Use Digital Video Editing to Videotape Your Presentation

Just a reminder: before advancing to the steps outlined in this section, you should have prepared your presentation for a TV screen by completing the steps outlined in the previous sections of this article.

Digital video editing is an advanced method for creating videotapes from your computer. This method uses a card, or video board, that either replaces or works in concert with the video adapter card in your computer. The card has outputs and may also have inputs for several different types of video signal. Some examples of this type of card are the Wakeboard by Digital Video Arts, the AV Master by FAST, and the Bravado 2000 by Truevision. To control this card you need some type of video editing software, such as Studio DV by Pinnacle Systems, IntroDV by Digital Origin, Premiere® or After Effects by Adobe, or Lumiere® Video Studio by IMSI. You will also need a videocassette recorder to connect to your video board.

You can use this hardware and software to import graphic files from your computer, edit them, and record them to videotape. Check your video editing documentation for graphic file types recommended for use with your hardware and software.

Step 1: Create graphic files from your presentation

  1. In PowerPoint®, open the presentation you want to record.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. In the Save as type list, select one of the following:
    GIF Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
    JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)
    PNG Portable Network Graphics Format (*.png)
  4. Click Yes to export every slide in the presentation.

 Note    The slides are saved as individual graphic files in a folder with the name you gave the presentation.

Step 2: Send the files to your VCR

Now use your digital video editing software to edit the graphic files and output your presentation to videotape.