Digital media suites explained
With the ever-increasing quality and availability of digital cameras, camcorders, PCs and music players, the market has expanded for a software package that handles all the digital media – photos, videos, movies, music etc. – that you use on a daily basis. Digital media suites include a wide range of diverse tools for managing media, all in one package. The suites vary in terms of capabilities but all include the means of taking media from your devices, editing it, storing it, playing it, authoring it (giving a disc chapters and a menu), burning it to disc, and streaming it to other devices. Key features include video and photo editing packages, music editing, file conversion tools, and disc burning capability.
While you can buy, or download for free, separate programs for each different task such as video editing and disc burning, it can be helpful to have all the features in one place. Providing the package is well organized, it makes it easier to edit, store, and use your media when you don’t have to keep switching programs and locations.
Digital media suites also solve the problem of needing the same file in different formats to be able to play it on your iPhone, and your TV, or your computer. With quick and easy conversion tools you can watch the same video anywhere, or have access to all your photos whether you are using your smartphone or your PC. Digital media suites are ideal for those who like one overarching program that handles whatever you need to do to create, play, and share your digital files online.