reader ........... 29 Using the Memory Card Reader..............29 Media Insertion Guide ................

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    Creating Audio and Data Discs ............. 55 Erasing Rewritable Discs Before Recording ............ 56 Working with Audio CDs ................56 Verifying audio disc recorded without errors ..........57 Audio CD tips ..................57 Creating audio CDs ................58 Creating jukebox discs ................58 Working with Data DVDs and CDs ...............

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    Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer ......... 81 Basic Steps to Make a Movie............... 81 Locating muvee autoProducer..............82 Using muvee autoProducer ................83 Getting started ..................83 Capturing video from a DV camcorder............. 84 Adding videos ..................85 Adding pictures..................86 Adding music ..................

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Pc

    Setting Up Your PC WARNING: Please read “Safety Information” in the Warranty and Support Guide before installing and connecting your PC to the electrical power system. WARNING: The power supply is preset for the country/region in which you purchased your PC. If you move, please check the voltage requirements before plugging your PC into an AC power outlet.

  • Page 8: Connecting To The Pc

    Connecting to the PC Connect your main hardware devices like the monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the Your PC features and back of the PC. Other peripheral devices like a printer, scanner, camera, or other location, availability, equipment also plug into connectors on the back of your computer. Some PC models and number of also have connectors on the front of the PC.

  • Page 9: Turning On Your Pc For The First Time

    Connector Connector Description symbol Audio Line Out (powered speakers) Audio Line In Headphones Microphone ® FireWire (IEEE 1394) for video cameras or other devices with very fast transfer rates Turning On Your PC for the First Time After you have completed the steps on the quick setup poster, you are ready to turn on your PC.

  • Page 10: Setting Up And Connecting To Your Internet Account

    6 Follow the Easy Internet Sign-up wizard to set up an Internet connection (select models only). If you do not wish to set up an Internet connection at this time, Easy Internet Sign-up can be manually started at a later time. See “Setting Up and Connecting to Your Internet Account”...

  • Page 11: Installing Software And Hardware Devices

    Installing Software and Hardware Devices After you turn on the PC the first time, you can install any software programs that came on CDs or DVDs included in the PC box (select models only). You may wish to install additional software programs or hardware devices on your PC.

  • Page 12: Using Desktop Icons

    Using Desktop Icons The desktop has shortcut icons that make it easy to find the things you need. Icon Opens Use it to Help and Support (select View onscreen Help information about models only) your PC. Easy Internet Sign-up Set up a new or an existing Internet account.

  • Page 13: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has an arrangement of standard keys, indicator lights, and special buttons (select models only). Identifying Special Keyboard Buttons There are special buttons (select models only) at the top of the keyboard. (Some models have some of these special buttons on the left side of the main keys.) These buttons operate a CD or DVD player, connect you to the Internet, or provide quick access to specific functions.

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    Icon Feature Description Shopping Sports Finance Connect to Internet Search Goes to popular Web sites. Can be reconfigured to open a site or software program. Chat E-Mail Media Operates a disc player. controls (CD/ A Open and close disc tray DVD/MP3) B Record C Play or pause...

  • Page 15: Customizing The Keyboard Buttons

    Customizing the keyboard buttons You can customize some of the special buttons on the keyboard (select models only) to open different programs or files or to connect to favorite Web sites: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose Control Panel. 3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present.

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 17: Using Your Pc Top

    Using Your PC Top Your PC may have a storage area (select models only) on the top of the PC chassis. Using Your Docking Bay Your PC may have a docking bay (select models only) on the top of the PC chassis. You can use the docking bay to: •...

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    Your PC may look different from the ones shown here. Components and location, availability, and number of connectors may vary. To store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards: Gently press down on the bay lid and slide it open. To install a peripheral device, an iPod Dock, or an HP camera and HP camera docking station: 1 Gently press down on the bay lid and slide it open.

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    4 Thread the cables that came with your peripheral device, iPod Dock (K), or camera docking station (C) through the cable tunnel. Starting from the back of the PC, thread them to the front of the PC. Pull the cables to the center and connect them to the peripheral or the docking station.

