Autumnwave OnAir USB HDTV Creator
OnAir Creator Software Continued
The Screen Size output can be set to Normal, Full Screen, Fit-to-Screen and Background . The Screen Ratio ranges from 4:3, 16:9, Pan and Custom, but lacks an auto option, requiring manual adjustment when the signal changes. There is a Sleep Timer which can close the program at set intervals ranging from 10 to 240 minutes in convenient increments.
The main option on the Operation Control screen are well laid out with a familiar feel. The upper left provides a signal strength meter similar to what you find on a cell phone. There is a dual function timer that displays the time stamp of the video being played versus real time, which is handy when pausing live video. There is an audio menu for adjustment of audio playback based on the available choices embedded in the signal, such as alternate language (SAP). The are standard player control buttons, such as an eject button which opens a File Open dialog box, Stop, Play/Pause, Previous, Backward, Forward and Next buttons for video control. Oddly, the pause control is not enabled by default, requiring the user to enable the TimeShifting feature in the Options screen. Pause is a basic function that should automatically be on if it is an option, in our opinion. Our initial impression was the pause did not work as we never considered such a function would be considered optional. There is also a record button for instant recording of video and a screen capture button that saves images in both JPG and BMP formats.