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Adding video

From: PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

Video: Adding video

If we have a video of our product or service, or maybe a demonstration of some kind, even a commercial, we can embed it into the slideshow, just like we do with pictures. One difficulty you may run into while attempting to bring video into your presentation is compatibility; however, PowerPoint 2010 is more compatible with video formats than prior versions. In fact, PowerPoint 2010 even gives us the ability to embed videos found on YouTube, Hulu, and other video sharing Web sites. Just after our Introductions, we're going to add a two minute promotional video to get our employees pumped up about Two Trees Olive Oil.

Adding video

If we have a video of our product or service, or maybe a demonstration of some kind, even a commercial, we can embed it into the slideshow, just like we do with pictures. One difficulty you may run into while attempting to bring video into your presentation is compatibility; however, PowerPoint 2010 is more compatible with video formats than prior versions. In fact, PowerPoint 2010 even gives us the ability to embed videos found on YouTube, Hulu, and other video sharing Web sites. Just after our Introductions, we're going to add a two minute promotional video to get our employees pumped up about Two Trees Olive Oil.

Let's start by adding an empty slide. With the second slide selected, I'll pull down the New Slide menu. Normally, we've added Title and Content, but this time I'm going to add a blank slide. No title, no content, just the background. Now, I'm going to add the video. From the Insert tab on the Ribbon, on the far right, I'll pull down Video. For our first example, I'm going to choose Video from File. In my Assets folder, there is a video that I want to include, called Video Tour. I'll select it and click Insert.

With my video inserted, just like the audio clip earlier, I can select the video and click Play - (Male Speaker: You can see that it's got quite a few olives.) (Male Speaker: Most of the olives are still a light green,) (Male Speaker: but you'll see some that have turned bluish in color.) - and Pause when I'm done previewing. If I press Shift+F5 to look at this as the audience would see it, I'll see a black screen, but I can move my mouse, hit Play - (Male Speaker: You can see that it -) - and Pause. I'll press Escape to return back to Edit mode.

Let's go ahead and get rid of that black screen that the audience sees. So with the Video selected, I'll choose the Format tab from the Ribbon. Using the Progress Bar, I want to choose a frame that I'd like the audience to see initially. This could be any frame in the video. It might be best if it was one at the beginning, but it can be any one I want. We'll use this frame here. Then from Video Tools Format, I'll pull down Poster Frame and choose Current Frame. This will recall the exact frame for that video. So now when I press Shift+F5, that's exactly what the audience is going to see initially.

When I hit Play, the video will start from the beginning. (Male Speaker: You can see that it's got quite a few olives.) If I want, I can set up the video so that it automatically begins playing as soon as the slide is loaded. Let's go ahead and make that change. With the video selected, I'll choose Playback from the Ribbon. Here I can control the volume, when to start, and I can even make it loop until I continue on to the next slide, but we're not going to choose that option. Now I'll press shift+F5. (Male Speaker: You can see that it's got quite a few olives.) You can see that the video automatically started to play.

Now that we have accomplished that, let's talk about another amazing new enhancement. We can embed videos straight from video sharing sites, such as Hulu and YouTube. On slide number 11, we'll mention our company's YouTube channel, since it follows right after our Web site. Let's add a new slide by pulling down the New Slide menu and choosing Title Only. We'll give it a name. To add the video, we'll access the Ribbon using the Insert tab.

We'll pull down the Video menu, and choose Video from Web Site. This gives us a dialog box where PowerPoint wants us to paste the specific URL, or special code to include that links us back to a Web site. To find this code, I need to go find my video. Here is our Podcast on YouTube. Just like most file sharing sites, there is an Embed command that I can use to find special code to embed the video into my PowerPoint presentation. Here is the code that PowerPoint wants.

I'll right-click and copy, then return back to PowerPoint, right-click and paste. Once I choose Insert, PowerPoint connects to the Web to verify the address that I gave it. The result is this black box, which is our video. I can move it around and resize it. I'll press Shift+F5 to see if it works. (Music playing.) It sure did.

Video is a great way to enhance any presentation. Now that we can add content from the Internet, PowerPoint is even more powerful. Just remember that if you're adding Internet content, you'll need to be connected to the Internet for it to work during your presentation. Keep in mind that if you try to import video and it fails, you might be able to convert it to another format. The Windows Live Movie Player can often do just that. It's a free download from Microsoft. What else can we do with video? Keep watching, and you'll find out.

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PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. What is PowerPoint?
      1m 50s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 19m 17s
    1. Managing your presentations with Backstage
      4m 14s
    2. Using the Office Ribbon
      4m 57s
    3. Customizing the view
      3m 42s
    4. Customizing the Office Ribbon
      6m 24s
  3. 41m 41s
    1. Starting from scratch
      2m 19s
    2. Adding slides and content
      3m 24s
    3. Deleting slides and changing layouts
      2m 24s
    4. Rearranging slides
      1m 46s
    5. Saving time with Outline mode
      3m 51s
    6. Separating your show into sections
      5m 15s
    7. Adding photos and clip art
      5m 24s
    8. Spell-checking
      4m 6s
    9. Using the thesaurus
      1m 17s
    10. Saving a presentation
      4m 22s
    11. Applying a theme
      3m 59s
    12. Running the show
      3m 34s
  4. 42m 39s
    1. Using fonts and color
      7m 17s
    2. Adding bullets and list numbering
      2m 10s
    3. Changing text alignment
      2m 13s
    4. Using picture effects
      5m 54s
    5. Removing backgrounds from photos
      5m 52s
    6. Understanding slide masters
      3m 7s
    7. Changing slide backgrounds
      3m 17s
    8. Adding a logo to the background
      6m 18s
    9. Applying slide transitions
      4m 33s
    10. Saving the design template
      1m 58s
  5. 17m 10s
    1. Creating tables
      2m 2s
    2. Formatting tables
      3m 57s
    3. Pasting tables from Excel
      5m 1s
    4. Creating charts
      2m 16s
    5. Pasting charts from Excel
      3m 54s
  6. 24m 43s
    1. Adding shapes
      3m 0s
    2. Moving, resizing, formatting, and rotating shapes
      5m 14s
    3. Adding text to shapes
      2m 57s
    4. Adding text boxes
      3m 54s
    5. Working with layers (Send to Back and Send to Front)
      5m 17s
    6. Animating text, shapes, and other objects
      4m 21s
  7. 13m 10s
    1. Adding an audio clip
      3m 16s
    2. Adding video
      5m 7s
    3. Cropping video
      4m 47s
  8. 14m 27s
    1. Adding organizational charts
      4m 59s
    2. Adding cycle diagrams, Venn diagrams, and other diagrams
      9m 28s
  9. 26m 40s
    1. Printing a presentation
      5m 22s
    2. Adding speaker notes
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your presentation as a PDF
      3m 12s
    4. Presenting on another laptop (packaging)
      4m 28s
    5. Broadcasting on the web
      3m 52s
    6. Saving as a video
      3m 24s
    7. Using web apps through SharePoint
      3m 19s
  10. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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