How to Convert PowerPoint Slides Into Video – Did you know that you can convert or convert slides in PowerPoint to auto-playing videos? This can be a great option you share online or create video loops to play at events as a background collage.
The best part is that you don’t need to have any extra tools because you can convert your PowerPoint slides into video files.
I’ll walk you, step by step, through how to convert a PowerPoint slide template into a video. I’ll also pay particular attention to video settings, format, and conversion options to make sure you get the right type of video for your project.
Step 1: Create Your Slides
You don’t need to do anything special when creating the PowerPoint slides that you want to convert to video. You can simply design each slide the way you want it.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the screen size for playback and whether you want to use the standard 16: 9 (widescreen) aspect ratio or 4: 3 (square screen) stylistic aspect ratio.
You can use any of the design styles and techniques that you would use for other PowerPoint presentations, although embedding a video in a video is not recommended. Because this can create rather weird effects, mess up file sizes, and cause a lot of technical issues.
Step 2: Set a Time or Narration
Once you get the PowerPoint design the way you want, you can add transitions between slides or narration to create a transition for the video from slide to slide.
Set transitions, using the Transitions menu. You can customize how the transitions between slide shows, how changes are made, and how long each slide is shown. Pro tip: Once you get the transitions you want, you can apply them to the entire slide show by clicking the “button”Apply to AllIn the top toolbar.
You can also add narration or audio to the presentation before you convert the PowerPoint slide to video.
Step 3: Save / Export to Video File
Once you’ve finished customizing everything the way you want it, check all the slides one more time.
Then the file is ready to convert to video. If you have specific instructions for video playback, note that you can save PowerPoint video slides in MP4 or WMV video file format. You can choose MP4 format for standard format.
First, save the file to lock any changes you have made.
Then open it File → Export → Create a Video. You can also do this from Recording tab → Export to Video. Both options will have the same result.
Pay attention to the two drop-down menu options for making adjustments to your video before creating.
Step 4: Pay Attention To Video Settings
The drop-down options in Export to Video settings relate to playback and timing and narration.
The top dropdown menu is for selecting playback quality and resolution. You have four options:
- Ultra HD (4K), highest quality and largest file size
- Full HD (1080p), high resolution web / digital resolution with a rather large file size
- HD (720p), good quality at a smaller file size (good for web playback)
- Standard (480p), lowest quality with smallest file size (this is not commonly used)
The second dropdown governs how the video should handle timing and narration.
If you set it on the slide deck, you can select “Use Recorded Timings and Narrations”. The video will reflect any transitions and audio you define in the slide design.
If you don’t want to use your recorded time and narration, you can set the video to take a certain amount of time on each slide. Note that it has to be the same for every slide and you can’t have multiple timings the same way as manual settings.
After you have made the selection for the settings, click the button “Create Video“.
Feel free to name the file, choose the format (MP4 or WMV), and save location.
Depends on the number of slides, file size, and strength computer You, converting a PowerPoint slide to a video can take from a minute to several minutes.
Step 5: Open and Play Video
After the video file is finished creating, please open it and play it back to make sure everything looks the way you want.
This is also a good time to think about whether your video should be played once or over. During playback, you can select options to loop, or repeat, and save for continuous video playback.
Converting a PowerPoint to video is a great feature of PowerPoint and it only takes you a few minutes to do it. It’s one of those tricks that comes with lots of practical uses.