Leawo Prof. Media for Mac User Guide
Leawo Prof. Media for Mac is an all-in-one media converter combo for Mac users to convert DVD, video and audio, burn video to Blu-ray/DVD, backup DVD movies, download online videos, create photo slideshow and convert/burn online videos for multiple uses. Through converting, it enables you to watch DVD, up to 1080P HD movies, standard videos and online videos on any media player or portable device. By burning videos to Blu-ray/DVD movies, it helps you watch your movies on big screens. Some bonus features enhance your movie watching, including: photo slideshow maker, photo slideshow burner, movie editor, 3D movie creator, disc menu designer, etc.
How to Convert Blu-ra, DVD and Video on Mac OS X
Step 1 Add source files
Open the "Convert" tab, click "Add Video" or "Add Blu-ray/DVD" to browse and load source media files for converting. Import video folder or Blu-ray/DVD disc by clicking the drop-down arrows next to these 2 buttons. Also, you could import source media files by direct drag-and-drop. After importing, you could play back loaded media files, select subtitles and audio tracks, add external subtitles to loaded video files, merge all files into one by clicking the blue "Merge files into one" button, etc.
Note: When you load Blu-ray/DVD movies for converting, you’re provided with 3 different loading modes: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. If you choose Full Movie, the program would load all source Blu-ray/DVD movies for converting. Main Movie mode loads the main movie (the longest title by default), while Custom Mode allows you to freely select which titles to load. You could select which subtitles and audio tracks to load in Main Movie and Custom Mode.
Step 2 Set output profile
Click the drop-down box next to the "Add Photo" button and then select "Change" option to enter the Profile panel, where you could set output format from "Format" or "Device" group. Select one from the preset profiles.
Note: If you need, you could change video and audio parameters of output profile, including: audio codec, video codec, quality, bit rate, video frame rate, video resolution, audio sample rate, etc. Click the "Edit" option on the drop-down box next to "Add Photo" button to enter the Profile Settings panel to do these.
Step 3 Set output directory
After setting output profile, return to the main interface and then click the big green "Convert" button. On the popup sidebar, set output directory in "Save to" box. Required hard disk space is displayed on the popup sidebar for your referrence.
Step 4 Start converting
After setting output directory, click the "Convert" button at the bottom of the sidebar. Leawo Prof. Media for Mac would start to convert Blu-ray/DVD/video/audio files immediately. On the converting panel, you could Cancel converting, stop one or all conversions anytime as you need.
How to Burn Video to DVD and Blu-ray
Open the "Burn" function module to burn video to DVD/Blu-ray, and directly burn ISO image file to DVD/Blu-ray disc on Mac.
Step 1 Add source video
Click "Add Video" button to browse and load video files for burning. Or, directly drag and drop source video files/folders into the Blu-ray burner module. After loading, set disc type (DVD-9, DVD-5, BD25 or BD50), quality and aspect ratio accordig to output disc at the bottom.
Step 2 Set disc menu
After loading source video files, move mouse to the right sidebar and then choose a disc menu for output Blu-ray/DVD movies. Click the middle eye-shaped icon to get instant preview. If you don’t need a disc menu, just select "No Menu" on the top of the right sidebar.
Note: Within the Blu-ray burner, you could also design a disc menu with some personal elements like songs and images by using its internal disc menu designer. Click the pencil icon on the disc menu preview to enter the disc menu designer window. On the disc menu design panel, you could add background image, background music, background video, adjust main menu and chapter titles, change text content, color, font, size, etc. Click "Save" button after designing.
Step 3 Burn settings
After you save the disc menu, return to the main interface and then click the green "Burn" button. On the popup sidebar, set "Burn to", "Disc Label", and "Save to" options. If you want to burn video to Blu-ray/DVD disc, you need to insert a blank writable Blu-ray/DVD disc into the Blu-ray/DVD drive, then choose disc drive in "Burn to". The "Burn to" option allows multiple choices.
Note: You could also click the main menu of Leawo Prof. Media for Mac on your computer's menu bar and then navigate to "Preferrences > Burn" option to set DVD Video Mode and others.
Step 4 Start burning
With all settings done, click the "Burn" button at the bottom of the popup sidebar to start burning videos to Blu-ray/DVD.
