Video and Image integration

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dengar169, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. dengar169 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I am working on a project for school. We are putting on a performance in class and i would like to have a keynote style presentation running behind the performers.

    The beginning of it is going to be a video, and the remainder will be pictures and slides.

    I am wondering what program(s) I can use to pull this off. I would like it to be interactive, where I can play the movie, and if it is too long be able to click to the next slide.

    I have already made the beg. video using live type and finalcut exp and have all the pictures I need to make one final product.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    I'm not sure about what program to use. You could always just assemble the still images in FCE along the time line, even apply some motion/scaling to generate a "Ken Burns" style effect with some cross fades. I have used an app called FotoMagico but it's only really going to output a video at the end that you'll have to piece together again in FCE.

    If you had hundreds of photos you want to put in a slide show, then I'd say look into FotoMagico. If it needs to be more tightly controlled with the time line, then stick in FCE.

    As for how to 'skip' to the next image, have you considered putting a chapter marker at the beginning of each still image? If it were like a DVD presentation, you could always just hit the remote to skip chapter if you wanted to move faster than anticipated. Just a thought, especially since I know nothing about how you're presenting the media.
  3. dengar169 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Thanks for the advice, I will look into Fotomagico and see if it works for what I need.

    Yeah, I apologize if that I didn't clarify exactly what I need. However, your tips seem like they will put me on the right path. Thanx alot
  4. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    Couldn't you just use Keynote? On the first slide, embed the video to that then the pictures on the remaining slides.

    Then you can view the slide show in full screen, and if you needed to fast forward you could by click to view the next slide.

    EDIT: Yep is works, just tested it out. You can put your video on a slide then be able to click past it if you need to.
  5. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    When you go to a slide that has a video, can it be set to play automatically? I don't have keynote, but maybe my wife got it w/ her new MacBook Air that she purchased a couple months ago. Or at least a Demo I can work with maybe...

    This is along the lines of what I want to do. I have a family wedding coming up and the program involves going through slides during a "presentation-ish" speech and also a couple movies during other parts of the program. I'd like to have the entire presentation integrated into one file that's already open on the projector when everyone walks in (it's distracting when you minimize a presentation to open a movie player to do the video, etc).

    I basically just want a lot of slides with some movies in between. After each "piece," we'll be coming back to the main "___ & ____ Wedding" slide that stays up during any part of the program that does not have any multimedia needs

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