a look at this latest suite from Roxio. For those of us that don’t know, the package includes an array of 6 programs, Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave and Drag-to-Disc. Roxio also adds in the pay for download Napster music application, in an effort to form a well rounded package. Here is what Digital Producer Magazine had to say about the product.
For USD$ 99.95, Roxio has thrown in every possible tool needed to create, manage, share, and archive your digital media. While the creative applications are entry level, their level of integration is first rate. For example, say that you have a still image in the Production Editor-Storyline timeline in VideoWave and you want it rotated in the project, all you have to do is double click the image that is in the Production Editor-Storyline timeline, and PhotoSuite Launches. Select Rotate to set an angle, click ok and the image is automatically updated in the Production Editor-Storyline timeline. It is that easy. I did have an issue with the Auto Edit with CineMagic. I couldn’t get that component to launch. It kept freezing up the application, causing the entire application to be unresponsive, so I didn’t cover that specific tool. The archiving tools for CD and DVD archiving are excellent, and the creative apps are very easy and intuitive to use. For those just getting into entry level digital imaging, digital video editing, and DVD authoring and archiving, Roxio’s Easy Media Creator 7 is well worth the price of entry. If you just need archiving tools, this suite will do it as well, though you might find separate applications a bit less expensive. Overall the suite is a great start to get your digital media files organized, and if you need to create more, the tools are at your fingertips to get the job done.
If you are interested in the Roxio software, head on over to the Digital Producer Website. There you can read a bit more about the interface, learn more of the capabilities of each program, as well as view plenty of screenshots.
Source: Digital Producer Magazine