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  1. Hi,

    my goal is to build a video presentation, using mostly photos, short videos and audio files. In other words, a kind of elaborated slide show BUT I need many transition effects specially between the photos AND the possibility to export the presentation with a size of 1024 x 768 px. as the presentation will be shown with a video projector using this res.

    My budget is under $200.

    I've searched the web and found Power Director 8, which could be the right solution for me as I'm a newbie in Video editing.

    The problem is I'm using a laptop and I'm afraid my Processor
    won't be fast enough (although I don't plan to import DV ).

    here are the details:
    my Processor : AMD 64 athlon 3200+ | 1994 MHz

    From what I've read, Power Director 8 requires a processor of 2,2 GHz.
    Will my pc be able to handle it?
    Is it risky to install PowerDirector since my processor seems too weak for it?

    Thanks for your help
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    I use Magix Movie Edit for just that scenario(except the output size) and I love that little program. Jpegs, MP3s, mjpeg from my camera....it takes it all and it's very easy to use.
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  3. Proshow Gold and Proshow Producer will both do what you are looking for in terms of building the show from the asset types you are listing.
    As for output, I know Proshow Producer can be set to output 1024x768 px but I'm not sure if Gold can.

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  4. Nothing bad is going to happen from the install, it will just run slow. Like rendering a 2-hour presention will take a day or so.

    Work in small chunks while testing, unless you have LOTS of time.
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  5. Thanks to all of you for your feedback.
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