Audio Visual Group



The MCC Audio Visual Group meets at the clubrooms on the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm.

When there is a 5th Monday in a month, we have a 'No Rules; Show & Tell' meeting, also at 8pm. The aim being to share and get feedback on your project, and watch AVs from other sources. For more information about our 5th Monday meetings, click here.

The aim of the group is to promote an understanding of Audio Visuals (AVs) and to teach members how to make their own presentations. We also hope to encourage members to participate in the various AV competitions and exhibitions that take place during the year, particularly the AV section in the MCC  End of Year competition.

Topics covered will include all aspects of the creative process, including useful techniques and the hardware/software requirements to produce and present an Audio Visual.

If you would like to know more about Audio Visuals, come along to the Audio Visual Group meetings (see dates below). The coordinator of the group is John Spring and he may be contacted via email.


We define "Audio Visual" (AV) as a planned sequence of overlayed and/or merged images that have transition effects between each image. Also known as "Sound Slides" and "Diaporamas", an AV usually includes images, sound, credit text and sometimes maps and graphics.

Want to know more?. Click here to find out.



The following links outline the history of Audio Visual and The Melbourne Camera Club's involvement through the Audio Visual Group.

Chapter One: (1 page) 

Chapter Two: (1.5 pages)

Chapter Three: (1 Page)

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APRIL 2017

New Zealand’s Tauranga 2017 AV Salon

Entries for the Tauranga Audio Visual Salon for 2017 open on April 1st and entries close on June 7th. See website:

Pictures to Exe Version 9 available

After much anticipation PTE 9 is now available. There are major improvements to this popular AV software. Details can be viewed at

VAPS AV Committee discussion document on Interclub rule changes for 2018

The Discussion Paper is published in the ‘documents -online resources’ section of the VAPS Web Site. You have till June 30th to make an eMail submission via the VAPS Secretary to the AVC for stage 2 rule changes. See URL

New Version of Audacity 2.1.2 -  Audio Editor
URL:  Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:


International Audio Visual Contest - Challenge 321

The Challenge 321 is an international contest for short audio visuals with a max runtime of 3:21 Minutes

Closing date: 31 March 2017

End of judging: 15 June 2017

Entry Fee: €10

The AV Group will coordinate entries and we will have more information about this process later. In the meantime, for more information about the competition rules etc. click this link Challenge 321.

News from PhotoDEX

The ProShow Blog Newsletter is worth subscribing to if you are a ProShow user – see their home page   

New version 8 of Proshow GOLD & PRODUCER

ProShow website
New in ProShow GOLD version 8
New in ProShow PRODUCER version 8
Comparison between Gold & Producer

ProShow 8 New Features

Photodex ProShow Discount Offer
John Spring has negotiated a discount offer on Photodex's ProShow.  See here.

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February 15 - Members judging AV’s of the International AV Challenge with AV's from South Africa, Netherlands, England, NZ & Australia 

March 15 - Members judging AV’s of the 4-way battle between MCC and clubs in Wales and England

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 19

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15

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For a collection of past articles and information click here.

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If you see any errors on this web page or the AV Group event pages in the calendar, contact John Spring via email.