Kinoma Producer 4

Version 4.0 Copyright ©2002-2006 Kinoma, Inc. All rights reserved. Use of this software is governed by the End User License Agreement supplied together with this software. If you did not receive the End User License Agreement you may not use Kinoma Producer. The End User License Agreement may be downloaded from the Kinoma web site. http://www.kinoma.com Kinoma is a registered trademark of Kinoma, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, DirectShow, Windows Media, and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Inc. QuickTime, iPod, iTunes, Mac OS and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. Sony, CLIÉ, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, PSP, and PlayStation are registered trademarks of Sony, Inc. HotSync and Palm OS are registered trademarks, and the HotSync logo is a trademark of Palm Source, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Palm, Treo, Tungsten, and Zire are registered trademarks, of Palm Inc. or its subsidiaries. Tapwave and Zodiac are trademarks of Tapwave, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Kinoma Producer 4 includes FAAC for AAC audio encoding. You may learn more about FAAC at www.audiocoding.com. FAAC is released under the LGPL: FAAC is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. FAAC is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. LGPL license is available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html or by sending email to support@kinoma.com.

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Introduction
Kinoma Producer 4 is an easy to use tool for converting digital media files into formats suitable for play back on mobile devices. For users of Palm Powered handhelds, the encoded video files may be played back using Kinoma Player 4 EX. For the Apple iPod and Sony PlayStation Portable game consoles (PSP), the encoded video files may be played back using the built-in movie player software. Kinoma Producer can convert most common video, audio, still image, and animation file formats.

System Requirements
Kinoma Producer 4 is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Windows system requirements
Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows 98 32 MB of memory 5 MB of free disk space Windows Media 9 or better

Kinoma Producer 4 requires QuickTime 7.0.4 or better. QuickTime is preinstalled on many PCs. You can download QuickTime free of charge at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download. Be sure to s“ m d l er e i” le nn o e c ds r c o et tm a l select “k Aro en u iaKinoma Producer QT unm n tsn t u m tg pt htsi i eo c i h Co ”e man i n ic s ot . l l o 4 does not require QuickTime Pro.

Macintosh system requirements
Mac OS X, Version 10.3.9 or better 64 MB of memory 5 MB of free disk space

Kinoma Producer 4 requires QuickTime 7.0.4 or better. QuickTime is preinstalled on all Macintosh computers. To make sure you have the most up-to-date version, please visit http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download” us“ m d l . rer e i” Bele nn o e tc o ds r s ec ea o tm t l s“k Aro en u iaKinoma Producer eQT unm n tsn t l u m tg pt htsi e i eo cc t i h Co ”e man i n ic s ot . l l o 4 does not require QuickTime Pro. K au f ch us a h e p e i Pco i ina r i a rs n r r Mt av b” hn o t o o 4 as “ rnw m i i e m d r n s il y c s v h e o ei td best possible performance on Macintosh computers with either a Power PC or Intel processors.

Installation
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Windows Installation
R elpol u ieln d nn rc c “ Producer Se ot-screen t t pt l h a i a Kinoma s aa e l i ex l e te l o u ”o n p. w .F h instructions to install the application.

Macintosh Installation
Run the installer application called “ Producer Ie l e Kinoma nrl o s”o n t. w -screen aF t loh l instructions to install the application.

Uninstalling Kinoma Producer
To remove Kinoma Producer from your computer, follow the instructions below.

Windows Uninstall
Open the Control Panels window on your computer. S “o o os eAr v g. l d e Pm e dm r ” c t R er a Select Kinoma Producer fh og aih/ v r e fr n k ne ” o lp md “g o m i r s l a m. tto s a cCe e c R

Macintosh Uninstall
Locate the Kinoma Producer folder on your hard disk. Drag the folder to the trash icon on your desktop.

Upgrading from a Trial Version
Kinoma Producer 4 is available in a limited trial version. In the trial version, some features are limited or disabled. These restrictions are all removed in the full version of the product. You can purchase the full version of Kinoma Producer on-line at http://www.kinoma.com/purchase. The full version of Kinoma Producer removes all the restrictions of the trial version. Use of the Kinoma Producer for an unlimited period of time for encoding an unlimited number of clips No restrictions on the duration of clips encoded No limit on the number of clips that may be encoded using AAC audio

Using Kinoma Producer
When you launch the Kinoma Producer 4 application, it briefly displays a splash screen. If you have entered a Kinoma Producer 4 serial number, the user name and serial number will be displayed on the splash screen.

