Where Can I Get Video Backgrounds For PowerPoint?

by James Liberty 22 replies
Where can I get video backgrounds for my PowerPoint presentations? Can anyone make a recommendation?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Originally Posted by James Legacy View Post

    Where can I get video backgrounds for my PowerPoint presentations? Can anyone make a recommendation?
    I have never heard of, or seen video backgrounds for PowerPoint presentations. So, I would be very interested in hearing this answer as well.

    That would be interesting to see in a presentation. Do you have any examples?


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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    The first person that I've seen use video backgrounds for
    presentations is Frank Kern (or something similar)

    A video background can be extremely distracting but since
    I don't know what it is you want to achieve, I can't really
    comment to say if your idea would work better or not.

    Could you elaborate?

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    • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
      Originally Posted by Asher View Post

      The first person that I've seen use video backgrounds for
      presentations is Frank Kern (or something similar)

      A video background can be extremely distracting but since
      I don't know what it is you want to achieve, I can't really
      comment to say if your idea would work better or not.

      Could you elaborate?

      Asher
      I'm really just trying to create a PowerPoint presentation that I can record using Camtasia and then sell as a digital product.
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      • Profile picture of the author Asher
        Originally Posted by James Legacy View Post

        I'm really just trying to create a PowerPoint presentation that I can record using Camtasia and then sell as a digital product.
        You can convert it to another format and sell the video directly.
        It's still a digital product.

        If you have a Powerpoint with an hour long worth of video in it,
        I don't know for sure but wouldn't that take like 3 hours for
        Powerpoint to load the video?

        Just sell your video as is - it's still a digital product. No need to
        complicate things. Hope this helps.

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      • Profile picture of the author dwightgenius2009
        Originally Posted by James Legacy View Post

        I'm really just trying to create a PowerPoint presentation that I can record using Camtasia and then sell as a digital product.
        You can convert your PowerPoint embeded with video to DVD with a professionl tool such as Moyea PowerPoint to DVD Burner or Leawo PowerPoint to DVD Burner etc.(You can find them by google)These tools may keep complete of PowerPoint originals like animations, sounds, slide transitions and video clips and bring no distortion, asynchronization nor a slight loss of PowerPoint effects to any output video.

        Haha,just my personal idea!
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        • Profile picture of the author manifestit
          Would love to know where to find the PPT (or Keynote) background Frank Kern uses for most of his presentations. Frank's presentations are always clear visually. It's very easy to read and it looks like: white text on black, subtly gradient background that appears to have some sort of screen or honeycomb texture. Looks sort of 'industrial' and very cool. Checked both PPT and KNT hoping it was a standard/stock template/theme and couldn't find it.

          Any Wizards out there have any suggestions?

          Thanks in advance.
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          • Profile picture of the author ppbiz
            Originally Posted by manifestit View Post

            Would love to know where to find the PPT (or Keynote) background Frank Kern uses for most of his presentations. Frank's presentations are always clear visually. It's very easy to read and it looks like: white text on black, subtly gradient background that appears to have some sort of screen or honeycomb texture. Looks sort of 'industrial' and very cool. Checked both PPT and KNT hoping it was a standard/stock template/theme and couldn't find it.

            Any Wizards out there have any suggestions?

            Thanks in advance.
            I looked for this background for HOURS. I ended up just custom creating one which took about 15 mins.. lol felt kind of silly after that :rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    PowerPoint does have the abililty to embed video into slides. Running them the full size of the slide would likely create all sorts of performance problems. And as good as Camtasia is for capturing screen sessions, once you get into capturing animation, it starts to choke and gets pretty jerky. I've got a PowerPoint->Flash->Camtasia out on YouTube somewhere. If I can find it, I'll check back in with the URL. - Russ
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    • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
      As mentioned, PPT can embed video but is really is a hugely bad idea if your goal is a moving background. Camtasia would be brought to it's knees in a heartbeat...

      If you want moving backgrounds for a presentation, you're probably better off using a tool other than PowerPoint.

      Sony Vegas Movie Studio with text for example. Digital Juice was mentioned as an excellent source for backgrounds (called JumpBacks).

      To simply change the background image (as opposed to a video background), Chris Farrell gave right-on directions...
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      • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
        Originally Posted by LonNaylor View Post

        As mentioned, PPT can embed video but is really is a hugely bad idea if your goal is a moving background. Camtasia would be brought to it's knees in a heartbeat...
        It sure was! :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      If you're just looking for custom backgrounds to spice up your PPT presentations so they look more professional when using them in video, you can create and save your own custom templates within PPT. It's pretty simple.

