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The essential tool for DVD creation.

Upgrade from Apple DVD Studio, Sonic DVDit, Sonic ReelDVD, or Ulead DVD Workshop to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 Software. Proof of ownership required to register Encore DVD 2.0.

Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 software helps you create DVDs that reflect your best work with a rich set of creative tools. Construct striking DVD titles for film, business, training, events, and more. With unmatched Adobe Photoshop® software integration and a flexible and intelligent workflow, Encore DVD 2.0 is the right choice for easy production of full-featured, menu-driven DVDs.

Slideshow Editor
Build and arrange slide shows with ease. Define shows as browsable or autoplay with optional narration or music. Set slide durations, add transitions, and apply pan-and-zoom effects.

Flowchart
Define and view your DVD's navigation by using a visual flowchart representation of all points and links.

Automated chapter menus
Create multipage menus automatically from chapters or slide shows in your project.

Royalty-free templates and menu art
Jump-start DVD menu creation using the many royalty-free templates, motion menus, and other included artwork files.

Project checker
Verify your project at any time during production. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 checks your navigation for broken links, verifies bit rates, checks subtitles for problems, and presents the results in a sortable list.

Familiar Adobe interface
Work with Timeline and Monitor panels that provide a familiar nonlinear editing interface for assembling video and audio files and subtitle tracks.

Dual-layer discs
Make room for more content or higher quality video encoding with 8.54GB dual-layer discs.

Disc space indicator
Use the disc space indicator to get a visual indication of the space used on your DVD disc.

Intuitive chapter addition
Set chapters on-the-fly as video plays in the Monitor panel, and then check their exact position using skip controls in playback preview.

Wide degree of playback compatibility
Produce consistent, high-quality results, and output to all recordable DVD formats for a wide degree of playback compatibility.

Direct recording
Save time and disk space by writing directly to your DVD or DLT drive.

DTS audio support
Increase your audio format options with support for DTS audio.

Region coding
Use region coding to control the geographical regions where your replicated DVD can be played.

Copy protection
Use DVD-standard copy protection methods to protect your content against unauthorized use.

Language coding
Set the language codes for audio and subtitle streams so viewers can select by name rather than number.

User operations control
Disable or enable the viewer's remote control operations in specific sections of a DVD — for example, to ensure the display of mandatory content such as copyright notices.

DVD-ROM file addition
Include extra files in the DVD-ROM zone for extra value when your DVD discs are read on a computer.

Closed-caption support
Import line 21 files to add closed captions to your DVDs (applies to NTSC titles only).

Easy chapter point addition
Use a single command to add chapter points at fixed intervals, enabling viewers to skip quickly through content.

Pick whip
Use the convenient pick whip to quickly assign settings.

Work smarter with intelligent workflow

Adobe Photoshop integration
Create menus in Adobe Photoshop® file format, using the Photoshop technology built into Encore DVD 2.0. Edit menus in Photoshop CS2 and see your changes instantly in your DVD project.

Updated user interface with workspace panels that dock and group
Organize your desktop quickly with workspace panels that dock and group. Move divider lines between panels to adjust your layout quickly, with no need to resize multiple windows.

Adobe Bridge
Browse, organize, and preview content files, and then drag and drop what you need right from Adobe Bridge. Search by or edit XMP metadata such as keywords, language, and format.

Integrated background transcoding
Let Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 automatically convert source files to MPEG-2 video and Dolby® Digital audio, or manually adjust settings to optimize your DVD compression.

Adobe After Effects integration
Send a menu directly to Adobe After Effects® 7.0 software for animation, export your animation as a movie file, and then add it to your menu background for a stunning motion menu.

External video monitor preview
See your menus on an external video monitor, instead of creating a DVD to check your menu designs for video compatibility.

Adobe Premiere Pro integration
Import AVI, QuickTime, and MPEG-2 files from Adobe Premiere® Pro 2.0 software. Use Edit Original to modify your original project in Adobe Premiere Pro, and then import the changes back into your DVD project.

Flexible input file support
Work with AVI and QuickTime source files to build your DVD navigation, and then encode them as MPEG-2 video assets when you are ready to burn your disc.

XMP metadata support
Use XMP metadata to quickly identify assets or automate tasks. View and edit XMP metadata from within the project panel in Encore DVD, or use metadata keywords to search for files in Adobe Bridge.

Multiple clips on a timeline
Save time with easy assembly of multiple video clips on a timeline. There's no need for a separate video editing application to achieve seamless playback of multiple clips.

Project preview
Review all aspects of your DVD project, including play and navigation actions, at any time during production.

Chapter Playlists
Use Chapter Playlists to create different play orders without duplicating content. The disc space saved can enable the use of lower compression for higher quality video.

Marker support
Import markers from AVI files exported from Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 or After Effects 7.0.

Custom workspaces
Configure workspace panel arrangements for specific tasks, and then save them for future use. Use preset arrangements to quickly reset panels for specific jobs like timeline editing or menu creation.

Sample-rate conversion
Depend on built-in sample-rate conversion that automatically converts your source audio into the 48kHz audio used for DVDs.

Customizable project views
Customize the organization of your projects with folders, view filters, and sortable columns.

Properties panel
Receive at-a-glance information about the elements in your project.

Design with total freedom and control

Native Photoshop menus
Import native Photoshop files or create new menus in native Photoshop file format. Buttons, text, and images are stored as layers and layer sets so you can edit them later in Photoshop CS2.

Motion menu creation
Combine powerful Photoshop CS2 editing tools with video compositing tools to create unique motion menus.

Professional mastering tools
Create DVD masters using DLT tape and incorporate DVD-standard copy protection, region coding, and playback controls.

Integrated text design tools
Add and design text directly within Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 using tools similar to those in Photoshop CS2.

Styles panel
Easily apply styles to DVD project menu components. Use the supplied styles, or create your own by simply dragging them from the Menu Editor.

Library panel
Organize text layers, vector shapes, background layers, layer sets, buttons, images, and menu templates in the Library panel. Create your own custom library sets.

Menu replacement layers
Specify locations for graphic objects in a menu template by using replacement layers. Objects dropped on replacement layers scale to fit the size designated in the layer.

Slide show audio
Add audio to your slide show and automatically adjust slide durations to match the total audio time. Add or delete slides, and slide durations automatically adjust to the correct length.

Slide show transitions
Spice up your slide shows with the same collection of visual transitions found in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.

Slide show pan and zoom
Bring your slide shows to life with pan-and-zoom effects that let you focus on the key areas of interest within your images.

Square and non-square pixel viewing
Check the shape and alignment of items by identifying and viewing square and non-square pixels.

Menus with audio
Add background audio to menus by simply dragging and dropping.

Rotate tool
Rotate objects in the Menu window with fine control using the Rotate tool.

Powerful video subtitling
Type and format subtitles directly over video, or import and format a script containing multiple subtitles.

Menu control
Specify the number of times a menu should loop. Set a menu to time out and navigate to another part of the disc.

Flexible menu routing
Create your own DVD menu routing for the arrow keys on a remote control, or use the automatic setting and let Encore DVD 2.0 do it for you.

Multiple timelines
Add up to 99 separate timelines, each with up to 99 chapter points, 8 audio streams, and 32 subtitle streams.

Layers panel
Access all the layers of an imported Photoshop file using the Layers panel.

Menu guides
Take advantage of full support for Photoshop guides to ensure precise layout and alignment of items in the Menu Editor.

FEATURES
  • Create powerful DVDs with ease
  • Work smarter with intelligent workflow
  • Design with total freedom and control
  • Slideshow Editor
  • Flowchart
  • Automated chapter menus
  • Royalty-free templates and menu art
  • Project checker
  • Familiar Adobe interface
  • Dual-layer discs
  • Disc space indicator
  • Intuitive chapter addition
  • Wide degree of playback compatibility
  • Direct recording
  • DTS audio support
  • Region coding
  • Copy protection
  • Language coding
  • User operations control
  • DVD-ROM file addition
  • Closed-caption support
  • Easy chapter point addition
  • Pick whip
  • Adobe Photoshop integration
  • Updated user interface with workspace panels that dock and group
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Integrated background transcoding
  • Adobe After Effects integration
  • External video monitor preview
  • Adobe Premiere Pro integration
  • Flexible input file support
  • XMP metadata support
  • Multiple clips on a timeline
  • Project preview
  • Chapter Playlists
  • Marker support
  • Custom workspaces
  • Sample-rate conversion control
  • Customizable project views
  • Properties panel
  • Native Photoshop menus
  • Motion menu creation
  • Professional mastering tools
  • Integrated text design tools
  • Styles panel
  • Library panel
  • Menu replacement layers
  • Slide show audio
  • Slide show transitions
  • Slide show pan and zoom
  • Square and non-square pixel viewing
  • Menus with audio
  • Rotate tool
  • Powerful video subtitling
  • Menu control
  • Flexible menu routing
  • Multiple timelines
  • Layers panel

Ready to make your DVDs "pop?" Get Encore today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Encore DVD 2.0 Software Competitive Upgrade

  • Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz processor (SSE2-enabled processor required for AMD systems)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for basic installation (5GB of additional hard-disk space recommended for installation of extra content; 10GB hard disk or disk array recommended for ongoing work)
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation
  • DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation
  • Sound card with DirectX drivers
  • 1,280x1,024 32-bit color video display adapter
  • QuickTime 6.5 required to import QuickTime files
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation and Internet-related services
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