Multimedia Resource Page

Software Used in Multimedia Presentations

The members of the SIG typically use software like those pictured below.  Click a software name for more information. (Note: Some of these software packages are free but you don’t get ALL the features unless you buy the full version. Some remain free if you opt to accept a watermark rather than pay for the license.)

We apologize for the issues with the software that prevents us from displaying the chart below properly. We hope this can be corrected sometime in the near future!

Product (w/ hyperlinks) Cost SIG Users Remarks
Adobe Premiere Pro CC ** Subscription – see website 1-2 Pro level. Powerful but complex and costly option
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Discontinued * 1 No longer supported by Adobe. Do not recommend.
Adobe Premiere Elements (2019) $99.99 5-6 Less complex but very capable option.
Proshow Gold $69.95 2-3 Very good basic slide show editor.
Proshow Producer $249.95 ?
Final Cut Pro X $299.99 1? Pro level. Powerful but complex and costly option
iMovie Free for iOS/MacOS 4-? Very good slide show and video editor.
Shotcut Free (Open source) *** 1 Powerful but complex option with many features.
DaVinci Resolve 15 Free 1 Powerful but complex option with many features.
Windows Movie Maker Discontinued * No longer supported by Microsoft. Do not recommend.
Audacity (Sound editor) Free (Open source) *** 4-? Outstanding free audio editor perfect for SIG members.
* Discontinued products are no longer supported and at some point, OS upgrades will result them no longer working. Avoid.
** Premiere Pro CC also connects fairly seamlessly with numerous other Adobe products included in a Cloud subscription.
*** Cross-platform compatible, i.e., works on Apple or Windows. Continually upgraded.
The number of SIG users reflects the level of “in-SIG” support which may exist.


There are quite a few other software packages that are used by members of our SIG. The Camera Club also provides classes in some of the more popular ones – see the GVR Camera Club Calendar for class availability and dates.


Page Updated: 3/27/2019