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Video Editing Software

by wrytat / August 24, 2005 1:43 PM PDT

What software and hardware do I need to record a powerpoint presentation into a video file? That means, you will see the powerpoint slides on the video, and you will hear what the person speaking.

Then, another issue. If say I want to film a short clip with people making commentary, like a documentary, what software and hardware do I need?

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More than Powerpoint
by wrytat / August 28, 2005 3:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Video Editing Software

Thank you. I need something more than a powerpoint presentation. I want to make a video such that 3 quarter of the screen is the powerpoint slide, and perhaps a small screen at the bottom right corner showing the speaker speaking. Is it possible to do that?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2005 11:40 PM PDT
In reply to: More than Powerpoint

Sony Vegas and other video editing software does that.

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I'll second Sony Vegas 5. Also, Adobe Premier Pro is in the
by Kiddpeat / August 28, 2005 11:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

same class, and can do the job. However, to my knowledge Adobe is a little light in sound capabilities compared to Vegas.

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Something simpler?
by wrytat / August 29, 2005 11:12 AM PDT

Thank you, but is there anything else that's easier to use and cheaper? The programs look complicated.

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(NT) (NT) Try the demos at
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2005 11:42 AM PDT
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by wrytat / August 30, 2005 1:10 AM PDT

What hardware do I need to make the video? What kind of camera can allows me to directly convert the recorded video to mpeg or avi format when connected to the computer? Any brand or model to recommend? Thank you.

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Your choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2005 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Hardware?

There are many solutions out there. What do you like?


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My requirements
by wrytat / August 30, 2005 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Your choice.

Thank you.

Actually the video that we are going to make at the moment will be some training videos. This will include going down to the production shop floor (our factory) and capture how some of the machines work, how to operate the machines and etc. Some machines are very big and some areas are quite dim.

As the hardware won't be used so frequently in the future, we will go for something moderately priced. And as we are not familiar with this technology, we also hope to get something that's easy to use.

So any suggestions, or do you need me to explain more? Thank you very much.

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Cheapest for me is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2005 10:25 AM PDT
In reply to: My requirements

A minidv camcorder, firewire to the PC and the Ulead software that came with the 50 buck DVD recorder.

Forget digitizing cards, beg, borrow, steal a minidv camcorder.


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