Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Adding video to a slide

From: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

Video: Adding video to a slide

If you have video footage you'd like to include in a presentation, PowerPoint allows you to insert movies or video clips. That's what we were going to do right now, using our Album4.ppx presentation. We are on slide number six. It's titled The Process. And if we have video footage showing how we can take the olive all way to the olive oil, we can include that on the slide by simply inserting it like we would any other object. There's a few different ways we can do this. One option is to go to the toolbar. You'll notice a button that accesses your Media Browser. Click this.

Adding video to a slide

If you have video footage you'd like to include in a presentation, PowerPoint allows you to insert movies or video clips. That's what we were going to do right now, using our Album4.ppx presentation. We are on slide number six. It's titled The Process. And if we have video footage showing how we can take the olive all way to the olive oil, we can include that on the slide by simply inserting it like we would any other object. There's a few different ways we can do this. One option is to go to the toolbar. You'll notice a button that accesses your Media Browser. Click this.

You will see the Media Browser open up with Movies selected, and now you can go to your iMovie movies, your Movies folders, and find the file that you're looking for. Another option is to access it from the Media button in the Insert group, here on the Home Tab of the Ribbon. Now in this case, you can access the Movie Browser the same, or if you to prefer go browsing through folders, you can select the Movie from File option. This is also available by going to the Insert menu, moving down to Movie, and you'll see those two options: the Movie Browser as well as Movie from File.

Now since we've got the file in our exercise files, we will select Movie from File, navigate to the Video Tour. Notice that the format is .mov file, but you can insert other formats like AVI and MPEGs. If you have plug-ins, you can also insert Windows Media Video, WMV files. So we are going to use this MOV file called Video Tour, we'll click Insert, and just like any other object, it appears on our slide. And of course, there are things we can do with this now.

First of all, notice the Format Movie tab has appeared. So we can apply formatting options. The first thing we might want to do though, is to resize this. So let's go down to the bottom-right corner. I will just click and drag inwards to resize this, so it's not overlapping our text down below. You'll also notice that we have controls here, to play and pause, or to rewind and fast-forward. You'll also see a time count here. We can adjust the volume; let's bring this down. And this is not something that's to going to appear while we play the slideshow; we have other options for when we play the slideshow, but it does give us handy tools here for playing the movie as we work on it.

So we can check it out by clicking the Play button. Let's do that. (Male Speaker: You can see that it's got quite a few olives. Most of the olives are still a light green.) We'll click Pause there, and you can see it looks pretty good. Now it does start out as a black screen, at the very beginning, but we can change that too. With it selected, and the Format Movie tab selected on the Ribbon, let's go down to some of the Movie Options, starting with how this movie is going to play. Notice the default is On Click, so as we were playing our slideshow, we actually have to click this image, and it would start playing our movie for us.

Well, how's it going to play? There are playback options. Let's click the dropdown. We can have it play fullscreen, so it overtakes our slide and just focus on the video. Or, we can hide it while it's not playing, so it looks like the blank slide. We can also have it loop until it stops, so it keeps starting over, or would you rather just rewind back to the beginning after it's done playing, and then you'd have to click it again to get it going? Let's go with a fullscreen option, and the other start option, besides On Click, is to have a go automatically.

So if you want it just to jump into the movie, you can have it automatically play when we arrive at this slide. I think we will leave it On Click, so we can control that. Now the other neat thing is called the poster frame. As I mentioned, when we see this object, it's a black rectangle, but we can move across our time counter, until we arrive at a frame that looks like it might be suitable. So instead of looking at, for example, a black screen, we might want to see an image of our olives in the process. So we can just drag across until we see an image we like.

You can go backwards by clicking and dragging, and that might be a good image right there. So that's what we see on our slide until we play the movie. Of course, the movie will play from the beginning, not from this point, but this is the image, we'll see. So let's make that our poster frame. We use current frame. Now you could use a separate picture altogether that's not even in the movie if you wanted to, or reset it back to the beginning. There we go. And of course, we have all the other options for adjusting. If you want to make this a little bit brighter, for example, you can click the Corrections button here, and go for something with a little more contrast.

