Features[ edit ] VEGAS does not require any specialized hardware to run properly, allowing it to operate on almost any standard Windows computer across a broad range of hardware. In areas of compositing and motion graphics, Vegas provides a broad tool set including 3D track motion compositing with control over z-depth , and spatial arrangement of visual planes including plane intersection. Much of the visual effects processing in Vegas follows an audio-like paradigm. Master output effects can also be controlled and manipulated over time by the use of Master Bus track automation envelopes. This restricts its use for Audio production, focusing the product on the post-production, Video NLE market only.
DVD Architect always recodes mpeg and loses sync on audio. No compression but audio out of sync 25 min into DVD. Would be perfect if they could fix this Looking for Advanced Author Package..
Power Director Can not change or Add buttons to templates. Templates very restrictive Power Producer Can not scroll menu templates. Can not change button layout 4.
But does not edit vobs Can add buttons but these do not show on DVD visually. WinXP Ease of use: I love this tool! Actually I love Vegas Video too, I've been able to do all I wanted so far using these two amazing tools! DVDA works really well if you know what you're doing! It really lets you into the 'pro' field, but again, you need to 'play' a little bit with it to be able to know what you can do! Thank you to the developers! Review by uzi on Jul 2, Version: This software was ultimately a disappointment.
First impressions were good: The details led to frustration however: In most cases DVD Architect doesn't follow that convention - so it takes longer to find out how to do things. Then I tried importing elementary video streams: Although the disk seemed to mount ok, the DVD menu didn't appear until I hit the play button, then the menu button to cancel the seemingly randomly selected title that started playing.
Then I tried to find out how to add descriptive captions using subtitles to my videos I have the "Studio" version of the tool, and apparantly that doesn't support subtitles or multiple audio tracks. None of this was made clear to me when I bought the tool.
It seems that if I want subtitles then I need to buy the "Pro" version at ten times the price and the Pro version seems to be hard to get in the UK. In other words, the Studio version is crippleware, and I got suckered. So, I'm still looking for a decent, affordable, semi-pro DVD authoring package. Review by mpack on Jul 1, Version: Don't be fooled by DVD Architect's fantastic user interface - this is not a "burn your home movies to DVD" program unless you want it to be.
Compared to certain other authoring solutions which could politely be referred to as a usability joke, Sony DVD Architect is simply a joy to use. One down-side which won't be a problem for most: Creating layered menus with appropriate highlights is very easy too, although the manual could make this process a little clearer. For example, you can access the SPRM variables to detect what audio track the user has selected, and display a different menu page with appropriate visual feedback.
Subtitling is really easy, too. The [ and ] keys define start and end frames for the event dragging the mouse on the timeline works, too. Currently, there is a bug where importing the said scripts will cause all line breaks to be double-spaced: Granted, the possibilities aren't as limitless as they'd be with a program like Scenarist, but I think it's safe to say that DVDA gives you the functionality you're likely to need for almost every project, with almost none of the headaches.
From my point of view, I can spend more time perfecting the video encode and menus and less time learning an unappealing, poorly designed piece of software. Don't be fooled by the wide audience this program seems to aim for - it's capable of seriously powerful stuff incidentally, version 5 which was just announced a few days ago, is reportedly adding Blu-ray Disc authoring to the mix, which I can't wait for. Any usability quirks I've experienced are incredibly minor and are justified by this program's interface and bargain price.
Review by lyris on Apr 16, Version: Vista Ease of use: For some reason 4. Very disappointing. I'm sure it is great otherwise as I think the program itself is the best out there but to remove support for m2v's has me miffed.
I am going back to 3. Review by rychezilla on Dec 27, Version: It may be disabled when installing or after installation. Free Trial version available for download and testing with usually a time limit or limited functions. No installation is required. It works on bit and bit Windows. It works only on bit Windows. It works on bit and bit Mac OS. It works only on bit Mac OS. Be careful when you install the software and disable addons that you don't want!
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