New to ProShow Producer 7? Check out this quick run-through of the software that will get you up and running with your first slideshow in just a few minutes. Learn how to add photos and videos, choose music and FX and output your finished show. Continue reading →
Flow — in terms of a slideshow, song or movie (anything that changes over time) is somewhat tricky to describe but you can feel it. It’s about energy and its relationship with the structure of the work. Most people can tell if the flow of a slideshow feels good (even if they don’t know why), because there is a feeling of momentum and new things around the corner and because… Continue reading →
Anyone who makes photo slideshows as a hobby or professionally knows that the quality of the presentations can vary quite a bit — we’ve seen videos range from tacky & over-the-top ridiculous, to stunningly gorgeous. Thankfully, you do not need to be a grand master of slideshows (or have tons of spare time) to turn out beautiful videos with ProShow.
The core principles for making any slideshow better can easily be learned and applied by anyone at any level, amateur or pro. Read on to see what tips our design team has to offer for different aspects of the slideshow creation ‘process’, from content prep to adding finishing touches.
On the surface, this seems a bit like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Firstly, there is a very short 15-second limit for videos on Instagram, and secondly, Instagram does not support uploading videos directly from your computer to their website. These roadblocks are not show-stoppers though. With a little creativity on your side, you can create a succinct and captivating slideshow.
PART 1: Creating your slideshow in ProShow
To start off, open ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer and click the “Blank Show” button on the New Slide Show window, then change the Aspect Ratio to Custom and choose 1 x 1. This will cause your show to be the square shape that Instragram requires. Enter your desired Show Title and click Create.
Join us on August 6th and 7th for a live Google+ Hangout and webinar about making reunion slideshows with ProShow! Photo organizing expert, Jenny Larson of Forever Digital Memories, will share insider tips for making memorable reunion video slideshows with ProShow.
Whether you’re making a show for fun or profit, Jenny will teach you how to turn your memories into a beautiful video slideshow, with neat tips and tricks along the way. Learn best practices for scanning photos and other non-digital materials, working with sound and motion to tell a story, show pacing and timing and output and sharing.
If you can’t make the live event, we’ll be posting an archived video here on the blog and on YouTube shortly after the broadcast.
Hope to see you on August 6th + 7th!