Adding Video

Adding video to your online presentation could not be easier. This online video tutorial shows you just how easy it is. To create streaming video, just insert your images in RealSlideshow and broadcast them over the Web using RealPlayer.

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Creating Your Video -- Adding Images and Manipulating the Placement of Images

The first step in creating a RealSlideshow presentation is adding images. These images comprise the video portion of your presentation. Your images can be in any of the following file formats:

 
Bitmap (BMP)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG or JPEG)
Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
Click for RealPlayer audio.
You can add an image by using drag-and-drop or by using the menu.

To add an image using drag-and-drop:

  1. Open the folder in which the image file is located.
  2. Click on the file and drag the file onto the Images bar.
To add an image using the menu:
  1. Click on File and choose Add Images from the drop-down menu. The Add Images to Project Dialog box will appear.
  2. Locate and select the image you want to add. The image will appear on the Images bar.

Manipulating the Placement of an Image

You can only manipulate images you have selected. You select an image by clicking on the image. You can select multiple images by holding down the Control key as you click on each image you want to select. Selected images appear with a green border around them. You manipulate the placement of images by choosing Cut, Copy, Paste, Insert, Delete, or Set Image from the Edit menu or by clicking on the image and dragging it to the desired location on the Images bar.
 

Cut Deletes selected images and places them on the Clipboard.
Copy Copies selected images and places them on the Clipboard.
Paste Replaces selected images with images currently on the Clipboard. If no image is selected, places the Clipboard images after all images already on the Image bar.
Insert Places images currently on the Clipboard in the position immediately preceding the selected image. If no image is selected, places Clipboard images after all images already on the Image bar.
Delete Deletes all selected images.
Set Image Opens the Choose a New Image dialog box. The image you choose in this dialog box will replace the selected image.

Re-creating the Classic Car RealSlideshow - Step 1

In this exercise you learn how to place images on the Images bar. You will add your narration and music later.

Add Image 1
Video Image 1

  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu. The Add Images to Project dialog box will appear.
  2. Move to the folder in which you stored the contents of the Zip file.
  3. In the Add Images dialog box, select sideview.jpg and then click on Open. Sideview.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Add Image 2
Video Image 2
  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu.
  2. In the Add Images dialog box, select bumpers.jpg and then click on Open. Bumpers.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Add Image 3
Video Image 3
  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu.
  2. In the Add Images dialog box, select inside.jpg and then click on Open. Inside.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Add Image 4
Video Image 4
  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu.
  2. In the Add Images dialog box, select bigrear.jpg and then click on Open. Bigrear.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Add Image 5
Video Image 5
  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu.
  2. In the Add Images dialog box, select bfgtires.jpg and then click on Open. Bfgtires.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Add Image 6
Video Image 6
  1. Choose File >Add Images from the menu.
  2. In the Add Images dialog box, select engine.jpg and then click on Open. Engine.jpg will appear on the Images bar.
Check the Order of the Images and Generate Your File
  1. The images should now appear on the Images bar in the following order: 
sideview.jpg 
bumpers.jpg 
inside.jpg 
bigrear.jpg 
bfgtires.jpg 
engine.jpg 
To view an image filename, place the pointer on the image and pause for a few seconds. Check to make sure your images are in the proper order. Rearrange any images that are out of order.
  1. To generate your RealSlideshow, click the Generate button in the RealSlideshow window. The Choose a Place to Save Your Generated File dialog box will appear.
  2. Locate the folder in which you want to store the file. In the File Name field, enter a filename. The file will be given a .smil (pronounced smile) extension.
  3. Click Save and the file will generate. After the slideshow generates, click on OK when the Slideshow Generation Complete dialog box appears. Now that the file has been generated, you can click on Play in the RealSlideshow window toview the slideshow in RealPlayer. After you view the slideshow, close RealPlayer.
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