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Videowave Slide Show Large Screen


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I am creating a VW (ver 9) DVD for display at a preschool graduation -- those large screens. Importing pics from a digital camera. Are there specific settings/editing that will help maintain the picture quality I see on the PC screen when it is placed on the large pull down screens used for presentations. Thx

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I am creating a VW (ver 9) DVD for display at a preschool graduation -- those large screens. Importing pics from a digital camera. Are there specific settings/editing that will help maintain the picture quality I see on the PC screen when it is placed on the large pull down screens used for presentations. Thx

 

Move the projector closer to the screen. :blink: Sorry, I could not resist.

 

Do you want a slide show with music or just the images without transitions? A video wave production will be a movie with 760 by 420 resolution so with a projector, those pixels can end up being pretty large.

 

You can use the Slide Show Assistant under the Photo Tab to produce a higher definition slide show but a bare bones one with one of the transition themes. I forget which one but there is a description under each selection so you can see what options they give.

 

If you just want to display the images, just use Windows Viewer to cycle through the images in a folder. It has a basic slide show option.

 

I doubt that you are going to use Blu Ray for the slide show.

 

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Yes, it was viewed at the 'destination'. I did look at 'cropper' but as mentioned it appeared to one at a time (unless i missed a feature).

 

I did perform a google and located a couple trial versions that 'appear' to work & do not alter the original ($40 for single PC key). Really appreciate the feedback & idea sharing.

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Sound advice... I did the test - other than one item the overall quality was fine. Virtually all the photos (200+) need to be darken. Any known capability or simple program that can perform 'bulk' Brightness/contrast changes. I was thinking along the lines of the software that has been mentioned a few times on the board called 'cropper'; however, in this case for brightness. Thanks.

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Sound advice... I did the test - other than one item the overall quality was fine. Virtually all the photos (200+) need to be darken. Any known capability or simple program that can perform 'bulk' Brightness/contrast changes. I was thinking along the lines of the software that has been mentioned a few times on the board called 'cropper'; however, in this case for brightness. Thanks.

 

You can adjust brightness, etc. in Image Cropper, and save the settings, but I think you have to apply them to each photo, individually.

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If, after you try James' suggestion, you are still wanting to batch fix photos (and if Image Cropper doesn't batch fix as gpb said it might not), you might try:

 

EMC 9 > Media Manager > Projects > Multi Photo Enhance > Add Files > Fix

 

and try the options in there (Autofix or Exposure). If I remember correctly, it changes the original photos, so (and although there is a review panel) when I used it, I made a copy of the originals before batch fixing with MM.

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If, after you try James' suggestion, you are still wanting to batch fix photos (and if Image Cropper doesn't batch fix as gpb said it might not), you might try:

 

EMC 9 > Media Manager > Projects > Multi Photo Enhance > Add Files > Fix

 

and try the options in there (Autofix or Exposure). If I remember correctly, it changes the original photos, so (and although there is a review panel) when I used it, I made a copy of the originals before batch fixing with MM.

 

Thanks, Karri. The bolded text is why I didn't recommend that route.

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That is exacly what i was thinking. I had not used the Multi Photo feature...just tried it. What is missing is the ability to increase/decrease at my choosing vs accept what the software considers as "Fixed".

 

You should be able to double click on the individual photos to make further corrections from that same batch window. I just tried it but I can't, because my buttons are greyed out. I don't remember that problem in V9, though, so you might give it a try. (I've had a few odd things occur since installing 10.)

 

Also, if you just want a entire series of images in the VW production to be a little lighter, you could try applying the Color to Bright effect to those segments you need brighter. (Adjust back, if needed, with the Contrast Sharpen effect.) They are both preset with high effects levels, but if you double click on them in the Timeline, you can bring them back to zero and start from there.

 

Thanks, Karri. The bolded text is why I didn't recommend that route.

 

Thanks for pointing that out, gpBruce. I'm like Jim in that respect, I don't work on originals either.

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Appreciate the feedback. Definately music in background w/basic transitions. Sounds like the Slide show asst will/can produce better quality than VW. Correct, will not be Blu Ray... it is a church preschool - we are lucky to have a big screen :D

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