Photo MovieTheater can turn photos and videos into HD slide show, AVCHD, DVD, or SVCD. Photo MovieTheater is an excellent photo to HD slideshow producer. Based on technology breakthrough in photo editing and movie making as well as adding HD output format, Photo MovieTheater allows you to create unique and unforgotten photo movie within minutes. The main features of Photo MovieTheater concentrates on the following four aspects. Easily import photos and videos to the Storyboard: Drag and drop your favorite photos and videos to the storyboard which can contain unlimited number of photos or videos. Edit your photos or videos directly in Photo MovieTheater by using photo trimmer or other functions like rotate, overturn photos, adjust brightness and contrast of photos as well as add special effect like Monochrome and Sepia. Add dynamic effects to still images: Add a custom dynamic effect to any photo or video in your photo movie. Photo MovieTheater provides array of transition styles from family to new HD style. A little bit of dynamic effect can add a lot of pleasure to your photo slideshow. Meanwhile, Dynamic effects make your photos more animated and attractive. So just add simple pans, zooms or rotations to reach the best effect of your photo slideshow. Decorate photos and videos: Photo MovieTheater offers a large number of photo decoration tools. Import background music to your photo movie, add personal captions to any photo, or append illustrations and effects to enrich photos. More importantly, you can record your own voice while showing photos. Share your photo slideshow: Photo MovieTheater owns a great deal of output formats. You can output your photo movie directly to all the major disc formats including DVD, Blu-ray & CD and AVCDH which you rarely see in other slideshow software on the market. And you can put your photo slideshow on portable devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Mobile phone and more.
What's new in this version:
One-to-one normal and more than 40 HD transitions added. Fixed bugs of PMT.
Can add titles, voice over and background music to customize your movie/slideshow.
Didn't like how music track has to be laid in--can't easily adjust the length of the clip at beginning or end of slide show--clumsy. Didn't like that I HAD to use an outline color for my titles. some fonts don't read well with an outline color.
I used this program to put together a slideshow/movie of my mom's life for her 80th birthday party. After I figured out how to use the program it worked quite well without any major glitches. I'll be purchasing the full program. For the price I would definitely recommend it.