Powerpoint to Video Help

by annieo
12 replies
I've converted my free report into a powerpoint to upload to my blog and distribute to video sharing sites but the quality of the text is too poor to use. So I now have some questions and need a bit of help.

Does anyone have any tips on improving the quality of text in videos?

What is the best system to use for powerpoint to video... i've tried moviemaker and memoriesonweb and both times i've ended up with poor quality

Perhaps it's just the format i'm saving in ... what's best to use?

Any help greatly appreciated
#powerpoint #video
  • Profile picture of the author Dan Liptak
    I use Camtasia and never had a problem with it. It has a plugin for Powerpoint, which makes it easy. I always save my project as avi and then upload to the tube sites.

    Later,
    Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author GB2008
    Have you also looked at Jing! - that's a free alternative to Camtasia, but from the same stable I believe...
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  • Profile picture of the author prtt75
    Have you tried using authorstream? I use that to create mini videos. It also outputs the video in HD. Here is one of my mini videos in youtube.

    w3.youtube dot com/watch?v=oO_Q4rq-z04
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by prtt75 View Post

      Have you tried using authorstream? I use that to create mini videos. It also outputs the video in HD. Here is one of my mini videos in youtube.

      w3.youtube dot com/watch?v=oO_Q4rq-z04
      authorstream.com looks interesting. I shall try this out very soon now. Thanks for the share.

      1 question though - can we add voiceover to the video at authorstream?
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      • Profile picture of the author prtt75
        Sorry about my late reply. I haven't seen any option to add a voice over but in powerpoint you can add a narration and i guess authorstream would be able to convert it as well with your video. Haven't tried it yet cause I hate doing voice over.
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    I second the vote for Camtasia, it's PowerPoint integration is very easy to use. They have a 30-day free trial so you can "try before you buy".

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author dwightgenius2009
    Moyea PowerPoint to Video Converter may be a good choice,it's a professional solution on this matter,and it costs less than Camtasia,just google it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hilary2009
    thanks for the comment
    i will check the detail again
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  • Profile picture of the author viane
    You can even make powerpoint presentation and play it using slide show viewer too
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  • Profile picture of the author d101
    Originally Posted by annieo View Post

    Does anyone have any tips on improving the quality of text in videos?
    ... text is the most critical part in video legibility.

    Type likes to be razor sharp to be read well. Unfortunately, type is the first victim of compression artifacts.

    The key to good compression is good preparation.

    First, check font sizes, when in doubt make it less text with bigger letters (font size +).

    Use Sans Serif Fonts aka "arial, helvetic, ... " over Serif fonts aka "Times New Roman" ...

    Bolding helps, too.

    See, that you have good contrast between type and background.

    Pro Version:
    If you want to get fancy, export the Powerpoint or whatever original source into a sequence of images and import those into a video editing program ... then you can preview how your text looks in the preview window and get a good idea of "the workings"

    Hope that helps a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author GopalG
    Hi,

    You can use adobe after effects to add more spice to your powerpoint text

    Regards
    Gopal
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