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6 Methods to Convert PowerPoint Presentation to Video

Data shows, in a month, nearly 80 million users had made over 3.9 billion video views on YouTube, compared with PowerPoint presentation, video is easier for sharing and delivering. As you know, PowerPoint is easy to use and featured with a lot of functions to create interesting and dynamic slide presentations. This has made it widely accepted and utilized.

Benefits of converting PowerPoint presentations to video

  • Display your PowerPoint presentations in a more vivid way
  • Convert PPT to video format, it is easy for uploading to blog and websites
  • Even there is no computer, you can also view your presentations
  • By converting PowerPoint presentation to Video, you can upload it to portable devices such as iPhone, iPad and Pocket PC

There are 6 ways for you to convert your PowerPoint presentation to video.

Method 1: Directly convert PowerPoint presentation to video by Leawo PowerPoint to Video Converter.

Leawo PPT to Video converter can convert your PowerPoint presentations to WMV, MPEG, AVI, MP4, MOV and 3GP format. After the conversion, you can upload your PowerPoint to website like YouTube, your blog, Google video. You also can view your PowerPoint on iPhone, iPod, mobile phone and so on.

3 Steps to convert presentation to video

Step 1: Click here for downloading PPT to Video Converter and install it on your computer

Step 2: launch the PPT to Video Converter and import the PowerPoint presentations into the program, you can import batch of presentations (without quantitative limitations) at one time. Then select the right format you need and start the conversion process.

Step 3, upload your presentations to the website or put it to your mobile sets.

Leawo PowerPoint to Video Converter

Pros:

>> You just need a PPT to Video converter.

>> It can retain the animations, transitions, sound and movie clips in the original PowerPoint file.

Method 2: Using Windows Movie Maker to create a video from PowerPoint presentation. [FREE]

If you use Windows, Windows Movie Maker is free. If your presentation is created with text and pictures, Windows Movie Maker is the best choice for you.

Step 1: Save your presentation to PNG or JPG format. Just click the office button, save as, other formats, in the save as type drop-box, select PNG or JPG format

save as other formats

select PNG or JPG format

Step 2: import pictures into Windows Movie Maker

Step 3: select all the imported images and add them to Storyboard.

imported images

Step 4: add video effects to the slides if you want to make your video more lively.

add video effects

Step 5: save the slide show as movie file.

Pros:

>> FREE

>> No need to download other software. This tool is part of Windows operating system.

Cons:

>> The transitions, animations in your original PowerPoint will not be retained.

Method 3: Create a PowerPoint video online slide sharing site

There is a method to convert your PowerPoint to video with online converter. Take this site for example: www.authorstream.com, it not only shares your PowerPoint on it, but also converts your PPT to video.

Pros:

>> FREE

>> No need to download software.

Cons:

>> There are some limitations such as the presentation file size, and video formats.

Method 4: Using Comtasia to record you presentation and generate a video

Download Comtasia and install it on your computer then follow the steps.

Step 1: save your PPT file as PPS file

Step 2: Set Camtasia studio to record the whole screen

Step 3: Play your PowerPoint PPS file and Press "F9" to start recording the screen

Step 4: when you reach your last blank slide, Press F10 to tell Camtasia Recorder to stop recording. You will be prompted to save the captured slideshow, so choose a directory and enter a filename.

Step 5: save your capture in AVI format

Cons:

>> The screen capture software that can support PowerPoint recording function is so expensive like Camtasia ($299).

Method 5: Make QuickTime movie on Mac

In PowerPoint, export your presentation as a QuickTime movie "PowerPoint Movie", click file>> make movie. You can save your PowerPoint file to MOV file. It cannot retain the sounds and animations original in your presentations.

If you are using keynote, just export your presentation to QuickTime file directly.

This is a free way to convert PPT to Video, but only for Mac users.

Method 6: Use PowerPoint 2010 new feature for converting presentation to video.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 has a new built-in function of Create a Video without using an external video converter program.

Pros:

>> No need to download software.

Cons:

>> Need money for upgrading your PowerPoint

>> Slowly speed

>> WMV is the only one output video format support by Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

>> You can only create a PowerPoint to video at one time.

Take the advantages of PowerPoint and video. Convert your presentations to video in a suitable way. Share your presentation with more people and create a more convenient way to view your presentations.

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