Photo collection ro DVD with Narration

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by nesredep egrob, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. I have tried, not just once or twice but many times and many programs. I wish to
    make availabe a collection of photos on DVD to family and friends in Europe with
    the possibility of adding a narration to each Photo. I have tried Nero and it is
    absolutely hopeless in that it will show pictures on after the other regardless
    of the lenght of the narration. The program therefore get massively out of step
    with the narration and is therefore worse than useless and that is the latest
    version 7.
    Roxio will do the right thing at a pinch but then you have to set up the
    narration (timeline) using a program such as CoolEdit and reset the timedelay of
    every photo to make everything fit.

    At least it does not rabbit on like nero, coming up with the same narration for
    each and every picture it shows.

    A Program called Wondershare Flash SlideShow Builder does do the right thing but
    then, that is the only thing the program does.

    Each and every picture has a space on the storyline and attached is a narration.
    The display on the storyline is dependent on the length of the narration, I have
    tried up to 20 seconds so far. If a picture does not have a narration, it will
    stay on just for the preselected time and the next picture will do the same and
    so on. If then you choose to come up with a narration then again that will
    appear together with the picture at the correct time -seems fine except for a
    pensioner having to buy other programs also as it is $50 US for just the one
    program -
    However I suppose it is better than Nero on which some programs work and the
    others are just left to blow in the wind and Nero does not even give you a
    chance to make comments to assist.

    Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
    nesredep egrob, Dec 27, 2006
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    Geoff Berrow Guest

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    Geoff Berrow, Dec 27, 2006
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  3. Thanks but it seems not. There are quite a number of formats that pictures can
    be saved as but it does not seem that any of them fit the format for Powerpoint
    and I also need to have narration with the photos and it does not seem that
    Powerpoint has that unless you invest in a much more expensive program to assist

    Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
    nesredep egrob, Dec 27, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    Any half descent Video editor will allow you to set the duration of each
    image individually and add sound over along with Back ground Music. To say
    nothing of titles. Slide show programmes try to do it all automatically
    taking any control from you. I have used Pinnacle studio 7 and now 9 for
    some time Its quick to learn the basics but there is so much more you can do
    with it Output as DVD on disc (with 5.1 Dolby surround if you want) or even
    as streaming media for the web (short shows only please).
    You will have windows movie maker on you computer play with that but it only
    makes WMV or AVI and you would have to render again the avi in Nero to get
    Trev, Dec 27, 2006
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    Geoff Ellis Guest

    I *think* this does what you require
    Geoff Ellis, Dec 27, 2006

  6. What picture format WON'T display in Powerpoint? It accepts jpg,
    gif, bmp and a dozen other formats. And it's easy to attach a wav,
    MP3 (or lots more audio formats) to a slide. You don't need an
    expensive program to record the wav - anything from Windows Sound
    Recorder on up will do it.
    Laurence Payne, Dec 27, 2006
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    Liz Leyden Guest

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    PictToExe might do it, depending on what format you save the narration
    in: I've only done it to music. Windows only, last time I looked.


    Liz Leyden, Dec 27, 2006
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    monopix Guest

    I *think* this does what you require Exactly what I was going to suggest. I use Proshow Gold which does it all
    and very easily.

    monopix, Dec 27, 2006
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    kena Guest

    "nesredep egrob wrote:

    Wondershare DVD SlideShow Builder would help.
    kena, Jan 9, 2007
  10. Have now spent some time learning to use the program - it is brilliant and I
    shall enjoy using it - now I can almost give advise on using it for the amount
    of work I put in.

    I had trouble with the sound which came through very weakly and with a great
    deal of video Buzz - thought I had seen everything and got all the wrong ideas -
    solved the problem in the end - a faulty set of leads between the DVD player and
    the television.

    To make matters worse - these wires are straigt forward screened wires and
    should therefore test short circuit from end to end of each of the 3 strans of
    cable, there should also not be a short cuicuit to the screening of to the other
    2 wires - everything tests out OK and I would normally not fault the wire but
    substitution cured the trouble.

    Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
    nesredep egrob, Jan 9, 2007
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