Re: building slide shows for television



ljb
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
"Rehan" <someone@somewhere.com> wrote in message
news:umy1jYaQFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> ljb wrote:
> > I tried PhotoStory
> > 2 and 3, was disappointed by the resolution and that the project files
are
> > binary.
>
> If you want to stick with PS2 or PS3 the resolution issue can be fixed.
> The VCD engine in PS2 is not encoding with good quality. You can use
> TMPGenc to do the encoding and burn it using nero or other svcd
> authoring app (ulead movie factory etc).
>
> For PS3 the quality issue arises due to a bug in the VCD/SVCD/DVD
> profiles. See the www.papajohn.org and PS3 > "saving" section. you
> should be able to find DVD profiles for PS3. Use these to make your
> movies and then use TMPGenc to encode to MPEG2. This combination has
> given me excellent results.
>
> Project file for PS3 is also editable:
>
<http://www.windowsphotostory.com/Guides/Inside-the-wp3-format/wp3-photos-st
ory-format.aspx>
>
>
> Furthermore if you are looking for one software solution to all your
> issues then consider ProShow Gold:
> <http://www.photodex.com/products/proshowgold/>
>
> It has a text based project file which can be edited as you like.
>
> --
> Rehan
> MS MVP (Digital Media)
> www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2

I purchased a copy of ProShow Gold,
<http://www.photodex.com/products/proshowgold/>, and am very pleased with
it. I'm able to produce the *.psh files from my Access database in seconds.
(The database contains my photo captions and slide sequence.) Its easy to
open the file in ProShow Gold and tweak the transitions and caption
placement.

thanks
LJB


Re: building slide shows for television