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The ImTOO Blu-ray Creator 2 is Blu-ray burning software that allows you to take videos from your high-definition camcorder and burn them to playable Blu-ray discs. If you want to burn data discs or backup discs, you might be able to twist the application to serve your purpose, but it's specifically tailored to making homemade Blu-ray movies.
ImTOO's burn quality is impressive. While we noticed a bit of lag and distortion in the preview window, the application warns you that the preview might suffer from lag, with the assurance that the problem will not carry over to the finished product. We found this was true in our tests: The finished copy played perfectly and only suffered extremely minor picture degradation.
The application itself is remarkably easy to use. Although some of the buttons lack a text label, it is pretty easy to guess their function from the large graphic images. Every video clip in the task tray comes with a thumbnail and file characteristics, such as duration and resolution. When you are ready to burn, the burn button is easy to locate. You can create menus to navigate your video files. You can also store multiple video files on the Blu-ray disc, because the ImTOO software can merge files.
The program also allows you to trim and edit your videos to retain only the parts you want. This software comes with basic editing tools that allow you to add subtitles, effects and even watermarks. Once you're done, you can view the changes in the preview window before burning to a disc.
This Blu-ray copy software is easy to install, but be aware that if you don't want to install a Bing toolbar on your computer, you need to pay attention to the installation procedure. If you don't take it slow, you may inadvertently give the application consent to install the toolbar. Other than that, getting started is easy. Keep in mind that the ImTOO Blu-ray Creator 2 can only edit and burn. This software can't decrypt or copy professional-grade Blu-rays or DVDs.
The company's website lists an email address for tech support. You will also find basic tutorials to help get you started, as well as a section of FAQs in case you need to troubleshoot any issues. Between these three resources, you should be able to resolve any potential problems.
ImTOO Blu-ray Creator 2 is a good complement to your internal Blu-ray burner and HD camcorder. It doesn't copy or decrypt professional videos, but for editing and burning home videos, this software is simple and useful.