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    For an HP camera docking station: • Plug the USB cable into the back of the PC. • Plug the power cord into a power outlet. Optionally, if you want to view the camera images on a TV, plug the red and yellow connectors (not shown) into the TV.

  • Page 21: Setting Up Sound

    Setting Up Sound Using Speakers Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. Your PC supports only an active (powered) speaker system; the speaker system must have its own power cord. A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two-channel speaker system. A multi- NOTE: channel audio speaker system is a system with more than two channels, and it may include a subwoofer.

  • Page 22: Setting Up 3-connector Sound

    Setting Up 3-connector Sound PC models that include three sound connectors (select models only) on the back of the PC support up to six channels of sound (5.1 speaker output) and use the Multi-channel Sound Manager to configure the software settings. Connecting the speaker system to the PC (3-connector) The 3-connector audio speaker system uses the Audio In, Audio Out, and Mic connectors on the back or front of the PC.

  • Page 23: Configuring The Multi-channel Sound Manager

    Configuring the Multi-Channel Sound Manager (3-connector) 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs. 3 Click Multi-channel Sound Manager. The Multi-channel Audio Configuration window opens. If you do not see the Speaker Configuration tab, your PC does not have NOTE: the multi-channel capability.

  • Page 24: Configuring Multi-channel Audio Output For The Dvd Player

    Configuring multi-channel audio output for the DVD player The InterVideo WinDVD program (select models only) is set up for two-speaker (stereo) output. To hear all speakers from DVD movies recorded with multi-channel audio, change the audio properties for WinDVD to match your speaker configuration (if your InterVideo WinDVD program supports more than two channels): 1 Insert a DVD, or start InterVideo WinDVD.

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    The connectors for the 6-connector multi-channel speaker system are on the back of the PC. A Side speaker port (side) B Rear speaker port (rear) C Center speaker/ subwoofer port (c/sub) D Microphone (mic) E Audio line out (out) for front speakers F Audio line in (in) Connecting the speaker system to the PC (6-connector)

  • Page 26: Determining The Audio Configuration Software

    Determining the audio configuration software PC models that include six sound connectors use either the Sound Effect Manager or the Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager to configure the audio software settings. Click Start on the taskbar, Control Panel, and Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.

  • Page 27: Configuring Sound For Recording With The Sound Effect Manager (6-connector)

    3 Select the number of speakers in your system, for example, 7.1 speakers. A connector with no descriptive text in the Connection Guide indicates that the connector is not used for the selected speaker configuration. Click the Speaker Test button to test the speakers. NOTE: 4 Click OK.

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    Retasking audio connectors using the Audio Wizard (6-connector) When you click the Audio Wizard button, a window opens that shows the three audio connectors on the front of the PC. The connectors on the front of your PC may vary; look for the connector icon NOTE: and color.

  • Page 29: Using The Realtek Hd Sound Effect Manager (6-connector, Multi-streaming Audio)

    Using the Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager (6-connector, Multi-streaming Audio) 1 Click Start on the taskbar; Control Panel; Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices; Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager. 2 Click a tab near the top of the window to see a control screen. •...

  • Page 30: Configuring Sound For Recording With The Realtek Hd Sound Effect Manager (6-connector, Multi-streaming Audio)

    Configuring sound for recording with the Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager (6-connector, Multi-streaming Audio) The microphone connector on the front of the 6-connector audio PC is ready to use for recording sound. If you want to use another connector for recording, such as the Digital Audio In connector, use these steps to select it.

  • Page 31: Audio Output Overview

    For example, you hear one audio source through a rear-panel speaker connection and a second source through a front-panel headphone or speaker connection. You must configure Multi-streaming Audio for your system if you want to hear two audio sources on separate speakers. Audio Output Overview The front-panel audio output is the stereo headphone (green) connector only.

  • Page 32: Setting Up Multi-streaming Audio

    Setting Up Multi-streaming Audio Example 1: For Online Gaming To configure multi-streaming audio output for online gaming with Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager, you must enable Voice-Over-IP software (software used to converse over the Internet). Your teammates hear your voice from the microphone via the Internet and you hear the game audio from the rear speakers: 1 Connect the audio input and output connectors to: •...

