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You can literally make your video pop off the screen by applying a 3D rotation to your object. This makes your video look like it's moving towards the viewer. I'm on the sixth slide of my presentation. Click on your video and then go up to the Video Tools Ribbon and click on Format. Click on the Video Effects button and come down to 3D Rotation. A gallery of presets appears. The effects are broken down into three categories, Parallel, Perspective, and if you scroll down Oblique. Parallel rotations rotate the object to make shapes that look like parallelograms where the top and bottom or left and right sides are all parallel to each other.
Perspective rotation turns the object so that it looks like it's moving to or away from you. In other words, the top and the bottom or the left and right sides will have one longer than the other. Oblique effects are most like the 3D effects from previous versions of PowerPoint. They make cubes. When I try them out now though, I don't see much happening, because they need to have depths applied to see the effect. I'll choose the second effect under Perspective, Perspective Left, and click on it. Now that I've started with the preset I can customize the angle.
I'll go back up to Video Effects, 3-D Rotation and choose 3-D Rotation Options at the bottom. The Format Video dialog box opens. I'm in the 3-D Rotation section. The top bottom has the same presets that we saw under Video Effects. Below that are three settings for the three axes along which we can turn the object. The X axis turns the object from side-to-side along a vertical center. I can either click the two buttons to turn the media clip in 5 degree increments or I can use the spinner arrows to jump 10 points at a time.
The values between 100 and 270 will even flip the entire clip so it looks like you're viewing it from behind. If I want to specify an exact degree I can erase what's here and type it right into this box. I'll go ahead and return this to 0. The Y axis turns the media clip along its horizontal center so that it spins up and down. In fact, you can spin it all the way around so it is upside down. For now I'll return this to 0 as well. The Z axis spins the media clip around its true center two dimensionally.
It's kind of like rotate. You can use it to give your clip a jaunty angle or you even turn it upside down. I'll return this to 0 as well. To see the Perspective setting take effect change the X axis to 325 degrees to give it a little bit of tilt. Then click the Perspective down arrow. Watch the top edge get shorter and the bottom edge get longer by the same proportion. This creates the illusion that the bottom of the clip is closer to you than the top.
Also, notice that your light source is changing as the angle changes. You may see brightness and contrast changes as well. The Keep text flat checkbox is used when you're applying 3-D Rotation to auto shapes so that any text on the side doesn't become distorted. It's not relevant for video clips. So that's why it's grayed out right now. The Distance from the grounds option adds space between your clip and the background along the bottom. Mostly, it just looks like the clip is moving up or down. If you need to reset your options, there's a button right here.
But I like how this looks so I'll click Close. I'll go ahead and play my slideshow and my movie clip will play in this Perspective shape. (Music playing) (Female speaker: Welcome to Hansel and Petal.) 3-D Rotation is a dynamic effect, giving a flat clip interesting dimension and visual interest.
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