We can adjust the color, cropping, and movie styles as well. Let's click the dropdown here to look at some of the different movie styles. If you want a frame around it, you could even tilt it. I can't like the tilt here with the shadowing behind. That looks pretty good. Let's test it out. Now of course, we can play the movie any time by clicking the Play button or previewing the movie itself, clicking the Play button up here on the Ribbon. But if you really want to see how it's going to appear during your presentation, move down to the very bottom and click the Slideshow button.

So our slideshow is up. We see the picture frame or poster frame, we chose, and as you move your mouse over the image, notice the Play button appears, but you also have the pointing finger, as you move over the image. So you can click to play at anytime. (Male Speaker: You can see that it's got quite a few olives. Most of the olives are still a light green. But -) When we click Pause, we pause that spot in the movie itself. Press Escape on your keyboard to exit the movie. We are still in the slideshow.

Press Escape again, and you will come right back to working on your slide presentation. So with PowerPoint 2011, you can add movies in various formats, and you can really spice them up, so they stand out on your slides.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

63 video lessons · 21087 viewers

David Rivers
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Understanding PowerPoint
      2m 4s
    3. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 15m 58s
    1. Exploring the Presentation gallery
      4m 17s
    2. Understanding the Ribbon interface
      6m 7s
    3. Navigating presentations
      2m 56s
    4. Customizing the UI layout
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 42s
    1. Creating new presentations
      2m 56s
    2. Adding, removing, and arranging slides
      7m 5s
    3. Saving time with Outline mode
      5m 15s
    4. Separating slides into sections
      8m 37s
    5. Checking compatibility
      3m 15s
    6. Saving your presentations
      5m 34s
  4. 35m 23s
    1. Using themes
      4m 58s
    2. Creating your own themes
      2m 42s
    3. Changing the background
      5m 33s
    4. Designing slides
      3m 12s
    5. Working with slide layouts
      3m 58s
    6. Working with slide masters
      5m 51s
    7. Using headers and footers
      4m 25s
    8. Using and creating templates
      4m 44s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Adding text with text slides and boxes
      3m 37s
    2. Adding text to a shape
      2m 16s
    3. Formatting text on a slide
      5m 42s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 11s
    5. Creating lists using bullets and numbering
      5m 25s
    6. Changing spacing and indents
      4m 17s
    7. Finding and replacing content
      4m 46s
  6. 25m 28s
    1. Adding a table to a slide
      4m 47s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      4m 25s
    3. Pasting a table from Excel
      5m 11s
    4. Inserting a chart
      5m 42s
    5. Pasting a chart from Excel
      5m 23s
  7. 26m 40s
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      2m 18s
    2. Replacing and adjusting pictures
      6m 40s
    3. Drawings and SmartArt
      6m 29s
    4. Adding video to a slide
      5m 53s
    5. Adding sound to a presentation
      5m 20s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Using a template with animation
      5m 35s
    2. Animating objects on a slide
      6m 1s
    3. Using slide transition effects
      6m 31s
  9. 15m 7s
    1. Checking spelling
      5m 25s
    2. Finding synonyms, definitions, and translations
      4m 23s
    3. Setting AutoCorrect options
      5m 19s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Using speaker notes
      3m 50s
    2. Showing and navigating a presentation
      4m 56s
    3. Using pointer options
      3m 59s
    4. Using presenter tools with two screens
      3m 44s
    5. Creating a self-running slideshow
      6m 40s
    6. Playing a self-running slideshow
      3m 44s
    7. Adding hyperlinks to a presentation
      5m 7s
    8. Using action buttons
      8m 53s
  11. 28m 5s
    1. Using comments
      3m 58s
    2. Printing notes, handouts, and slides
      4m 17s
    3. Sending a slideshow to iPhoto
      2m 57s
    4. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      2m 43s
    5. Creating a PowerPoint movie
      3m 56s
    6. Creating a PDF presentation
      1m 49s
    7. Creating custom slideshows
      3m 57s
    8. Broadcasting a presentation over the web
      4m 28s
  12. 8m 52s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      3m 29s
    2. Customizing the Ribbon and toolbars
      5m 23s
  13. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now "Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.