Sony Media Software
Release Notes
 
DVD Architect Studio™ 4.5
June 2008
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
Applicable to boxed products only. If you've purchased a downloadable product, an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the product documentation is available from our Web site.
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing DVD Architect Studio 4.5 software. This document contains information about installing and using DVD Architect Studio on your computer.
 

2.0 What’s New

Notable Fixes/Changes in Version 4.5d

  • Added support for Cinescore Studio.

Notable Fixes/Changes in Version 4.5c

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the language selection button from being displayed on audio track headers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused long ToolTips to flicker.
  • Fixed a bug when registering the MPEG plug-in during the installation of certain older versions of Sony Creative Software Inc. software.
  • Fixed a focus problem when using the Show Me How tutorials.

Notable Fixes/Changes in Version 4.5b

  • Added Spanish language support.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when your Windows user account is a member of a large number of groups.

Notable Fixes/Changes in Version 4.5a

  • Added Japanese, French, and German language support.

What's New in Version 4.5

  • Adjustable markers in picture compilations to control picture slide duration.
  • Simulate preview on 4:3 and 16:9 monitors.
  • Ability to burn 8-cm camcorder DVD discs to 12-cm standard DVD discs.
  • Ability to specify random playback order for playlists.
  • Improved DVD size estimation.
3.0 Known Issues
  • DVD Architect Studio 4.5 requires QuickTime 7.1.6 or later. As a general rule, you are encouraged to use the most current version of QuickTime.
  • If you exported themes in DVD Architect Studio 3.0 and want to use them in version 4.5, copy the theme file (.thm) from the original default location (C:\Program Files\Sony\DVD Architect Studio 3.0\Themes) to C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\Application Data\Sony\DVD Architect Studio\4.5\UserThemes (Windows XP) or C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\Sony\DVD Architect Studio\4.5\UserThemes (Windows Vista).
  • If you have a USB SmartMedia reader device installed on your PC, you may experience problems when you attempt to access your CD drive from DVD Architect Studio software for extracting audio or burning CDs. This is due to an error in the SmartMedia reader driver. Using the Unplug or Eject Hardware Wizard to remove the reader should allow DVD Architect Studio software to function normally. 
  • If you save a project from an earlier version of DVD Architect Studio software in DVD Architect Studio 4.5, it will be unusable in earlier versions of DVD Architect Studio software. Use the Save As dialog to save the project with a new name after editing it in DVD Architect Studio 4.5.
  • Attempting to access your DVD burner (by browsing with Windows Explorer, searching the drive, or starting an application that scans for available drives, for example) while burning your project can cause burning to fail.
  • The Macromedia Flash (SWF) reader plug-in does not read files saved as Flash 6.0 or higher. Please save your files in the Flash 5 format.
    Flash files that contain Actionscript or motion video will not be interpreted correctly by the Flash reader plug-in.
  • Not all DVD players can play all types of recordable DVD media. For example, some players cannot read +RW discs, and some players are unable to read the second layer on dual-layer discs. To confirm media compatibility, please refer to your DVD player's documentation/specifications.
  • VR-mode camcorder discs are not supported for writing 8-cm discs to 12-cm discs.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. DVD Architect Studio software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista™
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 60 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported DVD-R /-RW /+R /+RW drive (for DVD burning only)
  • Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later (included on application disc)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
  • Please note: You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. to activate the software.

5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by DVD Architect Studio software to your computer.
 
Installing from a boxed product
  1. Place the application disc in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if AutoPlay is enabled for your DVD-ROM drive).
    If you have disabled the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of DVD Architect Studio for your computer.
Installing from the Web
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of DVD Architect Studio for your computer. 
6.0 DVD Architect Studio Quick Start Guide
Included on the DVD Architect Studio application disc is a DVD Architect Studio Quick Start Guide in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy printing of the text, should you need a hard copy. The Quick Start Guide is located in the Manual folder on the application disc.
 
Installing Adobe Reader
In order to view the Quick Start Guide, you will need to install the Adobe Reader. It has been included on the application disc in the \Extras\Adobe Reader folder for your convenience. To install Acrobat Reader, follow these steps:
  1. Place the DVD Architect Studio application disc in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.
    If you have disabled the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\English\AdbeRdr707_en_US.exe, where D is the drive letter of your DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Choose Browse Disc, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\English\ folder.
  3. Double-click the AdbeRdr707_en_US.exe icon and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
7.0 Trials and Demos
If you would like information or trial/demo versions of other products from Sony Creative Software Inc., please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, trials, demos, and product announcements from Sony Creative Software Inc. there.
 
Commercial distribution of Sony Creative Software Inc. trials and demos requires written permission from Sony Creative Software Inc.
 
8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-204-7703 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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