Quick start
Quick start guide
Choosing an output type
Importing photos and video
Importing background Music
Organizing the menu
Authoring the disk
Authoring a video
User guide
How to Create, Open, and Save projects
Creating a new project file
Opening a project File
Saving a project File
Output type
Output aspect ratio
How to add photos and video to your slideshow
Importing images & video
Adding a blank slide
Rearranging slides
Removing slides
Setting the slideshow menu thumbnail (Optical output types only)
Slideshow settings
Slideshow settings
Disk chapter markers
How to edit and decorate a slide
Rotating a slide
Setting display length
Setting the transition effect between slides
Duplicating a slide
Editing a slide's input media
Editing a slide's input media
Adjusting an image's colors
Cropping an image
Orientaing a decoration
Adding an outline mask
Trimming a video
Changing the text on a template design
Slide tab options
Using a pre-design slide template
Setting the background
Decorating with text, images and video
Adding text
Editing the text font style
Adding images, video or clipart
Manually selecting a decoration
Setting the time region a decoration is shown for
Setting the exact position of a decoration
Setting the transparency of a decoration
Setting the exact rotation of a decoration
Additional decoration options
Adjusting the pan & zoom regions
Adding filters
Adding a border
Ordering the decoration layers
Adding a motion effect to a decoration
How to add background music
Importing music
Removing music
Rearranging the background music order
Making a music track end on a slide
Trimming a background music track
Synchronize slideshow to the background music
Advance audio options
How to add a narration to your slideshow
Recording a narration for your slideshow
Rearranging narrations
Adding a narration or sound from an audio file
How to preview a slideshow
Previewing a slideshow
How to organize the menu disk structure (Optical output types only)
The PhotoVidShow disk structure and editor
Creating a new slideshow album
Deleting a slideshow album
Moving a slideshow
Changing the menu title or slideshow thumbnail text
Creating a new sub menu
Importing a slideshow from another project
How to set a menu theme (Optical output types only)
Setting menu background image and music
Setting menu layout and button style
Setting menu duration
Adding further decorations and altering a menu
Setting navigation button style
Setting the disk highlight style
How to author your project
How to author your project
Encoding with motion blur
How to create a video from your slideshow
Creating a video from your slideshow
How to burn your project to DVD, Blu-ray or CD
How to burn your project to DVD, Blu-ray or CD
Setting the output TV standard
Setting the Blu-ray resolution and fps
Reduce output to TV safe region
Ignoring menus
Including original material on the disk
Setting the disk image folder
Selecting a writer
Other editor options
Top tool bar options
Relinking project files
Undo and Redo

PhotoVidShow user manual

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Recording a narration for your slideshow

Once you are completely happy with the visual part of your slideshow, you may wish to add a narration to the slideshow, or parts of it. PhotoVidShow has a built in audio record feature that allows you to record voice narration.

Although you could record one narration for the whole slideshow in one go, it may be preferable to record small sections at a time. PhotoVidShow will allow you to move and edit your narrations afterwards. This is covered in the later sections.

To record a narration, make sure you have a microphone plugged into your computer (some laptops may already have a built in microphone), and then set the slideshow preview slide bar to the location from where you wish the narration to begin. This may simply be the beginning of the slideshow. You then left click the 'Record narration from current position' button from the storyboard panel.

You will then be presented with a 'Record narration window'.

PhotoVidShow will automatically choose a name and a file location for your recorded narration. This can be changed if desired. Currently all recordings are saved as Microsoft .wma file.

Also change the input record device option if this is not set correct. I.e. if multiple devices exist.

Once the 'Record' button in selected, PhotoVidShow will begin playing the slideshow in the preview panel from the current position. You can now record you narration using your record device whilst watching your slideshow play.

If you wish to pause for any reason, left click the 'Pause' button. When you are ready to continue recording, left click the 'Continue recording button'.

When you have finished recording your narration, left click the 'Stop' button.

PhotoVidShow will then close down the window and return to the main window with your newly created narration inserted into the narration part of the storyboard panel.

Note: If the slideshow finishes whilst recording a narration, PhotoVidShow will automatically stop the narration for you.

It may be worth recording a small section first to make sure the microphone is working correctly and that the output is not too loud or quite. You can always delete this test recording later on.

You can also select the 'Echo recording' option when recording. This simply echo's back your recording. To prevent possible feedback problems, it may be worth using headphone when doing this.

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