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Note: Serial numbers from previous versions of Kinoma Producer may not be used with Kinoma Producer 4. If you are using a trial version of Kinoma Producer, the number of days remaining in the trial is also displayed. The splash screen automatically closes after a few seconds, or you can click in the window to close it immediately. After the splash screen is closed, Kinoma Producer displays the main screen. This screen provides quick access to the features of Kinoma Producer, allowing you to specify the media files to encode, the encoding options, and output location.

The Kinoma Producer screen is divided into four main areas: 1. At the top of the screen is an area to select an encoding preset and manage custom presets. 2. Ic os irte Tib i n e fc s eh t hi ie t tt eaa ta e l “” h eh en w r s it F e re n a ie .na l n r hb t ss a which allows you to select which files will be encoded. The center area has two other tabs for fine tuning the encoding process by modifying the audio and video encoding parameters and the video layout. 3. Below the tabs, is an area to specify where to store the encoded files.

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4. At the bottom of the screen are buttons to start encoding, quit the application, check the application version, and to register or update the application. Each feature of the main Kinoma Producer screen is explained in detail in the following sections.

Selecting Encoding Settings
At the top of the main Kinoma Producer screen is an area used to configure the encoding settings.

There are three pop-up menus used to select the media encoding preset. The left pop-up menu selects the preset category. Each Palm compatible manufacturer (e.g. Palm, Tapwave, Sony, etc.) Apple iPod Sony PlayStation Portable Generic, for compatibility with multiple Palm Powered handhelds Streaming, optimized for streaming to Palm Powered handhelds

The center pop-up menu lists the device models for the selected manufacturer. Select the mobile device model that you are encoding content for. The right pop-up menu lists the available encoding presets for the selected device. The presets that are available vary depending on the capabilities of the device selected. The built-in presets are designed for optimal performance with each handheld device listed. For example, the Normal Quality AV preset is for the Palm Treo 700p is selected in the above image. The following list is a brief description of each of the built-in presets in Kinoma Producer for Palm Powered handhelds. Each preset encapsulates a wide variety of settings, including video compression, audio compression, file format, bit rate, image size, and frame rate. Because each device has unique performance characteristics, the presets are tuned to provide optimal results for the device selected. Player 4 EX: AV - Normal Quality This preset provides the best tradeoff between audio and video (AV) quality and file size. The encoded file combines either MPEG-4 video and AAC audio into an MP4 file. On Windows, this preset optionally can also encode Windows Media Audio and Video into a Windows Media WMV file. Player 4 EX: AV - High Quality This preset provides the best audio and video (AV) quality. File sizes are larger t ey – a lrThe encoded file combines either h “ r N lie a P 4 EX n l ta h e oQys r u p. m a t e ”t Kinoma Producer 4 www.kinoma.com

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MPEG-4 video and AAC audio into an MP4 file. On Windows, this preset can also encode Windows Media Audio and Video into a Windows Media WMV file. Player 4 EX: Music This preset is designed for music – no video is included in the output file. The encoded file uses either high quality AAC audio in an MP4 file. On Windows, this preset optionally can also encode Windows Media Audio in a WMA file. Player 4 EX: Speech This preset is designed for speech – no video is included in the output file. The output audio is highly compressed, which works well for speaking voices; for music, choose the Music preset. The encoded file uses either high quality AAC audio in an MP4 file. On Windows, this preset optionally can also encode Windows Media Audio in a WMA file.

Kinoma Producer has two presets for encoding video for the Apple iPod. Each preset includes video and audio compression settings. Normal This preset provides the best tradeoff between audio and video (AV) quality and file size. The encoded file combines H.264 video and AAC audio into an MP4 file. High Quality This preset provides the best audio and video (AV) quality. File sizes are larger t e mu p. nd oe6e h “ a lrT c fms 4o a N lie hoi b .in n oQys ed e i 2d d t r a h t e ee cn ”t l H va AAC audio into an MP4 file.

