How to Edit Movies in Microsoft PowerPoint

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PowerPoint 2010 includes a video-editing feature that eliminates the need for separate video-editing software. With PowerPoint 2010, embedded movies can be edited for Start Time and End Time as well as style. PowerPoint 2010 video editing also provides special efffects, such as reflections and shadows. Video editing is performed with the slide show in Normal mode.

Things You'll Need

  • Powerpoint 2010 software
  • Video movies or clips
  • Open PowerPoint 2010. In Normal view, click on the slide in which you want to embed a movie clip. Click "Insert." Browse to your video file. Click on the selection of your choice. Your video clip is embedded in your slide show.

  • Press "Play" on the video clip. In "Video Tools," select "Playback" and "Editing," then click on "Trim Video."

  • Set the Start point. Click on the green marker to the left. Watch for the two-headed arrow to appear. When this arrow appears, drag the arrow to the location in the video where you want to begin the video.

  • Set the End point. Click on the red marker to the right. Watch for the two-headed arrow to appear. When this arrow appears, drag the arrow to the location in the video where you want to end the video.

  • Click "Okay" to save your edits for Start time and End time.

  • Add style to your video clip. From the "Video Tools" option, click on "Format" and select from styles in three categories: "Subtle," "Moderate" and "Intense." Click on the style of your choice. Preview the effect.

  • Compress your video file to save space and improve playback performance. Under "File," select "Info." Click on "Compress Media" and choose from "Presentation Quality," "Internet Quality" and "Low Quality."

Tips & Warnings

  • Color wash, right or left slant, reflection, glow or shadow can also be added as a style selection to your video slip in your PowerPoint 2010 slide show.
  • After compressing your video file, play it back. If not satisfied with the quality, click "Undo" and revert to a larger size.

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