Date Created: April 2nd 2010
Last Updated: April 2nd 2010
05/13/2013 01:12 AM
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 state of your movie clip. Fortunately, the Reset option is just what you need at this point of time!
05/07/2013 11:52 PM
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 flip your inserted movie clips. Resizing can help you change the dimensions of your movie clips, while slight changes in rotation values can draw attention. Flip, the last of these options though is something you will almost never use -- unless you want to do something drastically different!
05/05/2013 08:49 PM
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 speaking who is surrounded by a large, distracting background of other people or moving objects, you may want to crop the movie so that the cropped movie now focuses more on the speaker, and gets rid of all the extra distractions.
05/02/2013 06:12 AM
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 remember that most of the shapes other than a Rectangle may crop out some parts of your movie clips. That's why you can play around with shapes such as a rounded rectangle -- but ponder a lot before you place a movie within a semi-circle or a pointed star!
04/30/2013 08:00 AM
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 Effects, which are very similar to Shape Effects. Movie Effects let you apply various effects such as Shadow, Glow, Bevel, 3-D Rotation, Soft Edges etc. to a selected movie clip.
04/25/2013 08:40 PM
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 this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a frame like effect to your movie by using the Border option.
04/23/2013 11:17 PM
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 Styles change the movie clip so that it plays within an oval or a rounded rectangle. Movie Styles also transform the look of your inserted movie clips by applying borders, 3-D effects, shadows, frames, etc. around your movie clip.
04/21/2013 11:16 PM
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.
04/21/2013 10:54 PM
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 combining grayscale with any one color such as blue, green, etc. Do remember that the movie Recolor options work almost similarly to Picture Recolor options.
04/17/2013 10:41 PM
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. It's very important to understand that such adjustments may not only be necessary for the appearance of the movie clips on your computer, but also for how they show when projected onto a screen or even on a connected TV. Projectors are typically not as bright as computer screens, and some adjustments may help.