The first step is to import or capture the videos to be processed. Press the “Import” button to load your videos from hard disk, memory or directly from your camera if it connected to the computer. If you have a HDV camera, connect it via Firewire to capture your footage.
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1: Importing or capturing videos
After importing or capturing the videos, they will appear in the source videos list. Here you can select one or more videos for processing or configuring the processing settings. The buttons in the lower part allows to open the trim dialog or the info dialog for the selected video, and remove all the videos from the list: By pressing the right mouse button over a video or a group of selected videos, the extra menu will appear: The extra menu provides options to set extra video information, like interpret video characteristics, set the timecode options, or extract audio tracks and channels.
2: source videos operations
3: Configuring the processing settings
The settings panel allows to configure the processing settings. If no processing options are set, the videos will be only transcoded.
Some processing settings that are applied to all the videos, and others must be applied individually to selected video. For instance, if you select a format conversion, like 720p60, then all the videos in the source list will be converted to 720p60 : But, other settings like Aspect Ratio/ Zoom are applied by default only to selected video. Once configured for the selected video,  if you want to apply the current Aspect Ratio / Zoom settings to all the imported videos, press the button “Apply Current Settings to All videos” :
4: Producing the videos
The “Produce” panel  allows to set the encoding options and start the processing :
Select an output format and encoder for the produced videos, if the selected encoder is configurable, the “Configure Codec” button becames active to open the encoder dialog options. For instance when selecting H.264 custom bitrates. Most high quality edit friendly and storing encoders like DNxHD offers fixed bitrates and cannot be configured. Also can set the destination folder, and optionally rename the produced videos. The “Multiple Processing” button allows to process the videos in the list and don’t remove them from the list after processing, this is useful if you want to produce the same videos in multiple formats. The “Proc Selected” buttons allows to process only the selected videos in the list. And the “Backup” button activates the backup of the original files to backup folder. The “Preview Selected Video” button, creates a few seconds video with current processing settings and open it in the preview player, you can create several preview videos with different settings to compare them. Finally press the start button to process the videos.