Overview of the Quadrant Tabs

Following is an alphabetical list of the tabs that can be included in the quadrants.

Assets Tab

The Assets tab is a central location for managing the assets used in your project. It displays extensive information about each asset in columns that you can configure to see just the information you want. Additionally, you can create folders and subfolders to help organize assets when you are working with large projects. See About the Assets Tab for details on working with the Assets tab.

Figure. Assets tab.

Connections Tab

The Connections tab provides a comprehensive tool for linking elements—such as a menu button and a track marker—to each other. While there are a number of ways to make most connections, including directly in the Menu Editor, the Connections tab is the only way to access some advanced features. See Establishing Connections for details on working with the Connections tab.

Figure. Connections tab.

Graphical Tab

The Graphical tab provides a tile-based view of all elements in your project. You are able to arrange the tiles and display lines indicating how they connect to each other. This makes it possible to create a flowchart of your project, which can be printed and used for project planning and approvals. See Using the Graphical Tab for more information.

Figure. Graphical tab.

Log Tab

You can use the Log tab to see status information for a variety of functions:

  • Build: Displays messages generated while building your project’s files in preparation for writing them to a DVD disc.
  • Encode: Displays messages generated by the integrated MPEG and AIFF encoders.
  • Simulate: Displays messages generated while using the Simulator with your project.
    Figure. Log tab.

Menu Tab

The Menu tab contains the Menu Editor. You use the tools in the Menu Editor to build your project’s menus. The editor contains a display to show the menu’s video contents, along with controls to configure the display. See About the Menu Editor for details on using the Menu Editor.

Figure. Menu tab containing the Menu Editor.

Outline Tab

The Outline tab provides an organized list of all project elements. Each element is grouped by type, such as Menus or Tracks, in sections that function a bit like file folders. Next to each section name is a disclosure triangle—clicking the triangle allows you to hide or display the elements listed in that section. See Using the Outline Tab for details on using the Outline tab.

Figure. Outline tab showing the By Type view.

The Outline tab also contains the VTS Editor. The VTS Editor (Video Title Set Editor) allows you to manually place project elements into specific VTS blocks. See VTS Editor for more information.

Figure. Outline tab showing the By VTS view.

Script Tab

The Script tab contains the Script Editor. You use the Script Editor to add and manage commands in your scripts. The editor lists each command and its step number. See The Scripting User Interface for details on using the Script Editor.

Figure. Script tab containing the Script Editor.

Slideshow Tab

The Slideshow tab contains the Slideshow Editor. You use the tools in the Slideshow Editor to create and edit slideshows. The editor contains thumbnails of each slide in display order, along with the slide’s duration. You can also add audio to your slideshow in the editor. See Slideshow Editor Settings for details on using the Slideshow Editor.

Figure. Slideshow tab containing the Slideshow Editor.

Story Tab

The Story tab contains the Story Editor, which you use when creating a story for a track. To create a story, you choose which sections of the track to play, as defined by chapter markers. See Using the Story Editor for details on using the Story Editor.

Figure. Story tab containing the Story Editor.

Track Tab

The Track tab contains the Track Editor. The Track Editor displays all streams associated with a track (video, audio, and subtitle) in a linear, timecode-based manner. It provides tools for adding and editing markers. It allows you to trim and combine multiple assets on a single stream. See Configuring the Track Editor for details on using the Track Editor.

Figure. Track tab containing the Track Editor.

Viewer Tab

The Viewer tab lets you view your project’s elements. See Viewing a Track for details on using the Viewer tab.

Figure. Viewer tab.

The Viewer tab is also used when editing subtitles. You use the tools along the bottom to build subtitles within DVD Studio Pro or to view subtitles imported from an external source. The display shows both the subtitle and the first frame of video that it appears over. See Creating Subtitles with DVD Studio Pro.