ProShow Producer

ProShow Producer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.51.3003
  • Total Downloads:
    283,788
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 06, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $249.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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ProShow Producer allows users to create impressive-looking slideshow presentations that blow Microsoft PowerPoint out of the water. But all this power comes at a price as its many features might easily overwhelm users.

The program's interface is attractive and sleek, but it contains a lot of options and it's not immediately obvious how a user should begin. A visit to the built-in Help file offers guidance and allows users to get started creating slides. The basics are easy, but users will need to take some time to figure out how to best exploit the many features that the program offers. And what a lot of features there are. All the standard slideshow features are here, but ProShow Producer contains many extras, such as the ability to upload your slideshow to YouTube or convert it to Flash. And even the standard features offer almost infinite tweakability, which is both a blessing and a curse; novice users will likely be confused and overwhelmed by all the options. We found the caption editing function--a pretty basic feature for any such program--to be somewhat awkward to use, which is a definite drawback for text-heavy presentations. But overall the software performed well, and the features proved to be as functional as they are numerous.

The software has a 15-day trial, which is likely not enough time for novice users to explore the full range of its possibilities. We recommend ProShow Producer for intermediate and advanced users who need to create complex multimedia presentations.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"BEWARE! No Network Support!"

March 20, 2011  |  By robpgreer

 |  Version: ProShow Producer 4.51.3003

Pros

Most powerful slideshow creation tool available.

Cons

No network support! Must keep files on local drive.

Summary

I have a 12TB NAS device and I can't use it with ProShow Producer. I keep all of my working files on network storage (accessed via a gigabit network and high speed NAS) and according to Photodex support, network storage of files is "Not Recommended." Translated, that means that it's not supported. This means that in order to use their software I must modify my strict storage plan in order to accommodate their failings as a program. Now I have to copy the files over to a local drive, work on them, and then copy them back (to make sure that I have room on my local drives and ensure that those files make my backup schedule). It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth for what is otherwise a nice product.

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1 stars

"Worthless export options, slow, major problems on Vista"

February 02, 2011  |  By damny2020

 |  Version: ProShow Producer 4.51.3003

Pros

Creates fun, dynamic fusion slideshows quickly.
Interface is easy to use and customizing layouts, effects, transitions a snap.
Good if you just want to watch on your computer no export.

Cons

Eats CPU. I use 64bit advanced video editing software, this slows the system down horribly by comparison.
Doesn't work well on Vista.
Worthless export options - huge files, skipping audio, not really flash - viewers have to install a plugin!!!!

Summary

I am going to dispose of this software and find something better. This is ridiculous. I am an IT professional, experienced video editor. I have every codec and advanced editing software. This piece of .. software, crashes when adding a few seconds of video in Vista. I tried the same few seconds in a multitude of formats, codecs and containers. The same videos worked on the XP box. They have got to be kidding with the export for web and video files. For flash - it exports as a .px file and requires viewers to install a plugin - are you joking?!?!?! So it's not really flash, just uses a SWF up front. Who's bright idea was this when flash works perfectly well and is ubiquitous. The export put my system to a crawl and I could hardly do anything else. The AVI files looked terrible without desaturate and worse with it enabled. The audio skipped in some formats. A 7 minute slide show with a total of 30 seconds video exported as over 11GB. WHAT? After spending hours without success getting it to work with videos on Vista, and hours trying to export something sensible on XP, I'm getting rid of this .

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.51.3003
Version 4.51.3003 adds confirmation prompt when closing wizard using ESC key and fixes problems with outputting to Vimeo and to Twitter.
General
Publisher Photodex
Publisher web site http://www.photodex.com
Release Date December 06, 2010
Date Added December 06, 2010
Version 4.51.3003
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Project Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows
Additional Requirements DirectX 8.0 or better, 1024x768 display, CD/DVD writer for disc authoring.
Download Information
File Size 52.51MB
File Name pspro_70_3527.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 283,788
Downloads Last Week 667
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $249.95

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