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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


2010 Video Pipe Line- new!

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PowerPoint 2010 Video Pipeline: Linked video file sizes

Logic: understand video impacts on file size

We saw what occurs when we embed videos. What if the video is linked?

Option 2: a linked video- video is 25 meg and uncompressed

What was done What it looks like
Insert 25 meg video as linked and save = 52 Kb.

Again, for our purposes, there are 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte.

PowerPoint links the video and adds almost nothing to the file size- very efficient. Just remember, if you transfer the presentation, you need to send the video as well!

insert video powerpoint 2010

Add the same bevel and 3d perspective effects as when we embedded the video, and save = 57 Kb!

Add effects to  video powerpoint 2010

Let's now start again and look at trimming video. We will commence again with a 25 meg video embedded in PowerPoint 2010.

Insert 25 meg video, trim first 20 of 30 seconds and save. File size = 2,281 Kb, a significant increase over 52 Kb. Why?

Again, PowerPoint 2010 keeps the information at the start of the file, even if you trim it- not what you expect.

So, what would be the result if we compress this video or trimmed it? Nada!


Trim  video powerpoint 2010

Trim 20 seconds from the video, compress and save.

Can't be done! Linked videos can be trimmed, but not compressed!

So, what of the original video? What would have happened if we compressed it before we added effects, of trimmed any part of the video?
Insert 25 meg video linked, compress file and save? Can't be done! Linked videos cannot be compressed!

Linked video cannot be compressed in PowerPoint 2010




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