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    Example 2: For Digital Home Entertainment To configure multi-streaming audio output for digital home entertainment with Sound Effect Manager: 1 Connect the audio output connectors to: • A headphone set or powered speakers connected to the front Headphone Out (green) connector for stereo music playback. •...

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 35: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the Memory Card Reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards, or media, to store digital picture files. The optional memory card reader (select models only) can read and write to a variety of types of memory cards and the IBM Microdrive disk drive.

  • Page 36: Media Insertion Guide

    Media Insertion Guide 4-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity light B Upper-left slot C Lower-left slot D Upper-right slot E Lower-right slot Card Insert Into 4-slot reader CompactFlash Type I media Receptacle edge (holes) C (lower-left) CompactFlash Type II media Receptacle edge (holes) C (lower-left) IBM Microdrive disk drive...

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    2-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity light F Upper slot G Lower slot Card Insert Into 2-slot reader Secure Digital (SD) Label up (gold connector F (Upper) Memory Card fingers down) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Label up (gold connector F (Upper) fingers down) Memory Stick (MS)

  • Page 38: Working With The Safely Remove Hardware Utility

    Working With the Safely Remove Hardware Utility CAUTION: Do not click Stop in the Safely Remove Hardware window with the USB Mass Storage Device selected. Doing so removes the operating system recognition of the memory card reader from your PC; you must restart the PC to see your memory card reader again. If you open the Safely Remove Hardware window by mistake, click Close.

  • Page 39: Using A Tv As A Monitor

    Using a TV as a Monitor Your PC may have TV-out (select models only) capability, which means you can connect it to a television to view the computer image on a TV screen. With the TV-out feature, you can view the computer image, watch DVD movies (if you have a DVD player), or play games on your TV.

  • Page 40: Viewing The Pc Image On Your Tv Screen

    • If your TV has a composite video jack and your PC has a composite video jack, connect a composite video cable to the Video In jack on the TV to the composite video jack on the back of the PC. D Composite video cable E Composite jack C Back of PC...

  • Page 41: Nview Tab

    4 When the Windows desktop appears, right-click an empty area of the desktop and choose Properties. The Display Properties window opens. 5 Click the Settings tab. 6 Click the Advanced button. 7 Look at the tabs, and follow the steps that apply to your PC: •...

  • Page 42: Displays Tab

    Displays tab 1 Click the Displays tab. This tab shows a monitor and a TV. Some PCs (select models only) show a TV for standard television and an HDTV for high-definition television. The upper-left corner of each display icon is a button and a status indicator.

  • Page 43: Nview Tab (disabling)

    nView tab (disabling) 1 Click the nView tab. 2 If you viewed the computer image on your PC monitor and your TV simultaneously, select nView Display Mode in the list on the left, and then select the Standard [Dualview] option. If you viewed the PC image on just the TV, select nView Display Mode in the list on the left, select Standard [Dualview], click the Device Settings button, choose Select Output Device, and then select the Analog Display option.

  • Page 44: Disconnecting The Tv

    Disconnecting the TV 1 Disable the TV option. See the previous procedure. 2 Turn off the TV and the PC. 3 Remove the video cable from the TV and the PC. 4 Remove the audio cable from the TV and the PC. 5 Reconnect your PC speaker cable to the Line Out jack (lime-green connector) on the back of the computer.

  • Page 45: Using The Hp Personal Media Drive

    Using the HP Personal Media Drive The HP Personal Media Drive (sold separately) can be used as an internal or external USB hard disk drive designed to quickly and easily increase your storage capacity and to transfer media files such as digital photos, music, videos, and other important files.

  • Page 46: Inserting The Drive

    For some PCs (select models only), the HP Personal Media Drive is designed to fit inside a horizontal or vertical drive bay. This special drive bay includes an internal USB port and power cable that connect to the drive when it is inserted. NOTE: The drive can be The drive turns on when it is plugged into an active USB port.

