Flash Slideshows with Aperture and Soundslides

by Micah Walter

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One of my favorite things about Aperture 1.5 is its extensible architecture. This means that third party software developers can create plug-ins for Aperture, opening up endless possibilities for integration with their applications.

One such application, which jumped on the plug-in bandwagon along with the release of Aperture 1.5, is Soundslides.


8 Comments

Allan White
2006-12-18 08:51:20
That's easy - direct export to Slide Show Pro, a Flash-based slide show tool.


Soundslides looks neat, though - the audio sync is a great thing. I wish FotoMagico could export a true, low-bandwidth Flash show.

Fraser Speirs
2006-12-18 11:34:29
It's not a requirement of the Soundslides plugin per se that masters are online before Export. It's Aperture itself that enforces this, for any plugin.
David Battino
2006-12-18 12:28:58
Thanks for the tip, Micah. I checked out some of the sample shows; this one, which uses interview audio rather than music, is rather nice: http://soundslides.com/examples/sample01


It ends abruptly, but the pacing throughout drew me in.


Are there any Flash generators that support pan-and-zoom or that convert QuickTime pan-and-zoom movies to Flash?

Micah
2006-12-18 12:48:10
Allan - Yes, I have used SlideShow Pro before. I love it. - Very flexible and customizable. However, you need to have Macromedia Flash to set it up, and the audio controls are really only good for background music--no control over the timing of individual slides.


David - You can always make a slideshow in iPhoto which has the Ken Burns effect, output to QT and then import to Flash. But that means you need Macromedia Flash and a little bit of know-how.


Fraser - Yeah, I realize this now, though it would be really nice if there was a "use previews" export preset of something in Aperture.

florian
2006-12-18 15:00:10
hm, I'd like to try this one out, but where the heck do I get this plugin from? I can't find it on the soundslides homepage, can someone please point me to the location where I can download it?
thanks!
florian
Micah
2006-12-18 15:05:51
Florian,
Here ya go.. http://soundslides.com/aperture/
-m
kloie
2007-02-17 09:59:46
wonderful visions, sound, beautiful feel to your photos. I am so happy to have come across your soundslide presentations.
kloie
2007-02-17 10:02:17
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