Ulead DVD MovieFactory
Full user review
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Movie Factory 6 plus is very good
Makes It Easy But Lacks Options
Corel/Ulead DvD Factory is fairly easy to use if you just wish to do simple editing. Trimming, adding chapters, combining clips are all more intuitive with this program than the stripped down version of Nero. For half the price of Ulead's VideoStudio, you get fewer bells and whistles and a bit less creative control. But VideoStudio involves much of the same software as I learned. Attempts to get fancy that proved too much for DVDFactory and lead to the program freezing up had the same ill effect in VideoStudio. DVDFactory probably is no different from any other video program in that it will use up a large amount of hard drive space with its working versions of your projects. The first time it took me a few minutes to figure out where 30 GB of hard drive space could have gone to before realizing that DVDFactory pretty much puts the entire dvd project into one of its folders. That way it just pulls up the project instead of reapplying the edits to your original video when you open. The menu creation step restricts the user to only a few possibilities. This I found to be really frustrating. I searched for updates/enhancements on the Corel/Ulead website but this program seems to be the forgotten stepchild. I found out on the user forum that one can make their own menus but it is a lot of work requiring the use of Ulead's photo program. So after spending considerable time to get the movie just right, one then has to settle for some pretty awful menu graphic options. So if you are just starting out at editing your videos this program will empower you through your first 10 projects but after that you will be forced to rehash the same menus and themes that were rather tacky in the first place.