ProShow Producer

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  • 1.0 stars

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

    February 2, 2011  |   By damny2020

    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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