Review (July 2008) - CyberLink
CyberLink has rolled out their powerful DVD Suite 6 Ultra, which features an all-in-one solution for working with high-definition video content, Blu-ray discs and HD DVDs. This powerful package combines the best of CyberLinks leading consumer multimedia software in a single package. It gives the user a complete set of easy-to-use tools for editing, authoring, burning, and playing their high-definition content. CyberLink DVD Suite 6 Ultra lets users play DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs (using PowerDVD 7.3), edit high-definition videos and photos (using PowerDirector 6.5 HE), author DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs (using PowerProducer 4.2), burn files to DVDs, Blu-ray Discs or HD DVDs (using Power2Go 6 or InstantBurn 5), archive data to DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (using PowerBackup 2.5), copy discs (using PowerDVD Copy), create slideshows (using MediaShow 3), rip music and create music discs (using Power2Go 6), create disc labels (using LabelPrint 2), and access all application software (using PowerStarter 6).
The software include BD/HD Advisor, an application that tests to see if your system is HD-Ready. Both hardware and software are checked out. Users will receive advice as to how to upgrade their system.
Also included in the DVD Suite 6 Ultra is PowerDirector, a powerful video editing tool for creating stylish home movies. Users can capture and edit high-definition and 16:9 video content in 720p/1080i HD formats, including MPEG-2 and WMV. Users can also stabilize shaky videos and sharpen picture focus with Magic Fix and create titles from templates with the improved Title Designer. In addition, PowerProducer is also included to create high-definition movies and slideshows targeting Blu-ray, HD-DVD or DVD discs. Users can capture high-definition videos and produce Blu-ray discs and create HD DVDs and DVDs for playing on a home video player. Users can produce discs of their own widescreen (16:9) videos and enjoy advanced video recording (DVD-VR and DVD+VR) features. Discs can be personalized with menus, music, and titles.
Power2Go (full version) features an all-media disc burning software package designed to burn data onto Blu-ray Discs, HD DVDs, DVDs and CDs. For increased security, encryption and password protection can be used for data. Users can drag-and-drop files on desktop icons for super-easy data burning. In addition, users can search for files instantly using file names and tags and convert music files to MP3s and create audio discs. Audio features allow the extracting of audio tracks from video files and create Audio CDs from MP3s. Power2Go's unlimited MP3 ripping and file conversion tools let you create audio files for your portable media player. Audio features include ripping from CDs to MP3, WMA or WAV files, audio normalization between tracks, inputting CD text, audio file converter, creating music tracks from video files, audio CD burning, and inserting gaps between audio tracks.
Video and photo tools provide easy-to-use features for quickly creating DVDs featuring video, photo slideshows, and 2-channel Dolby Digital. Video/Photo features include a slideshow editor for converting photos into slideshows, DVD authoring for creating menus before burning to DVD, inserting DVD chapters, video trimming, VCD and DVD burning, and DVD Auto-Fit compression.
is the safe way to protect your valuable data by providing three backup methods
(Full, Differential, and Incremental). Full is a complete backup of all
files. Differential mode archives only new or changed files. Incremental
mode archives new files created since the last backup. Users can archive files,
folders and application data while choosing to include or exclude files with advanced
filtering. You can also schedule automatic backups of important data and restore
data using the independent restorer utility. The software even lets you back up
onto a Blu-ray disc or any DVD type including splitting data across discs.
is designed to create impressive multimedia slideshows featuring music, photos
and PowerPoint slides. The content can target DVD or cheaper VCD formats for mass
distribution. The slideshows can be created with title designs, title effects,
and fancy-looking transitions. Simple photos can be transformed into enjoyable
slideshows with exciting image effects and transitions using PhotoNow! It is even
possible to create standalone executable files that allow playback on any computer.
PowerDVD Copy is the one-step DVD to DVD Copying Software designed to make high-quality 1:1 DVD movie backups of unprotected discs. The software includes a feature that can auto-shrink content to fit 8.5 GB onto a 4.7 GB DVD. Movies can be previewed through the Movie Preview window. Users can customize disc copies with removable disc features.
InstantBurn is an intuitive packet-writing solution for rewritable disc media allowing users to use a Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD, or DVD like a hard drive or super large floppy disc supporting a broad range of rewritable disc burners. When launched, the program operates in the background, thus eliminating the need to worry about using optical disc burning software. The user interface makes it easy to cut, copy, paste and rename files and folders as you normally would on your hard drive. File property information can also be changed.
CyberLink includes one simple-to-use interface called PowerStarter, making it easy for users to launch applications under clearly defined categories. The user can save frequently used tasks under a favorites category for added convenience and get product updates through online access to the Upgrade Center. The main screen provides access to all of the CyberLink products and product updates can be obtained from the CyberLink Upgrade Center.
- Kevin Nakano
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