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Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 – Creating a video with Powerpoint

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Recently I was asked by a teacher from one of the Singapore School Clusters on how do we create a video using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Teachers want to use the feature so that they can create a video for their class. I thought it will be interesting to share how do we go about doing it since i found no clear resource on how we can do this online.

I created this screencast hoping to assist people on how to create a video from powerpoint in Powerpoint 2010

Note: You can record narrations into the video and laser pointer as well.

You can download the sample file here:

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact me at

Do visit Tutorials page for more tutorials!

Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 – Inserting Offline Video

One of the good things in Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 is the ability to insert offline and online videos into your powerpoint presentation easily. Do look at this if you are wondering how to achieve it.

One of the common questions are what are the different format available,

Note Videos in the .mp4, .mov, and .qt formats can be played in PowerPoint
if the Apple QuickTime player is installed.

File format Extension More information
Adobe Flash Media .swf Flash Video This file format is generally used to deliver video over the Internet using the Adobe Flash Player.
Windows Media file .asf Advanced Streaming Format This file format stores synchronized multimedia data and can be used to stream audio and video content, images, and script commands over a network.
Windows Video file .avi Audio Video Interleave This is a multimedia file format for storing sound and moving pictures in Microsoft Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) format. It is one of the most common formats because audio or video content that is compressed with a wide variety of codecs (codec: An abbreviation for compressor/decompressor. Software or hardware used to compress and decompress digital media.) can be stored in an .avi file.
Movie file .mpg or .mpeg Moving Picture Experts Group This is an evolving set of standards for video and audio compression developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. This file format was designed specifically for use with Video-CD and CD-i media.
Windows Media Video file .wmv Windows Media Video This file format compresses audio and video by using the Windows Media Video codec (codec: An abbreviation for compressor/decompressor. Software or hardware used to compress and decompress digital media.), a tightly compressed format that requires a minimal amount of storage space on your computer’s hard disk.

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