PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth
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Inserting a video from a computer file


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PowerPoint 2007: Audio and Video in Depth

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Video: Inserting a video from a computer file

Much of the time you'll already have a video saved on your computer that you want to insert into your PowerPoint presentation. It's easy to add the clip to a slide. Click on the fourth slide in your exercise file. Notice the six images in the middle of the slide. The bottom-right icon has a movie reel on it. This represents any type of multimedia. Click on it and a Windows dialog box will appear. Navigate to the folder where you keep your assets. If you want to limit the items you can see to a specific file format, click on this Movie Files dropdown and you can select a specific file type.
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  1. 1m 39s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 16m 43s
    1. Using video and audio appropriately
      1m 49s
    2. Considering copyrights
      3m 54s
    3. Linking vs. embedding media
      6m 28s
    4. Working with video formats
      4m 32s
  3. 15m 41s
    1. Inserting an animated GIF from the clip art gallery
      4m 32s
    2. Inserting a video from a computer file
      3m 20s
    3. Inserting a clip as an external object
      2m 36s
    4. Inserting a video as a Windows Media Player control
      3m 20s
    5. Playing a video using an action button
      1m 53s
  4. 23m 38s
    1. Linking to a YouTube video
      5m 8s
    2. Playing a QuickTime movie
      4m 32s
    3. Playing a Flash animation
      3m 40s
    4. Using ActiveX as a workaround
      4m 42s
    5. Inserting a web page
      5m 36s
  5. 23m 7s
    1. Resizing a video
      3m 59s
    2. Cropping a video
      2m 51s
    3. Applying preset video styles
      3m 22s
    4. Designing a border
      4m 35s
    5. Adding shadows
      3m 25s
    6. Adding reflections
      1m 9s
    7. Adding glow effects
      1m 18s
    8. Using Format Painter
      2m 28s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 22s
    2. Playing a clip automatically
      2m 49s
    3. Playing full screen
      1m 55s
    4. Hiding a video
      2m 11s
    5. Looping a video
      2m 55s
    6. Rewinding after playing
      1m 27s
    7. Playing a movie across slides
      3m 48s
    8. Delaying playback of a video
      2m 0s
    9. Triggering a video by clicking a graphic
      3m 46s
    10. Triggering a video using animations
      3m 19s
  7. 14m 4s
    1. Troubleshooting videos that won't play
      3m 10s
    2. Improving playback performance
      4m 55s
    3. Optimizing Windows 7 settings
      5m 59s
  8. 19m 26s
    1. Working with audio file formats
      2m 52s
    2. Embedding sounds
      3m 38s
    3. Inserting sounds from the clip art gallery
      4m 39s
    4. Inserting audio from a computer file
      2m 11s
    5. Playing a sound using an action button
      2m 46s
    6. Recording your own sounds
      3m 20s
  9. 18m 50s
    1. Setting the volume
      2m 44s
    2. Playing audio automatically
      2m 50s
    3. Choosing a sound's starting and ending points
      2m 36s
    4. Looping an audio clip
      3m 9s
    5. Delaying an audio clip
      1m 45s
    6. Changing the appearance of the sound icon
      3m 10s
    7. Hiding the sound icon
      2m 36s
  10. 12m 22s
    1. Adding sound effects to transitions
      3m 5s
    2. Adding sound effects to animations
      4m 13s
    3. Triggering audio playback with objects
      3m 35s
    4. Playing a sound with a hyperlink
      1m 29s
  11. 23m 0s
    1. Playing a sound across multiple slides
      4m 13s
    2. Building a music soundtrack
      4m 21s
    3. Playing audio tracks from a CD
      2m 33s
    4. Recording a narration
      11m 53s
  12. 16m 43s
    1. Running the Compatibility Checker
      1m 36s
    2. Converting files for PowerPoint 2010
      2m 26s
    3. Packaging a CD for travel
      3m 40s
    4. Creating a self-running presentation
      6m 54s
    5. Extracting media files
      2m 7s
  13. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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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
Subject:
Business
Software:
Office PowerPoint
Author:
Alicia Katz Pollock

Inserting a video from a computer file

Much of the time you'll already have a video saved on your computer that you want to insert into your PowerPoint presentation. It's easy to add the clip to a slide. Click on the fourth slide in your exercise file. Notice the six images in the middle of the slide. The bottom-right icon has a movie reel on it. This represents any type of multimedia. Click on it and a Windows dialog box will appear. Navigate to the folder where you keep your assets. If you want to limit the items you can see to a specific file format, click on this Movie Files dropdown and you can select a specific file type.

We'll just leave it on Movie Files to see all of our choices. I discuss which ones work with PowerPoint 2007 in the video formats movie earlier in this course. Double-click on ad_45sec or click on it and click OK. A dialog box appears asking if you want the movie to start automatically or when clicked. If you chose Automatically, the video would start as soon as you go to that slide while you're giving your presentation. We want it to start when we wanted to start, so we'll tell it to play When Clicked.

Let's play the presentation so we can see the video. I'll click on the Slide Show button down here at the bottom. When I click on it, my movie starts. If I click again right on the movie, I can pause it. If I want to skip the rest of the video and move on to the next slide, click on the slide's background and your slide show will advance. Press Escape to end the playback and return to normal view. I'll go back to slide 4. I can make my media clip larger or smaller either by clicking on it and dragging the corners or by clicking on the video and then on the new Movie Tools > Options tab that appears.

On the far right-hand side, I have size boxes. If I make my video clip larger, the image may become pixelated because you're expanding it beyond its original size. There's another way to insert media clips as well. The way we just added the movie is how you would do it if all you wanted on the slide is that one clip, because we used the content box as the target. Now go to the second slide. If you have text on a slide and you'd like to enhance it with a small video clip, the steps start a little differently. Up on the Ribbon, change to the Insert tab.

On the far right you'll see a button with the same film canister on it, labeled Movie. If you click on the bottom half of the button on the dropdown arrow, you can select Movie from File. If you just click on the top half of the button, right on the film, PowerPoint automatically selects that same option. From there, the process is exactly the same as before. Navigate to the Lilies and click OK. I'll tell it to start Automatically. I will click on it and then shrink it down so it's small.

Then I will click in the middle of it, then I'll drag it where I want it to go, and now I can play it. (video playing) I will press Esc. Inserting a media clip into your slide shows is a piece of cake, and it opens up all kinds of possibilities for including video in your presentations.

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