pdf print adverts showing on presentation screen - easiest way to replace the picture with a video

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  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    struggled to word this.

    wife's company (who basically have no it department for stuff like this) has a presentation screen connected to a mac mini, and it shows excursion posters which were done in undesign, with a logo at the top, text at the bottom, and a picture in the middle, they just show on a looping screensaver. is there an easy way to replace the photo with a short video clip? i have access to adobe apps but am self taught and not too advanced.
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Make a new video project and put the static items as a background image. Then position the desired video over the box that had the photo and export the new video. Then set the exported video as a loop. Should work unless I missed what you meant.
     
  3. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but can i put that in a mixed folder of pdfs and have it treat it as similar?


    basically its excursion posters. so say they have one with their company logo, the name West Tour, and a pic of something, and the information about the tour. next one, east tour, then catamaran.

    at the minute the screen saver ticks over from the pdf of the west tour to the east tour to the catamaran.

    i would want (as example) to replace the picture of the catamaran with a video of dolphins, and the screensaver to show the ones that have pics as well as the ones that have videos.
     
  4. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Convert PDF to an image (png maybe?) for the backgrounds and put them into your project, unless your software can deal with PDFs directly. Then synchronize the background changes to the video changes.

    I don't know about being able to drop something in as you still need to create the video, but you should be able to either make one long video with all the posters or even have them separate if you need to randomize it.
     
  5. madeirabhoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just thinking, wouldnt powerpoint do what i need? slideshow, some slides with pics, some with videos, set to tick over automatically?
     
  6. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    I think if you set the autoplay options correctly, it should work. I have never tried it. How does it handle looping back to the beginning?

    The only issue is that powerpoint can be interrupted by updates, especially if you run Windows 10. A video can be played by a dedicated playback device. Otherwise they should be about the same in terms of effort to make.
     

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