How To Create Awesome Videos From Your PowerPoint Slides

by Deepak

If you have a bunch of PowerPoint slides that you want to display, it’s a good idea to turn these slides into a video because most people would much rather watch a video than having to click through PowerPoint slides. If you create a video you also have the option of adding a voice-over to give further explanation and information to the viewers.

When you have created your PowerPoint slides and when you are satisfied with them, there are many software tools that you can use to display all the slides in a video. I’ve tried a lot of different software tools and methods and I have been most satisfied with a software tool named Moyea PPT to Video Converter. I’ve found that the videos has simply turned out the best when I’ve used Moyea PPT to Video Converter so I do recommend that you use that one, but if you for some reason don’t like this software, check out others by simple doing a search-engine search and you will find more software tools like this one.

I’ve used Moyea PPT to Video Converter both for creating videos consisting of professional PowerPoint slides and information products for my business. Moyea PPT to Video Converter will cost you $40 which I think you will find is a very good and low price for this software tool. I see it as a very good investment.

A great thing about Moyea PPT to Video Converter is that it’s very easy to use and you will probably learn how to use it in no time. To get started in creating a video, you can just simply click the big ‘Add’ button to add a slide to your video.

There are also a few different output settings available that you will want to take a look at. These settings will affect how your video turns out so I recommend that you try some or even all of them out and see which settings work best for you. However, in my experience, if you want the best results, especially for an online video I recommend that you use the following settingsas seen below in the picture;

By going to ‘Customize Settings’ you can choose how long you want the default duration to be for showing each slide in your video. If you’re planning to include a voice-over in your video or if you simply want each slide to be displayed a bit longer, you may want to consider increasing that duration a bit so that there is sufficient timeforeach slide, however, more on that later.

Through ‘Customize settings’ you can select how long you want the default duration to be for showing each slide

If you are creating a video with both PowerPoint slides and a voice-over, I recommend that you create the audio file with the voice-over first. Then, while you are running the PowerPoint presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, click on the button ‘Use Rehearsed Timings’ and then you simply synchronize the PowerPoint presentation along with the voice-over or in other words, you make sure that your voice-over “fits” with the PowerPoint presentation so that the right things are being explained and talked about at the right time.

After you have created the PowerPoint presentation with the voice-over, then you can put the PowerPoint presentation in the Moyea PPT to Video Converter software tool and it will automatically create a video according to the duration, timings and settings in the PowerPoint presentation file and even the animations in each slide will be timed perfectly. The voice-over will be included in the video as well.

After you have created your video, you can edit the video using video editing software such as Camtasia Studio, Sony Vegas Pro or any other software. By using one of these video editing software tools you can do things such as manually synchronizing the audio and video file together and removing the extra parts in the video that are not necessary.

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-- TW September 12, 2010 at 4:35 am

I’m pretty sure I downloaded the moyea PPT to vid software for free (but then I uninstalled it because it affected windows movie maker filters/codecs (I think).

This is the link I used…
http://download.cnet.com/Moyea-PPT-to-Video-Converter-PowerPoint-to-Video/3000-2075_4-10876579.html

But maybe it was a lite version.

Also, could yoou maybe explain this process more (making a slide show w/ voice over). I want to make those marketing presentations I see everyone else making. I thought maybe they do a separate voiceover for each slide, then put the slides in order, then make the video.

Your way makes more sense (make the voice first, then make the slides to fit) — could you explain it a little more? I’m easily confused.

Thanks!

– TW

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tc May 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I was really encouraged with Moyea but like EVERY SINGLE ONE I have tried from the internet, NONE of these tools work in Vista. Absolutely ZERO. The only tool that works is PowerPoints wmv output and that takes FOR EVER for a 5 minute presentation. Even screen capture tools don’t work in Vista when it comes to capturing a PowerPoint presentation, without some glitch occuring. The best thing to do if you want to create a movie of your presentations is capture the images as stills, put them in a video editing program and set your voice over in that program. If anyone reading this has got these dowload tools to work PLEASE let me know because I absolutely got zero results.

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