How to Burn ISO to DVD and Blu-ray
Leawo Prof. Media for Mac also comes with an ISO image burner. That means with Leawo Prof. Media, you could not only create ISO image file out of Blu-ray/DVD/video files, but also burn ISO image file to Blu-ray/DVD disc directly. Insert a blank writable Blu-ray/DVD disc into the disc recorder drive and the open the "Burn" module.
Step 1 Add video files
Under the "Burn" module, click the inverted arrow drop-down button next to the "Add Video" button and then select "Add iso file" option to browse and load ISO file from your computer. Or, directly drag and drop source ISO image file into the "Burn" module.
Step 2 Burn settings
On the popup "Add iso file" window, set "Copy to" and "Disc Label" options. Select disc drive you've inserted a blank writable Blu-ray/DVD disc into for "Copy to" option and set "Disc Label" at will.
Step 3 Start ISO to disc burning
Click the "Burn" button on the "Add iso file" to start ISO to disc burning.
How to Backup DVD and Blu-ray
Featuring Blu-ray Copy and DVD Copy software, Leawo Prof. Media for Mac enables you to copy Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer or blank disc, and backup ISO image file to Blu-ray/DVD disc easily. Open the "Copy" module and prepare everything needed for Blu-ray/DVD backup. To copy and backup Blu-ray/DVD disc, you need to insert source Blu-ray/DVD disc into disc recorder drive (it requires Blu-ray recorder drive if you want to copy Blu-ray disc to computer or blank disc).
Step 1 Add Blu-ray/DVD
Under the "Copy" module, click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to import source Blu-ray/DVD disc or folder for backup. You could also drag and drop source Blu-ray/DVD movies for backup. After loading source movie, select copy mode from "Full Movie", "Main Movie" and "Custom Mode" and output disc type at the bottom. You could play back selected titles.
Note: Full Movie mode could copy the whole source file, Main Movie copies the longest title (generally the main movie), and Custom Mode copies titles you select. Under Main Movie and Custom Mode, you could select subtitles and audio tracks.
Step 2 Copy settings
Click the green "Copy" button. On the right sidebar, set "Copy to", "Disc Label" and "Save to". If you want to copy source Blu-ray/DVD movies to blank disc, you need insert a blank writable disc into the disc drive and then select the disc drive as target "Copy to" option. The "Copy to" option allows multiple choices. That means you could create an ISO image file while creating a disc or folder backup.
Note: If you have only one disc recorder drive, to copy Blu-ray/DVD disc to another disc, you need firstly create ISO image file and then burn created ISO image file to blank Blu-ray/DVD disc again. (Check the below "How to copy ISO file to disc" section)
Step 3 Start copying
Click the bottom "Copy" button on the right sidebar. This Blu-ray copy software would start to copy Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer or blank disc.
How to Copy ISO files to disc
Featuring ISO image copier, it could directly copy ISO image file to blank Blu-ray/DVD disc in one click. Insert target disc (blank writable Blu-ray or DVD disc) into the disc recorder drive, and then open the "Copy" module.
Step 1 Add ISO file
Under the "Copy" module, click the inverted arrow drop-down box to select "Add iso file" to browse and load ISO image file, or directly drag and drop soruce ISO image file into this Blu-ray ISO image copier.
Step 2 Copy settings
On the popup "Add iso file" window. set the disc recroder drive you've inserted a blank writable disc into as "Copy to" option and input your own "Disc Label".
Step 3 Start ISO to disc backup
Finally, click the "Burn" button on the "Add iso file" window to copy ISO image file to DVD/Blu-ray disc immediately.
How to Download Online Videos
Featuring an online video downloader module, Leawo Prof. Media for Mac could help you easily download videos from YouTube and 100+ other video sharing sites on Mac. Open the "Download" module.
Step 1 Add video URL
Copy and paste URL of the video you want to download into the browser address bar of this program. After inputting the video URL, click the "Enter" key on the keyboard to start searching. The program would then detect target videos for downloading.
Step 2 Start downloading
With all detected videos listed on the program interface in different resolutions and qualities, you could select one to download and then click the download icon to start downloading. The downloading progress could be previewed under the "Downloading" panel. You could pause downloading or stop any downloading task as you like.
Step 3 After-download options
After downloading, downloaded videos would be listed under the "Downloaded" panel. By right clicking downloaded video, you could choose to "Add to Convert", "Add to Burn", etc.
Photo Slideshow Maker
The internal photo slideshow maker helps you easily create photo slideshow from photos in JPEG, JPG, PNG and BMP formats, and then convert generated photo sldieshow to videos in 180+ different formats as you like. Open the "Convert" module to make photo slideshow from photos.
