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Using PowerPoint to Create Videos

Overview

In the boxes below you will find instructions for trimming and compressing your videos. If you have any questions, contact Barb Anderson (312-341-3647 or banderson17@roosevelt.edu)

Handbrake for Windows

  • Download Handbrake from this Url: https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

    image with arrow pointing to Windows version of handbreak

     
  • You should have already determined the time stamps for the beginning and end of your clip (Using VLC, iMovie, etc.)
     
  • Open Handbrake and select Source

    Image with arrow pointing to source

     
  • Find the saved video clip

    image with arrow pointing to saved video clip option

     
  • Determine the Destination of the compressed clip by using the Browse button

    image with arrow pointing out browse button

     
  • To trim the video, change Chapters to Seconds. Put the time you want the video to begin and end (NOTE: On some computers, it may ask you to put the time in seconds)

    Arrows showing where to change chapters to seconds

     
  • Go to Legacy and select Normal
    Arrow pointing to the Normal option on Handbrake program

     
  • Select Start

    arrow showing where to find the start button

     
  • You will see a green bar at the bottom of the window. When compression is complete, you will see Queue Finished in this same location. (Your video is now in mp4 format)

    Arrow showing the progress bar

Handbrake for Mac

  • Download Handbrake from this url https://handbrake.fr/downloads2.php

    Arrow pointing to the link for downloading Mac OSX version of Handbrake
     
  • Open Handbrake and select Source. Find the saved video clip.

    Arrow pointing out Source button
     
  • Determine the Destination of the compressed clip by using the Browse button (You can also name your compressed video

    Arrows pointing to Destination and Browse buttons
     
  • To trim the video, change Chapters to Seconds. In seconds, put the time you want the video to begin and end.

    Arrows pointing to where you set the seconds option and type the number of seconds
     
  • Make sure the Normal Preset is selected and select Start

    Arrows pointing to the Normal option and Start button

     
  • You will see a bar at the bottom of the window. When compression is completed, you will see Encode Finished in the same location. (Your video is now in mp4 format.)

    Arrow pointing to the progress bar