video editing advice

Rivix

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Hello. I have been given the task of creating a picture slide show with sound and all the trimmings for a 50th anniversary.

I would love to use iMovie for this, but I have a problem... no Mac :(
I’m sorry, I don't have one yet. I’m waiting until I need one for my visual communication design class. I really want one though!

Is their any application I can get that works similar to iMovie on Windows?

Thanks for the help :D
 

Roy Hobbs

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Rivix said:
Hello. I have been given the task of creating a picture slide show with sound and all the trimmings for a 50th anniversary.

I would love to use iMovie for this, but I have a problem... no Mac :(
I’m sorry, I don't have one yet. I’m waiting until I need one for my visual communication design class. I really want one though!

Is their any application I can get that works similar to iMovie on Windows?

Thanks for the help :D

Sigh… can’t even spell advice right…
This is probably the from forum to ask about windows software
 

jelloshotsrule

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win xp comes with windows movie maker. i can't imagine it's as good as imovie, but i haven't used it.

check verstiontracker for picture to movie creation apps...
 

Keebler

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try versiontracker

as well. run a search on photoslideshows or similar.

bear one thing in mind: the presentation style will not mean as much as the editing of the photos...remove red eye and major blemishes.

just seeing the photos with some good music is seriously 80% of a slideshow's meaning. the rest is just dressing.

people will cry no matter what so don't kill yourself looking for the best software. simply transitions like fade in fade outs or panning/scanning such as ken burns is all you need. don't use alot of different types.

best of luck,
keebler
 

Rivix

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Thanks :D

I'm trying a trial version of ProShow Gold, and i'll give it a shot. Now the task of scanning every... single... picture...
 

faustfire

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Rivix said:
Thanks :D

I'm trying a trial version of ProShow Gold, and i'll give it a shot. Now the task of scanning every... single... picture...
If you have a decent digital camera you should set up some lighting and snap pics of your photos. You will pick up less dust, fingerprint and scratch damage that way.

Trust me, it takes forever to to touch up 100 plus photos.
 

NZEditer

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Hello i have used pinnacle and i found it very bad. I would rather use windows movie maker for it is more user freindly then pinnacle its free and if your only doing a slide show why buy software for pc when your gonna get a mac? :confused:
 

Lebowski

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faustfire said:
If you have a decent digital camera you should set up some lighting and snap pics of your photos. You will pick up less dust, fingerprint and scratch damage that way.

Trust me, it takes forever to to touch up 100 plus photos.
im sorry, but shooting prints is not a good idea. clean the prints with a soft microfiber cloth, clean the scanner, and do batch scans.


and touching up 100 plus photos is nothing.

I do over 300 a day for a major newspaper. its just getting into a groove.
 

faustfire

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Lebowski said:
im sorry, but shooting prints is not a good idea. clean the prints with a soft microfiber cloth, clean the scanner, and do batch scans.


and touching up 100 plus photos is nothing.

I do over 300 a day for a major newspaper. its just getting into a groove.
Usually when you are doing a slide show for weddings, graduations, etc. you will get photos that are in pretty bad shape. I agree, fresh clean prints should just be scanned, but 25 year old photos that have been sitting in a shoebox for years, bent, creased, scratched, and handed way to often will usually come out better if you shoot them.