Trimming, adding chapters, combining clips are all more intuitive with this program than the stripped down version of Nero. For half the price of Ulead's VideoStudio, you get fewer bells and whistles and a bit less creative control. But VideoStudio involves much of the same software as I learned. Attempts to get fancy that proved too much for DVDFactory and lead to the program freezing up had the same ill effect in VideoStudio. DVDFactory probably is no different from any other video program in that it will use up a large amount of hard drive space with its working versions of your projects. The first time it took me a few minutes to figure out where 30 GB of hard drive space could have gone to before realizing that DVDFactory pretty much puts the entire dvd project into one of its folders. That way it just pulls up the project instead of reapplying the edits to your original video when you open. The menu creation step restricts the user to only a few possibilities. This I found to be really frustrating.
This latest release of the award-winning consumer DVD authoring package is the first consumer entry-level product to offer HD DVD burning capability and is also the first new product to be launched since Corel completed its acquisition of InterVideo and Ulead last December.
Packed with features to breathe new life into videos, photos and create Hollywood-style menu motion effects, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus maintains the ease of use and affordability associated with previous versions.
One-click theme templates instantly create sophisticated opening sequences with animated overlays. Easy-to-use Storyboard and Timeline editing let users personalize titles, music and other project elements.
Users can capture digital media from numerous sources and start creating artistic, original-looking video and slideshow discs.
Content ranging from TV transmissions and downloaded video to photos and camcorder clips can be incorporated into creative projects. Easier to use and learn than comparable products, the MovieFactory interface guides users through straightforward steps to guide them through the disc creation process.
Smart Video Editing Exciting Theme Templates — Users can select a suitable theme which will add opening, titling and transition effects to enhance video clips.
Storyboard Mode — The easy way to get an overview, rearrange, and include transitions between all the scenes or video clips in any production Timeline Mode — Edit captured video on an intuitive timeline with overlays, titles and music tracks.
Fade-in and Fade-out Video — Video clips can be edited to fade in or out at the click of a button. Overlay Tracks — Users can add interest to movies with overlay frames and objects. Transition Effects Between Videos — An extensive range of transition effects for a professional look. Smart Menu Options Button Moving Paths — Menus come to life with templates that contain animated menus, titles, navigation buttons, or other decorative objects.
Distort Menu Objects — Users can rotate, stretch and angle menu motion buttons to fit into frames or other background elements. Extend Background Video and Image — Allowing editors to change from 4: Customize Slideshow Pan and Zoom — This advanced tool offers customizable curved paths, transparency and zoom ratios.
Auto Detect Disc Type — The correct program for the disc type will automatically open for authoring, editing or burning. Support CD Extra — adds data files to music discs Secure Burning on Data Discs — Now users can password-protect videos, photos, documents, and any other data from unauthorized access and viewing.
An upgrade version is available for users of previous versions.