Let's CREATE DVD, a new application for DVD creation, is now available from Canopus Corporation. The application includes tools to cut, stitch, mix, and assemble MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and HDV 720p video clips while preserving original video quality, the manufacturer says. Let's CREATE DVD also lets users import video clips directly from DVDs, and includes audio controls for adjusting audio levels and audio/video synchronization for effective playback.
Let's CREATE DVD's authoring capabilities let users burn their projects directly to disc or generate the necessary system files for future DVD authoring. Users can manually insert chapter points or create them at scene changes within the video. Let's CREATE DVD also lets users quickly create menus using Let's CREATE DVD's templates and presets, or easily custom buttons and menu styles. DVD titles can be authored to repeat playback indefinitely, which makes it suitable for advertising kiosks, information booths, and presentations, according to Canopus.
The DVD includes Canopus's To MPEG Tool, a utility that provides high-quality MPEG capabilities such as multiplexing and demuxing of MPEG content, upscaling of MPEG-1 video to MPEG-2 video, and DV AVI-to-MPEG encoding.
Let's CREATE DVD supports Storm Encoder, the hardware MPEG encoder found on Canopus's DVStorm2 series of video capture boards, allowing for realtime MPEG encoding directly from the Let's CREATE DVD timeline to a wide range of DVD-Recordable drives.
Canous's Let's CREATE DVD supports Windows 2000 Professional (SP2 or higher), Windows XP Home, and Windows XP Professional and is available as a download from the Canopus Web site for a suggested retail price of $49.95. Registered users of Canopus MPEGcraft DVD and MPEGcraft/HomeEdge can upgrade to Let's CREATE DVD for a special upgrade price of $34.99.