compressing ppt.mov to DVD-easy?

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  1. lillibet macrumors newbie

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    I tried a small ppt., imported it to try out getting it into compressor and outputting to DVD....my little ppt. sample is greyed out and won't let me select. I need to help my friend tomorrow am do this with a 20 minute program...what am i missing...im sure this isn't hard , but it's my first time with this conversion. Help is greatly appreciated tonight!
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    .PPT is a PowerPoint presentation file - NOT a movie file. If you have iWork or Keynote, you might be able to convert it into a .mov file. Otherwise you'll need to convert the PPT file into individual images (and convert any embedded movies).

    To do that, in PowerPoint, go to File->Save As and select an image type from the "Save As Type" menu; my personal preference is uncompresses TIFF. Make sure you save them to a folder. After you've done that, import the images into your NLE (FCE, FCP or iMovie) and place them on the Timeline. Edit as needed, then export a QuickTime Movie or directly to Compressor.

    -DH
     
  3. lillibet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ppt. to .mov THEN into compressor

    Thanks so much for the reply. I actually have FCP and can turn it into a quicktime movie there. My hang-up is using compressor properly. I am just learning output. Any chance I can tap your help when I'm working with the actual movie to get me through a successful DVD burn? Do I have to go through compressor or can I just export the .mov to dvdstudio pro and compress it and burn from there?
    grateful for your help
    lillibet:


     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can import the exported QuickTime Movie directly into DVD-SP.

    -DH
     

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