Among the various improvements that authorSTREAM made to their video engine, HD video conversion is the one that stands apart. This improvement is significant since it will make all the difference in the world to those who need to quickly create high resolution video output. So what do you need to create this high quality video output, and where can you use it? Let’s first answer the second question and then look at the first one for the rest of this post.
Video is no longer the realm of only those who sit in front of high end systems with software worth thousands of dollars installed. Everyone wants to create a quick video — perhaps for one of these reasons:
Of course, we just highlighted five typical scenarios — and no doubt, there will many other situations that may be similar to these.
You can of course fire up PowerPoint and easily add all the pictures and text that you need. Add sound or video clips as required, and what do you do next? If you use PowerPoint 2010, you could use the Create a Video option — but that again has limitations. It does not loop media such as audio and video clips, and does not provide HD quality output. Also, you may be using an older version of PowerPoint — or one of PowerPoint’s Mac versions that has no Create a Video option.
authorSTREAM’s solution lets you to upload your PowerPoint to their servers, and you then let them take care of the rest. Soon after you upload the slides to their site, you can choose an HD video output option. As soon as your HD video is ready, you’ll receive an email asking you to download your video clip!
Do note though that authorSTREAM’s HD output options are not free, and you may have to pay a small amount to access this feature. If you already are subscribed to one of their premium subscription plans, then the HD video output options are already included within the plan.
To get started, you can follow these steps:
Do note that the presentation we uploaded was in the wide screen format. If you still have not played the embedded presentation, above — then you might see a 4:3 window, but play it and it shows thereafter in 16:9. Although authorSTREAM doesn’t seem to officially support the 16:9 wide screen format, it did work for us!
Our contact at authorSTREAM for this post was Dinesh Awasthi — thank you, Dinesh.
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