CyberLink PowerProducer 6 adds animated menu templates, widens file format support

CyberLink has released PowerProducer 6 Ultra, the latest version of its DVD authoring tool, and while the changes aren’t revolutionary there’s plenty to explore.

The program now includes 14 animated 3D-like menu templates, for instance. Some aren’t so great, but others are very good indeed, and on balance they’re an excellent extension to the program’s abilities.

PowerProducer 6 has extended its file format support, too. The program can now directly import MKV and FLV videos, for instance, as well as a wide range of RAW image formats.

New disc format support sees the program able to author AVCREC projects, as well as side-by-side 3D discs (although without a menu).

A new and separate LabelPrint tool helps you design custom disc labels, covers and inlays (it’s fairly basic with only a few templates, but worth having if you’ve nothing else to hand).

Of course PowerProducer 6 Ultra is now fully compatible with Windows 8, too. And it’s currently available for $75.99, with a 30-day trial version available if you’re interested (keep in mind that any videos the trial version processes will have a watermark added).

Too expensive? As previously, CyberLink has also released PowerProducer 6 Deluxe, a cut-down version of the same product. Essentially it’s the same program, with Blu-ray and HD capabilities removed, only 5 (rather than 14) of the new animated menus, and no LabelPrint tool. But by way of compensation, it’s only $44.99, perhaps a better deal if you can live with the restrictions.

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