  • Page 47: Locating The Drive And Assigning A Drive Letter

    3 Slide the drive all the way into the drive bay until the drive is firmly connected to the internal power and USB port. With the PC turned on, the power indicator (B) on the front of the drive is lit when the drive is inserted correctly. A Drive activity indicator light B Power on indicator...

  • Page 48: Using The Drive

    To assign a drive letter: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Right-click My Computer. 3 Select Manage and then click Disk Management. 4 Right-click the HP Personal Media Drive. 5 Select Change Drive Letter and Paths. 6 Click Change and select a letter, and then apply the changes by clicking OK. The default volume label of this drive is HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 49: Disconnecting The Drive

    9 Click OK, and then OK again to close the Options window. Now your music files on your HP Personal Media Drive appear in the Windows Media Player library when your drive is connected to the PC. When you disconnect the drive, your music files may still appear in the Windows Media Player Library.

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 51: Working With Digital Images

    Working with Digital Images Working with Digital Images You can connect a digital image source, such as a digital camera or a digital video camera, directly to the PC or through a docking station. Digital picture files you copy or download from the device appear in the My Pictures folder. You can copy digital picture files from the memory cards used by digital cameras and other digital imaging devices by using the memory card reader (select models only).

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    The HP Image Zone window opens. A Function screen tabs and different view buttons for images in the work area. Click Preferences to customize HP Image Zone settings, such as the default location for storing images. B Control area. Displays controls for the selected function screen.

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    images to their PC, and other tasks. For more information, see “HP Instant Share Help” in Help. You must be connected to the Internet to use the HP Instant Share feature. NOTE: Backup Click this tab to create backup discs of all the images on your PC or to recover images (either from a backup disc or from the Image Vault).

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 55: Playing Cds And Dvds

    Playing CDs and DVDs Your PC includes software that lets you play music CDs and DVD movies (select models only). This section describes how to: • Play music CDs using Windows Media Player, or play music CDs or DVDs with iTunes. •...

  • Page 56: Playing Cds And Dvds With Windows Media Player

    Playing CDs and DVDs with Windows Media Player Your PC must have a DVD drive to play DVD movies. 1 Insert the music CD or DVD movie into the drive. • The Windows Media Player window opens. If the wizard window opens, select Windows Media Player from the list.

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    2 Close the disc tray by gently pushing the tray into the PC. The movie plays in its own resizable video window, and the WinDVD control panel appears. If the Play DVD movie wizard window opens, select Play DVD movie using InterVideo WinDVD from the list. You may have to scroll down in the window to see it.

  • Page 58: Using Country/region Codes

    Using country/region codes Most DVD discs have country/region codes embedded in the disc data that limit where the DVD movie can be played. The country/region number is usually placed over a world globe printed on the DVD packaging and disc. DVDs without country/region codes play on any player or drive in any country/region.

  • Page 59: Playing Video Cds (vcd) With Windows Media Player

    Playing Video CDs (VCD) with Windows Media Player 1 Insert your video CD (VCD) into a DVD or CD drive. 2 Select Play DVD movie using Windows Media Player, and click OK. If the program doesn’t open, click Start, choose All Programs, and Windows Media Player.

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 61: Creating Audio And Data Discs

    Creating Audio and Data Discs This chapter contains the procedures you must perform to record (or burn) music and data files to recordable CD and DVD discs. It also includes information about labeling your discs using the LightScribe labeling technology included on select models.

  • Page 62: Erasing Rewritable Discs Before Recording

    Erasing Rewritable Discs Before Recording Previously recorded files on CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW discs must be erased before recording new files. CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs cannot be erased. To erase a rewritable disc in Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: 1 Open the DigitalMedia Plus program by clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home.

  • Page 63: Verifying Audio Disc Recorded Without Errors

    Both Sonic programs create closed-session music CDs, which means you must record all music files on one CD in one recording session. Music files can be recorded repeatedly on a rewritable CD-RW disc, but all previously recorded files must be erased first. CD-R discs cannot be erased. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law.

  • Page 64: Creating Audio Cds

    • If you try to record more than a standard CD can hold, a message displays warning you that all the tracks may not fit on your disc. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law.

