These are the settings I use (as of December 2019) when making a photo slideshow video—the pictures and music pretty much carry the feel-goodness of the whole presentation.
I like the Ken Burns effect of alternate zooming in and out of picture from one to the next. Give each picture some 4 seconds and when a 2-second transition is added, it will be less at around 2 seconds—just enough to let the audience fixate on a single picture.
Here is the latest video that I made for Jaycelle.
- Shoot in RAW format
- Download and organize files
- Folder name: YYYY-MM-DD[a, b, c, …] – [Event Name]
- Separate each event in folders
- For example:
- 2020-03-22a – Brian’s Birthday – Morning
- 2020-03-22b – Brian’s Birthday – Afternoon
- 2020-03-22c – Brian’s Birthday – Night
- Edit in Digital Photo Professional
- Tag each photo as either 5 Star or Reject
- All Rejects get deleted
- All 5 Stars get developed
- Narrow down to 36 photos per folder
- Gamma Adjustment: Auto
- Auto Lighting Optimizer: Standard
- White Balance: Adjust as needed
- Gamma Adjustment: Adjust as needed
- Exporting (File > Batch process…)
- Destination Folder: Same as original files
- Create storage subfolders for each file type
- Subfolder name: DPP
- Output setting
- Save as type: Exif-JPEG (*.JPG)
- Image quality: 10
- Output resolution: 320 dpi
- Embed ICC profile
- Include all shooting info
- File name: Current file name
Ladies and gentlemen, the squircle! It’s just now that I’ve learned what it’s called. We’ve all seen this shape in apps and it’s not your regular rounded square because there’s a mathematical equation to make it.
You can see the logo on the left has some noticeably sharp corners while the logo on the right looks smoother — that’s the squircle!