The more I use Photo Montage from Noise Industries the more I love it. I have to say that this is the most friendly and easy to use with so many ways to customize the pics to make a slideshow an amazing part of any video. I’ve reviewed a few in the past and it seems that Photo Montage took a lot from those but added more features and allowed it to be more user friendly. Photo Montage works in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Motion and After Effects. I love how it works across the board.
The only thing I wish that these slideshow generators would do is add a feature in the parameters to allow the duration of the slides to fit the duration of the generator. For instance if I had 20 slides and I wanted the duration of the generator to be 30 seconds it would automatically set the transition and duration of the slide accordingly. That would be a huge upgrade and make it hands down incredible. Right now it is a great generator and can use the manual settings to make a slideshow exactly how I want it. Since this is version 1.0, I hope it makes the cut for the next version.
$199, for that price you better buy the one slideshow generator that has the most options…luckily this is the best one that I’ve used. You can instantly throw together an amazing wedding slideshow and get back to editing. That is the first thing that went through my head. The time saved will allow you to be a more efficient editor as well as a better one too. But there are so many more uses for this. I know we will be using this generator quite often for our web series Often Awesome the series. If you are looking for a good slideshow generator but with less features you can purchase one that I reviewed, the Aquafada’s generator PulpFx Abstract. The great thing about FxFactory is you can download the entire set of filters, transitions and generators and try them out for 14 days for free and I suggest you try those two out for yourself and see which one works best for you.
Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard
Version 10.5.8 / Version 10.6.3
Mac with Intel processor
ATI, NVIDIA or Intel HD* graphics processor
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Versions 6 and 7
Motion Versions 3 and 4
Final Cut Express Version 4
Adobe After Effects Versions 8, 9 and 10 (CS3, CS4 and CS5)**
* The earlier Intel Graphics Media Accelerators 950 and X3100 are not supported.
** Mac OS X 10.6.3 (or later) is required to use FxFactory plug-ins in Adobe After Effects 10 (CS5)