Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools.
Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc™ production: Blu-print®, DoStudio Authoring, and DoStudio Encoder software. The company’s customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists.
DVD Architect Pro 6.0
Author DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ media.
DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring
Experience high-quality, professional
disc authoring with DVD Architect™ Pro. Its clean, drag-and-drop
interface, powerful layout, and incredible authoring tools make it
easy to develop dynamic menu-based Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD projects.
Create multi-menu projects with movies, picture slideshows, and
Professional DVD layout and
Author menu-based and
single-title DVD and Blu-ray Disc projects using preset
backgrounds, motion menus, buttons, and effects. In addition to
these presets, you can import your own layered Photoshop®
(PSD) files for use as backgrounds, buttons, and graphics.
Enable your DVD content to play back in a loop, hold, or time
out at the end of a scene.
Easy DVD preview
The Preview window enables you to
preview your project on a simulated television screen with a
virtual remote control. Use the buttons on the remote control to
navigate and playback your project.
36 HD menu templates
Start projects quickly by using
one of the available high-definition 16:9 menu templates.
MainConcept Blu-ray Disc™ rendering
Blu-ray render templates for the
MainConcept encoder are included. The encoder supports variable bit
rates, with maximum bit rate of 40Mbps and average bit rate of
Includes Dolby Digital Pro Encoder
Encode to stereo or 5.1 surround .AC3
file format with all the flexibility provided by the Dolby Digital®
certified Pro encoder.
Disc burning technology
DVD Architect Pro can use the
Microsoft Image Mastering API (IMAPI) disc drivers which offer
increased drive support and stability while burning DVD and Blu-ray
Buttons on video
Add a button hotspot over video and
control its placement, duration, and link. This creates an
interactive experience for end users, allowing them to navigate to
alternate media related to a specific scene on your disc.
Extensive video and audio support
DVD Architect Pro software supports
today's popular video and audio formats such as AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,
and AVCHD so you can make a DVD or Blu-ray Disc that will play on
almost any DVD/BD player or DVD/BD-capable computer.
DVD Architect Pro software supports
the ability to create and run scripts in final DVD designs. With
scripting, you can build robust interactivity into your projects.
Keyframes and transformation
Add keyframes to the DVD Architect
Pro timeline to animate objects such as buttons and graphics. You
can also use keyframes to control pan/crop attributes over time.
Import chapter markers and subtitles
Vegas Pro 12 chapter markers can be
imported into DVD Architect Pro software as chapter points for quick
scene creation. Apply a name to each region in your Vegas project
and then export the names as a text file, which can be imported into
DVD Architect Pro software as frame-accurate subtitles.
Enable various parental control
settings within the project properties of DVD Architect Pro. These
settings restrict a DVD's playback to match parental control levels
set in the user's DVD player, as set by the Motion Picture
Association of America (MPAA):
- G — General audience
- PG — Parental Guidance
- PG-13 — parents strongly
cautioned — some material may be inappropriate for under 13
- R — Restricted. No child under
17 should watch without parent present
- NC-17 — no one 17 or under
should watch this content
DVD Architect Pro 6
Windows Vista® 64-bit SP2, Windows 7
64-bit, Windows® 8 64-bit, or Windows®
8.1 64-bit operating system
- 2 GHz processor
(multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for
HD or stereoscopic 3D)
- 500 MB hard-disk
space for program installation
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB
IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and
- 512 MB GPU
Windows-compatible sound card
- DVD-ROM drive
(for installation from a DVD only)
DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc™ burning only)
- Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later for reading
and writing QuickTime files
Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
video processing and rendering require an
OpenCL™-supported NVIDIA®, AMD/ATI™,
or Intel® GPU with 512MB memory or
more. (please see
the GPU acceleration page for more detailed
specifications and driver requirements)