DVD Producer is the latest-generation DVD authoring application from Sonic's acclaimed range of
professional authoring solutions. DVD Producer includes some
exclusive technology that will help you deliver your best
work both easily and efficiently.
JumpAnywhere™ - Author sophisticated,
interactive DVD titles without the need for deep understanding
of the DVD specification. Sonic’s exclusive JumpAnywhere
technology enables you to execute complex navigation sequences
using simple drop down menus and check boxes. This means
you can author complex titles today without having to learn
the ins-andouts of the DVD specification.
DVD Producer’s JumpAnywhere engine also removes any
potential for human error by ensuring your DVDs are as compatible
as possible. Benefits of this technology include:
- Easily mix-and-match 4:3 and 16:9 video footage anywhere
on the same disc.
- Expand the destination options for the Menu button on
the DVD Player remote control for each individual movie
- Highlight any button when navigating to a motion or moving
- Set ‘End Actions’ for every movie using a
drop down menu
- Replace End Actions on a menu button (for looping or
- Set Audio or Subtitle streams on a menu button
JumpAnywhere makes all of these professional features easy,
empowering you to make professional looking discs today.
OpenDVD™ – the new standard
for interchanging finished DVD discs that can be opened and
re-edited across different applications. DVD Producer can
both write and read OpenDVD compliant titles saving you time
and money on project revision. OpenDVD enables your company
to make changes to your client’s projects by simply
re-opening the project from the finished disc, making the
requested changes, and then re-burning.
Built-in Menu Compositor – Add text,
images, and animated buttons to your DVD menus. DVD Producer’s
built-in menu compositor enables you to compile a range of
DVD menus within the application. Starting with any generic
still image or moving background you can add graphics, text,
and animated buttons. DVD Producer’s animated menu
compositor is able to extract any length of imported video,
resize it, and then composite it with other text and graphic
elements into a single MPEG file for use as a motion menu.
This feature streamlines the DVD production workflow as it
removes the need for a separate menu compositing station
and also enables last minute changes to take place within
Jacket Picture Support – Add
a DVD ‘screen saver’ to your project. Jacket
picture support enables the user to select a still image
that displays whenever the disc is loaded and the DVD player
is in stop mode.
Extensive CD, DVD and
DLT drive support – DVD Producer 3.5 supports
the widest range of output devices. For a full list of
devices please see the list of Supported
WriteDirect™ - Sonic's
exclusive WriteDirect technology is the fastest way to create
a DVD-R or DLT from a finished project. Using WriteDirect,
the system writes directly to the DVD-R or DLT from the basic
assets that make up the project, without the intermediate
step of writing data to the computer hard disk. WriteDirect
can save hours of production time and up to 4.7 GB of hard
disk space per DVD project.
Integrated Encoding and Authoring - DVD
Producer integrates the entire DVD production process, encoding,
authoring, and writing DVD data to any medium, into a single
application. No other system available today offers this
level of integration, making the process of tape-todisc seamless.
Timeline Interface - Sequence video, audio,
subtitles and still-image clips in an environment that will
be instantly familiar to anyone used to operating a NLE.
Adobe® Photoshop® File Support - Import
and edit multi-layer files to create sophisticated DVD Menus.
Multiple Audio and Subpicture Streams - Give
your DVDs international appeal by adding up to eight audio
streams and 32 subtitle streams. Each audio stream can be
up to 5.1 surround sound!
Real-time Proofing - Preview your DVD project
at any time during assembly, or after the disc has been formatted,
prior to replication. Using Sonic’s SD-1000 encoder,
you can also preview your project on an external broadcast
Integrated Transcoding - Automatic and
fast AVI and Quicktime® to MPEG-2 conversion. Save time
and maintain quality by saving transfer to and from video
Unlimited undo - users may experiment as
they work with the knowledge that they can return to a previous
state quickly and easily.
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