A somewhat specious title
$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