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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth
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Applying bevels and 3D formatting


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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

with Alicia Katz Pollock

Video: Applying bevels and 3D formatting

One way to stylize your presentation is to give your objects beveled edges and 3D formatting. This slants or curves the edges of an object giving them a 3 dimensional appearance as if they're popping off the screen. PowerPoint 2010 has several bevels built-in. Some pull the clip up off the screen while others make look as if it's sunken into the slide. You can also apply a number of formats to the 3D graphics for extra emphasis. I'm on slide 6 and I'm going to click on my movie. We are going to turn our video into a rounded cube.
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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 20m 45s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 58s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 57s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      8m 35s
    4. Working with video formats
      6m 15s
  3. 22m 4s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 21s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 55s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      3m 10s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 45s
    5. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 23s
    6. Inserting a video using an action button
      1m 30s
  4. 23m 23s
    1. Inserting a QuickTime video
      6m 3s
    2. Playing a Flash animation
      6m 0s
    3. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      5m 58s
    4. Inserting a web page
      5m 22s
  5. 34m 6s
    1. Trimming a video
      5m 54s
    2. Fading in and out
      4m 23s
    3. Cropping a video
      4m 6s
    4. Selecting a poster frame
      1m 53s
    5. Adjusting brightness and contrast
      2m 40s
    6. Recoloring a video
      2m 50s
    7. Adding video bookmarks
      3m 10s
    8. Synchronizing text captions with bookmarks
      9m 10s
  6. 10m 32s
    1. Resizing a video
      4m 34s
    2. Playing a video in a shape
      2m 2s
    3. Using a video as a slide background
      3m 56s
  7. 29m 3s
    1. Applying a preset video style
      2m 48s
    2. Designing a border
      3m 59s
    3. Adding shadows
      2m 52s
    4. Adding reflections
      2m 39s
    5. Adding glow effects
      2m 16s
    6. Adding soft edges
      1m 45s
    7. Applying 3D rotation
      3m 50s
    8. Applying bevels and 3D formatting
      6m 26s
    9. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  8. 22m 34s
    1. Setting the volume
      1m 13s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      57s
    3. Play full screen
      1m 1s
    4. Hiding a video
      1m 16s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 50s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    7. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    8. Showing and hiding media controls
      1m 1s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      5m 5s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      2m 46s
    11. Playing a video across multiple slides
      3m 12s
  9. 13m 0s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 7s
    2. Improving playback performance
      3m 43s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      6m 10s
  10. 13m 18s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      3m 7s
    2. Inserting a sound from the clip art gallery
      3m 15s
    3. Inserting audio from a computer file
      1m 56s
    4. Recording your own sounds
      3m 35s
    5. Playing audio in an external application
      1m 25s
  11. 24m 44s
    1. Setting the sound clip volume
      1m 5s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 23s
    3. Trimming an audio clip
      3m 52s
    4. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 18s
    5. Fading sounds in and out
      59s
    6. Looping a sound clip
      2m 23s
    7. Delaying an audio clip
      2m 31s
    8. Rewinding after playing
      1m 13s
    9. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 13s
    10. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 5s
    11. Adding and removing audio bookmarks
      2m 42s
  12. 18m 19s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 10s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      3m 46s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      2m 12s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 28s
    5. Triggering actions with audio bookmarks
      7m 43s
  13. 21m 7s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 10s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 23s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      3m 26s
    4. Recording a narration
      9m 8s
  14. 23m 12s
    1. Checking and optimizing media compatibility
      3m 8s
    2. Converting media to earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 17s
    3. Converting media from earlier versions of PowerPoint
      2m 37s
    4. Compressing media files
      3m 47s
    5. Saving as a movie
      4m 48s
    6. Packaging a presentation for travel
      3m 43s
    7. Extracting media asset files
      2m 52s
  15. 45s
    1. Goodbye
      45s

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PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth
4h 38m Intermediate Sep 27, 2011

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Discover how to integrate and enhance video and audio to create a more engaging PowerPoint presentation. In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock emphasizes the technical details necessary to make a multimedia presentation work: from working with appropriate file formats, to applying video styles, to reducing the file size of multimedia presentations for sharing.

Topics include:
  • Using video and audio appropriately
  • Linking vs. embedding media
  • Considering copyrights
  • Inserting video
  • Working with proprietary formats, such as QuickTime, YouTube, and Flash
  • Applying effects
  • Setting options like looping and full-screen playback
  • Adding sound
  • Building a music soundtrack
  • Saving multimedia presentations
Subjects:
Business Presentations
Software:
Office PowerPoint
Author:
Alicia Katz Pollock

Applying bevels and 3D formatting

One way to stylize your presentation is to give your objects beveled edges and 3D formatting. This slants or curves the edges of an object giving them a 3 dimensional appearance as if they're popping off the screen. PowerPoint 2010 has several bevels built-in. Some pull the clip up off the screen while others make look as if it's sunken into the slide. You can also apply a number of formats to the 3D graphics for extra emphasis. I'm on slide 6 and I'm going to click on my movie. We are going to turn our video into a rounded cube.

