ProShow Gold Versus ProShow Producer
ProShow Gold Versus
ProShow Producer
One of the advantages to using ProShow is
the consistent user interface in each version.
And with the release of version 4, ProShow
is now available in two forms, Gold and
Producer (ProShow Standard is no longer
being o ered). You can start out with
ProShow Gold and progress up to ProShow
Producer without having to learn an entirely
new program or way of working. Just apply
what you’ve already learned and begin to take
advantage of the new features immediately.
For a quick comparison of the versions, you
can review Table i.1, which lists the di er-
ent features available in ProShow Gold and
ProShow Producer.
Workflow and User Interface Gold Producer
Add slides with drag and drop X X
Real-time preview X X
Integrated photo browser X X
Light box view X X
Manual show control X
Custom keyboard control X
Built-in audio trimmer X X
Built-in video trimmer X X
Find missing fi les utility X X
Back up collected show fi les X X
Slide options hotkeys X X
Favorites pane X X
Copy settings feature X X
Resizable slide previews X X
Slide preview grid X X
Hot folder/live show support X
Interactive waveform in timeline X X
Timeline view X X
Notes X X
Set name for layer X X
Display time as seconds in timeline X X
Lock slide timings X X
New Audio Sync dialog X X
Show relative show time in X X
audio trimmer
Image/Video Options
RAW fi le support X
Animated GIF support X X
Enhanced audio controls for video clips X X
Adjustment layers X
Modifi ers X
Unlimited layers per slide X X
Loop video clip X
Set video clip speed X
Set end-of-slide action X
Gradient as layer X
Solid color as layer X
Masking X
Opacity settings for photos and videos X
Transparency support for PSD, PNG, X X
ProShow Version Differences
Table i.1
(table continues on next page)
ProShow Gold Versus ProShow Producer
Image/Video Options Gold Producer
Gradient backgrounds X
Apply outline or drop shadow to layers X X
Control drop shadow color and opacity X
Control layer outline size X
Chroma key transparency X
Vignettes X
Red-eye removal X X
Rotate and crop photos X X
Rotate and crop videos X X
Color-correction X X
Adjustment effects keyframing X
Keyframe editor
Caption Effects and Options
Add multiple captions to a slide X X
Add global show captions X X
Control color, font, and size of captions X X
Expanded set of 100+ caption motion X X
Caption timing control X
Caption interactivity X
Caption keyframing X
Use textures in captions X
Use gradients in captions X
Caption styles X
Caption line/character spacing X
Caption rotation X
Character skew
Motion Effects and Transitions
Slide styles X X
Add motion effects to photos and X X
videos (pan, zoom, and rotate)
More than 280 transitions X X
Specify random transition effects usage X X
Customize transitions per layer within X
a slide
One-click randomization of transition X X
Multilayer motion effects X X
One-click randomization of motion X X
Motion effects timing X X
ProShow Version Differences
Table i.1
Motion Effects and Transitions Gold Producer
Increased zooming range for motion X X
Motion smoothing (for creating smooth X
motion paths)
Motion keyframing (advanced motion X
Zoom X and Y coordinates individually X
Business-Oriented Features
Copy-protect CDs X
Watermark images and videos X
Customizable branding features X
End-of-slide actions X
Color profi le awareness X
Custom templates X
Capture frames X
Output Options
Burn slide show to Blu-ray Disc X X
Burn slide show to CD/VCD X X
Burn slide show to DVD X X
Output to streaming Web slide show X X
Free online sharing/slide show hosting X X
at Photodex.com
Advanced playback controls for Web X X
YouTube uploading X X
Device output X X
Autorun CD and EXE output X X
Flash video output: FLV X X
Compressed AVI output X
Uncompressed AVI output X
MPEG-1 video X X
MPEG-2 video X X
Build screen savers X X
E-mail slide shows X X
QuickTime output X X
Windows Media Video (WMV) output X X
HD video fi le output for HDTV X X
Custom slide show menus X X
Save and load menus X X
ProShow Version Differences
Table i.1
Features list courtesy of Photodex.

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