Monday, March 24, 2014

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 – Create Slideshows with Sound Effects

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 - Create Slideshows with Sound EffectsYou may have thousands of birthday, holiday or wedding pictures, but if they are turned into a beautiful slideshow with music and video effects, then it gives a cinematic experience to everyone who sees it. Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3, a media management tool developed for mainly for Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista operating systems, have the ability to turn your photos into a slideshow where you can add background music, transitions, texts, subtitles or themes, and more.

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD has a very user-friendly interface which is instinctive and easy to navigate. You can select the desired aspect ratio of your slideshow project and start importing images either by browsing them via the program wizard or “drag and drop” technique. You can arrange images by date of creation or modification in ascending or descending order, accordingly.

Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3.0.3 is the latest version which is available for 40-day free trial with nag screen. The new version includes a renovated look with few UI enhancements that gives you a smoother experience. The program also comes with voice recording capability and various sound effects. You need minimum DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card with hardware pixel shader v2.0 to run smoothly.

Key Features:

  • Apply individual sound effects
  • Apply different default timeline and subtitle styles
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Record your voice from any Windows recording device like a microphone.
  • Apply background music
  • Automatically insert EXIF data, such as filename, size, date, etc. as text objects.
  • Insert Transitions such as Fade, Fall, Blocks, Bubble, Butterfly, Circular, Clock, Diamond, Melting, Sand, Slide Over, Squares, Star, Sweep, Swirl, Flip, Wheel, White Out, Curtains and lots more.
  • Insert Objects like Add, Edit, Rotate and Mirror text, Table, Image and Shape overlays.
  • Fully animated opening and closing credits
  • Fade/display durations for the slides and embedded objects can be adjusted easily.
  • Create Full HD videos and burn Blu-ray & DVD discs.
  • Various occasion-related themes and logos
  • Customizable Ken Burns effect, i.e. Auto-panning and Zooming.
  • Upload directly to YouTube
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 - Adding Transitions

How to Apply Effects:

The program takes a large amount of system resources when executing a task, but output has excellent image and sound quality. You can add various sound and video effects to a single or collection of photos. The basic steps in creating slideshows using Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 are:

  • Setting your own or existing theme
  • Applying background music and use sound effects to stir emotions
  • Narrate your story in your own voice by recording with any Windows recording device.
  • Add background info with texts and subtitles
  • Add additional image and shape overlays
  • Convert your slideshows to Full HD compatible video and burn to DVD and Blu-ray if you wish.
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 - Editor User Interface

The interesting feature of Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 has been “Ken Burns Effect Editor”, which a popular technique of bringing still images to life through subtle panning and motion. With its wide range of effects, transitions and built-in templates, Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 is definitely a strong tool for every user.