Add Video to a Presentation
The proliferation of digital video content has made it increasingly easy to produce, edit, store, and
share video. As a result, there is a growing demand for the use of video during presentations of all
stripes. And, there is an ever-growing supply of content, for all sorts of applications, at your
disposal. It is, indeed, likely that you will either want or be asked to include video content in a
presentation at some point in time.
The video functionality available in PowerPoint 2010 gives you the ability to include existing content
in your presentations, and to edit it for your exact needs. Becoming familiar with how to insert and
modify video content in your presentations will allow you to leverage existing content, saving you
the effort of recreating a slide-based version of the same content. PowerPoint 2010 also gives you
the ability to embed web-based video in your presentations, opening the door for a massive array of
options to make your presentations engaging, informative, and versatile.
Video File Formats
PowerPoint 2010 supports a number of video file formats you can add to your presentations.
Video File Format
Format used to distribute web-based video using
the Adobe Flash Player.
Windows Media File
Format used for streaming audio, video, images,
and script commands across a network.
Windows Video File
Popular audio and video file format that can store
content that has been compressed using a wide
variety of codecs.
.mpg or .mpeg
Format typically used for Video-CD and CD-i
Windows Media Video File e .wmv
Highly compressed audio and video file format
that uses a minimal amount of storage.
The Video Tools Contextual Tab
The Video Tools contextual tab is displayed when you insert or select a video file in your
presentation. The Video Tools contextual tab contains all of the commands you will use to work
with video files on your slides. It is divided into two tabs: the Format tab and the Playback tab.
Figure 4-4: The Video Tools contextual tab.
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The Video Tools
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