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03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Reset Option for Movies

In PowerPoint, there are plenty of options to enhance your movie clips -- these may make your original movie clip appear entirely different from what you started with! The fact that you can make your movies look so different in PowerPoint 2011 with customizations galore can sometimes prove to be a disadvantage, especially if you want to get rid of all customizations and get back to original

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Resize, Rotate, and Flip Movies

PowerPoint provides you with plenty of options to enhance your movie clip. These options include Correction Adjustments, Recoloring, Movie Styles, Movie Effects, Movie Shapes, and Movie Borders. These options will make your movie clips look better and focused -- yet, there are some very basic movie editing options that can be even more significant. These include how you can resize, rotate, and

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Crop Movie Clips

You can crop a movie clip on your PowerPoint slide in almost the same way you crop a picture. Before you crop though, ascertain whether PowerPoint's Crop option will help enhance your inserted movie -- don't just do a crop if it adds no extra value to your movie clip. The Crop option allows you to remove non-required areas of a movie -- for example, if the subject of your movie is a person

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Movie Shape

In PowerPoint, your inserted movie clip is always placed as in a traditional rectangular shape, which is exactly what most users expect since it does seem safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint 2011 allows you to crop your movie to various shapes such as a circle, an oval, a wave, a triangle, or any of PowerPoint's default shapes. However, while selecting shapes for your movie clips, do

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Movie Effects

You can always use movie clips inserted in your PowerPoint slides as they are. However, to enhance their appearance and make them look more coordinated with the look of your slides, you can also apply Corrections, Recolor, Movie Styles, and Movie Borders to your inserted movies. Having said so, you are certainly not limited to the options mentioned above -- PowerPoint also offers you Movie

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Video (Movie) Borders

After placing a movie clip on your slide, you can do so much to enhance its look. For example, you may apply corrections, or recolor your movies. Additionally, you can also apply any of the preset Movie Styles available which is a quick and easy way to enhance the look of your movie clip without spending too much time. In addition, there are few more options that PowerPoint 2011 provides -- in

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Movie Styles

Movie Styles work for movie clips in the same way as Shape Styles work for shapes. PowerPoint provides you with ready to use Movie Styles for your movie (video) clips which add edges, constrain your movie clip to shapes, and also add effects to your movie clip -- and all of this can be applied with just a single click. Your movie clips no longer need to be rectangular -- some of the Movie

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

PowerPoint Friendly Video Formats

Different PowerPoint versions support a plethora of video file formats – not surprisingly, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for video. This table provides information about video file format compatibility at a quick glance. Learn about the video file formats that are supported by various PowerPoint versions. Categories: movies, powerpoint, tutorials,

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Video (Movie) Recolor Options

PowerPoint 2011 allows you make limited changes to your inserted movie clips. In a previous tutorial, we have already explored how you can correct the brightness and contrast for an inserted movie by using the Corrections option. Additionally, you can also completely recolor your inserted movie -- for example, you can make your full color movie appear grayscale, or even like a duo-toned movie

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Video (Movie) Correction Adjustments

Once you insert a movie clip on your slide in PowerPoint 2011, you may find out that the clip is too dark or light in terms of appearance. This is similar to what you may see on your television, especially a new television where you have to make a few adjustments to get the picture just right. Similar corrections can be made in any of the movie clips you insert within your PowerPoint slides.

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Poster Frames for Videos

When you insert a video in your presentation, you might see that the placed video clip displays a blank or black rectangle on the slide. If your video clip does not show a black rectangle, then of course there is no issue concerned. However, if it does show this black rectangle, your viewers may not find this appealing at all. With PowerPoint 2011's Poster Frame feature, you can easily overcome

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Insert Video (Movie) Clips

Why would you want to add a video clip within a PowerPoint slide? There are plenty of wrong reasons, and a few good ones -- let us explore the good reasons and then show you how you can add a video clip to your slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Here are some good reasons. Learn how to insert a video (movie) clip in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Categories: movies, office_mac, powerpoint_2011,

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2007: Add Trigger for Sound and Movie Actions

Slides with interactivity work great in scenarios where the presentation in question is not linear in which slides advance one after the other at set timings. Also, the person or audience for whom these slides are intended must be aware that some interactivity has been placed on these slides so that they can go ahead and click on some slide objects to cause an action to happen. This is especially

