Two software components are used to interface with the system: RocketDVD and MenuMaker. RocketDVD is a GUI-based software package fashioned after a standard video deck. User-selectable features include: encoder settings (video input, VBR or CBR, audio settings etc.), type of DVD (menu & chapter selections etc.), disc output (local DVD-R drive or DVD Duplicators), disc printing (labels or directly on disc using duplicator printer), DVD case-wrap, and insert printing. MenuMaker is a comprehensive DVD menu creation tool that enables users to create professional menus (static or motion) for their DVD and save them as menu themes for use with RocketDVD. Menu themes can be saved and reused in many jobs by selecting the menu theme as part of the job in the RocketDVD software. Utilizing this strategy enables users to have a variety of menu themes created in various styles ready for use or saved as templates for easy modification and reuse.
Once the user has completed their job setup, all that's required is to push the play button on the control panel. Once this is done the system does the rest including: encoding the video/audio, creating chapter points and associated bitmaps, applying selected menu theme, outputting to selected DVD-R drive and printing all assets (disc image, case-wraps and inserts) without user intervention.
RocketDVD Professional is a turnkey system available in both desktop and rack-mount configurations. The system uses industry standard hardware and includes a flat screen monitor (with desktop only), keyboard, and mouse. Video inputs include: component, S-Video and Composite. Audio inputs are Balanced XLR and unbalanced mini-din (captured in Dolby AC3 or MPEG Audio).