Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Locating Video Clips
After you have completed the bulk of the editing work on your presentation, you may wish to use the File
Compress Media command to decrease the resolution and/or increase the compression ratio on the media clips in
your presentation. Doing so may result in a minor loss of playback quality, but it may make the difference between a
presentation i tting or not i tting on a particular disc.
Locating Video Clips
Not sure where to fi nd video clips? Here are some places to start:
Your own video camera. You can connect a digital video camera directly to your PC
or connect an analog video camera to an adapter that digitizes its input. Then you
use a video-editing program to clean them up and transfer them to your hard disk.
Most video cameras come with such software; you can also use Windows Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker is not included with Windows 7 or 8. However, you can download it for free from this link: .
Bing Video Search. When you’re connected to the Internet, you can use the Online
Videos command to fi nd and insert video clips from a Bing search.
YouTube. PowerPoint 2013 includes a search box for YouTube in its Insert Video
dialog box, so you can search YouTube archives without leaving PowerPoint.
The Internet in general. There are millions of interesting video clips on every
imaginable subject. Use the search term “video clips” plus a few keywords that
describe the type of clips you are looking for. Google Images is a good place to start
looking ( ). So me clips are copyrighted or have usage
limitations, but others can be used freely; check the usage information provided
with the clip.
Your SkyDrive. If you have stored videos on your SkyDrive, you can access them
from within PowerPoint.
Whenever you get a video clip from the Internet, make sure you carefully read any restrictions or usage agreements to
avoid copyright violations. If you create a presentation using copyrighted material in an unauthorized way, you or your
company could potentially get sued.
Commercial collections of video clips and animated GIFs. Many of these compa-
nies advertise on the Internet and provide free samples for downloading. Several
such companies have included samples in the online content for this topic at www. .
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