We are going to start by apply a 3D rotation to the clip so that we can really see the settings in action. I showed you more about perfecting 3D rotations in the previous video. On the Ribbon go up to Video Tools and click on the Format tab. Then click on the Video Effects button. Hold your cursor over 3-D Rotation and a gallery of presets appears. Choose the last of the Oblique settings. you'll have to scroll down all the way to the bottom. For now it doesn't look like anything has changed, but we'll see the effect once we add some depth to the video clip.

Next, go back up to Video Effects and hold your cursor over Bevel. The gallery of presets appears. Hover your cursor over each one and you can see how it adds curved edges to your movie clip. I will click Cool Slant, the last one on the top row. Now I have a nice raised effect with a stylized edge. Once I've applied the bevel style, I'll further customize the look. Go back up to the Video Effects button and back down to Bevel and at the very bottom choose 3-D Options.

The Format Video dialog box opens and we are here on the 3-D Format in the left-hand section. If your window is covering your video, move it off to the left. The first two settings are for the top and bottom bevels. If we are looking at the clip head on, these settings aren't hard to distinguish. But when you have a 3-D Rotation applied these adjustments become readily apparent. Depending on the angle of your rotation, you'll set either the top or the bottom depending which one you can see. To show you what I mean, right now our Cool Slant bevel is applied to the top.

If I turn this bevel off and then apply Cool Slant to the bottom, you can't really tell it's there. If I went to 3-D Rotation and rotated my object so that I was looking at it from the bottom instead of the top, you might see the Cool Slant a little better. But I am going back to the 3-D Format, turn off the bottom again, and turn back the top. Both top and bottom allow you to fine- tune the width and the height of the slants and the curves. If I increase the width, it extends the distance of the effect from the top of the clip.

You can see the bevel edge moving towards the center of the clip. I will set the Top bevel width to 25 points. If I increase the Height it thickens and deepens the 3-D effect. Increase in the Height is one of the most effective special effects for turning a simple video into an actual physical object on the slide. I'll set the Height to 15 points. The next setting is Depth. Depth makes the object thicker and allows you to change the color of the pixels that create the sides of the object.

As before it's most effective when you have a 3-D Rotation applied. If I drop down the Color button and choose one of the aquas, I can see a very faint line at the bottom of the object and a subtle color change on the right side. But now start increasing the Depth. I'll go ahead and I am going type in 75. Now my object is a block. I can see the aqua on the bottom and the sides of the object get bigger. Now let's explore the Contour color.

Contour allows you to specify the color and the size of the outlines around all the edges of your 3-D effect. I will choose this darker aqua to match our theme and I will increase the Size to 6 so that you can really see it. If I click off, I can now see a teal border on all sides of my cube. Sometimes this helps distinguish the sides from the top, but other times it serves as a distraction. I do think the line helps emphasize the cube effect I'm trying to create, but this thick one looks too garish.

I am going to click on it again and set it back to 1 point so that it's just a hairline. Material simulates different surface finishes. Let's try a few. Matte, the first button, takes off the reflections. Clear, the very last of the Translucent options makes the clip look like it's playing inside the shadow box. I am going to click on it again and choose Metal, the last option in the top row. That makes the surface glossy.

The lighting options change the video to look as if you are viewing it under different lighting conditions. The Neutrals at the top emulate qualities of white light. Warm adds red to the lighting conditions as if it were sunrise or sunset. Cool lighting adds a touch of blue. Specials at the bottom have their own unique qualities. For our video I'm going to choose the second option, Balance. Once I have selected my lighting conditions I can also set the direction of my light source.

This Angle goes from 0 to 359.9 and if I just hold down the up arrow, I can watch the sun rise and set around my 3 dimensional object. I am going to choose 300 so that my top edges are a little lighter and my bottom curved edges are emphasized. If you've applied a number of adjustments, but you decide to go back to where you began, you can use this Reset button to return all the Bevel settings to 0. But I like what I have so I am going to click Close.

When I go down to Slideshow, you can see the beveled edges with the increased width and depth. I can see the depth on the sides, the contour line. Now what's really neat is that when I start my video, my image even curves around the edges of the bevel. This is an audience favorite. (Female speaker: Welcome to Hansel and Petal. We are a full- service florist specializing in weddings and corporate events.) Adding a bevel and 3D formatting to you video clip is a great way to add visual interest and a modern look and feel to your slideshow.

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