ULEAD DVD WORKSHOP...anybody using it?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by dave, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    Recommend it or not?

    Dave
     
    dave, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. dave

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I'd be inclined to suggest no. It isn't really a video editor. It allows
    you to add menus to DVDs and SVCDs, but there are other things that
    permit you to do that. And if you pay for the 5.1 sound plug in, as well
    as have fancy sound equipment to provide the LR/RR and centre sound
    channels (in sync of course) you can create 5.1 sound on your DVDs. It's
    also expensive. It's the second Ulead product that I've bought and
    abandoned (the first was Ulead's Video Studio 5). You'd think I'd have
    learned my lesson with Studio 5 :)

    For DVD/SVCD menus I now use Sonic Foundry's DVD Architect - but then of
    course I use Vegas 4.

    No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that you
    can produce menus with InCD with Nero. I also believe that InCD is
    included with Nero now - but again I could be wrong. Many DVD burners
    come with InCD/Nero bundled. Maybe someone could confirm if this is
    true.
     
    Tony Morgan, Dec 3, 2003
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  3. dave

    Dave R Guest

    Depends on your requirements. It's easy to knock up a DVD by using it.
    You can create menus with your own background, link to sub-menus, to
    movies and back again. I found it very easy to use and it's fine if you
    want basic DVDs with that structure. However, pressing F1 made it GPF on
    my machine. Which wasn't inspiring. Free trial download is available. I
    thought it was ok, but I found better...

    Personally I recommend DVD-lab, it's a little harder to learn initially -
    especially if you've just used DVD-Workshop. You just need to change how
    you work a little, and it's very easy after that. Quite powerful and
    getting better all the time. Support is excellent through the forums on
    which the programmer participates. It's also a veritable bargain,
    especially if you buy it together with Edit Studio. (Mediachance and Pure
    Motion have got a collaboration going). Again, a free trial download is
    available.
     
    Dave R, Dec 3, 2003
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  4. AFAIK InCD has been bundled with Nero for quite some time, but
    this is the 'packet writing' add-on (which I personaly detest!).

    Nero 5.5 got the ability to do simple menus for VCDs and SVCDs
    part way through it's life, but they are *very* simple!

    I haven't yet used Nero 6, but comments elsewhere suggest that
    they haven't much improved the menu system. IMHO Ulead DVD Movie
    Factory does a fair job of more elaborate menus quite easily and
    cheaply.

    Again IMHO, while it is nice to have one app that will edit video
    and master VCDs and the like, I have no problem with using two
    separate, but good, apps to do these things.

    Regards,
    Harry.
     
    Harry Broomhall, Dec 3, 2003
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    SjT Guest

    I thought InCD was the utility that allowed you to read/write to cdrws
    on the fly like using a HDD?

    Ive not used Nero in ages so maybe it has more bells and whistles now
    :)
     
    SjT, Dec 3, 2003
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