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ProShow Producer

CNET Editors' review

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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    3.4 stars

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    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Software"

    December 1, 2011  |   By dvirb

    Version: ProShow Producer 4.52.3053

    Pros

    Outstanding in converting images to vibrant lively (&lovely) movie!
    Cool transition effects and slides styles, can trim video, has simple chroma-key ability (blue/green-screen replacement). You have full control of every aspect of the effects (timing, motion, keyframed animations, sound volume...)

    Cons

    When working with videos and transition effects, most of the time you'll want to freeze the video start until the video is completely visible. you can't. I though the solution will be to take a snapshot of the first frame apply the transition on the snapshot image and then start the video in the next slide. this is also impossible. I would expect the ability to take snapshots from video from such a software, it's a basic feature that is available even in windows movie maker.

    Summary

    Great software, really! but if you want to make a lot of work with videos, maybe you could find a different software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Everything An EXPERIENCED Movie Maker Needs"

    September 4, 2011  |   By ThyTitanShallFall

    Version: ProShow Producer 4.52.3053

    Pros

    I See Alot of Newbie's Trying To Use This Program And This Programs Is Awesome As It Get's..Sure Not As Good As Some Adobe Program's Or Sony Vegas..Which Most People Can't Afford. So This Is A Great Alternative..And The price Agree's Too.

    Cons

    The Newbie's Need To Stick With Windows Movie Maker And Imovie(although Imovie is Really Good.) But This Programs Is NOT FOR NEWBIE's in Movie Makeing.This Program Does Not have Any Cons For Me Whatsoever.

    Summary

    I Support Underground/Underrated Hardcore/Screamo Bands By uploaded Songs/Videos That Are Not On Youtube xD. And This Program Uploads Straight To Youtube..And In HD/HQ Which Is Awesome Also xD..Also This programs Has So Awesome Features/Transitions/Effects And Many Other Things.This Programs Does Everything I Need It To Do And Much More..Easy Switching From Timeline To Storyboard. This Is Best Program For Its Price xD
    Check out My youtube Channel If you'd Like
    http://www.youtube.com/user/UknownCatastrophy

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