Engagement In Motion is a video presentation about trends, facts and ideas for video production and content distribution online. Engagement in motion showcases the proven concept of web video as the true emerging media format on the Internet.
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Choosing the right multimedia presentation technology
The first – and hardest – part is to choose the technology for your presentation. The choice comes down to two main contenders, Adobe Flash or Microsoft PowerPoint.
Flash allows you to create presentations where you can build in powerful animation. It also has very good video compression technology.Perhaps the best part of Flash is that it also allows you to put presentations directly onto your web site.The biggest problem though is that Flash is a difficult system to get to use. I have been on a training class and also have access to a couple of graphic designers for help and still find it difficult to put together a presentation in Flash.
sequence showing how a taxi can be animatedThe easiest way to create a multimedia presentation is in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can add in video, a soundtrack and also a reasonable degree of animation. By far the the biggest advantage of making multimedia presentations in PowerPoint is that it is easy for anyone to be able to edit the presentation. An example of how you can introduce multimedia effects in a presentation is shown in the taxi sequence on the right. It starts with a line drawing being made on the screen and is then followed up with a taxi fading in. The sequence is part of one of our PowerPoint templates. You can see the effect in action by downloading the taxi animated template from the download page. Make sure that you view the sequence in PowerPoint show mode.