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Added by Rob Aubey on August 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A message from Rob Aubey

Greetings DoStudio Authoring users.

It has been several months now since the announcement of the discontinuation of the DSA and DSE applications by Sony Creative Software. While the announcement may have been a surprise to many, I appreciate your understanding of the situation and I have heard from many of you with kind words and ideas about what might be next for me.

I am very happy to announce that I have joined Scenarist, LLC as Director of Application Engineering for the…


Added by Rob Aubey on July 18, 2017 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments

Sony Creative Software discontinues DoStudio

On March 1st, 2017, Sony Creative Software announced the discontinuation of the DoStudio line of authoring and encoding applications. Further details can be seen at this weblink.

Added by Ghost Helper on March 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Third party HDMV preview tool available for Dostudio EX

IGemulator - Preview and Test your HDMV Menus before Authoring

Authoring complex discs in HDMV?

Wasting valuable time going through an entire mux to be able to preview your menus in action,

only to find out some button navigation settings are wrong or commands are not working as intended?

IGemulator is the missing link for users of Dostudio EX, allowing you to instantly preview…


Added by Peter B on September 19, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

DoStudio Subtitle and Scripting Assistant (beta) available

We have posted a new utility designed to assist with the following tasks:


- Country Codes Hex values

- Language Code Hex values

- Subtitle files editing and verification, BDN XML to DOST conversion

- Real-time time-code values conversion to all BD frame-rates


(The tool can be downloaded using the DoStudio Smart Support tool from the ‘Downloads’ tab under  ‘current’. User manual coming soon.)

DoStudio Authoring…


Added by Peter Avventi on August 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

New version of the IG Editor available

Dear DoStudio EX license holder,


We are pleased to announce a new version of the IG Editor, provided complimentary to any DoStudio EX license holder.

Version can be downloaded using the DoStudio Smart Support Tool and has two important changes/bug fixes.


Change #1: Stream Model default setting changed to Non-Multiplexed

Change #2: Deleted Page ID’s update to reflect accurate and consecutive number ordering


Details of…


Added by Peter Avventi on August 22, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

New DoStudio Indie Sample Project Now Available

Hello All,

A quick update to let you know that we have updated the DoStudio Sample project with a brand new version. This updated version has new sample video and audio assets, authoring techniques and a new Photoshop (PSD) file for the menu graphics. The project is fully usable for testing and passes the BD Verifiers without issue.

This sample project is the BD-J version for DSA Indie. We will be providing a HDMV version of the project for DSA EX in the coming days as soon as…


Added by Rob Aubey on May 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Transfering licenses using the updated DoStudio Smart Support tool 3.0

Hello everyone, another great new capability of the updated DoStudio suite of applications is the ability for users to manage their own licenses. With DSA/DSE 3.0 and the new DoStudio Smart Support tool (DSSS) 3.0 tool you do NOT need to interact with DoStudio support or send the Global License ID # to transfer your DoStudio licenses to a different system. It can now be done all by the owner/user.

If you have already installed the DoStudio 3.0 application using the new serials numbers…


Added by Rob Aubey on March 5, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

DoStudio 3.0 and BD Verification errors

Hello, As many of you consider the transition to DoStudio 3.0 it is always a question of why and when. Very understandable, the time and possible upsets to a working work flow can be a killer if it does not go well. We are all too familiar with the process. As you consider the validity of this update, I wanted to point out a significant improvement that may not be fully realized until you are impacted by it.

One of our major efforts for this update to DoStudio was to solve many of the…


Added by Rob Aubey on February 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

DoStudio Authorign and Encoding version 3.0 updates now available.

Hello All DoStudio users,

Sony Creative Software (SCS) is excited to announce the availability of the newest update to the DoStudio family of applications. It has been just over a year since the acquisition of Netblender, Inc and the DSA line and we have made many strides to improve and enhance the DoStudio line since then. Probably the most import has been our continued commitment to the legacy customers of the DoStudio line of products. We are always encouraged by the passion shown…


Added by Rob Aubey on February 20, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Need a provider for a 3D title

Hi guys, I have a client abroad that is asking me to do one BD in 3D.

I will not upgrade my DoStudio for just one title, so is anyone interested in doing it for me? Thanks in advance.

Added by Enrique Mendoza on January 31, 2013 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

BD-HDMV vs BD-J Menus

A number of us have asked; "What…


Added by Paul Masters on December 14, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

How to author slideshows with DSA EX (which authors in ‘HDMV’ mode)

We recommend the following workflow when authoring slideshows (please refer to the project “DSA_SlideShow.dsAp” found in the attached zip file.):

  1. Make…

Added by Peter Avventi on November 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

DSA BD-J concept: Default / Active / Main Menu

DSA BD-J has a concept that you may not be aware of. 

I wasn't until I had some problems and Peter Avventi in the support group set me straight.

If you don't understand this concept, you may have had things happen that you couldn't explain. 

This should help with…


Added by Paul Masters on October 22, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How to manage your audio and subtitle streams in HDMV (EX) projects

When creating an HDMV project (using DoStudio EX) with a typical structure of first play, main menu, feature and bonus playlists, we recommend matching the amount of subtitle and audio streams on every playlist (except for the first play, which will play only once at the…


Added by Peter Avventi on October 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to implement basic resume functionality when authoring an HDMV Blu-ray disc using DoStudio EX


Having the ability to resume title playback can be a very useful capability of a Blu-ray disc. In DoStudio EX it is possible to implement this functionality in the following way:

In the HDMV menus instead of using the command JumpTitle use the command CallTitle. This…


Added by Peter Avventi on October 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to maintain the button selection on an HDMV menu when the menu loops

When authoring a looping HDMV 'Always On' menu (using DoStudio EX) we recommended to make sure that the button selection will be maintained when a loop happens. Otherwise the button focus will move to the default selected button as soon as the menu reaches the end and restarts…


Added by Peter Avventi on October 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

DoStudio Authoring and DoStudio Encoder updated

Hello everyone,

On Thursday August, 17th 2012 we updated the two main applications DoStudio Authoring and DoStudio Encoder with version 2.6. This is a maintenance update that contains a number of fixes and addresses some instability that has been reported in the application. You will find the updates in the Releases section of the Smart Support Tool.

Additional information on the updates can be found here.…


Added by Rob Aubey on August 21, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

How Do You: Set up Chapters?

Setting up chapters can be tedious or it can be an art form.  

DVD's were really the first major medium to use the idea "chapters". Chapters are now an absolute standard for Blu-ray discs. So we want to know:  How do you go about creating chapters?



Added by Denny on July 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Do You: Use Subtitles?

Thank you all for taking the poll.  (If you haven't done so  you can still take the poll).

The results are:

Zero =  6.7%    say that most of your discs do not have subtitles

One =   26.7%  say that most of your discs have 1 subtitle track.

Two =   26.7%  say that most of your discs have 2 subtitle tracks.

Three = 26.7%  say that most of your discs have 3…


Added by Denny on July 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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