The Video Options screen allows configuration of parameters that control the capture of Phota display sequences as animations.  Either AVI, Windows Media Video (WMV Variable Bit Rate or Constant Bit Rate) or Still Image Files Sequence formats can be produced, selected via the Video Format drop-down box.  Either Standard Video, DVD - NTSC or DVD - PAL can be chosen as the Video Parameters Set.  The DVD choices will restrict Size Option values to dimensions that are appropriate if the videos will be used to produces DVDs, and will also set the Capture Frames/Second to the expected frame rate for NTSC or PAL DVDs.  Video and Audio Compression codecs can be selected and configured if applicable.

A Video Directory can be selected to specify a default location where Video files will be stored.  Multiple Video Options Files can be saved and loaded, making it possible to store customized sets of video parameters that might be used in different situations.  For example, one set of options might create high quality, large size AVI format videos.  Another might be loaded to produce compact, low resolution WMV CBR format videos to post on a website.  Yet another might be used for capturing still image sequences.

Phota Video Options
When using the Still Image Files Sequence Video Format, the Video and Audio Compression areas of the screen are replaced with Image Sequence options.  Sequential still images will be saved in the selected Image Files Format (i.e. jpg, png, tiff, etc.)  A Default Images Save Directory can be chosen by pressing the Select button.  Optionally, a new sub-directory can be created to contain image files for each capture.  Image files will be saved with sequential 8-digit numbers, which can optionally be prefixed with the current date and time.  The Save Only Changed Scenes option will output an image file only when the display has actually changed, potentially saving much disk space.  Otherwise, images will be saved at the specified Capture Frames/Second rate.  Check the Output Image Sequence Control File option to create a small file with each capture that contains timing information for each image frame.  The Sequence Control File can be used with the Image Sequence Player to provide much greater control over the playback of captured Image Sequences.  The Default to Use Intended Time option will play sequences back by default according to the Intended Times for frames (as recorded in the Sequence Control File), instead of the Actual Times.