Corel Announces Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus with HD DVD and Blu-ray Support
Posted Mar 27, 2007

Corel Corporation today announced the release of Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus, available in English, with German and French versions to follow next month. This latest release of the award-winning consumer DVD authoring package is the first consumer entry-level product to offer HD DVD burning capability and is also the first new product to be launched since Corel completed its acquisition of InterVideo and Ulead last December.

Packed with features to breathe new life into videos, photos and create Hollywood-style menu motion effects, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus maintains the ease of use and affordability associated with previous versions. Requiring very little time or effort, users can produce fun and creative DVD projects with a professional-looking feel in either HD DVD or standard DVD format.

For high-definition video enthusiasts choosing the Blu-ray Disc format, DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus also includes the ability to record HD video directly to Blu-ray Disc. It also comes complete with a free version of InterVideo WinDVD, the world's number one DVD and video playback software, and a free version of InterVideo DVD Copy™ enabling users to copy their videos and music in three easy steps.

Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus comes complete with enhanced "Edit Room" video editing tools that allow users to polish camcorder footage for more professional-looking home movies. One-click theme templates instantly create sophisticated opening sequences with animated overlays. Easy-to-use Storyboard and Timeline editing let users personalize titles, music and other project elements. Users can capture digital media from numerous sources and start creating artistic, original-looking video and slideshow discs. Content ranging from TV transmissions and downloaded video to photos and camcorder clips can be incorporated into creative projects.

The MovieFactory interface guides users through straightforward steps to guide them through the disc creation process. The comprehensive application supports all of the latest industry formats allowing users to import, edit and convert HDV, DivX® or AVCHD and output in HD DVD, Blu-ray or traditional DVD-Video. Rounding out the package, DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus also includes a complete set of tools for burning data to CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc as well as options for creating audio and MP3 CDs and DVDs.

New features in Corel Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus Version Among the range of exciting new features, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus introduces the Edit Room, allowing users to edit captured video on an intuitive timeline with overlays, titles and music tracks. For video editors that demand more from a DVD authoring application, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus includes comprehensive menu templates, and the facility to work with HDV, DivX or AVCHD, and output in HD DVD, Blu-ray, DVD-Video or legacy VCD.

Along with a bonus copy of WinDVD and DVD Copy, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus offers a number of new key features and major enhancements, including the following:

Smart Video Editing

Smart Menu Options

Support for New Formats

DVD MovieFactory 6 Standard Edition provides many of the same award-winning features found in the Plus version, but is designed to address the needs of new users working with standard definition video.

The English version of Corel Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Standard and Plus editions is available to buy from all major resellers or direct from Suggested retail pricing is $49.99 USD SRP for the standard version, $79.99 USD SRP for the Plus version. An upgrade version is available for users of previous versions. German and French versions of both Standard and Plus editions of Corel Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 will be available in March 2007.