Changing a Project’s DVD Standard

DVD Studio Pro makes it easy to convert an SD project to an HD project. However, there is no comparable method to use to convert an HD project to an SD project. For that reason, if you are intending to build both an SD and HD version of the project, you should start by building the SD version first.

Note: If you create a new project and it has HD DVD selected when you actually intend to create an SD project, you must change the DVD Standard setting in the Project pane of DVD Studio Pro Preferences.

To convert an SD project to an HD project
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Select the project’s name (next to the disc icon) in the Outline tab.

    • Click an empty area in the Graphical tab.

    The Disc Inspector appears. (Choose Window > Outline if the Outline tab is not visible. Choose View > Show Inspector if the Inspector is not visible.)

  2. Click the General tab in the Disc Inspector.

  3. Select the HD DVD setting for DVD Standard.

    A warning appears stating that you will not be able to convert the project back to the SD DVD standard.

  4. Save the project using a new project name.

    This ensures the original SD project will remain as it is and not be overwritten.

There are a few things to keep in mind when converting an SD project to an HD project: