Hour 23. Enhanced DVD Authoring

DVDs open myriad new possibilities to businesses, such as interactive sales presentations, multimedia product catalogs, point-of-sale kiosks, employee training, and software and data distribution. Businesses can enhance DVDs with links to Web sites and data files.

To fully exploit those production areas frequently means going beyond the capabilities of DVDit! LE. Knowing what higher-end DVD-authoring tools can do will help you if you choose to upgrade to professional-level DVD-authoring software.

I spoke with two companies that fully exploit those high-end tools. I'll explain what they do in two sidebars.

I also will fill you in on the latest consumer DVD recording technology as well as some industrial DVD playback machines that do darn near anything.

The highlights of this hour include the following:

  • Higher-end DVD authoring enhancements

  • Stepping up to DVDit! PE or other mid-range DVD authoring products

  • Top-flight DVD Authoring tools

  • Sidebar: Creating Interactive DVD Fun for Children

  • Professional DVD playback

  • Sidebar: MGM Mirage Has DVD Vision

    Part II: Enhancing Your Video