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Tips, tutorials & inspiration for making slideshows

Burn HD Slideshows on a Standard DVD Disc


With the release of ProShow 7, a handful of new video output formats have been added to the Video for Web, Devices and Computers window.  You may notice a category called High Definition Disc Authoring. The goal of these video presets is to allow you to create Blu-ray or AVCHD files that can be imported into a 3rd-party disc authoring program without the need to re-encode the video.

Today I’d like to show you how to create an AVCHD video file that can be burned to a standard DVD disc and played in a Blu-ray player. This effectively cuts out the need to purchase a Blu-ray burner or blank BD-R discs. [Note: AVCHD discs cannot be played on regular DVD players – only Blu-ray players.]Continue reading

Downloading Free FX and Content in ProShow 7

Download free effects for ProShow

One of the new features in ProShow 7 is the Download Effects and Content feature which provides you with a wide variety of free styles, transitions, menus, templates, wizard themes, creative kits, masks, backgrounds, and borders that can be easily downloaded + installed right from with in the program. This content is free to use by all ProShow users.Continue reading

Creating and Embedding HTML 5 Video with ProShow 7

HTML5 Video Output

New in ProShow 7 is the ability to publish your slideshows to HTML5 video and easily embed your videos on your website or blog without any special plug-ins. HTML5 video is a relatively new standard that has really come into its own over the last few years. New to the HTML spec, you can now add a ‘video’ tag that tells the browser to embed a video on your site or blog. Continue reading

Using the Music Library in ProShow 7

Music for ProShow

ProShow 7 offers a convenient, built-in music library, making it easier than ever to find the perfect soundtracks for your slideshows. Pick from 200+ songs and dozens of popular sound effects, all hand-picked to fit virtually every type of slideshow and licensed for personal and commercial use. Continue reading

Announcing ProShow 7

ProShow 7 is Here: Take a Look at What’s New!

Announcing ProShow 7
We are so excited to announce the release of ProShow 7! Discover a new dimension of convenience and exciting possibilities for bringing your shows to life, including built-in music, free FX & content, new publishing options & more – right at your fingertips. Continue reading

Our Favorite ProShow Effects for Graduation Slideshows

Best effects for graduation slideshows

Working on a graduation slideshow for a client or loved one? We’ve rounded up our favorite ProShow effects that will make your graduation slideshows extra special. Try adding a fun floating caps transition to your show or use an animated timeline effect to tell the life story of your graduate. Continue reading

Enter Your Best Promotional Video into the Ultimate Story Contest

Enter the Promo Video Contest

Have you created a great self-promotional video about your business? Enter it into our Promo Video contest for a chance to win some really amazing prizes from Lumix, Tamron, Lowepro, Marathon Press and more! Continue reading