NTI CD and DVD Maker 7.0 (NewTech Infosystems, Inc.) have released their new CD and DVD-Maker 7 Titanium Suite which includes nine programs (CD and DVD-Maker Platinum™, Home Video-Maker™, Backup NOW!®, DVD Playback software, DVD Fit™, FileCD™, Jewelcase Maker™, Wave Editor™ and Music Cafe™). NTI has been around since 1993 and continues to offer a variety of powerful CD/DVD recording, authoring and backup applications. The new suite of products simplify video capture, editing, still picture compilation and burning of CD and DVD media. Tools for backing up files as well as backing up unprotected discs are provided. Full support for dual layer DVD burners is also included. The main user interface provides access to all of the applications from a single screen. By simply moving the cursor over the area of interest, several options available to the user will be displayed. The categories are Audio, Data, Video, Photo, Backup or Copy. This could very well be one of the best deals available for multimedia users.
The CD & DVD-Maker™ 7 Titanium Suite software comes on a single CD and automatically launches the main install menu when inserted into a computer. We first installed the software on our Sony VAIO Laptop (PCV-K23) to check out some of the features. The installation menu allows users to install CD & DVD-Maker™ 7, Home Video-Maker and NTI’s DVD Playback software separately. Since our laptop lacked a DVD burner, we also tested the software on our Sony Vaio (PCV-RZ22G) desktop machine, which gave us more resources. In both cases, the installation was simple and went without a hitch. The software comes on a single install CD. Each of the three items listed in the install menu must be installed separately or they will not be enabled in the main menu. The package also includes a QuickStart Guide that briefly explains how to use each of the various applications included with this suite of programs.