How to Make a Slideshow

How to Make a Slideshow

By Discovery Center Team

Learning how to make a video slideshow can be one of the simplest and most rewarding projects you can create in VideoStudio. Using a combination of photos, audio, animation, and text you can create professional and engaging presentations for a variety of uses. Make a video slideshow of your dream vacation, a wedding or birthday, or even a business presentation that seals the deal. Whatever your audience, making a video slideshow can impress and entertain your audience. In this tutorial you will learn how to adjust project settings, gather content for your slideshow, customize your transition effects, and finalize the project by creating a DVD of your slideshow. VideoStudio makes it easy!

You will learn how to:

  • Adjust project settings.
  • Gather content for the slideshow.
  • Customize transition effects.
  • Export the project as a DVD slideshow.


What you will learn:

• Adjusting project settings
• Gathering content for the slideshow
• Customizing transition effects
• Exporting the project as a DVD slideshow

Adjusting settings
Before starting the project, change a few default settings.

1. Click Settings menu > Preferences.
2. Click the Edit tab.
3. Set the Default photo/color duration control to 8. The default duration is 3 seconds, but for this tutorial, the duration of each image is 8 seconds.
4. Set the Default transition effect duration control to 2.
5. Check the Automatically add transition effect option box.
6. Click on OK to apply the changes.



Gathering content
Now, add the slideshow content.

1. Click the Show Library Panel Navigation button .
2. Click the Add a new folder button, and name the folder Slideshow.

3. Click the Import Media Files button.

The Browse media files dialog box appears.



4. Select images to include in the slideshow, and click OK. Thumbnails of the images appear in the Slideshow folder.

5. Position your cursor over a thumbnail, right-click, and choose Insert To Video Track.


6. On the Toolbar, click the Fit project in Timeline window button. Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 applies the set clip duration and randomized transition effects to the images.
7. Click the Video Track, press Ctrl key + A to select all the images.


8. Right-click any image in the Video Track, and choose Auto Pan & Zoom. Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 applies randomized pan and zoom effects to the images.


Customizing the applied effects
1. Right-click any image in the Video Track, and choose Open Options Panel.
2. In the Options panel, click Customize. The Pan & Zoom dialog box appears.
3. Adjust the starting and ending key frames to customize the Pan & Zoom effect.
4. Click OK.


Exporting the project as a DVD slideshow
1. Click the Share tab to open the Share step panel.
2. Click Create Video File, and choose DVD Slideshow (4:3) or DVD Slideshow (4:3).
3. In the Create Video File dialog box, name the slideshow, and click Save.


Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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