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Kinoma Producer has two presets for encoding video for the Sony PlayStation Portable. Each preset includes video and audio compression settings. Normal This preset provides the best tradeoff between audio and video (AV) quality and file size. The encoded file combines H.264 video and AAC audio into an MP4 file. MP4 files must be placed on a Memory Stick Duo for playback on the PSP. This preset uses approximately 80 KB for each second of normal quality video, allowing about 3 hours and 30 minutes of video to be stored on a 1 GB Memory Stick Duo. High Quality This preset provides the best audio and video (AV) quality. File sizes are larger t e mu p. nd oe6e h “ a lrT c fms 4o a N lie hoi b .in n oQys ed e i 2d d t r a h t e ee cn ”t l H va AAC audio into an MP4 file. MP4 files must be placed on a Memory Stick Duo for playback on the PSP. This preset uses approximately 200 KB for each second of video, allowing about 1 hour and 30 minutes of high quality video to be stored on a 1 GB Memory Stick Duo.

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If you create custom presets for the currently selected device, they are listed following its built-in encoding presets. While the built-in preset encoding parameters are appropriate for most content and situations, sometimes it is useful to be able to specify the audio and video encoding pe i. t u V”ol atr C h d itdy detailed encoding settings. r rc le i da i a s ti “o e t a m dy k A & o ee c l bs p T tabtarl i i eo hi a i d apd tt t e gi n i ea n l s “ s sa h l en di e Advanced e vl io xe e h i t l n e sg i a n c n A &et. u VS s d ie ” i dt o on i g

Selecting Files to Encode
In the center area of the main Kinoma Producer screen are three tabs. To select the files to le s There are several ways to add files to this list: o de “” eec F t n,t i b cst l . eh e a Ct Files… t dy sol select one or le i“ c Add k h ” ns fl d and b t lie i uo alc a t ia e n g o p et o i more files to encode Drag and drop files directly into the file list area Drag and drop files on the Kinoma Producer application icon

To remove files from the list, select the files in the list ai “ files” n k Remove dt ch le c button. To select multiple files, hold down the control key when you click on Windows, or the shift key on Macintosh. Kinoma Producer supports a wide range of file formats for encoding into the Kinoma format. A complete list of the support file formats is provided i“ e File n S Input to hu er c Ft t o ”o rs. m e ac si n For each file in the list, the display shows the file name, a thumbnail image from the file, t ’ tn ei t h s i d n gs e d n tc s f u ,ho t i r aed a l a e o nu . All files in the list will be encoded using the same encoding settings. If you want to encode files with different settings, you will need to encode them in multiple batches.

Selecting Output Location
In the area below the encoding presets is a pop-une xl ne pul p c” mld oa. eb“rtU a Eti s e o o this pop-up menu to select where the encoded files should be placed. The follow options are available: Source folder Encoded files are placed in the same directory as their source file. HotSync Encoded files are placed in the install folder so that the next time you perform a HotSync operation they will be transferred to your Palm Powered handheld. Kinoma Producer displays a dialog window to allow you to specify which user to install the encoded content for. Kinoma Producer 4 www.kinoma.com

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Removable storage Encoded files are placed directly on a removable storage device. This setting is useful for loading encoded content directly on to a Memory Stick, SD Memory card or Compact Flash device. Files encoded for Palm handhelds are stored in the p/palm/programs/kinoma/”the Sony PSP, files encoded with H.264 a t h “ ; for va rttI/ files encoded with MPEG-4 video are irehhD and de de “E e s ap/ O o t ta o V ” stored at “ R / N/ / O 0 V. M O0 0 P TM 1 _ 1 ” Other Displays a dialog to select the directory to store encoded content.

Note:s nlto cnt Stmr Uo y y na n e i tc t s SsS P l ccr o oe e oP a r a n eP ep r f’ t t ai b ot P h u o e h ua c O P e l S no the s U a n S n e Bnn h e i S l t P uc C c s wt n Be h M s“ ot o g b e . ,t eU e” a n i t h PSP is connected to the computer, the Memory Stick Duo will appear as a volume on tmr k o ts“ vsep an h pst u he R ao o l n e ud p ce te b r uo i c te . an h m la tc oe s Y n ue o t”u t ’ o e g ti o Kinoma Producer to transfer encoded video directly to the Memory Stick Duo in your PSP. Note: Users of the Apple iPod must use iTunes to transfer encoded files to the iPod. Connect the iPod to the computer and launch iTunes. Once the iPod is displayed, drag and drop the encoded movie to your iPod. Users of older versions of iTunes must first drag and drop encoded files to the movies section in the library, and then drag the encoded file from the movies section to the iPod.

