DVD-lab PRO is a powerful application designed to help you author video DVDs like a professional. It provides access to a lot of advanced features that can make the difference between amateurs and seasoned users.
The interface of the application allows you to create a new project and to customize the disc. While it is not very easy to use for beginners, the program includes a lot of options that can change the playback of the DVD.
In order to create a DVD you need to import the assets that you want to use. All the video clips, the images and the audio tracks can be accessed from the lower panel. You can combine them in creating the DVD or import an already compiled VTS from an external source.
The program can create a customized menu and change the links between the video files with minimum effort. For the menu creation the program includes a lot of graphical tools such as frames, backgrounds and buttons.
You can also change the restrictions that are applied to a certain movie from the DVD in order to control the experience of the user. For instance, if you create a presentation DVD you might think to prevent the user from stopping the video or from changing the audio stream once the playback has started.
The main advantage of the application is the flexibility that allows the user to create the DVD without following a certain preset. You can create a commercial DVD as well as a vacation movie compilation.
The downside is that you can easily forget a certain setting that can generate problems. For instance, if you add a menu and forget to add a button the menu can lock the player in an infinite loop. Fortunately, the program checks the project before compiling the DVD and displays all the encountered errors.
DVD-lab PRO is mainly designed for professionals and is a very useful tool when you need to create discs for commercial use.