MediaShow manages and merges both photos and videos to produce slideshows or movies for your PC or DVD. There are numerous prefab styles though the demo version I tested was limited to two. Using those, I managed to produce some pretty nice results, though the program crashed on me once or twice.
My biggest issue with MediaShow is its narrow file-type support. For instance, the program imported jpeg, bitmap, and ping files but it wouldn't import tiff, gif, or any type of EPS file. Even worse--the program wouldn't recognize DirectShow video filters such as the Real and Quicktime Alternatives, DivX or Xvid after I installed them. This means you're limited to playing and importing the Window Media and MPEG types that the program supports natively.
All in all, I liked MediaShow. If you don't deal with anything but the most common file types, it's worth checking out. However, I do wish the company had spent a bit more time broadening the file support and squashing bugs instead of thinking up gee-whiz interface FX.
Note: This link takes you to the vendor's site, where you can download the latest version of the software.
--Jon L. Jacobi