How do you turn an article into a video?

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I've noticed a couple of threads here where people talk about turning articles into videos. I can think of a half-dozen ways to do something like that.

What techniques do YOU use?

Which ones are more effective than others?

-David
#article #turn #video
  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    Check out Big Mike's GFX Video Writer. I saw he posted a WSO of this product before.

    Ross
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Here's one way:

    Take the main points and create a Powerpoint slide show. Then use Windows Media Player to convert it into a video.

    We do this as part of our process for clients of our TrafficSage.com service.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

      Here's one way:

      Take the main points and create a Powerpoint slide show. Then use Windows Media Player to convert it into a video.

      We do this as part of our process for clients of our TrafficSage.com service.
      Yeah, I'm quoting myself - so what :p

      Doing it this way also allows you to submit the PowerPoint slides to all the slide sharing sites like SlideShare.net which has a PR 8.
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    • Profile picture of the author dsorr
      Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

      Here's one way:

      Take the main points and create a Powerpoint slide show. Then use Windows Media Player to convert it into a video.

      We do this as part of our process for clients of our TrafficSage.com service.
      Glad I found this thread...
      I'm trying everything to get some Windows media audio files "attached" to already made PowerPoint slides and saved as swf/flv

      I've tried downloading the trial for Camtasia, but can't get the PP Add-in to work
      (it says I need administrative privileges, which I have because it's MY computer with
      only me as User)

      I originally used openoffice's powerpoint feature (Impress), but since downloaded a
      trial for MS Office 2007, with PP2007.

      Got some kind of error when trying to open the powerpoint file in Scate Ignite4 Home
      (yet another trial... but which is s'posed to do what I'm wanting done)

      So if there's a way to use Windows media player to convert a PP slide show WITH audio
      somehow attached, can you pretty please tell me how to do it?...
      I'm about to lose my mind!

      And another question, does GFX Video Writer work for this?
      I would gladly pay the modest price for that, but not sure it
      will do what I need.
      The pp slides w/audio "video" will be on a landing page.
      I am still pretty much a novice at all this, but am trying to
      work a program that I purchased, and this is a major
      requirement.

      UGH!!
      Any help at all is most appreciated!

      TIA,
      Sharie
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      • Profile picture of the author sanssecret
        Originally Posted by dsorr View Post

        Glad I found this thread...
        I'm trying everything to get some Windows media audio files "attached" to already made PowerPoint slides and saved as swf/flv

        I've tried downloading the trial for Camtasia, but can't get the PP Add-in to work
        (it says I need administrative privileges, which I have because it's MY computer with
        only me as User)

        I originally used openoffice's powerpoint feature (Impress), but since downloaded a
        trial for MS Office 2007, with PP2007.

        Got some kind of error when trying to open the powerpoint file in Scate Ignite4 Home
        (yet another trial... but which is s'posed to do what I'm wanting done)

        So if there's a way to use Windows media player to convert a PP slide show WITH audio
        somehow attached, can you pretty please tell me how to do it?...
        I'm about to lose my mind!

        And another question, does GFX Video Writer work for this?
        I would gladly pay the modest price for that, but not sure it
        will do what I need.
        The pp slides w/audio "video" will be on a landing page.
        I am still pretty much a novice at all this, but am trying to
        work a program that I purchased, and this is a major
        requirement.

        UGH!!
        Any help at all is most appreciated!

        TIA,
        Sharie
        Sharie, do you mean Windows Movie Maker?

        Save the ppt slides as png images, import them into WMM, then import (or record) the audio. You can add in transitions between each image if you want to make it a bit fancier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
    I do it the other way round. I recommend you do what suites you.

    Anyhow

    1. Find keywords first,
    2. create a video on that keyword,
    3. then write an article basically copying what I said in the video with a keyword density of 2-3%
    4. submit the article to ezine articles
    5. i use trafficgeysertraffic.com to post my video all over the net
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I've used Article-Video Robot, but most often I put the
    main points from the articles into PowerPoint and just
    read or narrate the article.

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
      I use Keynote. I'll take points, concepts etc from the article and make them into bullet points. Add some images, a voice over and export it as a quicktime file.

      Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Try this - convert the Powerpoint to a video format. Import that media into Camtasia. Then import the audio into Camtasia also and attach them there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Go with article video robot. You can turn any article in to stunning talking videos.

    Benefits -

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    The best article to video service I found after my long research...

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    Hope this helps...

    Regards
    Spencer Jones
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Originally Posted by karenhudson View Post

    Following are the steps to convert article into video


    Step 1: Copy and paste your article (INCLUDING the title on the first line) into a text editor like notepad or any text editor program.
    Step 2: Separate each sentence of the article with a blank space. Not sure what I mean, watch the video above.
    Now you should have an article where every sentence is on its own line.
    Step 3: Save this article in text file format then open up open PowerPoint and choose File -> Open.
    If you can't see the text file, it is because you need to change the file type to all file types.
    Step 4: To align the article sentence to the center of the slide, choose title slide layout.
    I agree up to a point. The only thing is: If you have have each slide exactly the same, and you're just reading out what's on the screen, the video is going to be very boring. Choose one or two points from each sentence or paragraph and put those on the screen. Vary the slides by having a chart, graphic, or picture related to what's being discussed every so often just to break things up a bit and keep the viewer interested.

    Originally Posted by karenhudson View Post

    Step 5: Start to record your presentation in Camtasia.
    Step 6: Submit your video to different video directories to gain more back links and traffic to your site. To automate your video submission, you can use services like Traffic Geyser or tubemogul.




    Here is another tool which is superb in converting article into video and then submitting it to major sites.
    articlevideorobot-review.blogspot.com/

    If you don't have Powerpoint, OpenOffice Impress works just as well.
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