Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 09:15 PM
"Photodex today announced version 5 of its award-winning ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer products. ProShow is an intuitive software tool that lets people easily mix photos, video clips and music together into polished video slideshows. The release of version 5 includes more than 300 updates as well as some major new features designed to improve the user interface and add unprecedented effects to users' slideshows.
The redesigned user interface (UI) brings extensive changes with larger, easier to view previews and work areas, improved slide editing workflow, improved keyframing, a new effects manager and new UI workspaces with unique program views. All of these updates enable users to see their work in greater detail and provide a new centralized layout for greater efficiency."
I'm a huge fan of Photodex's slideshow creation software, and with version 5.0 it looks like they've addressed some of the limitations v4 had and added some excellent new features. The video above walks through some of the most important ones; I'm personally most excited by the GPU acceleration for playback (I wonder if it's for encoding as well?) and the UI updates in the wizard and the new effects manager. They were both a little clunky before and I'm liking what I'm seeing in the new version.
If you're the kind of person who enjoys sharing your photos with others in slideshow format, trust me, this is a trial download you should take advantage of.