Video can be added to a PicturesToExe Project in the same way as images can be added.
Whichever way the Video is added it is advisable to Convert the Video Clip before adding it to the Project. This can be done by “Right clicking” on the Video File in the File List and choosing “Convert Video Clip”.
The Default Settings are:
Press “Convert Video” to start the process of Conversion
You can Trim the video Clip before conversion as shown above.
This can be done as follows.
When Video Files are added to the Slide List the Slide Duration is calculated according to the Video Duration and can differ according to the setting of the “Default Options for New Slides” in:
Video Clips can also be added in Objects and Animation via the Movie Icon or the Right Click Menu. In this case all adjustments to the Slide and Video Durations must be made manually.
The main purpose of the video conversion is to optimize playback of video clips in slideshows. Especially for shows in executable files. Optimized video clips require lower CPU usage and provide faster rewinding.
Optimized video clips can have larger or smaller file size than the original video clip. It depends on the bitrate of source file. For example digital cameras use high values - about 40 mbit per second for 1080p video. Whereas video editors can suggest 15-25 mbit by default.
Digital cameras have to record video stream in realtime, they have limited battery and slow hardware to compress video. High bitrate compensates these restrictions. In a software encoder we have much more powerful CPU and more time to analyze video stream to more optimally compress video picture.
Clicking on the dropdown menu button of either Start Time or Duration brings up:
Not available in the Essentials Edition