Encoding Files
After you have selected the files to encode, the encoding settings to use, and where to store the encoded files you are ready to start encoding. To start encoding, click the “ e b ib room C r un o i rf a o Files” ne m t re Kinoma Producer window. n v t t tt g n t i t ht h eh n o o c W yi “ e h u to Files,” n e a tFiles list will be e ch n n le v o k C r b a fdo c t u l id t tl l eh t te de o hs encoded. If you are encoding only one file, Kinoma Producer gives you an opportunity to specify the name of the clip to be displayed in the player. By default, the name displayed is the file name with any file extension removed. For example, if the source file name is “ a o ee an m y“ aIn the example e n v ndy K aee n l t ” aie i P ip . e s , m p iols h” p. t h m h sd n a l t l res b,i nio el ttfen et pa s“ e se tfa l e a et o dy s Green p ”aha m w s me hl t h i odt . an ns d eu e l

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automatically assigns a valid file name for files encoded for PSP, such as M 0 P eea tf c G e n 4 4 4 nys t (ae p ” V 5 . aoi h sse h) 0. T mu ne u “n a 0 M h soi h rl t g l e es will still appear in the PSP movie menu. Files encoded with H.264 video, which incluic ut oQy “ Qys deo s e mu a i aps esd i “ a ln g lr s een N li d h ie fndg r a l h t H u ” t e ”t , have no naming restrictions. When encoding begins, you can monitor the encoding process in the Files tab. While each file is encoding, the progress bar in the file list for each item fills up. When the item has been encoded, the progress bar is removed and replaced with the message “ e ce C r ot o im ” no p. vn l s e

To halt encoding of the current file, click “e vnt halt the Cl e” n a o iuTo n no t c r b. Cs o ei as ta l n gl ch n l c o i i “e button. o fl c Cl d l, e c ” n fl ek A If an error occurs while encoding a file, the reason for the failure is displayed with the item in the file list.

Advanced Audio & Video Settings
The Audio & Video tab allows you to inspect and modify the audio and video encoding settings. It provides complete control over all the encoding in the Kinoma Producer application. The Kinoma Producer window below is shown with the Audio & Video tab selected.

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The Advanced Settings window is divided into three different sections: video settings, audio settings, and preset management. At the top of the Kinoma Producer window are pop-up menus to select an encoding preset. The Audio & Video tab displays the details of the currently selected encoding preset. If you make any changes to the Audio & Video settings, the preset switches to “m C Preset”d t preset has been modified. u s t o tc a o a t the it ne ih

The Brand and Model selected in the pop-up menus at the top of the screen determine which features will be available in the Audio & Video tab. For example, if the selected preset is for a device which only supports MPEG-4 video compression, then no other video compression options will be displayed in the Video Format pop-up. Therefore, when configuring the Audio & Video settings, first select the target device Brand and Model.

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Within the Audio & Video tab are settings for file format, video and audio. The audio and video settings available vary depending on the file format selected. Therefore, select the output file format before modifying the audio and video settings. Both the Video and Audio begin by presenting a pop-up menu to select the format of the encoded data. This format represents the algorithm that will be used to encode or compress the audio and video. Each encoding format is best suited to a particular device or type of content. Kinoma Producer displays a short description of each format after it is selected. Within the audio and video sub-sections are a number of different options which will be applied to the selected encoding format. Not all options are available for each encoding format.

File Format Settings
Kinoma Producer outputs both MPEG-4 files and Windows Media files. MPEG-4 – .mp4 MPEG-4 is a widely used, industry standard file format which provides excellent quality audio and video. MPEG-4 files require Kinoma Player 4 EX for playback on handhelds. This is the only video file format supported on the Apple iPod and Sony PlayStation Portable. Windows Media– and .wma .wmv The Windows Media file format was created by Microsoft. It provides excellent quality audio and video, and strong interoperability with Windows based PCs. Kinoma Player 4 EX supports playback of Windows Media files.

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Note: Encoding to the Windows Media file format is only available on the Windows version of Kinoma Producer.

