Ulead’s DVD Workshop Express is a ‘lite’ version of DVD Workshop suited to intermediate DVD authoring. Express retains DVD Workshop’s menu design and media handling capabilities, while forgoing more advanced features like DLT output, dual-layer disc creation, Macrovision flag setting, regional coding and CSS encryption.
Suggested Retail Price: $299
Wildform has released the Custom FX Collection add-on for Wild FX and Wild FX Pro. Each effect contains between 5 and 35 variables, including speed control. The effects can also be used as templates for creating new effects with variables such as position, timing, scaling, alpha, skew, color and rotation.
Suggested Retail Price: $49
Adobe’s Premiere Elements includes built-in step-by-step help, time code break scene detect, default ripple delete, improved video speed adjustment and GPU-based transitions. Users can also have up to 99 video tracks and 99 audio tracks on their timeline. DVD authoring with optional PAL transcoding is also included.
Suggested Retail Price: $99
Vinpower Digital’s Sharkcopier is a stand alone DVD Duplicator that supports both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/-RW, including dual-layer DVD+R. The Sharkcopier features a new aluminum case as well as a duplication counter, hard drive partition naming, password protection, 128MB memory buffer and an error correcting system.
Suggested Retail Price: $1,450 (7 target 16X Sharkcopier)
Pixelpops’ Wedding Collection Volume 1, part of the PopDrops collection of backgrounds for Visual Composer Pro, includes 150 designs for use in CD-ROM presentations. Both background designs and CD label designs are included in the package.
Suggested Retail Price: $90