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The iPad App Photo Slideshow Director Available on App Store Soon

Today, I’d like to share with you an upcoming iPad application on App store, which my friend developed days ago. This iPad app has a cool name Photo Slideshow Director.

Note: If you leave a comment below this post, I will give you the promo code when the app is available on App Store. My friend promised to offer me 10 promo codes. So I will pick up 10 lucky visitors who leave a positive comment according to the First Come, First Served principle.

Now, let’s take a look at the screenshot:

Photo Slideshow Director

Photo Slideshow Director helps you create photo slideshows with music, transitions, themes, etc in minutes, immediately bringing your still photos to life. This iPad app is designed especially for streaming photo slideshows to HDTV, which enables your projects to be presented on TV in full screen.

Key Features of Photo Slideshow Director Include:

1. Select and add photos from iPad photo library
2. Browse and select songs from iPad music collections
3. Choose from up to 57 transition effects
4. Choose a theme template for the slideshow
5. Add narration text for photos
6. Specify photo duration and transition duration
7. Stream the slideshow to HDTV via HDMI cable
8. Play the slideshow on HDTV at up to 1920X1080

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How to create picture album slide show and show on PowerPoint presentation

How to create image album slide shows easily and show on PowerPoint presentations? It is no doubt that a picture album video embedding photo slideshows and music is the best way to show your photos on PowerPoint presentations. The PPT image album slide show in dynamic MPEG music video format can help you attract more people’s eyes. The dynamic MPEG PPT picture video slide shows with songs are more wonderful than the still photos to show your memory on PowerPoint presentations.

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How to import flv into iMovie for editing

The videos you downloaded from video streaming and video sharing websites such as YouTube, Google, Break, MySpace, Blip and Metacafe are generally saved in .flv format. ( Learn how to download online videos ) If you are fond of any of the downloaded videos and want to import it to your iMovie project, you will be faced with the issue that iMovie doesn’t accept FLV file format.

Since the video formats supported by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4, this issue boils down to video conversion from FLV to any of the iMovie friendly formats.

So, in the following step-by-step guide, I’d like to show you how to convert FLV to iMovie format using Clone2Go Video Converter for Mac, so that you can import flv into iMovie for editing.

Step 1. Add FLV Files

Download the latest version of Clone2Go Video Converter for Mac, install and run it.

Click the “Add Files” button to browse and import the .flv video clips downloaded to your Mac.

import flv into iMovie

Step 2. Select Output Format: “MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)”

After the flv video files are imported, go to the “Output” panel. Click the “Profile” drop-down list to choose one of the formats that iMovie supports. Here, just choose “Customized MP4 Movie (*.mp4)“.

import flv into iMovie

Step 3. Start to convert

After all the necessary settings, just click the “Convert Now” button to start converting FLV to iMovie format on your Mac machine.

Step 4. Export the output file to iMovie

Launch iMovie, go to “File > Import > Movies…”. Select the converted MP4 video then click “Import”.

import flv into iMovie

Below are a few tips while using Clone2Go Video Converter for Mac to convert FLV to iMovie format.

Tips 1. Trim video file

Sometimes, you may want only part of the video file. This Video Converter for Mac can help you trim the video file in two methods:

Method 1: Specify the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” under the manager panel within the accuracy of second.

Method 2: Trim the video while previewing it. In the “Preview” window, you can play the movie. Here, you can click the “Trim Begin” and “Trim End” buttons to get the certain part of the video while playing it back.

import flv into iMovie

Tips 2. Customize Profile

You may not be satisfied with the profile provided to you. In this case, you can click the “Customize…” button next to “Profile” box to customize a profile. In the following “Profile Settings” Window, you can adjust Video Size, Frame Rate, Encoder, Bitrate; Audio Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder, Bitrate, etc to meet your specific needs.

You may also have interest in:

How to import YouTube video into iMovie
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Free Slideshow Software Review – Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

Not long ago, I stumbled upon another piece of free slideshow software and found it very powerful to create slideshows. It is Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. Unlike Windows Movie Maker, it has more editing functions and its interface is more appealing to me. Now, I’d like to share it with you.

You can add videos and photos, add background music, etc.

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

You can apply transtions, set pan and zoom effects, specify visual effects, etc.

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

You can export the movie to DVD or mobile devices such as Windows Phone, Zune HD, etc.

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011

You may also have interest in:

Windows Movie Maker
Windows DVD Maker
Photo Story
DVD slideshow GUI
Socusoft Photo to Video Converter Free
iDVD (Mac OS)
iMovie (Mac OS)

Easily create photo slideshow and share it on Facebook

Facebook is the most popular social networking website and allows you to easily share photos and pictures with your friends. However, have you ever thought of turning these photos and pictures into a slideshow and upload the video to Facebook? Simply get Photo DVD Burner Professional to help you! It can help you easily make a photo video slideshow for uploading to Facebook.

Step 1. Organize Photos

Click the Organize Photos tab in Photo DVD Burner Professional to create one or more albums, select photos from a folder in your computer hard drive and add them to the album.

In the sub-tab of Album Photo, you can add or remove photos, rotate photos, set album thumbnail, arrange the order of the photos, etc.
Note: Double-click one single photo in the album and you will be able to personalize the photos (transition, Pan & Zoom, Text, ArtClips, Subtitle, Brightness / Contrast, etc) one by one in the Photo Configuration window.

Switch to the Transition & Music tab, and you can set background music, specify transition effect/duration, photo duration, randomize photo transitions, etc.

Facebook photo slideshow

In the Album Theme tab, there are lots of album themes available for you to choose from. You may also add separate photos to the beginning and end of the album, and edit album beginning title and ending title, such as text, effect, duration, background color, etc.

Facebook photo slideshow

Also you are allowed to preview the whole album before the conversion by clicking the Album Preview button.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click the Burn Disc tab at the top menu to go to the conversion window. Then click the Output Format drop-down menu and choose Facebook Uploadable Movie for the slideshow. And in the Parameters Setting area, you can specify output directory, profile (MP4 or FLV), and video/audio parameters such as video bitrate, size, codec, frame rate and audio codec, bitrate, sample rate, channel.

Facebook photo slideshow

Step 3. Create Facebook Uploadable Movie

After you set the above parameters, you click the Create Now button and start creating photo slideshow for Facebook.

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