Ulead DVD Workshop is an intuitive DVD authoring application designed to assist both home users and DVD producers to create professional-looking DVDs, Video CDs or Super Video CDs. Although Ulead is now a Corel company, the application is still available, offering users a pleasant working environment for designing home or commercial DVDs.

The application features a well-organized interface, mostly occupied by the preview section, allowing you to manage projects and edit the DVD content and menu. It comes with a collection of pre-defined disc templates that you can use, enabling you to set the desired playback quality and even customize their properties to fit your requirements (the encoding driver, the frame size, the audio-video settings can be changed).

Ulead DVD Workshop enables you to combine video clips, audio tracks and subtitles and comes with video recording and image capturing capabilities, which makes it the ideal tool for home video creation. The built-in subtitle editor enables you to synchronize them with the audio-video content and format the displayed text.

The scenes are detected by scanning the frame content and users can set the program to automatically add chapters to the output DVD. With a button’s click, this operation can also be done manually.

As for the DVD menu, the application includes a set of templates and a wizard to guide beginners step by step through the process, yet it also allows more advanced users to design a menu from scratch.

For a more appealing look, you can import motion images and buttons and generate dynamic DVDs, create invisible buttons, place animated sprites in the background, use text effects, adjust shadows and add background music.

To wrap it up, Ulead DVD Workshop can be used for creating all types of DVDs, including dual-layer discs and DLT. It focuses on both video assembly and layout design, enabling you to deliver high-quality videos with a minimal amount of effort. It runs smoothly, without putting a strain on your system’s performance and without popping errors, hanging or crashing.