" A rich set of creative tools for searchable web DVD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc authoring. "
- From Adobe Systems
Adobe Encore CS5 software is a versatile, interactive authoring tool you can use to deliver projects for DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or web DVD, which is a full-featured SWF file viewable with Adobe Flash Player.
Create powerful projects for DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and web DVD with ease
Create DVDs; deliver Blu-ray Disc projects with pop-up menus, dual-layer burning, and subtitles; and output interactive web DVDs with Adobe Encore CS5 software.
Work smarter with an efficient workflow
Import video sequences directly from Adobe Premiere Pro software without intermediate rendering using Adobe Dynamic Link, convert speech to text in Adobe Premiere Pro, and use the text as the basis for creating subtitles.
Design with freedom and control
Create motion menus in After Effects, produce images in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software, or use integrated text design tools to realize your creative vision.
* In a single operation, easily create web versions of DVD and Blu-ray Disc projects
* Offer viewers a more engaging experience with the ability to search by keyword within a web DVD
* Create web DVDs that have a sleek playback interface
* Deliver web versions of full-featured Blu-ray Disc productions.
* Industry-leading Blu-ray Disc authoring
* Delivery to three formats (DVD, Blu-ray, interactive Web content) from a single project file
* Create DVD masters using DLT tape and incorporate DVD-standard copy protection, region coding, and playback controls.
* Wide degree of playback compatibility
* Publish content from AVCHD cameras to Blu-ray using the high-quality native camera format
* Create replicated discs from Encore using direct DDP Master support for DVD discs
* Powerful authoring tools - Flowchart, Disc space indicator, Region coding, DVD-ROM adn Blu-ray ROM file addition, Dual-layer discs, Multipage menus, Automated chapter menus, Direct recording, Language coding, Easy chapter point addition, DTS audio support, User operations control, Copy protection, Closed-caption support, FireWire video out
* More intuitive tools - External video monitor preview, Flexible input file support (work with AVI, QuickTime, WMV, H.264 and MPEG-2), Chapter playlists, Intuitive chapter addition, Custom workspaces, Customizable project views, Integrated background transcoding, Subtitle track export for editing, Workspace panels that dock and group, XMP metadata support, Project preview and checker, Marker support, Pick whip, Sample-rate conversion
* More creative options - 24p support, integrated text design tools, Native Photoshop menus, Library panel, Slide show audio, Slide show pan and zoom, Rotate tool, Multiple timelines, Motion menu creation and replacement layers, Square and non-square pixel viewing, Menu control and guide, Styles panel, Slide show transitions, Menus with audio, Flexible menu routing, Layers panel, Powerful video subtitling, Royalty-free templates and menu art.
With the release of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 in July, 2007, Adobe Encore Version 3.0 onwards will no longer be available as a standalone product. Adobe Encore is bundled with Adobe Premiere Pro. However, Adobe Encore DVD Version 2.0 is still available for download as a standalone product. The download link may be removed by Adobe at anytime.
Blu-ray format support and Searchable web DVD are only available in Encore Version 3.0 onwards. Encore DVD Version 2.0 is the right choice for easy production of full-featured, menu-driven DVDs.