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2007: Movie Actions

Although PowerPoint classifies Movie Actions as an animation type, these are not strictly animations. Yet, since you access them through the Custom Animation task pane, we have included this tutorial in our Animations section. In simple terms, a Movie Action is something that causes an event for any inserted movie clip -- these are simple events such as Play, Pause, Resume, and Stop. By providing

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Cinematize 3 Pro: The Indezine Review

Cinematize 3 Pro is a DVD extractor program that lets you rip a clip (or part of a clip) from your DVD -- and convert the extracted content into various video and audio formats. Cinematize 3 Pro has the ability to batch-extract any number of segments, and you can save your favorite settings as presets, to be used in future. In this review, we explore how you can rip off a segment off a DVD for

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Living Actor: Conversation with Benoît Morel

Benoît Morel is the co-founder and CEO of Cantoche that is located in France and in the USA. Following his career as Sound Engineer and Producer at Radio France, Benoît worked in the video game industry for 10 years producing CGI animation across a variety of formats - notably video games, interactive shows, internet websites, and particularly, character animation. Benoît has published several

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Insert Video Clips from the Clip Art Pane

The Clip Art task pane typically offers illustrations, drawings, sounds, and pictures but it also provides a small selection of video clips (including Animated GIFs), which can be inserted in your presentation. To insert a video clip from the Microsoft Clip Art collection, follow these steps.Learn more here.Categories: movies, powerpoint_2010, tutorials, video

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Insert Videos (Movie Clips)

PowerPoint 2010 inserts videos in the same way as you would in previous versions -- but by default, it embeds the videos as part of the presentation file. This of course can balloon the file size -- and you can still link the video or movie clip rather than embedding it by following the alternative options explained in this tutorial.Learn how you can insert (embed or link) videos in PowerPoint

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Insert Online Videos (Movie Clips)

While PowerPoint 2010 can work with more video formats than previous versions, you can now easily also add a video clip from an online video site such as YouTube or even a slide sharing site like SlideShare, authorSTREAM, or SlideBoom. The actual process is easy -- follow these steps to get started.Learn more about inserting YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2010.Categories: movies, powerpoint_2010,

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Reframe For Mac: The Indezine Review

Let us imagine that you have some video that you want to show within a PowerPoint presentation -- and the format is not something PowerPoint can accept. Looking at another example, what do you do if you want to create some video for display on a web site or mobile applications. I won't go into technical terms like frame rates or aspect ratios that video geeks use all the time -- but I do agree

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Acoolsoft PPT2Video Converter 2: The Indezine Review

There are many times when I want to convert my PowerPoint presentations to video clips. This could be because I want to upload these video clips to YouTube and other video sharing sites, or maybe I want to create a DVD from my PowerPoint presentation. Whatever my motive, it's never an uncomplicated task to convert PowerPoint slides to a video format. Acoolsoft PPT2Video Converter claims to make

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Convima Product Videos: Conversation with Jörg Hahn

Jörg Hahn aka Jay Green was Marketing Manager with a screen capturing software publisher prior to launching his new company Convima. Now he successfully combines video production with online marketing. Hahn holds an MBA, speaks 5 languages fluently, and is planning to open another subsidiary of Convima in Singapore in August 2009.Geetesh: Tell us more about this interesting concept of product

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Learn PowerPoint 2007: Insert Movie in PowerPoint 2007

As far as possible, work with a presentation that has been saved at least once; then copy any movie/video file you want to insert to the same folder as the presentation. Thereafter, follow these steps to insert a movie clip in PowerPoint 2007.Learn more here...Categories: movies, powerpoint_2007, tutorials

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 6: The Indezine Review

TechSmith's Camtasia Studio product may be branded as a screen recording program, but that description doesn't do it much justice, since we consider it to be the Swiss Army Knife of video capture, edit, and sharing. At Indezine, we have been users of Camtasia Studio for a long time, and any new release of this product is an opportunity for us to play with the new features.Read the review here...

03/28/2017 04:20 PM

Google Acquires Omnisio -- To Add Spice To YouTube?

We already looked at Omnisio a few months ago -- it's a lot of fun, and you can mash up your media in creative ways. And now the news is out that Google has acquired Omnisio.It's still not clear how Google will use Omnisio technology -- but it does seem like a natural synergy as far as using Omnisio and YouTube together is concerned.Update: David Berlind from InformationWeek says Omnisio is sort

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