Video slideshow presentations

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I'm currently researching ways to do basic slideshow presentations.

Is there any easy way to do these besides using powerpoint/keynote and screen recording it?

Animoto looks pretty cool but not really tailored toward a lesson/how-to format.

Cheers,
Matt
#presentations #slideshow #video
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisCree
    You might check out GoldMail. It's designed to do audio slideshows.
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  • Profile picture of the author Razer_Thomas
    You can use ffsb.exe for slideshow presentations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    You can also use Open office I think to produce a swf file from a presentation.

    Quentin
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
    How are all these other marketers doing slideshows then?

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    • Profile picture of the author MacS09
      Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

      How are all these other marketers doing slideshows then?

      :/
      They use Camtasia, mostly.

      If you're on Vista or Windows 7, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker and images (say JPEGs) as an alternative to PowerPoint.

      If you use PPT 2010, you can actually record your commentary and produce a video from within the program. It's slow and cumbersome, though, and does not record voice during transitions.

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      • Profile picture of the author Matt MacPherson
        Originally Posted by MacS09 View Post

        They use Camtasia, mostly.

        If you're on Vista or Windows 7, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker and images (say JPEGs) as an alternative to PowerPoint.

        If you use PPT 2010, you can actually record your commentary and produce a video from within the program. It's slow and cumbersome, though, and does not record voice during transitions.

        Max
        I figured it was camtasia. Anything for the Mac platform? Unfortunately I only use OSX.

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        • Profile picture of the author Marty S
          Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

          This is the reason why "Macs" are crap. Nothing works with the damn things.

          But if you had WINDOWS not a MAC like REAL Information Publishers use (notice how I didn't say Marketer)...

          Then the answer to how you do SlideShows is **drumroll**.... Powerpoint with Camtasia!!!!

          Oh bummer...forgot you have a Mac!!!
          Surely, you jest.

          Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

          I figured it was camtasia. Anything for the Mac platform? Unfortunately I only use OSX.

          Matt
          Essential tools for creating great videos with your Mac:
          • Screenflow $99 (more powerful and easier to use than Camtasia on PC as well)
          • Keynote $89 (included in your iWorks, so you probably already have this)
          • Skitch.com Free image grabbing and editing software.
          • GarageBand - Powerful audio recording and editing software, FREE with your Mac.

          Just to clarify, I use Camtasia and Power Point as well on my PC. In fact I started my Youtube channels with that software. So it is quite capable, but you are NOT disadvantaged in anyway by using a Mac. Quite the contrary, in that your video production will explode with creativity using the software above.

          Just this week, I taught a local high school student how to create a video on the Mac. Without me hardly touching the mouse, and from a completely blank slate - she came up with this in less than 3 hours:

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          • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
            Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

            Surely, you jest.



            Essential tools for creating great videos with your Mac:
            • Screenflow $99 (more powerful and easier to use than Camtasia on PC as well)
            • Keynote $89 (included in your iWorks, so you probably already have this)
            • Skitch.com Free image grabbing and editing software.
            • GarageBand - Powerful audio recording and editing software, FREE with your Mac.

            For Mac Users iMovie is also a very powerful, very intuitive editing program you can add to the list above. I use iMovie to edit together Keynote Presentation sequences with live action sequences - you can transition to and from them very easily with iMovie's suite of transition tools.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
          Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

          This is the reason why "Macs" are crap. Nothing works with the damn things.

          But if you had WINDOWS not a MAC like REAL Information Publishers use (notice how I didn't say Marketer)...

          Then the answer to how you do SlideShows is **drumroll**.... Powerpoint with Camtasia!!!!

          Oh bummer...forgot you have a Mac!!!
          Camtasia also runs on MAC. Just thought you'd like to know being you're a real "information publisher"
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          • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
            Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

            Does it really...without crashing? News to me....?

            Anyone else get it to work? Because er... Mr Hubcap begs to differ.
            Shhhhhh... Adults are speaking. Be quiet and listen and maybe you'll learn something.
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        • Profile picture of the author Amy Carczak
          Originally Posted by Matt MacPherson View Post

          I figured it was camtasia. Anything for the Mac platform? Unfortunately I only use OSX.

          Matt
          Camtasia has a Mac version now
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  • Profile picture of the author ZaraK
    Mac bigotry is so 1990.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    In my opinion, this is the best way to do it:

    How To Create Awesome Videos From Your PowerPoint Slides

    It involves powerpoint but not screen recording. And the animations are smooth in the output video!
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  • Profile picture of the author ZaraK
    Welcome to the new millenium, where people have the freedom to choose their tools.

    I have not seen a Mac vs PC smackdown since my AOL days. Which were a really long time ago.

    Just sayin'
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  • I bought my first Mac this year after having used PC for over ten years. I had always made fun of Mac-extremists... Now that I have one, I can assure you that it's indeed a superior computer experience than PC, more reliable, intuitive, trouble-free, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwinland
      I tried to post this last night before the forum went down:

      There is a Camtasia version for the Mac, but most Mac users seem to prefer Screenflow.

      However, the simplest solution for Mac users is one I am noticing more and more IM'ers using in their sales videos...and that is Keynote. Build your slides, add animation that looks great and record the show with your voice-over. Then export to a video format and you are pretty much ready to go.

      The video example given earlier of what Keynote can do in the hands of someone who never used it is fantastic, but only the tip of the iceberg. It can do so much more.

      I use both Mac and PC, Keynote and PowerPoint and can tell you from experience that Keynote spanks PowerPoint in most features...and the finished product looks 10x more professional.

      Not sure where the Mac hating is coming from...but not from any sense of reality.

      If you need any specific pointers, pm me or skype me and I will be glad to help.

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