Oh my Llog! – Alberto Ramírez Martinell

April 11, 2006

Video Blog

Filed under: Case Studies, Research, Video — armartinell @ 5:35 pm

In the task of developing a vlog for delivering video summaries for one of my case studies, I went over two different methodologies to achieve my goal.
First of all, I recorded a talking head, and I created a PowerPoint presentation, then I used Camtasia Studio to integrate and synchronize the slides with the video. At that point everything was pretty straightforward.
Then I exported the multimedia presentation integrated by a 240×320 video and an adjacent 240×320 presentation, however the output file is an html with both swf embedded. Because of that I was not able to pull the .html document to a Web Log. Then I decided to render the presentation as a video, and then in Premier I created a final 240×640 video, but the links that were included in the last slide were lost, so I encoded it as a flash video file and I added the missing hyperlinks, but the quality was too low, and the process to achieve it was not the optimal.
Then I changed the approach, and I began from the very beginning, I recorded the video again and I encoded into a flash video file and I embedded into the .fla document, then I imported the slides to flash and I added two control buttons (former and next). I exported the movie and I tried to embed it in a blog. WordPress (this kind of blog) did not allow the swf file, so I tested it in blogger in which it worked.
I have sent the prototype to a Professor in the Lancaster University Management School that I hope that he agrees on using it for the next term.



  1. check out Accordent PresenterPRO and also events within Real or windows. Also I think it would be helpfully to have some kind of timeline/ index with for example the topics of the slides.

    Comment by sven — April 17, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

  2. Thank you Sven I will consider your hints

    Comment by armartinell — April 17, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

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