7. Finishing publishing job - Prassi PrimoDVD2.0
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Finishing the publishing job - Prassi PrimoDVD2.0
PrimoDVD2.0 is a professional mastering software designed for DVD-R and DVD-RW
and CD-R/RW Recorders, as well as for autoloaders, such as the Bravo Disc Publisher.
The software offers many recording features such as direct disc copy, disc imaging
to file, ISO/UDF/Joliet mastering, and Audio disc compilation from Wave or MP3
Several recording jobs can be prepared and run simultaneously, or queued and run in sequence. If the autoloader is equipped with a printer, this application takes care of handling the disc printing as well.
An activity log, full error code return, support for fast computers equipped with several SCSI boards and many recorders (up to 16), make this application a very powerful tool for the professional in disc mastering and replication.
Prassi PrimoDVD2.0 Build 2.0.837, that came with the Bravo Publisher, allows a user to test the robotics system of the attached Publisher / Disc printer. By choosing Robotics-Options/Services on the top task bar of the software, the following window appears.
The user can check the communication between the PC and the attached Printer/
Publisher and choose to record and print simultaneously when a multiple disc
print/recording job is selected. This saves time, but at a possible extra load
on the resources consumed by the PC.
Another robotic test through software is the Manual Movement option. The following window appears, and the unit is ready to perform a complete movement test of the robotics. By clicking the Start Test button, the robotic arm will move through its entire sequence automatically. If you specified more than one disc, it will continue until the number you specified is completed or it runs out of discs.
These tests can be used to assure the smooth operation of the Publisher. We
are now ready to write some data on a disc and print it. As we said, Prassi
PrimoDVD2.0 supports all the basic recording operations. User can create a data
CD/DVD, an audio CD, copy a CD/DVD and many more. In each case, the user can
choose to print a desirable design on the disc surface, even after burning.
Let's see an example of the above in the case of an audio CD. Apart from choosing the files to be recorded in a specific recorder, checking the writing speed, enabling the Buffer Under Run option etc, we choose the number of copies to be made, and check the box labeled Print (printer installed). In the right box we select the path on our hard disk where we have saved our design. There are two types of design files supported:
*.prn files we've previously created using almost any Windows graphics application and
*.std files created using SureThing CD labeler.
In the drop down box to the right of the Print checkbox, we can select any recently used *.prn or *.std files. Note that print files labeled as *.PXF created by Disc Face Editor are not compatible with the Publisher. Disc Face Creator is a very limited graphics program built in Prassi PrimoDVD 2.0.