Guest post by Kevin Siegel, Founder and President, IconLogic, Inc.
Adobe Presenter supports several types of video formats including Windows media files (afs, wmv, mpg), Quick Time files (mp4, dv, dvi, mov, and 3g) and Flash Video (flv). If your computer setup includes a video camera, you can also record your own video. When adding videos to a presentation, you can elect to import the video directly to a slide, or have the video appear on the Sidebar. You’ll learn both techniques during this post.
The Adobe Presenter – Import Video dialog box opens.
At the very bottom of the dialog box, you can select the Preview check box to see a preview of the video plays within the preview window. In the image below, I’ve added a green screen video for my slide.
To see the video in action, visit the Adobe Presenter tab, Presentation group, click the Preview drop-down menu and choose Preview Next 5 Slides.
You can import a video and have it appear in a Sidebar (a navigation area you can include on either side of your Presenter eLearning lesson). Sidebar videos are perfect for adding video guides/presenters or avatars to your eLearning lesson.
To add video to the Sidebar, go to the Adobe Presenter tab, Insert group, and click the Video tool (just like you did when you inserted Slide video).
Select a video, but don’t open it just yet. At the bottom right of the dialog box, click the Import On drop-down menu and select a slide. From the As area, select Sidebar video and then click the Open button.
To see the Sidebar video while Previewing, you’ll need to enable the Sidebar. To do that, visit the Adobe Presenter tab, Theme group, and click the Theme tool.
The Theme Editor opens. This dialog box allows you to enable a Sidebar, display the Presenter’s information, enable Panes, and more.
From the Customize area at the left, select Show Sidebar.
Next time: Editing slide videos
Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic. Following a career in Public Affairs with the US Coast Guard and private industry, Kevin has spent more than two decades as a trainer and has written hundreds of computer training books for adult learners including international best sellers on Adobe Captivate and Adobe RoboHelp. He has been recognized by Adobe as one of the top trainers world-wide. Kevin is currently hard at work on his latest book: “Adobe Presenter 9: The Essentials.”
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