Authoring Reborn - Your All-In-One Media Authoring Solution.
Whether youre young or old, beginner or professional, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 is the easy way to author your own DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and DivX ULTRA video. Import most video formats, edit out commercials or unwanted scenes, add spectacular transition effects, make your own subtitles, create professional-looking menus, and much, much more.
# Join the HD Revolution. - Author your own HD Blu-ray Discs.
Blu-ray Disc* writing is now fully supported so you don't have to worry about disc capacity with up to 50GB of storage space per Blu-ray Disc (25GB for single layer, 50GB for dual layer). This is especially important if you've got HD footage from your AVCHD or HDV camcorder. Add in support for high quality 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound or linear PCM audio (up to 192kHz / 24bit) for the best audio and video experience. *Outputs in the BDMV format, MPEG-2 video encoding.
# Import AVCHD files. - Keep your memories in high definition.
Your AVCHD camcorder records in high definition. Why not keep your memories in high definition by authoring to Blu-ray Disc? TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 allows you to import your AVCHD files and keep them in HD.
# Fast HD Editing. - Eliminate the bottleneck with Proxy File Editing.
HD video contains more data than standard resolution video. This can make editing HD videos a slow and painful process, especially if you don't have the latest mulit-core processors. To help aleviate this problem, we've developed what we call Proxy File Editing. Basically, you have the option to create a proxy file of your HD video clip that is smaller is size and easier for average computers to handle. You can edit this proxy file as you would any other video clip, and when you output your project, the edits made to your proxy file are transferred to the original HD video file.
# Create stunning HD menus. - Complete with pop-up menus.
So you've got HD videos? Make HD menus to go with them! And with the Blu-ray Disc format, you can include pop-up menus that you can access while you're watching your video.
# Pick a transition. Any transition. - Over 170 transition effects to choose from.
Add a professional touch to your movies by adding transition effects between clips or scenes. The transition editor makes it easy to find and select the perfect transition effect for your needs.
# Make a virtual photo album. - Preserve your memories with the slideshow editor.
You've got a digital camera and you want to share your vacation photos from your trip to Hawaii. Instead of developing prints, why not create your own custom slideshow DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or DivX ULTRA disc that you can share with your friends and family? It's easy with the included slideshow editor.
# Multiple projects? Not a lot of time? - This calls for Batch Authoring.
Why sit at your computer all day just to output the five different DVD and Blu-ray projects you've been working on? Let TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 handle it with the Batch Authoring feature. Simply load your projects into the batch list and press start. Now walk away from the computer, have a drink and relax. The Batch Authoring tool will output your projects sequentially one after the other (simultaneous project output is not possible).
# Take menu creation to the next level: your own. - Import your own custom menu parts.
Don't like the included menu buttons, frames and backgrounds? Delve deeper into custom menu creation by creating original menu button sets, thumbnail frames, and backgrounds from your own images. With the menu part editor, you can import .psd (Photoshop) files or images with alpha channels (transparency) to create unique menu parts that can be saved and used in your custom menus.
# Add color and patterns as a clip or effect. - Great for transitions and custom menus.
The Color/Pattern option lets you generate a clip or effect of a single color, gradient, or tiled image. Use it as a video clip to transition from your video to the color of your choice, or even create title sequences. You can also use the color matte option as a menu item effect. For instance, you can overlay a transparent gradient over your chapter thumbnails to create cool visual effects.
# Increased performance. - Faster is better.
Thanks to optimized cache handling, cut-editing and outputting shows a significant increase in processing speed over older TMPGEnc authoring software. In fact, you could see improvements of up to 1/3 the time* it would take to author a DVD in Authoring Works 4 compared to our older authoring software.
*Speed increases are dependent on your computer's specifications and are not guaranteed.
Easy-to-use interface. - Intuitive step-by-step process.
Each TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 project is divided into 5 stages: Start, Source, Menu, Simulation, and Output. Simply complete each stage in order and you'll have a custom DVD or Blu-ray Disc movie in no time. You can even go back to previous stages to make changes, or skip certain stages depending on your needs. Various wizards are included to help guide you through more complicated tasks, such as menu creation and file importing.
