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Using PowerPoint to Create Videos


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

Handbrake for Windows

  • Download Handbrake from this Url:

    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 Normal under Legacy
    Arrow pointing to Legacy option
  • 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