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Mark Mower
Power point files
on Nov 13, 2009 at 3:19:57 pm

Just curious , will FCP accept power point files?

thanks ,
Mark


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John Fishback
Re: Power point files
on Nov 13, 2009 at 7:02:53 pm

No. You can export PNGs from PPT and use those as stills. Also, you can open the PPT in Keynote and export a QT. I've never done that, but have read posts saying that's the best way to do it. PPT's QT export is poor.

John

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Andy Johnson-Laird
Re: Power point files
on Nov 13, 2009 at 7:20:57 pm

You'd think that it might, but no. :(

What I end up having to do is (believe it or not) take screen shots on a PC using Hypersnap DX and saving the image of each slide as a PSD file and then importing those into FCP. Ugggerly, but it works. Hypersnap DX allows for automating the capture/save as PSD step, so it's not a slow as the process suggests. But it is clunky.

Of course, you lose all the Powerpoint animation. (What we in the software biz call a "real feechur.")

There's got to be a better way. I was thinking of using PowerPoint on a Mac and something like Camtasia to record a movie of the animations.

Let us know if you find a better way.
Regards
Andy

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Portland, Oregon


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