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  • Singular Software’s Presto

    Singular Software’s Presto

    August 10, 2011, 9:21 am
    Singular Software well known for their applications for Final Cut Pro such as PluralEyes, has recently come out with a brand new software plug-in for Final Cut Pro 7 and Sony Vegas, known as Presto.

    Presto automatically creates quality presentations videos in minutes rather than hours. It combines 2 separate shots of the presenter and the slides to make a high quality video. Perfect for quick turn around times for either the web or DVD. The software is able to automate various task such as: 1. inserting the slides at the right time 2. keeping the presenter from wandering out of frame 3. changing the layout at appropriate times to suit the focus of the presentation
    Singular Software’s Presto
    Presto exports the sequence out of Final Cut into a new Presto project within a new window for the application. Adding slides to the sequence is a simple as a click of the button. Once you have all your media in, just click “Start Processing” and away it goes
    Presto creates a new track for all of the slides while keeping track of your presenter to combine with the video. A real time saver. Once its all done you now have several options. You have the ability to go back and change the layout of the video, If you are not happy with the default. A very handy feature.
    Singular Software’s Presto
    Within the Project Options tab you can there change the Layout Transition Time from 0.2 seconds to a full 2.0 seconds. It also provides you with the option to either turn off or leave on the Spotlight feature around the presenter. Presto finally also gives you the ability to round of the corners of your slides and export a chapter marker at the start of each slide. Which makes viewing each slide in Final Cut a lot easier to navigate. Once you are happy with your presentation simply click the Send to FCP button and Presto sends the entire project back to Final Cut Pro for rendering, with markers and all.
    Singular Software’s Presto
    Singular Software’s Presto
    Presto’s is incredibly easy and intuitive 4 step process makes creating presentation videos a breeze. I was amazed at how quickly this application works and the amount of time it saves. Singular Software has created a fantastic piece of software for any editor working with presentation videos. Presto quickly creates a fully polished video in minutes as opposed to hours.

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