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Playing Video & Animation at same time in Powerpoint 2003 ?

I have a Video backdrop that is a movie and want to insert an animation or text in front of the movie while it is playing. When I play the slide the movie will play and the animation and text will disappear. I have both in front of the movie and playing at the same time but they still disappear.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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For such, I edit the video.

In reply to: Playing Video & Animation at same time in Powerpoint 2003 ?

There are far too many video editors for me to tell you which one, but I will share this is the solution for a very simple reason. Video playback is through a directdraw method and would overlay your other animation. As such, you get to create a new video.

Bob

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So your say ?

In reply to: For such, I edit the video.

Its not possible to keep the animation in front of the movie while playing ? I know I could edit the movie but im not aware of any software that inserts animation. I purchased these video backdrops from animationfactory.com assuming they would run in the background of my presentations.

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Do try.

In reply to: So your say ?

I noted that an .AVI would fail for a very simple reason. It has to do with how video is played in Windows (directdraw) and how it would overwrite your other images.

If you need more help, tell more about said animations. If not an .AVI you'll have to share more.

As to software that inserts "animation" there are far too many software titles to explore. Sony Vegas, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and the list goes on and one.

Bob

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Thanks

In reply to: Do try.

The video is .WMV and plan simple custome animated text or animated gifs. I guess I need to do some more research. I was hoping for a simple click here answer and im not going to get it.

Thanks again

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More tools may be required.

In reply to: Thanks

Since it's a WMV, I sometimes use WinAVI to convert it to plain MPEG so I can edit it in whatever video editor that I have on hand.

Add that to you possible software list.

Maybe an overlay is not such a good idea here? Maybe put it just below the video?

Bob

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