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DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

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DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

Postby Simon Silverstein » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:41 pm

I have DVD Architect 5.0 installed in my pc (and Steve's book re DVD A 5.0) but I have not yet attempted to delve into the details.
What would the advantage be of using DVD A instead of the disc creating capabilities of Premiere Elements or Sony Vegas Studio Platinum?.
Also, would there be any difference in the quality of the output?
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Re: DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

Postby Peru » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:26 pm

The quality should be about the same.

One of the advantages is that you can have an introduction media play before the menu.
You can also make things loop.

I also find the interface more intuitive than Pre El.
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Re: DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:31 pm

The quality of the output should be pretty much the same. They all use the same Main Concept MPEG transcoder.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio does not have DVD authoring capabilities. Some of the newer versions of Movie Studio can burn a DVD -- but this will be the movie only, with no menus.

DVD Architect is designed to author DVDs and BluRays exclusively. It's a very powerful tool which allows you to create multiple levels of menus and custom design their looks. It's not a video editor: It's designed to have finished video editing projects handed off to it so you can create menus.

Premiere Elements includes a relatively basic disc authoring system. You can create a two-level DVD or BluRay menu: a main and a scene menu. That's all. it comes with a limited number of templates and a limited number of ways for you to modify them.

Does that help?

Sony Movie Studio is pretty much a video editor only.

Premiere Elements is a video editor with limited disc authoring tools.

DVD Architect Studio has almost no video editing tools -- but it can take finished video projects and designed as advanced a disc menu as you'd like for them.
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Re: DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

Postby Simon Silverstein » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:21 pm

Thanks for your response. It was most helpful.
To reiterate what you said: If using Sony Vegas, one must use DVD Architect to author DVD's. If using PRE, if one merely wants to create DVD's with scenes, using PRE's native authoring capability would be okay. If one wanted a more complex product, the DVD Architect would be the way to go.
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Re: DVD Architect vs Edit Program DVD Creation

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Exactomundo, Simon!
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