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How to Add Multiple Slideshows to a DVD

Let’s say you want to burn a DVD but you want to include a series of slideshows on the disc instead of just one. This is easy to do in ProShow slideshow software. I’ll show you how!

To add multiple shows to your output you first you need to select an output format that supports multiple shows like Blu-ray, DVD, EXE, Web Shows and/or Autorun CD.

Known as ‘Chaptering’ in ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, you have the ability to include multiple shows that you have created and include them together on one disc. These shows are then accessible from the menu included on the disc when you playback the show on your television or computer.

To add multiple shows to output:

  • Select the publishing option of your choice (Blu-ray, DVD, EXE, Autorun CD or WebShow)
  • Then click on the Shows tab to bring up the included shows list for this output. (Notice that your currently loaded show is already present in the list.)
  • To add additional shows click the ‘+’ sign on the top right-hand side of the shows list
  • Browse to the location where your show(s) is saved, select the file and then click Open
  • Now you should see the additional show that you loaded appear in the list right below the first show.

That’s it! Now you are ready for output.

Once you have your shows loaded into the included shows list, you can move the order around if necessary by using the up and down arrows.

How to Edit a Slide Style in ProShow

Slide styles are great for adding quick effects to your photos and videos. But did you know you can edit a slide style once it’s been applied? It’s easy to do and we’ll show you how in this video. This works the same way in ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer, so open up your copy of the software and follow along!

Don’t have ProShow? Download a free trial and take it for a spin!

 

Adding and Editing Video Clips in ProShow 5

Adding a video clip to a slideshow is easy with ProShow. There are even built-in editing tools that allow you to trim any unwanted frames from a video clip, colorize your video and even apply a slide style to your video. Follow along in the video below to see how this is done. Also, for a full list of supported video file types see this page in our Knowledge Base.

 

Adding an Audio Crossfade to a Slideshow in ProShow

One of the most frequently asked questions we get each week in our call center is how to add a crossfade between two audio tracks in a slideshow.

This is easy to do in ProShow and works the same for both ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer.

Follow along with the video we’ve put together below for a step-by-step guide on adding a crossfade between two songs.

 

New Built-in Slide Styles, Transitions & Themes in ProShow 5

ProShow 5 comes fully equipped with all new effects, ready to be dropped into your shows. We’ve added tons of new slide styles, transitions, and even some new themes for ProShow’s wizard. Many of these new effects take advantage of ProShow 5’s cool new features like 3D tilt.

Have you seen the new Sparkle transition? How about the new Full Length Framed slide styles? Check them out in the quick preview video above.

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5 Hidden Right-Click Gems in ProShow

We often joke around the office that if you can’t find a feature in ProShow, right click and it will magically appear! The right-click menus in ProShow have some really useful features that can speed up your workflow and get things done really quickly!

Here are 5 of my favorite right click gems in ProShow!

1. Combine Slides: Let’s say you have two slides on the Slide List and you want to combine them into one. The quickest, easiest way to do so is to select both slides, right-click and select ‘Combine Slides’. Your two separate slides will be combined into one!

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Free Falling Snow Effect for ProShow

Falling Snow Effect for ProShow

With the holidays just around the corner, we figured it would be fun to offer this cool (no pun intended!) snow transition effect as a downloadable freebie. (After all, who doesn’t like a little meterological action in their slideshows)? Use the ‘Snow’ transition to add a fun, seasonal flair to your holiday slideshows, using ProShow Gold, Producer or ProShow Web. Continue reading