Frequently Asked Questions

How to use the VC500 with only showbiz.
Last Updated 5 years ago

The Arcsoft Showbiz software we include on the disk can be used as an all in one solution to capture, edit and burn your videos. Here is how:

Capture - 


First; You just need to make sure that the "Capture Module" in Showbiz is configured correctly.

1) Start by Opening the showbiz software. In the upper left, click on the "Capture" tab.
         a) If you get an error indicating that the device is in use by another software, Please see our THIS FAQ.

2) When the new window opens, start by looking at the "Source" menu in the upper left. This should be set for "Capture Device"

3) The next object down is the "Video Input" setting. This needs to be set for composite, if you are using the Yellow pin for video, or S-video, if you are using a black cable for video.

4) Next is the "Audio Device" - This MUST be set for "Audio Pin Source". If it is set for "Analog Audio in (USB2.0 Video C" in, It may produce the error mentioned in step 1. Please see the article linked above for a solution.

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5) A bit further down the screen there is a button for "Device Settings", click on this button and a new window will pop out. There should be a minimum of 2 tabs. The one we want is "Video Decoder".

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6) On this tab, there is a setting for "Video Standard" - It must be set for NTSC_M for north America. You may need to Scroll up in the list to find the correct option.

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After all is set correctly, you should be able to view and record your video.

Once you see the video playing, you can click on "capture", and watch the video while it records, or set a capture duration, and go about other tasks. Once the capture duration expires, the capture will automatically stop, and the capture model will close.

EDIT - 



Once captured your video clips will show up in the "Library" section directly below the "Open" button of the Arcsoft ShowBiz program. Click and hold down the mouse to drag and drop the video clips onto the "Storyboard" section located below the "Library" to add those clips to the DVD. Also, you can right-click on the active video clip that has the red square on it and select the option "Add to Storyboard" from the context menu to add your clip to the project.


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1) When your video clip is on the storyboard, click on the Scissor icon above the Storyboard (film strip) that says "Multiple Trim" to open the video editing module.


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2) On the window that opens on your screen, the blue bar represents your entire video clip. The white cursor is used for tracking your video to a certain point that you want to cut your clip at. When you have played your video clip to the point you want to start cutting, pause the video clip.


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3) The green scissor icon is to "Mark In" the point where you want to start cutting your video. After clicking this button, a red arrow will appear where you made your cut, indicating that your video clip will start cutting at this point.

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4) The red scissor icon is to "Mark Out" the point where you want to stop cutting your video. You can either continue to play your video tape until you reach the point where you want, or you can move the white cursor to a certain point in your video clip, to stop cutting your flim. Once you have reached this point, click on the red scissor button and a second red arrow will appear above the blue bar.


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5) At this point, the gray area is what will have been removed from the video clip. You can repeat steps 6 through 8 if there are more places to cut out from your video clip. Otherwise, click on the "OK" button to return to the Edit tab.


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When you look at the clip as a whole project and play it back, the portions you cut out will no longer be on the video clip.

Please Note: You can do this as many times as you like.


BURN-


9) When you are ready to burn to DVD, click on the "Produce" tab and select the option to "Create DVD". You will need to save the project when you click on the "Create DVD" option before you can continue with the DVD burning process.

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10) A program called "Arcsoft TotalMedia Studio" will open up on your computer. To simply burn the video clip to DVD, go to the "Produce" tab in this window and check off the box that says "Create a disc without a menu". Once you have a blank DVD loaded into your DVD burner, click on the "Burn" button and the process will begin to burn the video clips to DVD format.

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