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  • RonnieMartin
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    I have tried just about everything and have found that in the long run it is better to just rebuild the lecture or presentation on the Edius time line then output that to tape or DVD for presentation. For over 5 years I was on the dental lecture circuit for a major dental products company and lectured all over North America. My original lectures were built in Power Point and at first I tried converting them wasting a lot of time. I was still not satisfied with the results. The Power Point slides were just not sharp when converted to video.

    It was in the early 90s that I discovered Canopus/Rex Edit 1.0 and I started converting all my lectures to video. It actually took less time in video. The moving graphics (Digital Juice and others) in the back ground were just stunning. Even back then, we used three cameras to shoot the technique part of the lecture then Rex Edit to put it all together. We played the DV tape on a Sony Walkman DV player that had firewire and SVHS out to the projector. We could start and stop the video with the remote and the resultant stills were clear with out jitter. When you couple the moving graphics with music and sound effects the lectures are not boring and become quite effective.

    Currently, I am working on a similar project for a Tobacco Cessation project with one of my former students at the university and we are going to use Edius to build the lecture this time in HDV with a similar player.

    Ronnie

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  • COMPLETE VIDEO IMAGE
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    JPG Jittery Narrow Lines

    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    the only way to get a smooth product is by doing what I said and create any animations in Edius, I also apply 90x1 motion blur in Photoshop prior to use in Edius, removes all jitter of thin lines
    When narrow lines in jpgs are jittery, Imaginate does a good job of stabilizing them as well.

    Ted

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  • Cory Bretz
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    I've used PowerPoint To Video DVD
    http://www.ppt2video.com.
    The trial version is usable for 15 conversions.
    The animations survive.
    I wasn't impressed with image quality though.

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  • skier-hughes
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    Basically i do a lot of dvd production for this guy.
    He's running a charity match and wanted some promotional material supplied by sponsors to give to the participants.
    This promo material was a PPT
    He wanted some other info added to this.
    He didn't want to pay :)
    I didn't want to spend days on it :)

    As all I do is produce dvds for him, he asked for a dvd.

    It was far easier in the end, to add his new material to the PPT presentation and make a new one and duplicate this 24 times, supplying him with a PPT on cd - packaged so it'll just play onany pc.

    Anyway, job is done, so I don't need any more info, but thanks for all the ideas, I'll follow up on the last link, in case I have to do this again.

    Graham

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  • Blast1
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    For DV I used to just play back on a laptop and capture the S-video and any audio out to a storm, only problem is if the PPT has too small text as it doesn't show up too good in video, this happens with most PwrPoint to video captures no matter what is used.

    I'm supplying a couple of dozen cd's with the powerpoint presentation on
    I didn't notice the part about video cds till after I posted the above, a video CD is half the frame resolution of DV plus compression, you might be better off just to take computer video out into a settop DVD recorder and make computer dups of the DVD in Nero or something.
    Last edited by Blast1; 05-10-2008, 07:50 PM.

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  • GrassValley_MD
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    How large are the power point slides?

    If you have a power point that is larger than 720x480 then any conversion is going to drop the quality quite a bit.

    Mike

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  • redgum
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    And there is a fabulous package out of Canada called Power Videomaker Professional that simply converts PPT files to AVI, Mpeg of WMV and it can do it in HD if you need. You can even control the timing and it's NOT a screen grab.
    www.presentersoft.com

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  • skier-hughes
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    Same as other ones I'd found, watermark and to be honest, the screen capture was probably as good in quality, this one wasn't good. Mind you, I was using my lowly office pc which has PPT on, and not my video editing model.

    Anyway, CD made and burned now, so nobody else needs to worry, thanks.

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  • Alade
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    Do a google searech for 'PPTToVideo'...neat little package, and it works well..at lease for what I had to do...it is not free, but the trial worked for what I was doing.....There is another application " PPTmovie" .

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  • skier-hughes
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    I'm supplying a couple of dozen cd's with the powerpoint presentation on, along with the added extra info required. Play only on pc, but cheap!!

    Thanks,
    Graham

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  • GrassValley_KH
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    Twinpact 100 and Pegasus are great for doing this...but I'm imagining that you have neither the time nor resources to use one of these..

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  • skier-hughes
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    It's a favour job for a regular client, I didn't want to spend hours on it :(
    Thinking cap will have to go back on while I work on the rest of the project.

    Graham

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  • antonsvideo
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    the only way to get a smooth product is by doing what I said and create any animations in Edius, I also apply 90x1 motion blur in Photoshop prior to use in Edius, removes all jitter of thin lines

    also, if a slide consists of several stages, you may export each stage as a unique bmp manually, time consuming

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  • skier-hughes
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    Originally posted by SoundFreak View Post
    Maybe camtasia, not sure about resolution, but give it a try, play in PP and capture.
    I've tried camtasia andwindows media encoder, but neither give a truely smooth end product.

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  • SoundFreak
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    Maybe camtasia, not sure about resolution, but give it a try, play in PP and capture.

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