by Alan Sheckter, Videomaker news editor
MGI’s popular VideoWave, praised for its user-friendliness and wide scope of features for an entry-level video-editing software package, recently graduated to Version 5.
VideoWave’s scope of features now includes DVD authoring, which the company said allows users to create DVD, Mini DVD (DVD on CD) and VCD movies. MGI boasts that VideoWave 5’s DVD-authoring capabilities, integrated as part of the core application, enables users create customizable menus and drag clips of any format into a preview window.
Additional Version 5 enhancements include an MGI-developed encoder for capturing and producing MPEG1 and MPEG2 videos, and the ability for users to capture video clips larger than Window’s 4GB file-size limitation. The new version also supports the inclusion of Windows Media Audio-format audio tracks.
VideoWave 5 is priced at $129.99, but MGI is offering a $35 upgrade rebate for previous version users.