Ulead VideoStudio 5.0 DVD Edition is a completely integrated PC video editing solution that enables consumers to turn home videos into entertaining, theater-quality movies. A simple, step-by-step workflow guides the user from video capture to editing and export. With the convenient storyboard and timeline modes, users can quickly and easily add striking titles, 3-D transitions, video filter effects, video/graphic overlays and audio music or voiceovers.
By adding the Ulead DVD Plug-in recently developed for DVDBurner, the earlier version of VideoStudio and Ulead's MediaStudio Pro 6.0 can be used to produce content in the DVD format and store it using the combination DVD-RAM/R drive.
With the Panasonic DVDBurner, finalized videos and clips can be organized by categories, using a single-sided 4.7GB DVD-RAM disc to store up to 2 hours of high-quality videos for less than a penny per Megabyte. The ability to edit and overwrite the DVD-RAM discs more than 100,000 times makes the media even more cost-effective. Video, audio, image and data files can be added to the disc and deleted just like a hard drive. And with DVD-RAM technology's random access capabilities, users can jump to a specific video or even a specific video frame almost instantly for editing or playback.
For archiving or sharing videos and small-scale distribution, users can switch from recording to rewritable DVD discs to write-once DVD simply by inserting a broadly compatible DVD-R General disc into the Panasonic DVDBurner.
The Panasonic DVDBurner writes to DVD-R General media at a full 11.08Mb/sec. The DVD-RAM media can be written to at 22.16Mb/s (equivalent to 18x CD) excluding verification. In addition to being able to play back DVD Forum standard DVD video, DVD-ROM and DVD-R discs, the versatile drive provides 24x CD read performance, making it exceptionally versatile.
Ulead markets VideoStudio 5.0 DVD Edition and MediaStudio Pro 6.0 to OEMs, resellers and end users. The products are available in retail and online stores for an estimated street price of $129.95 for VideoStudio 5.0 DVD Edition and $495 for MediaStudio Pro 6.0. Both products can also be purchased direct at www.ulead.com. Owners of VideoStudio 5.0 and MediaStudio Pro 6.0 can add the DVD capabilities to their programs by downloading the Ulead DVD Plug-in from www.ulead.com for $39.95.
The Panasonic DVDBurner drive is available for immediate delivery to OEMs and through authorized channel partners. The industry-standard combination rewritable and write-once drive has a suggested retail price under $600. Bare single-sided DVD-R media is available from Panasonic and other media manufacturers with a retail price of about $10. Bare 4.7GB DVD-RAM media from Panasonic and other media producers can be overwritten more than 100,000 times and has a suggested retail price of approximately $25.