Section 10.9. Adding Movies

10.9. Adding Movies

You can add a movie to a Keynote slideyou can even add more than one movie to a slide (though the performance you get with multiple movies depends on your computer's processing power). When you insert a movie, it becomes an objectjust like a picture or shapeand you can resize, rotate, add a shadow, or change its opacity just like any other object.

You can't add a border to a movie and you can't add any playback controls. The movie begins playing when the slide appears unless you set up an object build (see Section 10.13.2). Here's what you need to do to add a little motion to your picture show:

  1. To insert a movie, open the Media Browser, select Movies from its pop-up menu, and drag one of your movies onto the slide canvas .

    The Media Browser shows only movies you've stored in your Movies folder; insert any other movies by dragging their icons from other folders on your hard drive onto the slide canvas.

    Many movies start with a black screen and fade in. In this case, the movie you insert shows up as a black rectangle unless the movie displays a different poster frame (see step 3).

  2. Resize the movie by dragging one of its selection handles, and reposition it by dragging the movie itself .

    You can open the Graphic Inspector to apply a shadow or adjust the movie's opacity.

  3. With the movie still selected, open the QuickTime Inspector and slide the Poster Frame slider all the way to the left to display the movie's first frame .

    When you're working with movies that begin with a black frame, setting a different poster frame lets you see which movie clip you're dealing with. In Pages, this can be a helpful indicator to show which movie plays when you click the poster frame. In Keynote, however, you should always set the poster frame to the first frame in the movie. Otherwise, when the slide appears, the poster frame appears briefly on screen before the movie begins playingmaking a jumpy beginning to your smooth fade-in .

  4. Use the QuickTime Inspector's Repeat pop-up menu if you want the movie to loop to play continuously .

    When you set this option on None , the movie plays through to the end and stops. Set on Loop , the movie plays to the end and immediately starts again at the beginningover and over. If you choose Loop Back and Forth , the movie plays to the end, switches into reverse, plays backwards to the beginning, and then plays forward againover and over. You might find this setting useful for a time-lapse movie of a rosebud opening, or the clip of your son in the high-diving competition.

  5. Adjust the Volume slider to reduce the movie's volumeor mute it completely by dragging the slider all the way to the left .

    You can't use this control to make the movie any louder than it originally wasonly quieter.

  6. The Controls section at the bottom of the QuickTime Inspector function only while you're editing the slideyou can't add playback controls that function during the slideshow .

    You can use these controls to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward; or move to the first or last frame of the movie. You can also just double-click the movie on the slide canvas to playor single-click to pause it.

Note: If you'll be transferring this Keynote presentation to another computer, be sure to set the Save dialog box to "Copy audio and movies in the document" (see Figure 10-2). If you didn't set it up properly the first time you saved the file, choose File Save As, give the file a new name , and turn on the checkbox before clicking Save. Doing this duplicates your Keynote filebut the new version now contains any movie or sound files.

iWork '05. The Missing Manual
iWork 05: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 059610037X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 134
Authors: Jim Elferdink © 2008-2017.
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