Introduction to Slideshows

In much the same way you assemble video assets in the Track Editor, you can assemble still images in slideshows, with fixed or user-controlled duration, and with or without audio. With the DVD Studio Pro slideshow feature, you can also create presentations with high-quality audio, and even put photo albums and scrapbooks on DVDs.

Slideshows can be used for training, human resources information, education, corporate communications, health care, weddings, and special events. Features, documentaries, and promotional materials on DVD can include slideshows for supplementary materials.

You can also convert a slideshow to a track, allowing you to add additional audio streams and subtitles to it.

A slideshow can contain up to 99 still images. Each still can have its own display duration, or the viewer can control when to go to the next still. You can add audio to each slide and let each audio file’s duration determine the slide’s display duration. Alternatively, you can assign one or more audio files to the overall slideshow, with each slide’s duration scaled so the whole slideshow fits the duration of the audio files. You can also assign transitions to each slide, adding effects such as dissolves and wipes as you play the slideshow.