This tutorial shows you how to change the slide timings for the slides accompanying a presenter video.
Why would you need to change slide timing? The most common reason is that when recording a synchronization track during a presentation, very often the first slide is left up on screen as a speaker introduction for a number of minutes before the presenter actually starts to speak. If you are using the Talk-Deck PowerPoint Add-In (Tutorial 3), the Add-In will start recording the synch track as soon as the Slide Show is initiated and the #1 slide appears on screen. Since the presenter video will be edited to begin only when the presenter begins to speak, when you upload your slide list file to the Creator/Editor to start creating your online presentation, there will then be a time gap until the presenter begins to speak. Tab 2 of the Talk-Deck Creator/Editor enables you to close up this gap simply by moving the #2 slide (or any slide) to the time point of the video at which the presenter referred to it. All the slides following the #2 slide will be moved at the same time, properly synchronizing the slides and video for the entire presentation. The diagram below explains the concept:
Another reason for changing the timing of an individual slide or slides to a different position on the synch track is because for one reason or another, when the presenter delivered the presentation, he miscued one or more of the slides, and you want to tighten up the timing to more accurately reflect when the slide or slides should have appeared.
This tutorial will show you how to change both multi-slide and individual slide timings.
This tutorial will use the same video and PowerPoint slide files as Tutorial 1. However, the slide list file used in Tutorial 1 has been revised to create timings that are out of sync with the presentation as originally presented. The number two and subsequent slides have been set back 30 seconds from their original positions in the presentation. As well, the number 10 slide has been moved five seconds out of position. You will change those timings to bring them into sync with the presentation as originally presented.
So let’s get started…
And that’s how to change slide timings using the Talk-Deck Creator/Editor. If you compare your new presentation to the one on the Talk-Deck front page, they should now be identical in timing.
Now let’s move on to Tutorial Three, which shows you to install and use the Talk-Deck PowerPoint Add-In to automatically record slide timings when you turn a live presentation into a Talk-Deck.