Creating an ISO file in ProShow

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ProShow has the ability to burn discs directly from the software. However, in some cases you may want to output an ISO image file  and create your disc with another app. Here’s how.

What is an ISO file?

An ISO file is a standard type of file that contains everything about a disc. Its basically a DVD, AVCHD or Blu-ray saved as a file. ProShow can write any disc it creates as an ISO file instead of actually burning to a physical disc.

Why use an ISO?

  • Save a snapshot of your finished DVD, AVCHD or Blu-ray and burn this to a disc whenever you want, without having to go through the rendering phase multiple times
  • Burn a large number of DVDs, AVCHDs or Blu-rays using the same ISO file without having to go through the process of loading your show and outputting through ProShow
  • If your drive isn’t supported in ProShow you use this method to output a DVD, AVCHD, Blu-ray disc.

Creating an ISO

To create an ISO file in ProShow, follow these instructions below:

  1. Make sure you save your show, then select the Publish workspace.
  2. Choose either DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-ray from the avilable publishing formats and click Create
  3. Then select the disc Burning tab
  4. Now click on the arrow beside Disc Writer (it’s at the top)
  5. Select ISO Image file from the drop down list
  6. Click Create
  7. You will now get a Save As Window. Make sure to save the ISO file to the Desktop.
  8. Give the ISO file a unique name that you will be able to easily recognize, and click Save
  9. Wait for ProShow to complete the ISO creation process. ProShow will let you know when it is finished.

Burning the ISO in Windows 8 or 10

  1. Navigate to where you saved the show’s ISO file
  2. The ISO icon should be a white paper with a silver disc on it
    1. If the icon is something else, do the following:
      1. Right-click the ISO file, and select Properties
      2. Change ‘Opens With:’ setting to Windows Explorer and click Ok
  3. Right-click the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image from the right-click menu. The ‘Windows Disc Image Burner’ should open.
  4. Make sure you have a blank disc in the drive and click on Burn
  5. The system will take a few minutes to create the DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-ray
  6. Once finished the DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-ray is ready to be used.

Burning the ISO in Windows 7

  1. Insert a recordable DVD, or Blu‑ray Disc into your disc burner.
  2. Open Computer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Computer.
  3. In Windows Explorer, find the disc image file, and then double-click it.
  4. If you have more than one disc burner, from the Disc burner list in Windows Disc Image Burner, click the burner that you want to use.
  5. (Optional) If you want to verify that the disc image was burned correctly to the disc, select the Verify disc after burningcheck box.If the integrity of disc image file is critical (for example, the disc image file contains a firmware update), you should select this check box.
  6. Click Burn to burn the disc.

Burning the ISO file to disc using Imgburn

Click here to download Imgburn

*Note: Be aware – Imgburn may ask you to install the additional software. You do not have to install this. Be sure to deny any options asking you to install additional non imgburn programs.

After you have downloaded and installed Imgburn, follow these instructions below to burn the ISO file:

  1. Check on ‘Write Image File to disc’
  2. Click on the manila file folder across the way from select file
  3. Locate your .iso file (which should be on your desktop)
  4. Put a blank DVD (or Blu-ray) in your DVD/Blu-ray tray
  5. Click on the CD on the piece of paper at the bottom, with the blue arrow pointing to the right.
  6. Wait for the Imgburn to complete the burn. When it is finish you will hear a little tune that plays, followed by the tray opening releasing the DVD, AVCHD or Blu-ray disc from the drive.