DVFilm Atlantis 2.0 Online Help
For Known Issues and Workarounds, see bottom of this page.
Help on Process Options (New Options for release 2.0 in bold)
Crop 4:3 to 16:9 Letterbox - Use this option to crop normal video at the top and bottom to create a widescreen look.
No Lettterbox - Use this option if no widescreen effect is desired.
Squeeze 16:9 to Letterbox - Use this option to squeeze video that was shot in the 16:9 anamorphic (squeezed) format, or with an anamorphic adapter lens, to a letterboxed 16:9 format.
Red Boost - Use this option to boost red levels for a warmer look. The level of red boost can be adjusted in the Advanced Options popup.
Add Grain - Use this option to add simulated film grain. The degree of graininess can be adjusted in the Advanced Options popup.
DeInterlace - Use this option for interlaced PAL source movies. They will be converted to progressive-scan before converting to NTSC. Areas of the screen where no motion is taking place are left untouched for maximum vertical resolution. The sensitivity of the motion detector can be adjusted in the Advanced Options popup. Uncheck this option if your movie was shot in PAL frame-movie mode or PAL progressive-scan. This option is ignored for NTSC to PAL conversions.
Note that all NTSC to PAL conversions speed up the video and audio by 4%.
Convert 60i to 25P - Use this option for standard interlaced NTSC shot at 1/60th sec shutter speed, where you wish to edit at 25P for the purpose of transfer to film or to author a 25P DVD.
Convert 3:2 Pulldown to 25P - Use this option for NTSC which was shot in 24P normal mode
with a standard 3:2 pulldown, or with video that originated on
24 frames/sec film, where you wish to edit at 25P for the purpose
of transfer to film or to author a 24P DVD.
Convert 2:3:3:2 pulldown to 25P - Use this option for NTSC video that was shot in 24P Advanced mode with a 2:3:3:2 pulldown, or 24P-NTSC archival material created with DVFilm Maker with a 2:3:3:2 pulldown.
Delay Audio - enter the number of 24P frames you wish to delay the audio. Use 1 for the DVX100, 0 for the DVX100A and other video sources.
Flicker Removal, range 0-4 default = 0. Use to reduce flicker when playing progressive-scan material on an interlaced monitor. Lower values will remove less flicker, higher values will remove more flicker but may soften the image.
Show Motion Detector Mask - Use this to output the motion detector mask instead of processed video, to allow you to adjust the motion detector sensitivity. The motion detector output is white where there is motion detected, and black where there is no motion detected. Select a value for the Motion Detector Sensitivity (starting and stopping the process each time) so that static areas of the screen are perfectly black.
Show Line Detector Mask - Use this to output the line detector mask instead of processed video, to allow you to see where the line detector is working. See dvfilm.com/help for more info.
Line Detector On - Use this option to reduce dot crawl on nearly horizontal lines when the camera is moving slightly. Do not use this option with high-shutter speed video. Note: using this option will slow down processing time significantly.
Motion Detector Sensitivity - range 1-1000, default value = 50 Lower values will allow more interlacing to leak through but may work better with brightly lit scenes. Higher values will results in less leak-through but may reduce vertical resolution in areas that are not moving. Higher values may work better with very dark or low-contrast video.
Grain Amount - range 0-10, default value = 4. Lower values will look less grainy, higher values will look more grainy.
Red Boost Amount, range 0-10 default value = 7. Lower values will look less red, higher values will look more red.
Blur Horizontal Lines - Use this option to smooth out or blur horizontal lines to reduce dot crawl. This option can help improve the appearance of video taken with high shutter speed settings or with low-quality video cameras.
Blur Amount, range 1-3, default value = 1. Lower values will blur less, higher values will blur more.
Use YUV Processing - Use this option for more accurate color and faster processing. Note: turn this option off for consistent results with older versions (<2.0) of DVFilm Maker, or for use with RGB video sources like uncompressed AVI.
Always Make Quicktime - Use this option to create PAL/NTSC Quicktimes for systems that require Quicktime instead of AVI, for example Avid DV Express.
User Selects Output Folder - Use this option to specify which drive and folder to save the output movies. Otherwise the output movies will go into the same folder as the source movie.
User Selects Compression - Use this option to manually configure the Quicktime or AVI output compression settings. Some codecs like the Avid Quicktime PAL codec require manual setting of 4:2:0 color sampling. If this option is not used, then DVFilm Maker will attempt to use the same codec and settings as the source movie. When creating an AVI this option can also be used to create uncompressed AVI.
Output Folder - enter the drive and folder you wish to use for output movies, or click Browse.
Known Issues and Workarounds
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