Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding video, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
Adding video directly inside of your Captivate 8 project is a great way to bring in some external resources for the learner. In this movie, we're going to go ahead and imbed a video directly into our Captivate 8 project. Now if you're just catching up with us, we'll be using the Adding Video project from the chapter three folder of the exercise files. I'm going to go ahead and scroll all the way down to the very end of this project. There's a few items here that we haven't added yet, but we'll be adding later on in this course, one of which is the certificate page. At the very end of the training, however, I'd like to have a button that says learn more about OVU.
And it would take the learner to a page where there can be some student projects embedded on this page. The first thing that we'll embed is a video that could have been created by students. To do this, let's go ahead and select media, and then select video. Now, there's two ways that we can embed a video. And let's just go ahead and run through both ways. The first way is an event video. Meaning it's just going to be a video on a single slide that the user has the control to start, pause, and stop. I'm going to go ahead and choose the file by clicking browse in chapter 3 of the exercise folders and select this KinetEco PSA.
I'll go and click Open and then click OK. So here I have the video imbedded inside of a skin that will allow the user to play the video. I can go ahead and hold down the shift key while I resize this video and I can place it anywhere that I'd like on my slide. Now take a look at where the controls are at. Here they can play the video, pause the video, stop the video. They can even change some sound settings, but it's actually part of the image itself. Furthermore, when I use an invent video, it has to be on a single slide. But let's say we have a video that's really long, and we wanted it to play over multiple slides and then each slide might have, let's say, bullet points that accompany the video.
In order to do that, we need to use a different method of place in this video. Also, when I place the video as an event video, I don't have the opportunity to add closed captioning to it, which we'll be taking a look at in a later video. I'm going to select the video that we just embedded, and I'm going to hit the Delete key and then confirm it's deletion. Let's go through this process again. I'm going to go to Media, select Video, and this time I'm going to choose a multi-slide, synchronized video. Again under the Filepath area, let's click Browse. Under Chapter 3 of the exercise files, let's select the Kinetico PSA and click Open. Please also notice you have the opportunity to add a video from URL if it's already being hosted online. Now, for the video type, we have a couple of options here. I would highly recommend progressive download, meaning it's constantly downloading even if the user's not watching part of the video. You can also select streaming which would require a faster internet connection versus progressive download, as well as, Adobe Media Streaming service. With progressive download selected, let's go and take a look at a few of the options we have. We can choose to share the video on the stage or on the TOC. I'm going to leave this set to stage for right now, and I'm going to choose to modify the slide duration to accommodate the video. I'm using the multi-slide synchronized video feature, because I'd like to take advantage of things such as closed captioning, and having the video controls as part of our presentation controls. But I do want this video to live on its own slide. So I'll just change the slide duration to accommodate the video, and then click OK. You'll notice that as this video's added, there's no controls with it. That's because the controls at the bottom of our screen are going to be controlling the video as well. I'm going to go ahead and shrink this video down and kind of put it in position where I'd like it on this page. We're going to end up having three different things on this page, a video on the left, a video on the right, and then a webpage that goes all the way across the bottom. Now that we have the video in place, let's go and preview what we've got so far. From the preview button, I'm going to choose to play from the slide. >> It's happening all over the world, every day people are harnessing the power of the sun- >> In order to pause the video, I can use the pause button at the bottom of the screen. If I was just using an event video, I'd have to use the pause button that's on the video itself. I'm going to go ahead and exit this and head back to our presentation. Let's open up the properties panel and take a look at the properties associated with this video. If I select the video in the properties panel, I can now click edit video timing. The video timing would allow me to choose exactly what portion of the video I'd like to play over which slides. Currently, the start of the video is the start of slide 18 and it's going to stay on slide 18 for its full duration. If you had a video you want to stretch over multiple slides here in the edit video timing, you could select key markers to show exactly what part of the video would appear on which slide. The next step of adding videos is the opportunity to add closed captioning which we'll take a look at in the next video.
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project