Another option would be to lock a slide to a portion of an audio file, that way if you move the start of that slide on the timeline the audio file will follow and that slide as well as the ones that follow will stay in sync with music.
Just a thougth from a computer geek, but a PSP noob.
Say you started out with two songs. The 2nd was exactly as you'd hoped, but the first one was not so great. You've now come up with a different song to use for the first part- but you'd like to keep the 2nd exactly as it is.
You could then start the new first song and adjust the slides for that part without changing anything in the 2nd song.
Or am I missing something?
tdew wrote:I think it could be very useful if you had a specific bit of music that you wanted to use for the later part of a show.
That sounds GOOD.
tdew wrote:Or am I missing something?
Nope, you didn’t miss a thing. As a matter of fact, you actually hit the nail on the head. That was a good example of what I was thinking about.
In addition, here is another scenario. You have two songs in a show and all of your slides timed accordingly. You are then given some more photos to add to the show, but the problem is that they fit best in the middle of your show. Wouldn’t it be nice to click and drag the second audio file down the time line, and have all of the slides associated with it move as well? That way you could make room for a new audio file and the new photos in the middle of your show, without having to redo all of your timings.
I kept thinking I must be missing some thing because surely there must be some easy way to do this. I hope I’m just doff / don’t know how and there is a way to do this. If you know how, please enlighten us unfortunates who do not know the how!
Actually, for example I make minor timing adjustements on a slide, that changes the position of all subsequent slides versus the time line. If I could, using a locking mark, say for example "from this place dont move any slide position"
OK, I know... That could result in problems as described in some posts above, BUT I said "for MINOR changes"
Giving one second more to slide 18 as an example would make the 19 shorter, yes. But it would be still better as pushing forward all others ?
Or, Am I wrong ? that feature already exist and I didnt see it ?
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Would be a great feature - another way to explain is maybe to call it "Lock Kicker"
I am sure many of you have had the experience of putting shows together and you get those real "grab you" combinations of a particular music cue and image. You then spend the rest of the edit time making sure as you make changes around your show of preserving "that special moment" - the lock slide feature would make this a LOT easier.
Here's hoping it is on its way in V6
Nor does it offer any timeline markers like every other pro video editing software does. (Yes, I know Producer has "flags," but these are locked to a slide, not to the timeline. So if the slide is moved or is deleted, the flag goes with it. Useful for some things, but not what I'm referring to here.)
C'mon Photodex! We need these two features to speed up our workflow. Please tell me you're working on it now.
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Flags in Proshow are nothing more than attention getters. Beyond that, they're essentially non-functional.
Locking a slide to a timeline (or vice-versa) offers it's own unique problems ... and since this program doesn't have the timeline as a major focus of what it does, I wouldn't hold my breath for it. I doubt that it's going to appear as a feature anytime in the near future.
The program doesn't adjust to what you think your workflow should be, you need to develop a workflow that works within the constraints imposed by the program. That's the same for any program. Some workflows are more efficient than others and some programs allow considerable flexibility in a workflow. While the ProShow program does allow for some decent flexibility in your workflow, it's not free form and it's not extremely flexible. However, for the vast majority of users, the flexible workflows allowed by the program in its current form are more than acceptable.
Like Barbara said, if you have a beef with the program, submit a request directly with Photodex. This is not a forum run by Photodex; it's just a forum of users of Photodex's ProShow. Photodex might check in from time to time ... but they don't really monitor user's input about the program or its features (desired or proposed).
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