PulpMotion

PulpMotion Advanced 3.3

Create moving slideshows and animations

Although photo software such as iPhoto and Picasa have made making photo slideshows much easier, they're not dedicated tools for the task. Neither handle videos well either when it comes to slideshows and presentations. View full description

PROS

  • Professional editing interface
  • Exports to a huge number of formats
  • Lots of great themes
  • Provides a high degree of creative control

CONS

  • Unstable in Snow Leopard
  • Complicated interface compared to basic version

Excellent
9

Although photo software such as iPhoto and Picasa have made making photo slideshows much easier, they're not dedicated tools for the task. Neither handle videos well either when it comes to slideshows and presentations.

PulpMotion Advanced however does and allows you to create professional looking and engaging photo-video slideshows that will breathe new life into any photo and video collection. Based on the original PulpMotion, PulpMotion Advanced brings more powerful tools to the table to create professional looking presentations. Just like its older brother, the advanced version includes a wide range of excellent visual themes you can choose from to start working with. However, those that are used to the basic version should note that the interface is considerably more complicated and there are less hints and tips.

The advanced version allows you to time every element precisely, setting the rhythm for your presentation exactly as you like it. PulpMotion Advanced gives access to media from many more applications such as Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture. PulpMotion Advanced does a lot of the hard work for you by including a number of visual themes with which to work with.

As with the original version, your own media is organized down the right side of the interface and the timeline runs along the bottom very much like a video editor. To create your own animations, simply drag and drop elements onto the main interface in the same way as you would in iMovie. When you're ready, you need to export it and PulpMotion Advanced provides options to do so via Mail, exporting to QuickTime, publishing to a website using iWeb, uploading it onto an iPhone or even creating a personal screensaver with it. Alternatively, you can publish it as a standalone media player that anyone should be able to watch on their machine.

The great thing about PulpMotion Advanced is that it does a lot of the hard work for you by providing some impressive themes, automatically syncing music. pacing the presentation etc. The interface tries to pack a lot in meaning it does feel a bit cluttered at times but this is a minor drawback on what otherwise is an excellent application. In addition, I found it very unstable in Snow Leopard experiencing quite a few hang-ups along the way.

Overall, PulpMotion Advanced is an excellent multimedia presentation tool that will make your multimedia shows very impressive. If you liked the original, then this version will only make your presentations even better.

Changes

  • Fixed a possible crash when exporting media with Ken Burns effect
  • Fixed bug when attaching sound. Now when adding audio comments the background music is quieter (advanced only)
  • Fixed bug when exporting videos using Mac OS X 10.5.8

Create professional looking presentations using your own pictures, videos and music! PulpMotion Advanced brings the beautiful animations of PulpMotion to the next level. Fine tune the timing at the media level, add audio annotations, create regions of interest on your pictures to create stories with your media like no one has seen before.

PulpMotion advanced introduces a new way to browse your media. Not only can you access all standard media repositories, such as iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom but it lets you navigate in your media in full screen. A convenient timeline shows on which dates you have images or videos. Select date ranges to quickly access the media by date.

PulpMotion Advanced ships with a rich and extensible set of themes. We have also worked out a number of great looking presets that you can choose from to achieve great looking results in no time.

Simply drag and drop your preferred photos or movies, then add your own music, apply a visual theme from the PulpMotion slideshow themes menu and you're done!

PulpMotion Advanced has the same powerful export function provides a simple menu that allows you to share your work quickly and easily in a variety of video formats.

You can even achieve greater control with this version by add a realistic motion blur to the scene and control its parameters very precisely.

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PulpMotion Advanced 3.3

User reviews about PulpMotion

  • r.sunset

    by r.sunset

    "Will be a top product once the bugs are worked out!"

    Once the company fixes the issues then I would expect the price of this product to go up. However, I am not sure why the... More.

    reviewed on May 7, 2011