Video Settings
Kinoma Producer offers several veiriioo p in g aa n“” n d c ftd t n t eo o nt a ei od m n sd i no o o which will result in no video being included in the encoded file. MPEG-4 MPEG-4 video is an industry standard video compression format. It produces high quality images and small file sizes. MPEG-4 playback requires Kinoma Player 4 EX for playback on Palm Powered handhelds. Windows Media Video Windows Media Video is a high quality video compression format from Microsoft for use in Windows Media files. It usually provides higher quality results than MPEG-4 video. Windows Media Video playback requires Kinoma Player 4 EX for playback on Palm Powered handhelds H.264 H.264, also known as AVC, is the latest industry standard video file format. It

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provides high quality images in the smallest file size. Kinoma Producer supports H.264 video encoding for the Apple iPod and Sony PSP. Within the video format settings section there are a number of options for controlling how the video is encoded. Frame per second This option selects the number of frames per second of video in the encoded file. For Palm handhelds this should be set to a value of 8, 10, 12, or 15 which is the frame rate that most Palm handhelds can reliably play. However, at smaller frame sizes or on more recent devices frame rates as high as 30 are possible. For the Apple iPod and Sony PSP, frame rates of 24 and 30 are most common. Thsme ne et eo c Kinoma Producer to encode each frame in the “ fr t u b ra i s ea to s ” pa source movie, which exactly maintains the frame rate of the source file. This is useful for content with a variable frame rate or at a frame rate not listed in the “ per second” menu. Frames pop-up Bit rate This option selects the target bit rate for the video portion of the encoded file. The “ tt a for MPEG-4 and H.264 video encoding formats. Bei v i oi t ps r o a a n ilable ” Higher bit rates will provide better quality but larger file sizes. Also, not all Palm handhelds are capable of smooth video playback at higher bit rates.

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Note: Optimally encoding video is a difficult task. To make it easier, Kinoma Producer includes presets for the Apple iPod, Sony PlayStation Portable and most Palm Powered handhelds. The device presets provide good quality, reliable results for most common situations, eliminating the need to modify the encoding settings. In some cases, you may achieve better results by manually adjusting the video encoding settings.

Audio Settings
Kinoma Producer offers several aeiriioo p un g aa n“” n dc ftd t n t io o nt a ei od m n sd i no o o which will result in no audio being included in the encoded file. AAC The AAC (Advanced Audio Compression) format provides the highest quality output and the smallest file sizes. AAC audio playback requires Kinoma Player 4 EX. Windows Media Audio Windows Media Audio is a high quality audio compression format from Microsoft for use in Windows Media files. It provides excellent audio quality and small file sizes. Windows Media Audio playback requires Kinoma Player 4 EX for playback on Palm Powered handhelds.

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Within the audio format settings section there are a number of options to control audio encoding. Audio channels The “o n omenu controls whether the encoded audio stream A ce p uhl -up da” in p s contains mono or stereo audio. Sample rate T a r omenu controls the sample rate that the audio is encoded h ma p e pe -up “ l” Se p t at. Higher sample rates generally provide increased quality with better reproduction of high frequency sounds. However, higher sample rates also have greater storage requirements and require more processor power at playback time. Bit rate Tht p menu selects the target bit rate of the audio in the encoded er o “ tp Be -up i a ” file. Larger values provide increased quality at the expense of increased storage requirements. Audio boost The “o t-up menu provides a way to increase the overall volume Ab p uo o do p is ” level of the encoded audio. This can be useful because the built-in speaker on some handhelds is quite small. By increasing the audio level while encoding, it is possible to make the audio sound better during playback on these devices. However, boosting the audio level can also cause distortion of the audio so test carefully when using this setting.

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Preset Management
Kinoma Producer allows you to create your own encoding presets. These presets appear in the Settings menu for the Brand and Model that they target.

Custom presets contain the settings from both the Audio & Video tab and the settings from the Layout tab. Tau p, ta P… t d a st ot s rch v r ” ni p t c a m e k S seb. lp o r c ele e e uAo e s e t sc “ A s e o t i t t a ae o g r the name of the preset.

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Ps bena Ctd s” ns h rme e rei “Psuol e add e d k Er b t a s ye an . h ie t dy e t l dm let t t i t t c e … o pe rename and delete and dialog. The dialog displays a list of all custom presets.

To delete a preset, seleni ch l uAfi l c tt lee t cm d t h ai “ et o a i i e n k D ” n n ta t ld t eb. io o i s c t o rn g will be displayed before the preset is deleted. To rename a preset, select it in the list and ch n b. llie ne nf le a uAolsd t na r i “m t d w dy eh m t c R et i i p t re eh k e ” n a b l o tw o t o g ea e e preset.

