Camtasia Question

by mojoisland 4 replies
I am currently trying to record a PowerPoint presentation for my sales page. I am having trouble because I am getting a huge file size! Can anyone tell me what the optimum settings would be to record this and then embed it on our sales page for the best viewing experience?

Thanks everyone!

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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
    You really just have to play around with the settings in Camtasia.It also depends on what kind of flash player your going to use.

    If you're using Camtasia standard flash player, the settings are going to be different, as compared to using an external flash player that you already have.

    You can create your video and save it as a .WMV, or .AVI file and use an external application to convert to FLV and integrate flash player at the same time.


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    • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
      Also...don't forget that you don't have to record PowerPoint presentations at full screen!

      Decide what the final window size you want is and record your PPT at that size. This usually reduces the file size dramatically.

      Check the PPT Help to see how to run Slide Show mode in a window instead of full screen...
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      • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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        Camtasia is really a power tool but after my trial has expired, canstudio is a better alternative.. hence it's free.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        1. Always save camtasia videos an an avi.

        2. Always encode them to flv using vp6 as the codec. Flix 8 standard is only $39 on On2.com the owners of the vp6 codec.

        3. Always set the audio to mono and do not encode the audio at more than 32kbps. This alone will eliminate a lot of the file size.

        4. If you captured at high frame rates like 30 or 20 frames per second then encode it at exactly half your original frame rate when you encode it to flv.

        5. Set your video bit rate at no more than 220kbps... with powerpoint you will never need a bit rate higher than this to get great image quality and lower may be a good idea too.

        6. When you encode your video to flash flv since all it is is powerpoint reduce the dimensions. You will likely be able to get away with encoding and displaying it at 640x480 or less and not degrade the visitor experience.

        If you master what I just said you will never have a file size issue again and your videos will also stream faster as well.
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