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Importing slide video

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Video: Importing slide video

In this lesson, we are going to see how we can import video onto our slides but make them an integral part of the slide rather than a component on the slide. We are going to start with Chapter 6_e. If you have Chapter 6_f open, then close it and reopen Chapter 6_e. We developed Chapter 6_e earlier in this chapter. Let's go down to the last slide in the project. It's slide number 6. Select it and then right- click and Insert a Blank Slide. We will do that one more time on slide 7.

Importing slide video

In this lesson, we are going to see how we can import video onto our slides but make them an integral part of the slide rather than a component on the slide. We are going to start with Chapter 6_e. If you have Chapter 6_f open, then close it and reopen Chapter 6_e. We developed Chapter 6_e earlier in this chapter. Let's go down to the last slide in the project. It's slide number 6. Select it and then right- click and Insert a Blank Slide. We will do that one more time on slide 7.

Now we have two blank slides at the end of the project. Select slide number 7, and from the Insert menu, choose Slide Video. The video file we are looking for is in the Movies folder, in the Project folder, in CH 06 Exercise Files. You'll notice now that we can import more than just FLV and F4V. In fact, we can import AVI files, MP4, MOV, and 3GP video. This expands what you can do with respect to video inside of Captivate, and makes it so that you can begin with the video files you already have.

You can see that I have a QuickTime movie file available. Choose it and then choose Open. You will get this warning about non-Flash video. Captivate is letting you know that it will now convert that video to FLV or F4V without you having to set up the Adobe Media Encoder. It will do it on its own, and there's no controls. All you have to do is say yes, but don't say yes now. I've already done the conversion, and I have the video ready for us.

I wanted to show you this so that when you are using your non-Flash video, you can still import it into Captivate; you will just have to take this extra step to launch the Adobe Media Encoder and encode the video. Once again, Captivate will control that process for you. Click No, so that we can choose the already-encoded Flash video version of this video. From the Insert menu, choose Slide Video and in this case Amaryllis.f4v. Now choose Open.

Captivate knows that there's more than one slide after the slide where we are putting the video. Because there's more than one slide available, Captivate will ask you if you want to distribute this video over multiple slides. At the moment, I don't want to do that, as we will be looking at that in the next lesson. For now, choose Match the slide's duration with the video duration. Captivate will extend the length of this slide, which is currently three seconds, to match the duration of the video.

Make this choice and click OK. You can see that the slide has been extended to 137.8 seconds, and that the video is 137.8 seconds. It's showing me a poster frame from the middle of the video, and although it's not the most appealing picture of me, it reminds me that there is in fact a video on this stage. When we preview, we will be able to see the video in action. There are no controls for the video itself. All of the controls to start and stop the video are going to be the Slide controls that exist for the actual slide.

Remember that when we import video as slide video, the video actually becomes part of the slide. This means also that we can access the Timeline and add other objects. We can add callouts, we can add all kinds of things to enhance the video itself and then match it up with the Timeline. Let's save this project now, and we'll see how we can do synchronization in the next lesson. Say File and Save As, in this case we are going to call it Chapter 6_g, and click Save.

Importing video as slide video is different from importing video onto the slide because of the way that it gets presented to the user. Depending on your project, you're going to choose one of these two methods to display the video. If you want the user to be able to have total control over that video by itself, then you'll want to import an FLV or F4V file onto the slide. If you're going to want to control additional behaviors for the video and include other content that might be pop- up or enhancement or other types of things, you're going to want to import the video as slide video.

