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  • 1.0 stars

    "can't figure this out"

    December 10, 2004  |  

    Summary

    this software came bundled with a purchase of adobe premiere-- while it promises to be more versatile than other authoring programs, I have yet to be able to author anything with it. the process is very unintuitive and clunky and the program's help is pretty much useless. I sat down tonight to try and figure it out and still i am stymied. I am very suspicious of some of the other reviews here, they all sound too much like PR dept hype to me, don't match my experience at all, and I'm a reasonably capable user. thank goodness my dvd drive came with sonic mydvd, that's a simple program -- won't do chapters, and the menu page is stiff, but at least I could make it work on the first go-round. I'll give this another go but I'm not optimistic, the help is like translated stereo install instructions. here's a sample of undecipherable help:

    Select a type of menu to create

    1 Select to include a scene selection menu for your project.

    2 Standard menu (Blank) Select to create the menu from scratch. You will start with a solid colored background in the workspace. You will have to provide all the components you want for the menu. You can only create a single page menu when you select this.

    3 Standard menu (Template) Select to able to choose a preset menu template for your menu. You will have to provide the other components except for the menu background. You can only create a single page menu when you select this.

    and so on . . .

    I'm looking for a book to explain this program and can't find one that's positively reviewed.


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  • Reply by CuddlesTheKitty on March 19, 2005

    You are comletely right on what you say about this product. It's simply...terrible. At least yours came with soemthing you wanted to buy instead of buying just DVD Workshop.

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