Step 1 Add source photos
Click "Add Photo" button to browse source photos, or click the inverted triangle arrow next to the "Add Photo" button and then select "Add Photo Folder" option to import photo folder. You could also directly drag and drop source photos/photo folders into this photo slideshow maker. Imported photos would be generated into photo slideshow upon loading automatically. You could then play back generated photo slideshow.
Step 2 Set output format
Click the drop-down box right before the big green "Convert" button and then hit "Change" option. On the popup Profile window, select a suitable profile as output format.
Note: After setting output format, if you like, you could re-open the drop-down box and then select "Edit" button to enter a Profile Settings window, where you could adjust video and audio parameters, like Video Codec, Quality, Audio Codec, Bit Rate, Aspect Ratio, Frame Rate, Sample Rate, etc. You could save adjusted profile into "Custom" group by clicking the "Save to Custom" button. Click "OK" button to return to the main interface.
Step 3 Set output directory
After setting output profile, return to the main interface and then click the big green "Convert" button. Set the "Save to" box on the popup sidebar. After that, click the bottom "Convert" button to start converting generated photo slideshow to the format you want.
Photo Slideshow Burner
In the "Burn" module, there is a photo slideshow burner that could help you burn photos to DVD/Blu-ray photo slideshow for storing on Blu-ray/DVD discs or playback on Blu-ray/DVD players. Open the "Burn" module to burn Blu-ray/DVD photo slideshow.
Step 1 Add source photos
Click the "Add Photo" button, or directly drag and drop to import source photos/photo folders. Selected photos would be generated into slideshow. Set output disc type, bit rate and aspect ratio at the bottom. You could then play back and edit created photo slideshow.
Step 2 Set disc menu
On the right sidebar, after generating photo slideshow, select a disc menu for output Blu-ray/DVD photo slideshow. various menu templates are available for you to choose from. Preview selected disc menu by clicking the middle eye-shaped icon.
Note: The internal disc menu designer allows you to design disc menu by adding background music/image/video, changing title content (via double-click) and position (via direct drag-and-drop), adjusting text color, font and size (via right-click), etc. Click the "Save" button to save design work.
Step 3 Related burning settings
After setting disc menu, go back to the main interface and then click the big green "Burn" button to do more burning settings, including: Burn to, Disc Label and Save to. If you want to burn photo slideshow to disc, you need to insert a blank and writable disc into disc drive and then select it under "Burn to" option. The "Burn to" option allows multiple choices.
Step 4 Burn photo slideshow to Blu-ray/DVD
Click the bottom "Burn" button to start photo slideshow to Blu-ray/DVD burning.
Edit photo slideshow
The internal photo slideshow editor allows you to edit generated photo slideshow, no matter you're going to make photo slideshow or burn photo to Blu-ray/DVD slideshow. After generating photos into photo slideshow, right click generated photo slideshow and then choose "Edit" option, or directly click the "Edit" icon in the generated photo slideshow title to enter the photo slideshow editor panel.
Edit photo slideshow video
In the "Video" tab, you could add extra photo, remove photo, adjust photo, rotate photo, set photo duration, set transition duration and transition effect, etc.
Edit photo slideshow audio
In the "Audio" tab, you're able to add background music and set output audio effect.
How to Edit Video
The intenral video editor is available under both "Convert" and "Burn" modules. After adding source media files, you could check a loaded media file, right click it and then select "Edit" option to enter the media editing panel, or directly click the "Edit" icon in selected media title to enter the video editing panel.
Click the "Trim" tab, drag the twin limiters on the playbar, or set Start Time and End Time for video trimming. This would help you convert only video clips you want. Click "OK" to save the trimming results.
Click the "Watermark" section, slide "Watermark" to green, then you could choose to add text watermark or image watermark. You could also custom watermark parameters like text font, color, size, content, transparency, position, etc.
Click the "Crop" section, select a Zoom way, drag the dot frame box on the left Original Preview panel, or set the Left and Top values to get unwanted black margins cropped. You could also rotate videos here by making use of the buttons before the volume bar adjuster.
Change video effect by adjusting Brightness, Saturation, Contrast and VolumeZoom under "Effect" section.
Apply 3D effect
Open "3D" section and slide "3D Mode" to green. Select a 3D effect for applying and adjust 3D Depth for more vivid 3D movie watching. Get instant preview of 3D effect via the internal media player.
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