Advanced Layout Settings
The Layout tab lets you control size of the encoded video.

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There are two settings which determine the size of the encoded video. The first setting is the Layout size which determines the size of the screen on the device. Some devices have only one screen size – typically 320 x 320. Some devices may have a widescreen and allow the user to show and hide the Graffiti input area. On these devices, there may be multiple screen sizes depending on the orientation of the device (landscape or portrait) and whether or not the Graffiti input area is visible. The encoded movie can never have dimensions larger than the selected layout size. The second setting is the Movie size, which determines the actual dimensions of the encoded movie. The pop-up menu provides a number of standard sizes which fit in the selected Layout size. If the aspect ratio of the source content does not match the aspect ratio selected, the source video will be adjusted to fit. For full screen sizes (320x320) the source vsi sy v rp h e as . i s aeri cn et eu o d i dd mg r g d mi r ez j b o( p tg kq F oe u en o ) s ’ st o ie o t e ar aes ovsi synri t i lr, ui s aes i oa fh l st r ezddc t r lii o i ec oej bl p tytn tz s d i u he h e ’ s t a oo o t i pn g l w the requested size.

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The movie size may be set to almost any dimension by directly manipulating the movie preview in the pane in the right side of the Layout tab. When you adjust the size in the preview pane, the actual size is displayed in the Movie size pop-up.

Creating Streaming Movies
Kinoma Player EX 4 supports the direct playback of MPEG-4 and Windows Media files from the Internet on handhelds with an active Internet connection (including 802.11, Bluetooth, and cell phone networks). In the Streaming category, Kinoma Producer provides a set of encoding presets designed for Internet delivery directly to Palm handhelds. These presets use relatively low frame rates, bit rates, and audio quality to minimize the size of the file to make delivery as fast as possible. Kinoma Player 4 EX uses a method c “ e doo MPEG-4 and a p s oa p l rs wd lay l oi n t e ge l d r v ” Windows Media files directly from the Internet. This technique ensures that users with high speed connections will receive the movie as quickly as possible while users with slower connections will receive the movie without any quality loss, although it will take longer to receive. Because Kinoma Player 4 EX supports progressive download, any MPEG-4 or Windows Media file mea tp. uhg f el a“ e t yf eb te t g ys dh ec ,ih s ee b e ”e ro t e i , n t r o lO re r l h r m a s g ei o z the file will take to transfer. Therefore, Kinoma recommends that you try to keep the file size to a minimum when creating content designed to be viewed directly from the Internet on a handheld. Putting your movies on the Internet is easy to do. No special web server is required, just an ordinary HTTP web server. Kinoma provides a technical note which explains how to host Kinoma compatible audio and video files on an HTTP web server so that they will stream with Kinoma Player 4 EX. You may download the technical note from the developer web page on the Kinoma web site.

Supported Input File Formats
Kinoma Producer 4 accepts a wide variety of file formats for encoding into formats suitable for handheld playback. On Windows, Kinoma Producer 4 supports both major digital media architectures: MsDSap QT O cho ifrodlu mni,m cte w A’c eMt i Producer 4 r sc np i . asn o i o ’ t h e k s i nK a o srylu m ifrona f u s A’c e r sc iab p o p QT cte woi o p n p i (MsDS s vl ol e k t s i o i o ’ t h ta r l e Macintosh). Both DirectShow and QuickTime have architectures that allow for extensions to be added. This extensibility allows users to install a wide range of third party software to enhance the digital media capabilities of their PC. For example, DivX Networks offers a DirectShow extension to play their proprietary digital media file format. When this

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extension is installed, Kinoma Producer 4 is able to use many DivX files as input files; if they are not installed, Kinoma Producer 4 cannot handle these types of files. Many extensions for DirectShow and QuickTime are available for download from the mar site. Some are available free of charge, while others may need to be a t web nu ur f ’ cs e purchased. Ii oi el “c ott au n nt m i d spt l o y bd a n ea i ar di w me. d , d m fr t” i h ys e d s g a ee t he i o t l i e o e m e O common type of protection applied to digital media files is to disallow re-encoding into other formats. Digital media files which have this kind of protection may not be used as a source for encoding in Kinoma Producer 4.

