Standard DVD technology has been around long enough to see home user gain the ability easily produce a decent home movie, slide show, or data backup. The same cannot be said for the blu-ray authoring process. Blu-ray discs, with their 25GB-50GB of storage capacity, offer a completely new experience to the end user, and require an enhanced set of skills to take advantage of what they have to offer.
Blu-ray authoring affords the producer the opportunity to present over 9 hours of 1080p high-definition video. The presentation of that data holds an almost infinite number of choices to be made along the way in the authoring process. Unlike standard DVD technology, Blu-ray authoring goes beyond simple scenes, chapters, and static bonus features. With Blu-ray, you have the ability to introduce custom pop-ups and features like slide shows with uninterrupted soundtracks. Consumers who have upgraded from standard DVD to Bluray are specifically looking for the features that go beyond what they are used to seeing on standard DVD.