  • Page 65: Working With Data Dvds And Cds

    6 When prompted, insert a blank disc. DVD discs can store significantly more music files than a CD. Jukebox discs can only be played on computers, CD players, or DVD players that support the file format you use to create the disc (MP3 is most commonly supported). For file format compatibility, check the documentation for the device where you intend to play the disc.

  • Page 66: Data Disc Tips

    Data disc tips When storing data files on a disc, it is important to note that: • You can add new data files to a CD-R, DVD+R or DVD-R in a later recording session, until the disc is full. With DVD+R or DVD-R discs, insert your partially recorded DVD, click the Wrench icon to display the Options window, click Data, select the first Write-Once DVD Compatibility option, and then click OK.

  • Page 67: Copying A Dvd Or Cd

    You can get detailed online help by clicking the Help menu and then selecting Help. NOTE: An appendable disc can have additional files added to it, if there is disc space available. Recorded audio CDs are closed-session discs that are not appendable.

  • Page 68: Archiving Files On A Cd Or Dvd

    Archiving Files on a CD or DVD To make an archive file copy of files stored on your PC using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: 1 Open the DigitalMedia Plus program by clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home. 2 Click the Data tab and then Easy Archive. 3 Select the path to the files that you want to archive (or click Browse to navigate to them).

  • Page 69: Creating An Image File

    Creating an image file To make an image file using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: 1 Open the DigitalMedia Plus program by clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home. 2 Click Copy, and then click Save Image. 3 Insert the CD or DVD from which you want to make an image file. 4 Click Browse to select the location where the image file will be created and choose the image type (.gi or .iso) to be saved.

  • Page 70: Lightscribe Requirements

    LightScribe requirements Burning a label with LightScribe requires three things: • LightScribe-enabled DVD drive (select models only). • Labeling software that supports LightScribe. • LightScribe discs (sold separately). Burning a LightScribe label with Sonic Express Labeler 1 Click Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then click Express Labeler. NOTE: You can open Express Labeler from within DigitalMedia Plus by clicking Tools, and then Label Disc.

  • Page 71: Burning A Lightscribe Label After Burning With Itunes

    Burning a LightScribe label after burning with iTunes iTunes works with Sonic Express Labeler to allow you to burn labels on a LightScribe audio CD. The playlist you create in iTunes to burn a disc is automatically imported into Express Labeler so that this information is available for you to use on your LightScribe label.

  • Page 72: Using Adhesive Disc Labels

    Using adhesive disc labels WARNING: When labeling your CDs and DVDs, do not use sticky labels. They can cause the disc to play erratically. Instead, write on the disc with a felt-tip pen to label it. Or, you can create a LightScribe label for your disc if you have a LightScribe optical drive and you use LightScribe media discs.

  • Page 73: Disc Features And Compatibility Table

    Disc Features and Compatibility Table File Can be Plays in home Plays in home Disc type recorded onto Plays in PC or car stereo DVD player Data CD-ROM Music Varies by model Data CD-R Music Varies by model Varies by model Data CD-RW Music...

  • Page 74: Optical Drive Quick Reference Table

    Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Optical drive can: CD-ROM CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD+RW/+R Double-Layer Combo DVD-RW/–R CD-RW/DVD Read CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs Read DVDs Read data on a CD Play music Record data or music to disc for storage or backup View DVD movies Record DVD movies Play games...

  • Page 75: Software Quick Reference Table

    Software Quick Reference Table Your PC includes a number of software programs that: • Record and play CDs. • Record data CDs. • Import and edit video files. • Record video CDs and DVDs. • Organize digital media files. The following table describes the functionality specific to each of these programs. Use it to determine which program to use to perform a task.

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    With this program: You can: Sonic DigitalMedia Plus • Record data and music files. (select models only) • Record a copy of an existing music or data CD to use on the PC. • Create customized music CDs from CDs in your collection, or from .wav, .mp3, or .wma files.

  • Page 77: Creating Video Discs And Movies

    Creating Video Discs and Movies Your PC may include the following movie-making programs, depending on your model: • Sonic MyDVD (select models only) • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus (select models only) • Windows Movie Maker • muvee autoProducer (select models only) These programs all capture, edit, and manage your home video files, while allowing you to add your own personal touch to your home movies.

