Converting Your Slidecasts to YouTube Videos


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Slideshare has discontinued slidecasts. Here's an example of how to retrieve the content and convert it to a YouTube video. This module is part of the curriculum for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

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Converting Your Slidecasts to YouTube Videos

  1. 1. GSM 150: Converting Your Slidecasts to YouTube Videos Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  2. 2. • Slideshare will eliminate slidecasts (audio narration of slide decks) on 4/30/14. All will be converted to static slides. • This module demonstrates retrieving content, using iMovie to convert to a YouTube video in MacOS, with example of one of our Mayo Clinic slidecasts • Similar process applies for Windows Background
  3. 3. • This must be done before April 30, 2014 • If you don’t still have the original slides, you also will need to download those from Slideshare • The next slide shows you how... Step 1: Download Audio File from Slideshare
  4. 4. Step 2: Export Slides as Image Files
  5. 5. Export from Keynote
  6. 6. OR “Save as Pictures” from PowerPoint
  7. 7. Step 3: Import Images to iPhoto
  8. 8. Step 4: Create iMovie Project and modify properties
  9. 9. Project Properties You Need to Modify • Pick “Fit in Frame” instead of the Ken Burns effect for photo placement • Extend the default photo duration to 10 seconds
  10. 10. Step 5: Add images and audio track to iMovie project • While Slideshare got rid of slidecasts, it kept the ability to insert YouTube videos • Next we’ll import the images into our iMovie project and add the audio track • The following YouTube video will show you how to do it
  11. 11. Reviewing What You Just Saw • Select all image files and drag to project • Pick “Clip Adustments” on one clip and check the “Applies to all stills” box, and extend duration to 30 seconds • Drag the audio file you had downloaded from Slideshare into the project • Adjust the length of each clip to sync with the narration
  12. 12. Steps 6-9 • Step 6: Export the project • Step 7: Upload to YouTube • Step 8: Add Annotations with links (replacing the hyperlinks in the slides • Step 9: Embed the YouTube video where the slidecast had been
  13. 13. Before
  14. 14. After
  15. 15. Making Lemonade • Would have preferred keeping Slidecasts • Since that wasn’t an option, converting to a YouTube video is a good alternative • Conversion took about an hour, and with process defined others will go more quickly • Hopefully example speeds process for you
  16. 16. References and Links • Slideshare blog post announcing change • Our original slidecast (converts to static on April 30, 2014) • Our page with embedded video instead of slidecast • Social Media Health Network post for your comments: GSM 150
  17. 17. Contact • Lee Aase (@LeeAase) • Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media • • 507-538-1091