4K Video

4K (Ultra HD, 3840 x 2160) video is NOT officially supported in the current version of DVMP Pro. So you're probably wondering why there is a dedicated topic for this!

 

Well, depending on the capabilities of your computer, and which third-party Video Decoder and AVI Video Compressor you have selected in DVMP Pro, you might find that you can successfully time stamp and play 4K video MOV and MP4 files. We stress that this is NOT supported in the current version of DVMP Pro, but if you want to give it a try, below are some tips which might help. If these tips do not work on your computer then we will be unable to help as this is unsupported. If it does work for you then you should just treat it as a fortunate bonus. If necessary, you can use the DEMO version of DVMP Pro to check if it will work for files from your own camera.

 

Firstly, if your 4K camera/smartphone creates files using the video encoding scheme HEVC/H.265, then you will not be able to play or time stamp the files at all. But if your camera/smartphone creates files using AVC/H.264 video encoding then try these tips.

 

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IMPORTANT: Remember, NONE OF THIS IS SUPPORTED, so if it does not work for you then that's it until we release a future version of DVMP Pro that officially supports 4K video.

 

To Time Stamp or Burn-in Metadata ...

 

1.If DVMP Pro is already running then exit it.
2.Start DVMP Pro
3.Do NOT try to play (File > Open) any files nor use any of the tools until the time stamp/burn-in has completed
4.Do NOT use Tools > Burn-in Time Stamp or Tools > Burn-in Metadata from the Tools menu - instead we will be using the Batch Processor.
5.In Tools > Options >  Video Decoders > AVC/H.264 Video Decoder ensure that "LAV Decoder" is selected. If "LAV Decoder" does not appear in the selection list, then you will need to install the free third-party "LAV Filters" package which includes the LAV Decoder - for details of how to get "LAV Filters" see AVC (H.264) video decoder recommendations.
6.Click File > Batch Processing to open the Batch Processing window.
7.Select the Burn-in TIme Stamp or Burn-in Metadata operation (whichever you need)
8.Make sure the Output Folder is selected
9.Drag-and-drop your 4K MOV or MP4 files onto the Files to be processed box (or use the Add button)
10.Click the START button
11.In the Confirm Settings box, go to Burn-in > Output and choose AVI as the output file type and select an AVI Video Compressor. Most of the recommended AVI Video Compressors seem to be OK with 4K resolution. The WMV output type might also work. Make any other changes you want and click OK
12.Time stamping/Burning-in should now proceed.

 

4K video will be much slower to process than HD video, so a powerful computer with plenty of RAM and hard drive space is recommended. Also, if you don't need full 4K resolution you can speed things up by clicking the Resize option and set the size to (for example) 1920 x 1080 which is HD resolution. If you are intending to import the time stamped files into your own DVD authoring software so that you can produce a DVD disk, then you can speed up time stamping even more by clicking the Resize option and setting the size to 720 x 480 if you will be producing an NTSC (29.97 frames per sec) DVD, or 720 x 576 for a PAL (25 frames per sec) DVD.

 

To Play a video file ...

 

1.If DVMP Pro is already running then exit it.
2.Start DVMP Pro
3.Do NOT use any of the tools until you have finished playing 4K files
4.In Tools > Options > Rendering ensure that Enhanced Video Renderer is selected
5.In Tools > Options >  Video Decoders > AVC/H.264 Video Decoder ensure that "LAV Decoder" is selected. If LAV Decoder does not appear in the selection list, then you will need to install the free third-party "LAV Filters" package which includes the LAV decoder - for details of how to get "LAV Filters" see AVC (H.264) video decoder recommendations.
6.Click File > Open to play a file (or drag-and-drop the file onto the DVMP Pro window)

 

warning

IMPORTANT: Remember, NONE OF THIS IS SUPPORTED, so if it does not work for you then that's it until we release a future version of DVMP Pro that officially supports 4K video.