  • Page 78: Sonic Mydvd Video Projects

    For more information, click Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then DigitalMedia Home. When the program displays, click Help and then Sonic MyDVD Help. Sonic MyDVD Video Projects A Sonic MyDVD video project is a way to group, organize, store, play, and burn related video and still digital files.

  • Page 79: Adding Files To A Video Project

    Adding files to a video project You can add files to your DVD or VCD video project from: • An existing DVD or VCD. • Video files already stored on your PC. • Video capture from a digital video camera (as described in the next section). To add files from a DVD, VCD, or from your hard disk drive: 1 Click File, Open, and then select a video project that you created as described in “Creating a Video Project”...

  • Page 80: Adding Slideshows To A Video Project

    Adding slideshows to a video project You can create a slideshow (a series of still images displayed automatically) by adding existing still photos to your project or by capturing them with a connected digital video source. To add a slideshow to a video project: 1 Click File, Open, and then select a video project that you created as described in “Creating a Video Project”...

  • Page 81: Editing The Style Of A Video Project

    Editing the style of a video project You can change the style of a number of elements within your video project. The elements include: • Background color and graphics on the menus and submenus. • Button styles. • Background music. •...

  • Page 82: Burning A Video Project To Disc

    5 Click one of the four tabs (Fades & Dissolves, Filters, Text, or Themes and backgrounds) next to the preview screen. 6 Drag and drop any of the effects over scenes (or between them for transitions) in the storyboard. 7 Click OK to save the edits. For more information about any of the editing features, click Help and then Sonic MyDVD Help from within the Edit window.

  • Page 83: Creating A Video Project With The Direct-to-disc Wizards

    Creating a Video Project With the Direct-to-Disc Wizards Sonic MyDVD includes Direct-to-Disc Wizards that guide you through the steps you must complete to create a DVD or VCD video project. A video project is a way to group, organize, store, play, and burn related video and still digital files. 1 Connect your digital camcorder or Web camera to your PC.

  • Page 84: Video Quality And Disc Size

    Note that the Direct-to-Disc Wizards do not include the editing features that are available from the standard interface. You can edit a project created with a wizard before burning it to a disc as described in: • “Editing the style of a video project” on page 75. •...

  • Page 85: Dvd Recording Time

    DVD Recording Time The following table lists the approximate DVD-Video recording time for different disc sizes at different video quality settings (your DVD recorder may not support all these disc sizes). Estimated time per disc size Video quality Audio format 8.5 GB 4.7 GB 2.6 GB...

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 87: Creating Movies Using Muvee Autoproducer

    Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer Creating personalized and professional-looking video movies is simple with muvee autoProducer (select models only). Basic Steps to Make a Movie The basic steps to produce a movie with muvee autoProducer are: 1 Capture digital video: Capture live or recorded video to your hard disk drive directly from a compatible digital video camcorder.

  • Page 88: Locating Muvee Autoproducer

    3 Add music: Select music files on your PC to add to your movie soundtrack. You can use these music file types in your movie project: File extension File type .mp3 MPEG Layer 3 audio .m4a MPEG-4 audio layer .wav Windows audio .wma Windows Media audio...

  • Page 89: Using Muvee Autoproducer

    Using muvee autoProducer Getting started To open muvee autoProducer: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Select All Programs, muvee Technologies, muvee autoProducer, and then muvee autoProducer to open muvee autoProducer. NOTE: You can also open muvee autoProducer from within Digital Media Plus. Select the Video tab and then muvee autoProducer.

  • Page 90: Capturing Video From A Dv Camcorder

    Capturing video from a DV camcorder You can capture (copy) digital video files to your hard disk drive by using muvee autoProducer either: • Live (known as camera mode) using a compatible DV camcorder. See “Capturing live video from a DV camcorder” on page 84. •...

  • Page 91: Adding Videos

    4 Click the Play button on the screen to begin viewing the video. 5 Click Start Capture when you see the start of the video footage you want to use in your movie project. 6 Click Stop Capture to stop capturing. 7 Repeat steps 5 and 6 to capture additional sections of video footage.

