Corel Corporation have announced the launch of a new version of DVD MovieFactory, its award-winning DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring software. DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 is all-in-one HD disc creation and burning software for quickly turning photos and home videos into professional-quality DVD, AVCHD and Blu-ray discs. Users can quickly design stunning Hollywood-style motion menus with state-of-the-art effects using professionally-designed templates. A full suite of disc utilities provides for recording video direct to disc, creating music discs, backing up data and playing DVDs and AVCHD discs.

DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 is designed for the home user and video enthusiast, offering easy-to-use yet powerful tools and an extensive set of professionally-designed full motion menu templates. Home users can quickly combine video and photos to share eye-catching slide shows, videos and DVD scrapbooks with step-by-step ease, while video enthusiasts can get creative with advanced projects, making high-definition AVCHD and Blu-ray discs with studio-quality menus.

What you can do with DVD MovieFactory Pro 7?

  • Quickly turn photos and home videos into professional-quality DVD productions
  • Quickly turn photos into dynamic slideshows, and work with standard or high-definition video clips, either directly from camera or edited in video editing software such as Corel’s VideoStudio.
  • Choose from a wide range of professionally-designed menus and easy customization tools to personalize discs.

Design stunning Hollywood-style menus

DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 offers over 100 menus in a range of styles and themes, and adds unique new special effects such as reflections, masked text and animated overlay objects. New “Note Menus” turn standard DVD projects into rich DVD scrapbooks, by letting you add menu pages combining text, photos, and decorations. For HD production, create stunning Hollywood-style Blu-ray Disc “pop-up” menus that display on-screen without interrupting the movie.

HD features

Import HD video from all current HD camcorders using tape, disc, hard drive or memory card in HDV, AVCHD and Blu-ray Disc formats. Unique Smart Proxy technology ensures smooth HD editing and previews, even on mid-range PCs. Render video in space-saving H.264 format and burn HD projects to high-capacity Blu-ray discs, or create AVCHD discs using a standard burner and DVDs.

Edit and enhance video clips and photos

Quickly trim video clips, and create cool opening sequences with animated titles, overlay tracks and music. When working with photos, ExpressFix makes it easy to improve photo exposure, color balance and skin tones with a couple of clicks. Pan & zoom effects can be applied automatically, or customized to highlight picture details. Then, add transitions and background music and burn DVDs that everyone will love to watch.

Burn & copy video, audio and data CDs and DVDs

In addition to creative tools, DVD MovieFactory also features a comprehensive set of disc burning and copying utilities. Create data backups on CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc, burn audio CDs, DVDS or MP3 discs, and make quick copies of CDs, DVDs or non-commercial Blu-ray discs. For the quickest results, simply drag any file or folder into the Quick-Drop Vista Sidebar gadget and burn audio, video, slideshow or data discs with one click.

Standard Version also available

Corel DVD MovieFactory 7 (standard edition) is available for users creating projects primarily in standard-definition, but also supports AVCHD import and disc creation.

Pricing and availability

With a suggested retail price of AUD$129.95* DVD MovieFactory Pro 7 is available from major retail stores and online retailers such as Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Dick Smith Powerhouse, Domayne, Harris Technology and City Software from August 19, 2008. It is also available for download purchase through www.corel.com.au starting July 23, 2008. Upgrades to the Pro version from DVD MovieFactory 3 to 6 start at AU$99.00 SRP. DVD MovieFactory 7 (standard version) retails for AU$79.95.

Source: Corel