      Check out this DVD of Jim Edwards'. It's $39 but it's solid stuff and worth every penny and then some. Amazon.com: PowerPoint: How to Create a Killer...Amazon.com: PowerPoint: How to Create a Killer...

      If you're actually looking for a video background, I don't know where to steer you. But I agree with others, that seems like a rather distracting idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3vmarketing
    Hey guys thanks you all for all the idea and suggestions and james legacy- thanks for asking this question, i really nedded this for my power point presentation last week of this month, i've learn a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coleen.Young
    I think "motion graphics" is the more appropriate term for animated backgrounds that will add that extra punch for your presentations, James.

    Motion graphics are pretty fun to creaate if you have Adobe After Effects. You can actually come up with hundreds of cool motion graphics by merely using one static image.

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    Hope this helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author xiaophil
      Old thread? Anyway I've seen some very impressive presentations with motion backgrounds made using Powerpoint and Ovation
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  • Profile picture of the author ZhaoAnXin
    Here's what I think looks really good for this type of presentation:

    Video in video slides.

    I first saw them from Tim Schmidt, the guy who did Tribal Marketing, and I was doing camtasia stuff at the time. I thought it looked really nice so I decided to try it.

    I've found that it's really engaging to the users.

    I have a membership program that I run, and I get really good feedback about the videos, even though they're really simple to make.

    Basically you just load up whatever information you want to present (Like powerpoint presentations) and camtasia will capture the video from your webcam as well, so in addition to seeing the slide the users can see you talking about the material as well.

    It's super simple, but it increases the perceived value of your material - ALOT I think. Alot being my scientific measurement of the "average" user.

    That all said - I will tell you how I create paid content and I think it works out really well:

    1. I mind map ALL of my material
    2. I do a video in video presentation of the mindmap
    3. I export the mindmaps to jpg or pdf format
    4. I export the mindmaps to Open Office (word would work too but I don't have it) format and it ports over just like an outline
    5. I take the outline I've ported over and my microphone and use that as talking points for an audio lecture
    6. Then I take the same outline and maybe use each item as a h1 or h2 for an article and write a couple of paragraphs on those

    So from one effort I get multiple pieces of high value content to give to my members. They usually get:

    A video or series of videos (High Def - WMV DVD ready so they can burn it if they want)
    An MP3 Lecture
    The Mindmaps in high resolution PDF or JPG format
    The Notes
    Articles

    It takes minimal effort to do this stuff, and it really goes over pretty well I think.

    The content can also be repurposed really easily, and used to drive traffic.

    For example:

    I make mindmaps on individual ideas or idea chunks, and make a video for each one (or the first 5 out of a series of 20 or 30) and submit each one of those individually to all of the video services through tubemogul

    I can (but haven't really started yet) using the outline notes/articles to submit to article services.

    I can submit the mp3's or parts of the mp3's to podcasting services, etc.

    I can use any or all of it for content on my own mothership site.

    The reason I specifically do it this way is because I have a plan to create the greatest product in my niche that's ever been made and I'm running what amounts to a 1 year launch process.

    When I'm ready to start profesionally putting together the material I'll go into a studio or something similar to do it, but I'll have exhaustive notes, experience in making all of the videos already, a wide angle view of my niches material, etc.

    And the best part is that my members pay me to put it together.

    So that would be my suggestion. . .

    Use video in video with camtasia. Export your material into other formats (as many as possible). You could even try to get specific long tail keyword slides or maps or whatever ranking for those keywords in image search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vital Video
    I've created video backgrounds for my personal use that I have packaged for other creators to use. Email me if interested.
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    • Profile picture of the author dou9las
      I know this is an relatively old thread, but regarding the cool Frank Kern, industrial, honeycomb (actually punched metal) looking PPT background - I dig that one too.

      If you have a twitter account, check out the standard templates that are available by default (not talking about any custom templates/backgrounds.)

      There is one that has a very similar background (punched metal/honeycomb pattern) which is just a GIF image that is tiled (horiz. and vert.) Here is the actual link to that image on Twitter's servers (until they move, change or eliminate it )

      http://a2.twimg.com/a/1269553143/ima...theme14/bg.gif

      I just saved that image to my desktop, and I intend to create a PPT background out of it too.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketingZen
        Anyone managed to get the background frank uses yet? I think it looks cool and would love to get hold of it......
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  • Profile picture of the author tarekelnemrawy
    Try to use power point 2010, i didn't use it yet but i heard about a lot of new functions inside. good luck
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  • If you want to use video backgrounds, just record your powerpoint slides with a green background, using camtasia.
    Then you can import your "green screen" video into any good video editing software like Vegas, Premiere, etc... and run a chromakey effect on it, to remove the green background.

    And you'll have a layer beneath that just has your looping video background.

    This will render without draining your CPU.

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