ATP DVD Artist - Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

 

        Do I get free upgrades after I buy ATP DVD Artist?

        I would like to use predefined DVD menu templates. Are they available?

Input Files

 

 

        I have my video files on a removable drive. Can I disconnect the drive after I add the files to a chapter?

        Does ATP DVD Artist support High Definition Video?

        Are there any limitations on the frame rate of input video files?

        Can I add photos to my DVD project?

        Can I add a soundtrack to a photo chapter?

DVD Output

 

        Can I change the output resolution?

        Will DVD discs created by ATP DVD Artist play on any DVD player?

        Can ATP DVD Artist record Blu-ray DVD?

        Can I add closed captions to my project?

 

 

Q: Do I get free upgrades after I buy ATP DVD Artist?

Yes. All minor upgrades are provided for free. For example, if you buy version 1.0, all 1.x upgrades are free.

Q: I would like to use predefined DVD menu templates. Are they available?

We are currently working on various menu templates. They will be available as a free update.

 

Q: I have my video files on a removable drive. Can I disconnect the drive after I add the files to a chapter?

No, you should keep your drive connected while working on the DVD project. ATP DVD Artist does not copy the actual files to its projects folder; it stores the links to the files on the original drive instead.

Q: Does ATP DVD Artist support High Definition Video?

Yes, but only up to 1280 x 720 resolution. Support for higher resolutions is currently under development.

Q: Are there any limitations on the frame rate of input video files?

No. ATP DVD Artist accepts videos with all frame rates, from as low as 15 f/s to as high as 60 f/s. Output frame rate is always 29.97 f/s (NTSC format) or 25 f/s (PAL format).

Q: Can I add photos to my DVD project?

Yes, you can create photo chapters, or even mix video and photo files within one chapter. However, photo-only DVDs are not supported. An ATP DVD Artist project must contain at least one video.

Q: Can I add a soundtrack to a photo chapter?

Not yet, but this option is already under development.

 

Q: Can I change the output resolution?

No. To avoid confusion and to prevent users from accidentally producing poor quality DVDs, ATP DVD Artist always produces DVD in highest possible resolution: 720 x 480 (NTSC format) or 720 x 576 (PAL format).

Q: Will DVD discs created by ATP DVD Artist play on any DVD player?

Yes, as long as the DVD player supports DVD-recordable media. All modern DVD players play DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD-RW media.

Q: Can ATP DVD Artist record Blu-ray DVD?

No, Blu-ray format is currently not supported.

Q: Can I add closed captions to my project?

No. ATP DVD Artist is designed to provide a quick solution, requiring the minimum amount of work from the user. Closed captions support will be available in a high-end software product.