Sep 26, 2009 at 7:43 pm #1239666
I have about 2.5 gb of best of photos of our 23 day John Muir Trail hike (we had 3-5 photographers on the hike) and would like to make a slide show with cool transition effects plus background music and the finished show can be shown on a TV. Do you have any recommended Software. I'd like to upload it to You Tube too, but in a manner that does not get the copyright cops after me — I like http://tinyurl.com/yc343gp (click on some of his JMT videos). With his back ground music, options come up to click on amazon and buy the music — so I bet no copyright cops are upset about use of the music. Only thing missing in his slide show is the lack of transition effects which I find cool.
Any recommendations — what have you used?Sep 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm #1531228
Inaki Diaz de EturaBPL Member
@inaki-1Locale: Iberia highlands
I use ProShow Gold. It's the only one I know so I can't compare with others but I think it does exactly what you're asking for and it's very easy to use.
I don't know about the youtube upload, never tried it but I remember Photodex corporation holds your shows for you to share with others.Sep 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm #1531235
What computer system do you use? Different programs for Mac and PC.Sep 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm #1531237
I have Windows Vista Home Premium for 64 bit computers.Sep 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm #1531239
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
(The first and prehaps the last time I make a Mac recommendation) I made one last summer using QuickTime on a school Mac and it was dead easy. Fancypants transitions, music, everything I needed for the class final.
Have also done one on a PC using Acrobat, but I don't think that's what you're after. Windows Media Player may have similar capabilities to QuickTime, but that's an outright guess on my part.
RickSep 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm #1531242
"I have Windows Vista Home Premium for 64 bit computers."
Unfortunately I can't assist. I use Macs, and it's incredibly easy to use iMovie to do what you're trying to do. I'll ask my video guys if they have any PC recommendations.Sep 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm #1531250
Tad EnglundBPL Member
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Maybe try Microsoft Moviemaker, I think it comes with vista home- You can do all the effects, sync your pic’s to the video, etc.Sep 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm #1531258
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> I have Windows Vista Home Premium for 64 bit computers.
Condolences.Sep 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm #1531270
Roger, your "condolences" made me chuckle. Both my sons have Mac notebooks. I know how much easier things are on the Mac. Someday I might make the leap.
I am trying out the Photodex Proshow Gold 4.0 because 3 posts (here and on other backpacking groups) have recommended it.
Thanks for all inputs, especially about the royalty free music leads.
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