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DVD Aurturing software

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by BadAss, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. BadAss

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    Hi, I currently use Sonic's MyDVD to burn movies to DVD because it was free. But im wondering if theres any better software around. MyDVD is ok, it has animated menues and does the job but it does seem alittle basic.

    Cheers Kev.
     
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    adobe encore iffyou can master it
     
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    Ulead DVD MovieFactory 3 is dead easy to use and has many great features. Go to www.ulead.co.uk and download the free 30 day trial and see if you like it. About £30 in the shops/£25 online so wont break the bank either.
    There is a review of it in this months (that's July) edition of Computer Video mag.

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  4. vonhosen

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    There are tons of them (I've got about half a dozen myself). What are you willing to pay & what features are a must ?
     
  5. BadAss

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    Well I downloaded Ulead DVD MovieFactory 3 and its pretty much the same as MyDVD.

    Vonhosen, Im gona be creating Wedding Video's so I'm looking for something which comes with animated backgrounds and lots of wedding themes. But maybe I'm just being lazy and looking for something that doesn't excist. I've bought some stuff like petals, vase, rose and glass picture frame so ill have a go at making my own, mixed with some short video clips.

    But if anyone knows of a peice of software which looks professional with animated titles/backgrounds and so on let me know.
     
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    For bundled (wedding etc) themes with the authoring software it tends to be the budget programs that bundle themes. higher end programs usually leave it for you to be creative with your menu creation. That said you may find on the user forums of some higher end software fellow professional users that are willing to share some menu templates for such tasks that they have created.

    Unless you are willing to spend the thousands of pounds for Sonic Scenarist which is the Hollywood production model for DVD authoring on a PC some you might want to look at are

    DVD Architect (my current favourite) but this is only available as a bundle with Sony's editing program Vegas Video (an excellent editing program).

    Adobe encore

    Pinnacle Impression Pro

    Sonic's ReelDVD

    Sonic's DVDit V5 (due soon)

    DVDlab (cheap but powerful)
     
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    Just downloaded dvd lab, what is that all about?
    Do you have to be a rocket scientist to understand it?
    Going to delete it right away.
     
  8. vonhosen

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    Rocket Scientist no , but you will need to know a fair bit about DVD specs & authoring. There is nothing else around with it's features for the money.

    It is geared more towards small business videographers than hobbyists.
     
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    Where can i find it?
     
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    I think DVDlab is at www.mediachance.com but webiste appears to be down at present.


    Edit
    It's up and running now
     

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