The installation of CyberLink PowerProducer
2 Gold was a breeze and it automatically installed when the CD was inserted
into the CD-Rom drive without any fiddly processes or difficult questions,
ensuring that even the most novice of computer users could access this
What's New PowerProducer 2 Gold
* Expanded Video Capturing
* Expanded DVD Import
* Full DVD VR Support
* Enhanced MPEG Encoder
* Motion Menus Gold
* Accu-Chapter Technology
* Playlist Authoring
* Streaming Rendering
* DivX Movie Production
Before we get to the crux of this review,
PowerProducer 2 Gold allows users to import videos and photos from a variety
of sources that includes digital video cameras, digital cameras and a
variety of other portable storage devices such as a zip drives and the
extremely popular thumb drive.
PowerProducer 2 Gold also supports a
variety of formats that includes MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, DV-AVI, DAT,
Mpeg-Audio, LPCM, AC3 and once again one of the world's most popular video
formats, DIVX! With the inclusion of DIVX into the PowerProducer series,
users can now finally manipulate DIVX video files without downloading a
plethora of codecs or use five different programs to convert their DIVX
movies into DVD.
With the user-friendly authoring system of
PowerProducer 2 Gold, it only takes users a couple of steps to create your
own professional slide shows and DVD menu systems. There is also a new
compression format called SVRT that basically decreases the time to render
images that not only keeps the quality of the original image but also
decreases the loading time of images, making it nice and quick. Rendering a
700MB movie took around 25 minutes to render which is considerably quick
when compared to other programs on the market.
As with all good video editing software
packages, PowerProducer 2 Gold also allows you to splice your movies (e.g.
professional video editing), insert commentary, background music, special
effects and as mentioned before and create your own professional chapter
menus. Another bonus feature of this software package is that you can also
re-edit existing DVD's (non-copy protected) to ensure that your memories
stay professional, safe and with your own personal touch on it.
Once you have created your own DVD or photo
slide-show, PowerProducer 2 Gold also comes with QuickBurn that allows you
to burn your information to DVD without running additional programs.
In conclusion, PowerProducer 2 Gold is the
perfect video editing program that I would recommend to the novice and
amateur computer user because this is as simple as video editing gets. Not
only does it include most of the features of higher end programs but it's
100 times easier to use. Check it out!
- Andrew B