Converting PowerPoint Presentations To Video -- A How To...(With Graphics!)

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I learned a valuable lesson the other day -- YouTube does NOT support PowerPoint presentations!

I spent several hours waiting for an upload I THOUGHT was going to go through just fine only to find this out...wasted an entire afternoon, it seemed. So, I set out on a quest of finding out how to convert my PowerPoint into a video. It melted my brain.

So, I figured I'd share what I learned with you guys to help you avoid the aneurysm I nearly had...


1. Obviously, the first part of this is to have an active PowerPoint done. I happened to use this one I have on SlideShare for this demonstration...

2. Once you have a PPT built, click on the icon on the top left and select SAVE AS and go down to OTHER FORMATS on the drop down menu...

3. Scroll down to the SAVE AS TYPE section and then scroll down to JPEG and select that option. Once you do this, make sure you pick a pathway for saving the information that you can easily find. (I skipped this step the first time, and PPT saved the information in a random spot on my hard drive that took me 30 minutes to locate.)
4. Once you select the option and hit enter, the following screen will come up. Select EVERY SLIDE and PPT will create a JPEG of every slide in your PPT.
5. Once done, you will be able to see the JPEGs that were created in the folder you designated.
6. Fire up your MovieMaker program... (I use MovieMaker for this type of thing because it is painless and very simple to edit.)
7. Upload your slides and import them into your editing screen. With MovieMaker, it is a very simply drag and drop feature... The only issue with this is it will randomly place the slides. So, you do have to take the 30 seconds needed to re-organize the slides into the proper order. (Small price to pay, really...)
8. Add transitional animations just like you would with any pic video...
9. Add music...or a soundtrack...or recorded speech track...whatever you think is needed.
10. As for me, I have bought several tracks that are originals that I own license to use. That way, I do not violate any copyright issues and I know I wont run the risk of YouTube shutting down my hard work because of it.
11. Once you have the track you have selected added to the video, you can switch fade in and fade out options, start times, etc. You have total control here.
12. Again...when done, save your video to a folder you can easily locate.
13. Upload your video to YouTube like you normally would.
Here is what mine came out to look like:

There ya have it. Simple and easy. And, I hope this helps some of you...

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Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Now that you have shown it, it's very easy. Not without first your trial and error. So I deeply appreciate this.

Aug 31, 2011 05:16 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Loreena -- You are very welcome. And, it really is kinda easy now that I know how to do it. :-) The learning curve initially was straight up vertical, tho...I hurt my head. LOL

Aug 31, 2011 05:22 AM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Clint - Very cool!  These are the types of tutorials I love, very easy to follow.

Aug 31, 2011 05:30 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Michelle -- Thank you! Glad I took the time to write it, then. ;-)

Aug 31, 2011 05:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Thanks for the Tutorial, and your T and E to save US the trouble. I just need to get used to MovieMaker and I'm all set.


Aug 31, 2011 05:32 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Jeff -- Thanks, man. The T&E sucked, but I learned a ton. ;-) MovieMaker is super simple. Its video editing for dummies. LOL

Aug 31, 2011 05:36 AM
Daniel J. Hunter
REALTOR® - New Port Richey, FL

and here i was knew you would use screenshots of each slide.  seems like your way is easier.  Time well spent, thanks for making my life easier... again

Aug 31, 2011 06:41 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Daniel -- My pleasure! ;-)

Aug 31, 2011 06:48 AM
SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Now THAT is a sweet little brain thanks you!

Aug 31, 2011 09:22 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

SarahGray -- Thank you! I am happy that it helped you. Believe brain hates me for doing it. LOL! :-) But, it needed done.

Aug 31, 2011 09:29 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Clint-Thanks for the information. I need to look into buying some music tracks to spice up some videos.

Sep 09, 2011 04:41 PM