Extensive input formats. - Convert to DVD and Blu-ray Disc compliant video.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 will automatically convert a vast array of video file formats to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or DivX formats. You can even convert your AVCHD videos and keep them in full-HD (1920 1080) when you output to Blu-ray Disc.
Search smarter with Smart Scene Search. - Find scene changes with a single click.
It can be tedious to look for all of the scene changes in your video clips, especially when you've got hours of footage. This is where Smart Scene Search comes in. While editing, all you have to do is click your middle mouse button to the right or the left of the playhead in the thumbnail preview to automatically find the next or previous scene change. This makes it easy to set key frames, find a good place to cut scenes, or split your clip.
Add your own subtitles. - Read what they're saying.
Add up to two subtitle streams to your videos with the subtitle editor. Import subtitles from a DVD or create your own with tools for positioning, timing, font styles and more. Create multi-language subtitles or use it for the hearing impared. Subtitles also work great as captions for slideshows too.
Create interactive menus. - Use templates or customize them yourself.
What's a DVD, Blu-ray, or DivX ULTRA disc without a nice menu? The menu wizard will guide you through the menu-making process, allowing you to create menus in standard and high definition with aspect ratios of 4:3 or 16:9. You can even create pop-up menus with your Blu-ray Disc projects. Of course, you can choose not to create a menu at all as well.
Smart Rendering. - Edit and output in a flash.
Smart Rendering allows you to output DVD or Blu-ray Disc compliant MPEG-1/2 video without having to re-encode the entire movie file. This makes output extremely quick, and when you cut out a scene, only the video frames before and after the cut section will be re-encoded, saving you a ton of time and keeping the same quality as the original source file. Applicable clips will have a Smart Rendering icon in the Source stage of the program.
Simulation feature. - Test your creation before you output.
See what your Blu-ray/DVD/DivX project looks like before you output it with the Simulation feature. This will reproduce what your project will look like when you put it in a real DVD/Blu-ray player. Test out your menus, audio tracks, subtitles, and menu item effects that you've applied. We've even included controls that mimic a DVD remote so you can see what it would be like to navigate through your menus. Don't like what you see? Go back and make changes, then test it again.
Transcode feature. - Never worry about running out of space.
Sometimes you might have so much content that you can't fit it on the DVD. What do you do? You can get rid of some clips, or you can use the transcode feature which can automatically adjust the bitrate of your movie so that it will fit on your target media. Simply set your target media (DVD, Blu-ray Disc) or set a custom output size and TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 will do the rest. Please note that while lowering the bitrate decreases the file size of your movie, it will also decrease the quality as well.
Multiple tracks. - Up to 99 tracks per project.
Got a lot of footage? Add up to 99 video tracks to your project. That's 99 episodes, 99 home videos, 99 slideshows, 99 tracks of whatever video you've got! So go ahead and an extra track or two...or three...or four...
PC IBM PC/AT compatible
OS Windows XP SP2 (Home, Pro, Media Center), Windows Vista SP1 (Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Business) (Operation on 64-bit editions is not officially supported. Use on a 64-bit OS is at your own risk.)
CPU Intel Pentium III 1.0GHz, AMD Athlon MP, Athlon XP or higher. (SSE extended instruction is required)
RAM 512MB or more
HDD space 300MB for the program + enough space for the input / output files
Screen resolution 1024 768 or more HDD format NTFS recommended (FAT32 is possible but limits the maximum file size to 4GB, BDMV output is not possible on a FAT32 partition)
Others Windows Media Player 9 or later.
DirectX 9c or later.
QuickTime Player 7 or later.
Internet connection required for periodic license validation and updates.
CPU Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (HT Technology) or better.
Memory 1 GB or more
Screen resolution 1280 x 1024 or more / Full-color output
Recommended for HD Video Editing
CPU Pentium 4 3 GHz, Pentium D 820 or better / Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or better with two or more logical or physical CPUs.
Memory 1 GB or more
Screen resolution 1600 x 1200 or more / Full-color output
*Windows Vista Home Basic does not use the Windows Aero functions.
**Windows XP requires .NET Framework 3.0 (SP1) or later.
***This software cannot be used with computers that have 256 MB or less of available memory.