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PresentationTube Network User’s Guide Version 2.8

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How Does PresentationTube Work?

PresentationTube Recorder is a simple tool designed to help you record PowerPoint video presentations from the comfort of your home or office, and without the need to have Internet connection while recording. It synchronizes presenter's video, PowerPoint slides, drawing board, and whiteboard

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PresentationTube network. With visual aids, like the drawing board, presenters can draw lines, curves, graphs, and shapes on the screen to emphasize or clarify their ideas, so the demonstration can be clearer. The whiteboard also allows the presenter to type text while presenting using the keyboard making it an ideal tool to add more details, or explain equations using words, numbers, and symbols. An uploaded online video presentation employs scrollable slide thumbnail allowing the audience to move to the respective video content and control both the time and progress of video. A video presentation also allows interactivity via Facebook comments and self-assessment allowing the audience to be heard and involved.

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To start using PresentationTube: 1. Record presentation: Download PresentationTube Recorder and start recording and narrating your presentation using PowerPoint slides, webcam, whiteboard, drawing board, and web content. 2. Upload video: Upload your video (wmv/avi) and presentation data file (zip) via PresentationTube website and enjoy the new and interactive features of video presentations. 3. Share online presentation: Share your PowerPoint video presentation via email and social networks, or embed the video presentation in your course pages, website, or blog.

1. Record Presentation

2. Upload Video

3. Watch & Share

Recording Requirements Before using PresentationTube recorder ensure that you have: 1. Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and MS PowerPoint (2003/2007/2010/2013). 2. Your PowerPoint presentation saved in your local or mobile drive in PPT, PPTX or PPS format. 3. A Webcam driver and camera connected to your computer. Just open your presentation and start present and everything in your presentation will be recorded, including transitions, animations, slide timing, sound effects, mouse movement, embedded video & audio,

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compelling elements of live presentation, on-the-fly pen annotation, and cursor highlights.

Using PresentationTube Recorder

To record your presentation run the recorder to find your webcam activated and started automatically, then: 1. Click the "Open" toolbar button to load your PowerPoint presentation into the recorder display window. 2. Adjust your camera and microphone devices and video format settings from "Camera Settings" in the left-hand explorer bar. Click on "Camera Device" drop-down menu to select your webcam. 3. Click "Config" button to adjust your audio, video and recording options.

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4. When ready, click the "Record" button and select the desired video format (WMV, or AVI) and destination folder to start recording. The WMV format is much recommended. 5. Use the slide controls toolbar buttons (First, Previous, Next, Last) to navigate forward and back through the presentation. 6. Toggle (switch) between presenter's webcam, slides, text, drawing, and web browser while recording using Cam, Slides, text, Draw, and Web toolbar buttons. 7. You can also annotate on your slides by clicking on the annotation tool and then using any mouse device or graphic tablet to draw or write with. 8. Use the whitebeard to explain using text, or the drawing board (similar to MS Paint) to draft out or explain an idea using the drawing tools in the Draw pane or the simple text editor in the Text pane. 9. Use the camera position control at the right-bottom of the screen to change the camera view and position. Click the active position (red color) again to hide the camera view. 10.

Click "Pause" to stop recording temporarily and click again

"Resume" to continue recording. 11.

Click "Stop" to end recording and get your video file (e.g.,

myvideo.wmv) and video data file (myvideo.zip) saved in your destination folder.

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Adjusting Video Recording Options 1. Click the "Config" toolbar button to open the Recording Options window. 2. Tick/select the "Show with Animation" box to present with the slide animation and transaction effects. Tick "Show with Narration" and "Use Slide Timing" boxes only if required. 3. WMV bitrate is the number of bits used per unit of playback time to represent a continuous video after source coding (data compression).

4. Typically, PresentationTube Recorder records at 700 Kbps. The encoding bitrate of WMV video file is the size of a video file in bytes divided by the playback time of the recording (in seconds), multiplied by eight. A higher bit rate means that the video has more information (range 700-1500 Kbps). 5. PresentationTube Recorder records at 24 frames per second (fps) to improve the quality of video output and give the appearance of seamless movement. When increasing frame rate, we recommend

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that you also keep in mind how it will affect the overall recording file size (range 12 - 50 fps). 6. Tick the "Capture Mouse Cursor" and "Highlight Mouse Cursor" boxes to capture and highlight your mouse cursor movements in the video recording. Check only if you need it. Capturing and highlighting the mouse cursor uses substantial CPU resources and has lower priority than capturing the slides only. 7. Adjust camera options, including brightness, contrast, hue, and zoom using the horizontal slide bars as appropriate.

Uploading Your Video Presentation

After recording your presentation, you get two files; the video (e.g., Video1.wmv) and the data file (Video1.zip), which is a small file in ZIP compressed format. Please return back to PresentationTube website then: 1. Click on "Upload" link then "Select Video" button to select the video file you just recorded. 2. Wait for the uploading process then complete the publishing form. Fill-in the form fields (title, presenter's name, etc.). Select "Private" if you like not to list your video presentation or make it searchable

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for PresentationTube users. This form requires selecting the presentation data file (in zip format) generated by the recorder and saved in the same video file directory. This ZIP file has the same name of your video file (for example: file1.wmv and file1.zip). Click the "Publish" button and wait for the video presentation page link.

3. Click on the link to watch and share the video presentation. 4. Click the "Embed" or "Blackboard" buttons then copy & paste the code to embed your video presentation in your web page, blog, or course management system (e.g, Moodle). Video presentations can be used in regular classrooms, flipped classrooms, home revisions, e-learning courses, blended learning environments, distance education settings, virtual conferences, and business orientations.

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PresentationTube Network: User's Guide  

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