I need video/slideshow software that will show more than 1 frameper second

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jurgen jorgenson, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. I recently did a slide show of my sons just-ended soccer season,
    complete with title pages and a rock-n-roll soundtrack. Because I was in
    a hurry, I just used XP's moviemaker and found it, for the most part, up
    to the task. The only thing I noticed was that some of the clarity and
    sharpness seemed to be lost from the images (6 megapixel) when saved as
    and avi or mpeg file and viewed fullscreen, and the shortest time a
    slide could be displayed was 1 second.

    I would like to be able to have the entire set of images (a few hundred)
    flash up on the screen in a very short time at the start of the slide
    show, keeping in time with the soundtrack, then go in to "normal"
    slideshow mode and have each one display for a few seconds. MM does not
    seem to be up to the task with its 1 second minimum, unless there is a
    work around I dont know about.

    Any other suggestions?

    TIA
     
    jurgen jorgenson, Jul 27, 2005
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    Smarty Guest

    MySlideShow from Anix does beautiful slide shows on PCs and allows extremely
    fast (as low as .1 second) switching of images at the screen resolution of
    your display (rather than avi or mpeg compressed video). If you are using a
    PC for playback rather than a DVD player, it is outstanding. I routinely use
    it with 8 MP still images as well as captures from HDV high def video.

    Smarty
     
    Smarty, Jul 27, 2005
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  3. thanks! I'll check it out... can you add soundtrack and video as well?
     
    jurgen jorgenson, Jul 27, 2005
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    Martin Guest

    I use the freeware SlideShowMovieMaker from
    http://www.joern-thiemann.de/subpage/?/tools/ssmm/

    It allows you to set the frames per second of the final output video and you
    also set the number of frames to display each image.
    (I used it for some time-lapse videos i made).

    Has some reasonable transition effects all built in too and has a tool to
    synchronise audio and video.

    It's weakness is that it'll only produce valid AVI videos of up to 2GB in
    size - so it's not much use if you want to create uncompressed AVI video as
    they soon go over the 2GB limit.
    If it produces a AVI which is greater than 2GB in size then the AVI will
    very likely not play and give errors - but you can load it into VirtualDub
    and it'll fix the AVI for you.

    Martin.
     
    Martin, Jul 27, 2005
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    Smarty Guest

    Soundtrack yes.....video, no.......It is intended to be a PC based slideshow
    of photos only as far as I know (unless they have released a newer improved
    version since I bought it...)
     
    Smarty, Jul 28, 2005
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  6. jurgen jorgenson

    Smarty Guest

    I did a little further research and there is now a newer version called
    MySlideShow "Gold" which adds the ability to put videos into the timeline as
    well. Both the Gold version and the original version now support DVD
    creation as well. It is a superb product and very inexpensive.

    Smarty
     
    Smarty, Jul 28, 2005
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    M.L. Guest

    ProShow Gold www.photodex.com allows you to set timing a low as .001
    second. It support a slew of image, video, and audio files. You can
    set a soundtrack and background image for each individual slide or for
    the entire slideshow. It also supports titling and various special
    effects and transitions. It outputs to avi, vcd, dvd, and exe
    slideshows.
     
    M.L., Aug 4, 2005
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