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  • Thu, Mar 1 2012 10:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Most of my work includes ppt. I'm fortunate that I have the original slides re-created in Full HD (1920x1080) sizes. I simply do a "save as" to png format (which seems to come out cleaner than jpg and tif) and normal import into avid. However, I almost never do a zoom-in or move around within the slide.

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    gspfilmworks:

    Most of my work includes ppt. I'm fortunate that I have the original slides re-created in Full HD (1920x1080) sizes. . . . . . . . . However, I almost never do a zoom-in or move around within the slide.

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    I would agree with you that at 1920x1080 original resolution, you should avoid doing any P&Z in MC.
    For any P&Z to be able to pan and zoom without noticeable resolution fuzziness etc. you must have an original image which is bigger than the 1920x1080. (How can you pan across a 1920 pixel image if it is in a 1920 wide project? - by zooming first? Well that will bring out  the pixels and softness)
    Anything that is at a lower resolution than 1920x1080 is not suitable material for panning and zooming.

    If I had some stills which were smaller than 1920 x 1080, I would probably try and rescale them in photoshop first.

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  • Fri, Mar 2 2012 4:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    I didn't use Pan and zoom before and didn't read about it until now. A really nice effet.

    Very interesting to know. I will not have to use Avid FX for large files.

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Sylvain P:

    I will not have to use Avid FX for large files.

    We learn something new every day!

    first of all, thank you all for reminding me of the BCC  P&Z filter.
    I have a tutorial on it in the 100+ basic tutorials, but the MC version and BCC versions are a little dated ) even though the functions are the same as today)
    So I was considering doing an updated version.
    However, these past months I have been digging deeper into AvidFX.
    The BCC P&Z filter is available from within AvidFX too.

    If you are at home with Avid's own AVX plug-in interface, then you will feel more comfortable using the filter from the BCC AVX version.
    If, like me, you have trouble getting your head round nesting and stepping into and out of things, and you want to broaden your horizons, you will probably find that learning AvidFX is going to give you a greater scope and control over Text and Effects than Avid's native tools do. But this is so dependent on each individual using MC, that I'll not harp on about it - other than to say that Avid FX has definitely been underestimated by most of us who are using MC.

    I do not like to make promises that I cannot keep within a reasonable time, but there will be a tutorial on using the BCC P&Z filter in one of my upcoming AvidFX Tutorial packets. Probably in my "Avid FX - Part 2" collection - hopefully due by the end of this month . . . . . . .

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  • Fri, Mar 2 2012 10:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    I've always found that any of the rasterised file options in Powerpoint - jpg, png, tif etc. result in text that isn't anti-aliased and hence very jaggy.

    My fix is to use wmf which keeps the text as vector format which you can then rasterise at a much higher resolution and resize down to give you nice smooth text.

    The attached sample shows on the top line text exported from Powerpoint as a tif file, and the bottom line is the same text rasterised at 400% then scaled down in Photoshop.

    You actually don't even need to export a file - just right click on the slide in Photoshop and select copy - this will copy it to the windows clipboard in wmf format - you can then paste in your graphics programme.

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  • Fri, Mar 2 2012 4:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Very good explanation Brian thanks.

    But you have to have it on a file if you need to link it as from P&Z.

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  • Fri, Mar 2 2012 7:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    George Angeludis:

    Very good explanation Brian thanks.

    But you have to have it on a file if you need to link it as from P&Z.

    George, yes but you only need one file, not two.

    i.e. you don't need to export a wmf and then convert to a jpg.

    You copy and paste and save as jpg.

    And you could make that jpg quite large if you want to pan and zoom.

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  • Tue, Mar 13 2012 10:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    I do this a lot.

    1. Export PPT to PNG
    2. Use phtoshop to res-up to format size (I often increase pixles to 200 /  option "best fopr enlargement"
    3. Import to marqie and position or animate

    PPT expots at 72 DPI I find PNG 200 DPI good enough for HD when put through marquee

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  • Sat, Nov 3 2012 4:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Please please help me..

    I've tried hundreds of ways to import Powerpoint into Avid and everytime Im not satisfied.

    Ive tried saving tiff, png etc. from Powepoint and importing.

    Ive tried installing a plugin for Powerpoint which gives me options of how to save.

    Ive tried screenshot and inserting in Photoshop.

     

    The Project in Avid is 1280x720.

    The funny thing is that if I have a perfect picture in 1280x720 shown on my computer
    it still looks like crap when its imported.

    Please help how do I import theese slides ? 

  • Sat, Nov 3 2012 5:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    I save the individual Powerpoint slides as PNG, and then open them in Photoshop, and resize them to the required video format, save them as PSD files and import those into Avid. I get great results this way.

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  • Sat, Nov 3 2012 5:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    And I swear that Im doing it the same way..
    What can I be doing wrong ? 

  • Sat, Nov 3 2012 7:37 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Export to PNG -

    Uprez / overrez in photoshop ---to about 300pxl and set for best enlarge option

    Export to PNG  (its a big file now)

    Import to Marquee and pan-zoom in that.

    Another otpion is to zoom to selection in PPT, then screen snap selection and past in photshop

     

     

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  • Sat, Nov 3 2012 9:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Naturally after the fact, however if I'm aware that I am going to receive Powerpoint, I create the proper template via the optimum page size selected and email the client the format template.

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  • Sun, Nov 4 2012 12:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    Not to be left out lol Stagetools blows avid's PZ out of the water...Stick out tongue

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  • Sun, Nov 4 2012 2:51 AM In reply to

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    Re: Best way to import Powerpoint?

    You can use these PP settings: If the client has a 1920x1080 monitor, than that option would be available and preferable...


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