DVD Authoring Software

DVD Authoring & Blu-Ray HD Authoring Software Review

Rob Boirun BurnWorld ReviewerBy
Lead Reviewer for BurnWorld
April 21, 2012

Whether you are new to DVD or Blu-Ray Creation, Video Authoring, Video Editing or are a seasoned veteran there are many software tools that you can use to make professional quality DVD Movies. Listed below are the best DVD Authoring Software titles and we broke them down for either DVD Creator for Beginners or Professionals.

Easy Video to DVD Authoring

ConvertXtoDVDConvertXtoDVD 4: ConvertXToDVD is a 1 click solution to convert and burn your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player.

ConvetXtoDVD supports most popular format such DivX, Xvid, MOV, VOB, Mpeg, Mpeg4, AVI, WMV, DV and stream formats. It converts your single files into a compliant DVD Video set of files and burns it to DVD media.

Home Movies to DVD Made Easy

Everyone has a collection of old home movies on VHS, DVD, and even Hi-8 tape but most don't know what to do with it to preserve the video. I am here to help those that have no clue on what to use or how to get started in video preservation. The software listed below will allow anyone to easily get setup on DVD creation. The best authoring software titles all offer an easy to understand interface. The thinking behind coding this type of software was "How do I create something that my Grandma can use"? With that in tow, many software developers have done a good job at fulfilling that need. I know personally that creating DVD movies can be a daunting task using some advanced authoring software like DVDit. Those tools are great if you are looking for a truly Hollywood style of home movie. But the majority of us want something that click this- click that- and that's it. So if you stick with the software listed below you will be assured that all of your home movies can be digitaly restores and preserved on a DVD or video format. The top features that should be found in a quality authoring software that are usuall not found in typical DVD copy or DVD burning software include:

  • Ease of use
  • Works with all types of video ( VHS, Hi-8, MiniDV, camcorder video, downloaded video, DVD)
  • Creates custom DVD menus
  • Ability to add chapters for easy navigation
  • Allow you to add your own audio and background music
  • Burns to any DVD format (DVD-R, DVD+R)
Beginner - Easy to use DVD & Blu Ray Authoring
Muvee Reveal X
Experience the fastest, easiest, most fun way to transform your videos and pictures into slick productions... in seconds! Our latest version includes powerful features such as magicSpot for working on your pictures, tweak muvee for those final touch-ups, fuss-free batch burning of multiple muvees and much more! Take a look at the video below on how to use Reveal X.
OS: Windows 7/2000/XP/Vista
File Size: 5MB
License: $45.95

Sothink HD Movie Maker

Sothink HD Movie Maker can convert and burn various formats of videos to Blu-ray Discs (BD) and DVD (AVCHD), and play them on Blu-ray players (including Sony PlayStation 3). Almost all kinds of videos are supported by HD Movie Maker including WMV, MKV, AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, MP4, QuickTime Movie (MOV, QT), Real Video (RM, RMVB), H.264/AVC, M2TS, FLV, etc, which can be coded to the high definition videos.

This HD Movie Maker can burn videos to BDMV on Blu-ray Discs such as BD-R, BD-RE, BD-25, BD-50, etc. Furthermore, it also can burn Blu-ray movies into high-definition AVCHD on regular DVD including DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW. The outputs, also called BD5 or BD9, can be only watched on BD players or Sony PS3.

OS: Windows Vista /7/XP
File Size: 25MB
License: $35
HD Movie Maker

ATP DVD Artist - entry level video/photo slideshow DVD creator

Anyone can make a professional looking Movies & Photo Slideshow DVD's with ATP DVD Artist using your exising digital photos and videos. This software was released in Jan 2009 and we were excited to have a look at this because of the 100's of digital photos we had from over the Christmas break. Really it was a welcome title to review because it was so useful.

OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista
File Size: 10MB
License: 15 Day full working demo $24.95

And we have something for the more advanced video users too. Listed below are what we consider the best professional DVD authoring software tools currently availalbe for Windows PC's.

Professional DVD Authoring

DVDit 6 is powerful software for creating professional-quality DVDs on your desktop. Its flexible and intuitive user interface and powerful toolset enable complete customization of the authoring environment and produces a finished project that meets Hollywood authoring standards.

OS: Windows 7 Vista /2000/XP
File Size: 5MB
License: $199

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