Apr 27 2009
You may not be related to them, but now word has gotten around about your Mac prowess Ã± and your SuperDrive.
Anyone whoÃs spent their afternoon dropping dozens of images one after another, and individually adjusting each transition knows there has to be a better way.
This is where iView Media Pro comes in. iPhoto makes a mean slide show on your Mac, but the finesse goes out the window when you attempt a QuickTime export. iMovieÃs image resampling is sometimes less than ideal and does not lend itself to any kind of batch handling.
iView Media Pro does much more than creating slide shows. It was created as a media management tool, and does it so well that it is the tool of choice for the tutorial.
So hopefully you have a tech savvy brother in law with a digital camera. If not the good news is that your scanning will be the most time consuming part of making the slide show.
Create a new catalog in iView and drag all your images in. Arrange them in the desired order. If you scanned them in order or strategically named them this can be done with a quick sort.
Take a minute to adjust your slide show settings. Chose Movie Presentation under the Make menu. Select a transition and set your dimensions to 720 x 480 and uncheck the Compression option and click Create.
Now, import the clip into iDVD, or your weapon of choice. You can drop music in with your video editor or in QuickTime Pro.
Easy enough? In three quick steps you can turn your collection of images into a slick video that might be enough to impress you in-laws.
You can download and use a fully functional version for 3 week evaluation. The full registered version is well worth the $45 price tag.