Which Version of PowerPoint are you using not that it should matter that I am aware of but helps to know with more information. Is it possible to post some screenshots or video of what is happening when you try to Import a PPT into Camtasia ? Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
That way you don’t have to worry about dropped frames because it synced directly with the application. Plus, you get to save it as an AVI/.trec which is a higher quality video than MP4.
The MP4’s that PowerPoint produces are of high quality as well.
While not ideal for the process of re-producing. I produced a PowerPoint presentation with this fractal. I won’t tell you whether the upper or lower image is the original Image. Which one is the frame I extracted from the MP4 video. But I’m willing to bet you can’t pick out which one came from the video. Because neither 1 of them is noticeably degraded.
Anyway, in this case the user has Camtasia 8 so they do not have the plug in. Recording PowerPoint with the recorder in slideshow mode will result in jittery animations with dropped frames.
The same thing will happen if you try to record a standard video
playing in a media player. I’ve tried it dozens of times with the same results.Judder,jitters, call it what you like.Poor results.
I prepared a video to prove my point. I don’t feel like getting into lengthy back-and-forth discussion about what I’ve known for years. So here’s my evidence.
Recording a presentation through external means is a poor choice. "I.E. the Camtasia recorder not being used as a plug in" and my video clearly demonstrates why.
I won't be traveling to Okemos Michigan to shout it from the rooftops of TechSmith. Besides, this will fall probably fall on deft ears anyway.
Some videos can drop frames. With the outcome going relatively unnoticed due to the nature of the material.
But that doesn't mean frames weren't filled in artificially during production.
Or, if you clicked frame by frame in the editors timeline.That you wouldn't find repeated frames and glitches.
That's why TechSmith went to all the trouble of creating a Plug-In to begin with.
Because recording the Slide show playing on a monitor, doesn't work.
End of Story.