What to export from FCE for a Widows Powerpoint presentation?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by TrainingMovie, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. TrainingMovie macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Dear all,

    my apologies, but companywide we have to use Windows/PPT.

    We got equipment for production of training movies (ah, that's why
    I chose that name.... :D), code them to H.264 and on Wildows it runs
    perfectly with VLC.

    But we need to have those clips also in PPT. I learned, that PPT is working
    with wmv, avi and mpeg-1. For mpeg-1 it should run extremely well.

    I encoded to mpeg-1 at the desired resolution (using FFmpgX and respective software) and it runs very smooth - but the resolution is not sufficient.
    I exported some avi files - played with the settings - no good result. Sometimes complete loss of image.

    Is there any good approach to transport the resolution a Canon HF S 10 delivers into PPT and make it work reliably?

    I would like to have maximum resolution for the PPT and a run without stuttering - like the VLC stand alone. (The ActiveX control for VLC is not working properly.)

    Thanks a lot for the help,
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Unless you are deliberately using Windows-only technology like VBA and ActiveX, then PowerPoint presentations are cross-platform. If the computer used to make the presentation has Quicktime installed on your Windows computer, then QuickTime-compatible formats will be supported in PowerPoint.

    Having said that, PowerPoint presentations don't travel well even between two Windows computers. It is always a good idea to do final editing on your presentation computer. Otherwise, you will endure a few gotcha's.
  3. TrainingMovie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Mov does not play in powerpoint

    thanks for the reply. I have QT on my windows computer, VLC also. The mov files from the Mac simply do not show in the ppt.

    I do insert them onto the page using the insert - movie - buttons in ppt.

    Are you really sure? What do I do wrong?

    For editing on the presentation computer - you are totally right.

  4. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    I recommend buying Flip4MacStudio Pro ( or which ever version fits your budget/needs ). You can export to WMV videos that way.

    Good luck!

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