Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling video playback, part of Keynote: Builds, Transitions, Animations, and Effects.
If you add a video to a slide, the Bill properties essentially control how the slide content is played back. For example, in this slide I already have a movie inserted. Remember, this is as easy as choosing Insert > Choose, or using the Media Browser to access it. When you've added a movie, you'll notice that there is a Start Movie property automatically applied. Now the important thing to realize here is that you take a look at the build order. So the start movie is currently set to be on click.
But perhaps you want it to start automatically. If I set that to after transition, what's going to happen is just this. When I go to the slide, the movie is automatically going to be playing. I don't need to click to start it. And this may be desirable so the motion content is there automatically. While giving a presentation, if you move your mouse, you do get scrubber controls. So this allows you to adjust the playback during the presentation. In this case, we're seeing a time lapse movie playback. Or if there was sound, I could adjust the playback volume as I was, watching the clip.
This also gives me the ability at the end of the clip if the audience wants to see it again to click to restart the clip without having to jump in or out of the slide. If you leave the mouse alone after a while the playback controls should fade, but it does take a few seconds for it to disappear. So remember with movies it doesn't appear that there's any animation, but by default there is the start movie property. And using the build inspector, you can decide if it takes a click or it doesn't. Additionally, you can apply any other transition just like any other element.
So just as we revealed photos by having them scale and grow on the screen, you can do the exact same thing with a movie. Another popular tip is at the end of a movie, I like to use a slide transition that's usually a fade to white, or a fade to black. This lets me exit the movie before it's completed, and makes a nice clean transition from the end of the movie into the next slide.
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- Revealing text with animation
- Animating charts
- Creating interleaved builds
- Animating a webpage with Magic Move
- Controlling video and audio playback
- Adding slide transitions