  • Page 92: Adding Pictures

    • Click and hold down the gray thumb button to undo one second of a selected scene. Shift and click to undo scenes that were marked with the thumbs-up or thumbs-down buttons. • Click and hold down the arrow buttons to navigate backward and forward through the video footage.

  • Page 93: Selecting The Style

    4 Adjust the order of the music files by selecting and then dragging and dropping the file. Select the music, and click the trash can icon to remove a music clip from the production. Selecting the style The muvee autoProducer program comes with a set of style templates for setting the pace, scene transition effects, and caption fonts.

  • Page 94: Adding An Opening Title And Closing Credits

    4 Select the Audio tab to set the sound preferences. Click one of the following settings: • Use all music. Place a check in the check box to use the sequence of sound files in the Add Music window. • smartJoin multiple music files.

  • Page 95: Making The Movie

    Making the movie After you have added at least one video or picture file to your movie project, you can have muvee autoProducer make the movie. The muvee autoProducer program makes a movie by combining the video, picture, and music files you have selected, along with the style of movie, and puts together all of these pieces into a professional-looking movie with just a few steps.

  • Page 96: Recording The Movie Project To Disc

    3 Click the Save button. 4 Enter a name for the output movie. Select a folder on your hard disk drive, as required. The movie saves. • You can watch the preview as it saves. 5 Click the Save button. 6 Click Yes to preview the movie file.

  • Page 97: Getting Help

    Getting Help Finding Onscreen Guides The User’s Guides folder (select models only) in the All Programs menu contains any onscreen guides included with your PC. To see the items in the Documentation folder: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs. 3 Choose User’s Guides.

  • Page 98: Using The Onscreen Help And Support Center

    Using the Onscreen Help and Support Center Information about your PC is in the onscreen Help and Support Center (select models only). Here you can find links to driver updates, access to technical support options, and information about commonly asked questions. To open the Help and Support Center: •...

  • Page 99: Turning Off Messages

    5 Click Updates from HP again. Updates from HP displays. • If Updates from HP has been activated on your system, click View messages to view a list of previously received messages. To read a message, double-click the message title in the window. You can exit this window, and Updates from HP remains active.

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    1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs. 3 Choose PC Help & Tools. 4 Click an item to view it or use it. Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 101: Index

    Index archive files Add Pictures closed-session Add Video copying adding files, video projects data files adding music image files muvee autoProducer jukebox adding pictures tips about muvee autoProducer verifying no errors adding video data discs muvee autoProducer DVDs adhesive disc labels archive files antivirus, installing program appending discs...

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    creating cable tunnel compressed CDs cables, for connecting a TV data CDs and DVDs camcorder capture DVDs camera docking station image files captions capturing digital video jukebox CDs capturing video music CDs DV camcorder VCDs in video projects Credits live video Credits effect customizing keyboard buttons recorded video...

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    DVDs file formats, video files archive files adding to partially recorded discs burning to disc archive copying compressed audio data image data discs, burning tips erasing rewritable image files supported video formats movies, creating verification of data quality settings verify integrity of backups recording time supported formats FireWire...

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    iPod, connecting multi-channel speakers iTunes connecting 3-connectors features connecting 6-connectors labeling with LightScribe selecting for 3-connector PC playing music CDs selecting for 6-connector PC selecting for 6-connector PC (Multi-streaming Audio) using a microphone jukebox CDs Music Allow Music to repeat music Keep shots in sequence keyboard...

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    Sonic MyDVD default verify data setting quality settings, recording DVDs Direct-to-Disc wizards editing video files erasing discs RealOne Player, features online help Recording verifying data feature configuring Realtek HD Sound Effect video Manager, projects recording quality CDs, VCDs, and DVDs see: burning settings (quality) DVDs sound connectors...

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    MyDVD connecting scene detection disconnecting searching for scenes TV shows slideshows copying to CDs or DVDs sub-menus TV-out supported file formats cables text formatting connecting a TV set transition effects disabling TV option user interfaces viewing PC image on TV quality settings (MyDVD) supported DVD formats video button...

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