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Webinar vs Video content

I create content for many customers and vendors including Microsoft. Often there is a discussion about the difference between a live webinar and an offline video.  Here are the differences between the two. A live webinar is easier to deliver to a live audience. But creating an appealing and high-impact video is far more difficult!

Item

Webinar

Video content

Audience

Live audience connected remotely using Skype, etc..

No audience while creating the content

Impact

During the webinar delivery

Viewing after publishing

Script

High level topics with live demo. The content plan is written with live audience in mind.

Detailed script with every sentence and associated visuals pre-defined

Editing and Post-production

No editing. It is necessary to upload the actual content.

Editing and FX are used to increase the appeal, simplify delivery of knowledge and explain concepts / processes

Interactivity

Live Q&A, discussion

Comments, Shares, Likes, Discussion, embedded hyperlinks, table of contents

Objective

Awareness creation

Awareness creation + In-depth coverage + Skill Transfer

Purpose of uploading the
content

As a reference point for those who attended the webinar

As an authoritative place to learn about the specific topic

Time required to create a 10 minute output – for the same topic

10 minutes

2 days

Information density

Low

High

Viewing lifespan

During the webinar.

Video posted after webinar is not seen at all.

This is because the webinar was designed for online engagement. Offline, it is boring and distracting.

Long.

Videos are designed for high-impact, getting attention and sustaining it. Lot of planning is required to make videos engaging.

Promotion required

Before webinar – to maximize live attendees

After publishing – to maximizing viewership

Cost

Low. Because time is spent for actual delivery only.

High. Because time is required for every step and detailed planning, production and post-production.

Your experiences may be different. Do post comments and queries here. Thanks.

High-res Camtasia Video creation technique

Resolution of the final Camtasia output depends upon two things. The input and the output settings. High-res Camtasia Video creation means retaining the clarity and sharpness of the original resolution as much as possible. This is crucial for creating good screencasts, training content, video manuals and a variety of other needs.

Lot of excellent articles and videos are available on this subject. In spite of that, one simple thing is not very clearly identified. Most content out there talks about tweaking at the editing and output stage. These are important. But one crucial thing is to be understood first. I learnt this the hard way. Hence sharing it here.

High-res Camtasia Video - demo

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Insert Screen Recording using PowerPoint

Often presentations don’t include just slides. There is some demo of some other software associated with it. How to capture the demo also as a part of the presentation? That required third-party products till now. But now, PowerPoint 2013 includes Screen Recording as a feature. Here is how to use it.

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Session recording for Microsoft Office Specialists national finals

Microsoft Office Specialists

Microsoft Office Specialists

Microsoft Office Specialists is a certification of Office skills. There is a World Championship for it. The finals for India were conducted on 23rd May in New Delhi. 150 finalists attended. 6 of them won the contest and will represent India in the global championship. I spoke at the event as a guest speaker. Competing students, parents, educators and media attended the session. I spoke to them about the need for continued learning and breadth of knowledge. Have a look.

Download my session video (WMV format, 20 min, 24 MB).

Using Videos in PowerPoint : Part 1 – Quick Recap

Using videos in PowerPoint - Dr. Nitin Paranjape

Yes – I am starting with a recap. There is so much you can do with Videos in PowerPoint (2010 onwards), that it will require many articles. In this article, I will explain ALL that you can do with videos. Later we will cover specific features in-depth.
In one word you can do “EVERYTHING” with a video that you can do with a picture or a shape. That is immensely sophisticated yet very easy to do …

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Did you know? You can insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint?

How to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint

Insert – Video – Online Video – Choose the source: YouTube, SharePoint, OneDrive (personal), Facebook, or just paste embed code from anywhere. That’s it. Sometimes the aspect ratio goes for a toss – which you have to adjust manually. You need internet connection WHILE PRESENTING. Check this before you start the presentation.

insert video into powerpoint

Ability to insert an online video is just a convenience. Earlier we had to insert browser object and fiddle around with its properties. That part is now eliminated. However, most of the video effects, formatting and animation DOES NOT WORK with online videos. It may appear to work on the thumbnail but when the video actually runs, it does not sustain.

Inserting a physical video file into a slide is infinitely more powerful. We will cover that separately in a series of articles. The coverage of video features is long overdue.

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