How to convert a PowerPoint slideshow into video
This step-by-step guide illustrates how to convert a PowerPoint slide-show into video.
PowerPoint files converted to video using this technique also reserve all the voice narrations, with a total cost of $0.!
All you need a copy of MS PowerPoint (any version), the PPT file, a webcam or microphone (if you want to record audio) and Internet access.
Step No.1: Open your PPT presentation file inside MS PowerPoint and switch to Slide Show menu to setup the exact time duration for each slide. You have 2 choices here:
i) Use ‘Record Narration’ if you want to include audio in your presentation. Record your voice as your move through the slides and say yes when you are encouraged to save the changes.
ii) Use ‘Rehearse Timings’ for silent PowerPoint videos. This option lets you define how long a slide should display on the screen before the presentation move to the following slide.
Step No.2: Now go to authorstream and upload the PPT file you saved in Step No.1. AuthorStream is a PowerPoint hosting service where you can upload PowerPoint (.ppt) files as large as 1 GB.
Step No.3: When you are done uploading the PPT file to the web, ie to Author Stream, it will convert the PowerPoint file into a MPEG4 video (mp4) that can be directly uploaded to YouTube or you can watch it on an iPod.
This process may take some time depending on your internet speed, but you’ll get an email notification as soon as your PowerPoint video is ready for download from the web.
The conversion is not instant so you want to wait for some time. And the quality of video created from PowerPoint files is brilliant.