MyDVD Pro

A some­what spe­cious ti­tle

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$19.99 From Corel, corel.com Needs OS X 10.11 or later Cur­rently you have few good op­tions on a Mac for cre­at­ing pro-level video discs on a bud­get. Fi­nal Cut Pro X and Com­pres­sor can cre­ate ba­sic discs, but of­fer pro­sumers who want to sell con­tent on phys­i­cal me­dia lit­tle in the way of real au­thor­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

De­spite its name, nei­ther does Corel’s new MyDVD Pro, but this is oth­er­wise a per­fectly af­ford­able so­lu­tion for ev­ery­one else. Es­sen­tially a stripped-down ver­sion of Roxio Toast, MyDVD Pro makes it easy to cre­ate DVD or AVCHD discs in a few clicks, with a Blu-ray op­tion also avail­able for a one-time in-app pur­chase of $9.99.

MyDVD Pro in­cludes 13 con­sumer-themed menu tem­plates, but you can cus­tomize text, col­ors, back­grounds, and music. The dark in­ter­face of­fers in­tu­itive nav­i­ga­tion for choos­ing themes, im­port­ing me­dia, or cre­at­ing man­ual or au­to­matic chap­ter stops. En­cod­ing qual­ity is good, but you have zero con­trol over the re­sults.

Two fea­tures appeal to pros: You can share from Fi­nal Cut Pro X with im­ported chap­ters, and save disc images in the pop­u­lar ISO for­mat, rather than Ap­ple’s own IMG type.

The bot­tom line. Hardly pro, but per­fectly ac­cept­able for burn­ing con­sumer discs. J.R. Book­wal­ter

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