Creating a professional-looking DVD isn’t a task as hard as it may seem, if the right tools are used. DVD-lab is a program that can help you put together a disc complete with menu and navigation buttons.

The app has a clean interface, with plenty of tools to help you throughout the process. Inexperienced users might need some time to get used to all the available features.

As mentioned, you can create a proper menu, similar to those found on official DVDs. The program enables you to create as many menus as needed. These can have a plain background, one of the preset images or a picture from the computer.

The photos need to be adjusted to fit the frame perfectly. The transparency levels can be modified with the help of a simple slider. Furthermore, various filters are also available, such as Colorize, Tint, Negative, Softlight, Lighten, Darken, Overlay, Screen, Multiply and Difference.

In order to create the movie, a file must be loaded. The program supports various file formats, such as M2P, M2V, MPV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, VRO, AC3, MP2, M2A, DTS and WAV.

Alternatively, you may also put together slideshows. These require that you add pictures from the computer, which can be displayed in full-screen or in a user-defined resolution. The default delay time is of five seconds, but it is easy to adjust to another setting.

To organize the DVD flow, all the menus, movies and slideshows must be tied together through the “Connections” tab. They should be linked to the “First Play” and “Title Button” icons, but also between themselves.

The projects can be burned to disc with this tool through a simple interface that lets you choose the device and media type.

Overall, DVD-lab is a nice app that is useful every time you want to create a new disc.