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    RITCH
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    Video Spec In Pp

    Hi there

    I just starting using Powerpoint yesterday.I am a begginer but I have editing for the last 10yrs professionally.
    My question regards bringing in video into Powerpoint. I have read most of the question and answers in the forum on this topic.
    The main Q&A I am trying to find is ,
    Ultimately what is the best video codec to use in PP, is it AVI, Mpeg, WMV or Mov?
    and what would be a good lenght for a movie clip to play at?, 30sec,20sec,10sec?
    and what size would be considered standard for a movie clip to play smoothly? 50mgb, 20mgb,5mgb?


    rich

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    Hi Rich,

    WMV is probably best for Powerpoint, at least according to my sources (I'm not a PP user myself). If you have your video in another compatible format I wouldn't bother converting it, but if you're starting from scratch then WMV does seem to integrate better (as you'd expect, since it's the MS format for a MS product).

    It's usually a good idea to keep clips below 30 seconds unless there's a good reason to make them longer. Whether they should be 10, 20 or 30 seconds really depends on the content - there's no global rule.

    Different computers will handle different video sizes differently, but if you have a fairly modern computer you shouldn't have any problem with full-screen video. I would just make the video so that it looks good, and then if you do have any problems playing back smoothly, try reducing the bitrate.
    Dave Owen
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    RITCH
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    Video Specs on PP

    THanks David.

    The Information you gave me was handy for the project I was working on needed to be finished as of yesterday.
    I animated a sequence in After Effects then exported uncomppressed to Protools where I added music, then used media cleaner to covert to WMV.

    thanks again

    rich

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    Cool - happy to hear your project came together
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