Video File Formats
ASF AVI* DivX* DV MPEG-1 MPEG-2* MPEG-4 – requires QuickTime 7 or better to be installed QuickTime Windows Media Video

Many digital media file formats can contain audio and video compressed in a variety of different ways. T ce md k ad F hos e aose ile formats that ems t rw“ s s p n oe n o . er i h o sn c ” c support more than one codec include ASF, AVI and QuickTime. While Kinoma Producer 4 supports most common codecs, you may encounter content encoded using an unsupported codec. In many cases, you may be able to download the required codec from a web site. * These file formats may require additional software download or purchase in order to be used with Kinoma Producer 4. If you have questions regarding supported file formats or codecs, please check with Kinoma support on the web at www.kinoma.com/support.html.

Animation File Formats
GIF Macromedia Flash – 5 is supported with QuickTime 7 installed. Only the Flash Flash animation is converted. Any audio or interactivity is ignored. FLC

Audio File Formats
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MP3 M4A WAV Windows Media Audio

Sill Image File Formats
BMP JPEG JPEG 2000 Photoshop PICT PNG Targa TIFF

Encoding a Sequence of Image Files
Kinoma Producer can be used to encode a sequence of image files into a single presentation. This capability can be used to convert a collection of photographs captured with a digital camera into a single Kinoma format encoded file. It can even be used to convert PowerPoint slide presentations into a portable format for playback using Kinoma Player. To convert a sequence of image files using Kinoma Producer, simply add the first file in the sequence to the list of files to be encoded in the main Kinoma Producer window. These image files can be in any still image format supported by Kinoma Producer as described in Input File Formats. The files must be named in a consistent manner, ending i b om“i0g y r.“i n e r p y r.“i0g y r n r e l p 0” p 0” p us xe c 1, c 2, c m. a, t j m t j m t F m u p e u p e u e 0gnPclm le s cmf 0”or raayc e e ae 3.m dw tc ehuo gs .K au i t d t efe. ji o p e u i te n i i l oa t q l l When working with a sequence of images, Kinoma Producer assigns each image a duration of one second. Note: To encode a single image that is part of a numbered sequence, make a copy of the file in a different folder. This will prevent Kinoma Producer from detecting the image sequence. Note: All the images in the sequence should have the same aspect ratio. Kinoma Producer creates the encoded movie with the aspect ratio of the first image the sequence. All other images will be stretched to match the dimensions of the first image in the sequence, and therefore may appear distorted if they do not have the same the aspect ratio as the first image.

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Encoding from the Command Line
On Windows XP (only), Kinoma Producer may be run from the command line. Command line encoding allows you to automate encoding with Kinoma Producer. To encode files from the command line, you must specify three items: the files to encode, the encoding preset to use, and the output location. Here is a typical command line:
"kinoma producer" -device "Tungsten T3" –preset "Player 4 EX: AV – Music" -output "c:\temp" "c:\media\01 Day Tripper.wma"

The preceding example encodes a Windows Media audio file into an MPEG-4 audio file for playback on a Palm Tungsten T3 and puts the result into “ c : \temp\01 Day Tripper.mp4” . The example assumes that you have changed the working directory to the Kinoma Producer directory. If you installed Kinoma Producer into the default location, you can use the following commands to set the working directory to the Kinoma Producer folder:
cd /D "c:\program files\kinoma 4\kinoma producer"

Alternatively, you can add the Kinoma Producer directory to the system search path environment variable in the System control panel under advanced settings. The values of the -device option must exactly match the contents of the Model pop-up menu in Kinoma Producer. The values of the -preset option must exactly match the contents of the Settings pop-up in Kinoma Producer. Custom presets may be used with the -preset option as well. The output directory specified with the -output option must already exist. The input file name is used for the output file Multiple input files may be specified. Many of the built-in presets in Kinoma Producer 4 support both MPEG-4 and Windows Media file output. By default, Kinoma Producer outputs MPEG-4 files. To output Windows Media files instead of MPEG-4 files, a oevh m d nr”e a d tw tc n “a m tmd -cn i oo line. Note: The -device option must be the first item following the command name or Kinoma Producer will launch as an interactive GUI application instead of running as a command line tool. Note: Kinoma Producer is a dual-use application in that it may be run as both a GUI application and as a command line tool. When running such dual-use applications from the command line, Windows has an unusual behavior. When Page 20 of 22 Kinoma Producer 4 www.kinoma.com

Kinoma Producer is launched from the command line in immediate mode, the command line immediately returns while Kinoma Producer runs in parallel. When Kinoma Producer is run from a batch file, the batch file will wait for Kinoma Producer to finish running before continuing.