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Captivate 5 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Updates for Captivate 5.5
      39s
  2. 10m 18s
    1. Captivate 101
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding presentation basics
      2m 45s
    3. E-learning in a nutshell
      2m 29s
  3. 16m 34s
    1. Exploring Captivate's interface
      3m 59s
    2. Using the Classic workspace
      3m 31s
    3. Using the Navigation workspace
      3m 13s
    4. Setting application preferences
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 6m
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 51s
    2. Creating a master page
      3m 47s
    3. Adding slide text
      8m 29s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 10s
    5. Adding shapes
      8m 25s
    6. Adding images
      7m 31s
    7. Aligning and distributing objects
      7m 42s
    8. Using object styles
      9m 2s
    9. Finishing and previewing the project
      6m 7s
    10. Using Free Rotation in Captivate 5.5
      1m 57s
    11. Building with gradients
      4m 43s
    12. Adding shadows
      2m 56s
  5. 53m 39s
    1. Importing Photoshop files
      9m 33s
    2. Importing animations
      9m 0s
    3. Creating slideshows
      6m 10s
    4. Taking advantage of libraries
      9m 32s
    5. Using widgets
      7m 0s
    6. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Mac
      8m 5s
    7. Importing PowerPoint presentations on a Windows computer
      2m 18s
    8. Understanding the Captivate exchange
      2m 1s
  6. 31m 14s
    1. Touring the Timeline
      5m 19s
    2. Adjusting timing
      4m 36s
    3. Adding transitions to objects
      3m 46s
    4. Animating using effects
      7m 55s
    5. Animating text
      3m 50s
    6. Zooming for emphasis
      5m 48s
  7. 53m 44s
    1. The recording environment
      33s
    2. Adding background audio
      4m 25s
    3. Adding audio to an object
      4m 23s
    4. Recording and adding voice-overs
      5m 1s
    5. Editing audio in Captivate
      7m 6s
    6. Splitting audio among slides
      6m 22s
    7. Adding video to a slide
      7m 9s
    8. Importing slide video
      4m 33s
    9. Synchronizing video
      7m 36s
    10. Creating closed captions
      6m 36s
  8. 49m 6s
    1. Adding buttons
      7m 56s
    2. Adding click areas
      4m 59s
    3. Adding rollover images
      5m 20s
    4. Highlighting objects
      6m 44s
    5. Adding rollover slidelets
      8m 2s
    6. Adding pop-up captions
      4m 38s
    7. Adding text areas
      7m 40s
    8. Creating branching presentations
      3m 47s
  9. 15m 11s
    1. Revisiting libraries
      1m 38s
    2. Sharing assets
      2m 41s
    3. Creating project templates
      6m 50s
    4. Using project templates
      4m 2s
  10. 31m 57s
    1. Preparing simulations
      3m 35s
    2. Preparing to record
      5m 35s
    3. Recording simulations
      4m 46s
    4. Editing simulations
      8m 55s
    5. Adjusting click-through trainings
      9m 6s
  11. 39m 6s
    1. Understanding assessment basics
      1m 53s
    2. Setting up a quiz
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding question types
      8m 22s
    4. Creating custom short-answer questions
      3m 28s
    5. Assessing software simulations
      5m 25s
    6. Pooling and randomizing questions
      6m 55s
    7. Using the new quiz features
      2m 46s
    8. Utilizing the new quiz templates
      3m 21s
  12. 22m 32s
    1. Managing quizzes
      1m 28s
    2. Reporting results
      4m 43s
    3. Using Acrobat.com as a learning management system
      3m 48s
    4. Getting reports from Acrobat.com
      7m 26s
    5. Generating SCORM-compliant output
      2m 4s
    6. Creating assessment templates
      3m 3s
  13. 9m 12s
    1. Introducing skins
      53s
    2. Editing playback controls
      4m 1s
    3. Creating a table of contents
      4m 18s
  14. 15m 3s
    1. Initiating a project review
      3m 59s
    2. Reviewing a project
      5m 58s
    3. Collecting reviewer comments
      5m 6s
  15. 35m 55s
    1. Securing a project
      6m 28s
    2. Rescaling a project
      3m 11s
    3. Sharing a project
      3m 13s
    4. Publishing a project
      10m 57s
    5. Setting up Flash player security
      3m 28s
    6. Exporting to Flash CS5
      3m 7s
    7. Exporting to video for YouTube and iOS
      5m 31s
  16. 29s
    1. Parting thoughts and goodbye
      29s

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