In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to add and format video clips onto a slide. She'll show all the available controls, as well as how to adjust playback settings, such as trimming the clip.
- [Narrator] You can add a video to your slides. I'll create a new blank slide right at the end, and I'll change to the insert ribbon tab. All the way on the right-hand side, you can insert a screen recording. This is going to allow you to record your computer screen, and you can even record audio to go along with it. This is excellent for training presentations. I'm interested in video. If I click the down arrow, I can choose online video, for example, YouTube, but I'll choose video on my PC.
In my Assets folder, I'll click on my video file. If you do know you have a video file, and PowerPoint isn't letting you click on it, or insert it, or you just can't see it, then it's probably some type of file format that PowerPoint can't open. So you will need to convert it in order to put it on the slide. But I've selected it and I'll click insert. And at this point, it's going to work just like an image. I can drag it around on my slide, resize it, and you'll notice that we have two tabs under video tools.
There's a format tab for how it looks, and a playback tab for how it acts. And the format tab, it's again very similar to an image. You can change styles, and you can hover your mouse over it to see how it's going to change it and how it looks. You can make your video or particular shape, you can add a border, effects, and on the left-hand side, you can even add color corrections to your video. For example, you can have a completely grayscale video, if you wanted to, or add a color overtone to it.
And if your video is dark, you can increase the brightness and contrast. On the playback tab, you can control how it's going to act. You can trim the video. This means clipping some off of the beginning, and the end. I can drag in with the green slider where I want the video to start, I can drag the red slider to where I want the video to end. I'll click cancel. If it starts too abruptly, I can fade it in at a particular time.
And if it's too loud or quiet, I can adjust the volume. If I don't want any sound at all on my video, I can mute it. I can choose how I want the video to start. For example, when I get to the slide or if I click the mouse. I can also have it play in fullscreen, instead of just being part of the slide. I can have the video loop until it stop manually. The last thing I can change is the slide itself. For example, if I don't have it set to play fullscreen, I can make it look a little more cinematic by going over to my trusty design tab and changing the slide background to black.
If you want to see what this looks like you can preview it by going to the slide show ribbon tab and choosing from current slide. This is going to give you a quick preview of how it's going to look when you're giving the actual presentation. This looks nice and sharp and if I click the mouse, it starts the presentation. If I hover my mouse down near the bottom of the screen, I have the control buttons to work with. I'll hit escape to get out of my presentation, and back to editing it.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files