What is difference between Ulead DVD WorkShop and Movie Factory

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Rock, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Rock

    Rock Guest


    What is the actual difs between these two programs.

    Is there any advantage one over the other? I know that Workshop 2 has
    AC3 sound but other than that?


    Rock, Dec 12, 2003
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  2. Some of the company's out there make elementary versions of programs with
    similar features to another more sophisticated program. For instance, with
    Pinnacle there is the Studio line of software which is for the
    beginner/enthusiast and the there are the other Pinnacle programs Edition
    and Edition Pro which are more prosumer grade. It's the same with capture
    cards - Matrox RT.X10 (enthusiast), RT.X100 (prosumer), and the DigiSuite
    line (professional).

    The elementary versions allow you to "get your feet wet" in the various
    areas of working with video editing, and in other cases DVD creation - or
    both. When considering the purchase of any program choose according to the
    features you feel will suit you best. If the Movie Factory does DVD's but
    does not include AC3 Dolby Digital support then Workshop may be for you. It
    may well be that you will require more than one program to gain the results
    you are looking for in the end.

    If you just need to begin somewhere and learn the basics then the elementary
    level program would be a good start. Software prices always go down with
    time, and many of the manufacturers have an upgrade path for those ready to
    move ahead to the higher level programs.

    Larry Johnson
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    Larry Johnson, Dec 12, 2003
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  3. Rock

    Jerry Jones Guest

    Ulead DVD Workshop supports MOTION menus.

    Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 does not support MOTION menus.

    Ulead DVD Workshop (AC-3 version) supports AC-3 stereo audio

    Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 does not support AC-3 stereo

    Ulead DVD Workshop features far more MANUAL MENU CREATION FLEXIBILITY.

    Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 is far more automated - which means there's
    less flexibility for the user.

    I spotted a $329 bundle from ADS today that was interesting.

    It's an ADS Pyro Firewire card.

    The bundle includes:

    - VE version of Ulead MediaStudio Pro 7;

    - SE version of Ulead DVD Workshop;

    - SE version of Ulead DVD PictureShow 2.


    Jerry Jones
    Jerry Jones, Dec 12, 2003
  4. Rock

    David Chien Guest

    DVD Workshop 2.0, just demo'd at DV Expo West, was mind blowing in terms
    of the speed and ease it could whip out finished DVD titles. Honestly,
    THE program of the year to wait for - unfortunately, they're slipping
    the release to mid Feb or later right now.

    Still, the live demo of the program on stage was jaw-dropping for what
    it does - motion menus, subtitles, multiple audio tracks, rollovers, etc.

    A very nice jump up from the pretty-darn-good 1.3 version out now, which
    is also recommended.
    David Chien, Dec 12, 2003
  5. Rock

    Jerry Jones Guest

    I noticed Ulead has posted details about DVD Workshop 2 on the Web
    page at the following link:


    I was intrigued by the real-time motion menu preview feature.

    It would be nice to not have to wait for motion menus to render and
    get instant previews that show how different ideas might turn out.

    Did you see that feature demonstrated at DVExpo West?

    Jerry Jones
    Jerry Jones, Dec 13, 2003
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