Pinnacle has announced that its Impression DVD-authoring software is available as a standalone product again. The tool has been sold bundled with the company’s MPEG-based editing and encoding solutions since Pinnacle bought its developer Minerva last year. According to Pinnacle, Impression DVD includes a full suite of professional video authoring tools. It includes a timeline, where authors can view all of their assets in chronological order and link any of these assets to any menu. The tool can also import single files from Photoshop and other design tools that contain complete menu designs and use them as templates. Pinnacle claims this features is unique to Impression DVD. Impression DVD 2.1 costs 1,195 euros (around £720).