Producer Tutorial


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  • Hi Kristin
    I have made a power point with 29 slides. I also have a piece of audio narration which fits each of the slides. I used Wavepad to add a piece of downloaded music to each end so that there is something behind the start and finish text slides. There is also a video clip (30secs) which fits in between 2 specific slides. I used Producer to synchronize it all into one but I didn't use capture. I slotted each piece into the timeline, used that to line each slide up with the imported audio narration and slotted the video clip in. (did this about 20 - 30 times to get it right. then I clicked synchronize and previewed it, clicked finish and then clicked publish. I sent it to the desktop and it arrived as several folders and icons. this is all in one file. I don't know how to open it to play it all as one. I can only get the narration and the video clip but not the slides.

    This is an assignment for a unit in Multimedia for Uni and it is nearly 3 wks overdue. I have had some other issues as well and luckily my lecturer has been understanding. I am at my wits end and have spent many nights up until early hrs and getting nowhere fast. What am I doing wrong? I tried to do it again via your instructions but when I click capture the only radio button choice is slide images-all others are grayed.

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Producer Tutorial

  1. 1. Putting the Pieces Together PowerPoint Producer Tutorial Kristin Hokanson Keystones Summit ‘06
  2. 2. Why Producer? <ul><li>PowerPoint Producer is a great tool </li></ul><ul><li>It is accessible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No cost add-on for owners of Microsoft Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is familiar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because it works with PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shares much of the Microsoft interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is powerful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing audio capture tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronization options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple export settings & layouts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is easy to use </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tools Utilized <ul><li>Office Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Producer </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started <ul><li>Create a folder on your flashdrive for your work </li></ul><ul><li>Producer creates its own directory upon export. </li></ul><ul><li>Store all content: Slides, audio, video all in this folder. </li></ul><ul><li>We will copy the material on your disks to your flashdrive to create a product like this: SAMPLE </li></ul>
  5. 5. Create Material <ul><li>Open PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>Open slideshow “What is A Keystone” from your disk. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply design scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Animation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Save on your flashdrive </li></ul>You have 10 minutes
  6. 6. Preview Video <ul><li>Look at the video clips on your disk. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 1 or 2 to copy to your folder. </li></ul><ul><li>You may or may not want the audio that goes with. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use movie maker to delete audio. </li></ul><ul><li>I will demonstrate this now OR you can work on your own. </li></ul>You have 15 minutes
  7. 7. Putting the pieces together Now that you have video and slides in your folder it is time to put the pieces together
  8. 8. Launch the wizard
  9. 9. Choose the layout
  10. 10. Choose color and font
  11. 11. Add Presentation Information There are more steps, but I usually finish the wizard here and do the rest through the program.
  12. 12. Choose Media tab
  13. 13. Import Options <ul><li>Import Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Import Video </li></ul><ul><li>Import Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Import HTML </li></ul><ul><li>(NEEDS PICTURE) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wait for Slide Import
  15. 15. When the Import is Complete Picture here of drag & DropSlides on timeline
  16. 16. Import Video <ul><li>Edit using MS movie maker </li></ul><ul><li>Can mute in producer </li></ul><ul><li>NEEDS SCREEN SHOT </li></ul>
  17. 17. Delete the Standard Audio 2 1 Click to select Edit, delete
  18. 18. Recording your own Narration <ul><li>Click “capture” </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a beat </li></ul><ul><li>Start recording </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Capture Wizard <ul><li>This is a simple way to record over your video / slides </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: You can also import Pre-recorded audio: music or voice </li></ul>
  20. 20. Compression Settings Choose the Media Player your students use
  21. 21. Check Microphone Levels Your microphone must be working properly!
  22. 22. Ready to record. <ul><li>Click “capture” </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a beat </li></ul><ul><li>Start recording </li></ul>
  23. 23. Finish the Clip <ul><li>Finish your last sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a beat </li></ul><ul><li>Click “stop” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Save or Start Over <ul><li>You can change the name of the file </li></ul><ul><li>BE SURE to select the correct save location: YOUR FOLDER </li></ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to repeat, cancel and record again </li></ul>
  25. 25. On Subsequent Slides <ul><li>You will see this pop-up </li></ul><ul><li>Click “ok” and disregard </li></ul><ul><li>We will add the audio manually to the timeline </li></ul>
  26. 26. Finish Recording Each Slide <ul><li>As you complete each audio capture you will see more clips in the box </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Media” to see your sound files </li></ul><ul><li>Make the sounds match the slide numbers </li></ul>
  27. 27. Synchronize First Slide to Sound <ul><li>Click and drag to adjust </li></ul><ul><li>Slide length should match audio clip length </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom in to see better </li></ul>
  28. 28. Drag Remaining Sounds to Audio Track <ul><li>Place each sound clip immediately after the previous clip </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the slide length to match </li></ul><ul><li>Work through all the clips and slides </li></ul>
  29. 29. Stop and Save Project
  30. 30. Publishing the Completed Project <ul><li>Save project </li></ul><ul><li>Then “publish presentation” </li></ul><ul><li>This creates the set of files that index and play presentation through a browser and Windows Media Player </li></ul>
  31. 31. Save Location <ul><li>Choose “My Computer” </li></ul><ul><li>Your network admin may help you with alternative locations </li></ul>
  32. 32. Browse to Location <ul><li>Many files will be generated by “publish” </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to put them in a special folder </li></ul><ul><li>Choose YOUR FOLDER </li></ul>
  33. 33. Verify List of Files <ul><li>We always skip this screen </li></ul><ul><li>Click “next” </li></ul>
  34. 34. Rendering the Files <ul><li>Wait for the files to be created </li></ul><ul><li>This may take a bit! </li></ul>
  35. 35. Test the Product <ul><li>You may view the finished product in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox is not supported </li></ul>
  36. 36. A Peek at the Files Generated <ul><li>You will have a lot of files! </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Other files </li></ul><ul><li>If you are placing on the web you MUST move ALL files </li></ul>