DV Score: 4.5 out of 5
Pros: A quick study for Adobe users. Impressive integration with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop. Playlist feature simplifies many authoring tasks. Can disable certain remote control buttons.
Cons: Lacks some advanced features, such as multiangle and scripting capabilities. UOP feature not fully implemented. Dolby encoder lacks metadata settings. Can get a little bogged down when using very large files, though multiprocessor machines help. Windows only.
Bottom Line A very good choice for Adobe users who work on the Windows platform, but not ideal for high-volume retail title work. Price is competitive with other Windows DVD apps. There may be some true tech geeks out there who are looking for a radically new way to author DVDs. However, many people in the video production industry like to stay in their comfort zone, especially if they haven't made a DVD before. If you are in the latter group, Adobe's latest offering could be the right choice for you. The Windows-only Encore 1.5 (www.adobe.com) has a familiar user interface, offering basic Photoshop and Premiere functionality. read more... Looking for a GREAT deal on Encore DVD? Check out the ADS Pyro professional which includes the fullv ersion of Adobe Encore 1.5, Premiere pro 1.5 and Audition 1.5 for $499.95!! Click here to order!