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Applying a preset video style

From: PowerPoint 2010: Audio and Video in Depth

Video: Applying a preset video style

One of PowerPoint's strengths is its vast collection of special effects that you can apply to any of your graphics, including your videos. Once you insert a video into your presentation, you can jazz it up by giving it a predesigned style effect that combines frames, tilts, shadows, reflections, bevels, and more. Let's click on the video on the sixth slide. If you're working with your own video and the container shows us a black box instead of the first frame of your video, working with effect presets will be easiest. If you set up poster frame on your video, so that you're looking at an image, instead of a black box.

Applying a preset video style

One of PowerPoint's strengths is its vast collection of special effects that you can apply to any of your graphics, including your videos. Once you insert a video into your presentation, you can jazz it up by giving it a predesigned style effect that combines frames, tilts, shadows, reflections, bevels, and more. Let's click on the video on the sixth slide. If you're working with your own video and the container shows us a black box instead of the first frame of your video, working with effect presets will be easiest. If you set up poster frame on your video, so that you're looking at an image, instead of a black box.

To learn how to select a poster frame, please see the video earlier in this course. Go to the Video Tools Format Ribbon and in the middle is a gallery of video styles. Click on the More button in the bottom right corner and it will extend out the gallery view. Hold your cursor over all the different styles and you'll see a live preview on your slide. The Subtle effects mostly contain borders and edge effects like shadows and blurs. The Moderate effects add more depths or combine two effects such as a border and a tilt.

The Intense effects pumps up the levels on the effects and frequently add in 3-dimensional angles. Choose one you like, try and find one that echoes the tone of your presentation so that the effect doesn't overpower your content or underwhelm it. Find a balance between subtlety and interest. For this media clip, I'm going to choose the Beveled Perspective Left, the first of the intense effects. Notice that the perspective makes the video look like it's moved a bit to the right. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to fine-tune the location.

There's a second place you can go with more effect presets. If you click on the Video Effects dropdown and then hold your mouse over Presets, there are 12 more styles to choose from. Now, I'm going to stick with the style we chose earlier. After you've set your effects, you have the ability to adjust them all further on an individual basis. If you right-click on the video and choose Format Video at the bottom of the shortcut menu, a Format Video dialogue box will open. You can see all the current settings and tweak them as needed.

For example, I'll go to 3-D Format and change the top bevel height to 2.5. We will explore every setting in this dialogue box in the rest of this chapter. I'll click Close. Using the Video Effects presets will save you a lot of time as you create a style for your videos. Instead of starting from scratch, choose an effect that gets you close to the look you're after, then adjust from there as you'd like. Do be careful spending too much time playing though. You can lose hours trying to get that perfect look just for a few fleeting seconds of video.

Use your time wisely.

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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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