Encoding PowerPoint slides
Kinoma Producer can encoder PowerPoint slides in the Kinoma format for playback on Palm handhelds. Because Palm handhelds typically have significantly smaller screens t o ’ rm dPPp t ba i h ss e e t wis o cd a a t, c nh e t n s ew n Pi o da r ra e eh m C i m et o et r t t s o nen t i smaller slide size or larger font size to ensure readability on Palm handhelds. When working with standard size templates an 80 point font works well for titles together with a 48 point font for body text. To encode PowerPoint slides, the slides must first be exported from PowerPoint. After exporting the slides from PowerPoint, they can be encoded in Kinoma Producer. The steps for exporting slides from PowerPoint are different for Macintosh and Windows computers. Exporting PowerPoint Slides on Windows The following steps describe how to export PowerPoint slides on Windows. They are based on the Office XP version of Microsoft PowerPoint. 1. Open the presentation in PowerPoint 2. Fteu te ” r ems“ A o Fel a … m in cv h l eS s e 3. Fta T mse“ F tn r r e e y elt P i r e a o “ Ap n ceEl c F t m S s ”u trG I a o hv e eiJ e h m eh n g e ” o G a e Gir SiEl a r P lw rs a l Jwp “ o N rpF te P i c P r t a o . t G tl N t b o h m eg e k c ”c n l l yy i result in smaller file sizes with marginally lower image quality than PNG. 4. Navigate to the directory to save the images in, assign a name of the images, aia nke d “” c S. l v c 5. PPws d a “o to export every slide in ooi l i s Du want wila a k o et i a g g y r l yl i nd p on t s o n ct?evl h e n l u s S “ S. e n oy rl eE i p t r t ri l e d ra o e ne c r e et i h ed ”t y” 6. After PowerPoint completes the export operation, the sequence of images is ready to be encoded in Kinoma Producer following the instructions described ic a e f e . n o Sn I F “d ecm i Ei qe al n g uo g s n e ” Exporting PowerPoint slides on Mac OS X The following steps describe how to export PowerPoint slides on Macintosh. They are based on the Office:mac 2001 version of Microsoft PowerPoint. 1. Open the presentation in PowerPoint. 2. Fteu t Movie… r ems“ o Fel m in c h l eMake e ” 3. Enter a file name for the movie file and choose a location to save the QT olc v btp e . u m v . “” g e oi i ei C S ti x p n c m fl a e e r a k i e i e n or i k e o h tt o Page 21 of 22 Kinoma Producer 4 www.kinoma.com

Note: e e te ct g io Ic nh “ u s s o n t o da U re ” b b i m et s et r u e s m dt e ni a t r h rt d t n selected (this is the default). Note: It is recommended that no transitions are used in the PowerPoint presentation to be converted as they may greatly increase the size of the encoded file. 4. After PowerPoint completes the export operation, the QuickTime movie file is ready to be encoded in Kinoma Producer following the instructions described iinPc nn or r “ K au U i o. s m d” g e

Product Support
Support for Kinoma Producer is available to customers of who have purchased Kinoma Producer or received it as part of an OEM bundle. A list of frequently asked questions and their answers is available on-line at http://www.kinoma.com/faq Please check this page first for the fastest answers to your questions. If the frequently aqog s s oes can check the Kinoma support sunen w us you k es d tert e sp o ar qo dt a e n yun i ’ i , forum to see if other Kinoma users may have already provided an answer to your question. The Kinoma support forum is available on-line at: http://www.kinoma.com/forum Customer support is available by sending a message to Kinoma tsr ’o u f s mpr c epo u rom s t the following web page: http://www.kinoma.com/emailsupport.html You may also send email directly to support@kinoma.com. Please include your name and Kinoma Producer serial number with your question to verify that you are an owner of Kinoma Producer. Most support email questions are answered within 48 hours of being received. Email support is available for the first 90 days after purchasing Kinoma Producer. Note: We are unable to respond to support queries from customers using Kinoma Producer 4 trial.

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