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Add video

Overview

Adobe Captivate provides two options to use video objects in your project:

  • Import FLV files or F4V files
  • Insert slide video

The following scenarios can help you decide the option you must choose:

  • On-demand demonstration: You have to play a video (probably on user interaction) in a slide, for example an on-demand demonstration. In this case, you can use the option Import FLV file or F4V file.
  • Talking Heads: A presenter describes the contents on the slide. In such talking heads scenarios, Insert Slide Video is the effective option.

For more information on the differences between inserting an FLV or a F4V file and inserting a slide video, see this article.

This tutorial explains how you can insert an FLV or a F4V file, or a slide video in your project.

Procedure

  1. To insert an FLV or a F4V file, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Filmstrip, click the slide on which you want to insert the FLV or F4V file.
    2. Click Insert > FLV or F4V File.


      Insert menu showing the FLV or F4V File option

    3. In the Import Video dialog box, specify the location and then click OK.


      Insert Video dialog box

    For more information on using FLV and F4V files in Adobe Captivate projects, see Adobe Captivate online help.

  2. To insert a slide video, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Filmstrip, click the slide on which you want to insert the slide video.
    2. Click Video > Slide Video.


      Video menu showing the Insert Slide Video option

    3. In the Video dialog box, click Yes, and then choose a location to save the file in FLV format. The status of the file conversion is indicated in the Windows > Progress Indicator panel.
    4. After the files are converted, add them to the project by choosing one of the following options in the Progress Indicator panel, and clicking Go:

      • Import as Slide Video to add the video to the slide on Stage.
      • Import to Library to add the video to the project’s library and use it whenever required.

    For more information on using slide videos in Adobe Captivate projects, see Adobe Captivate online help.

Summary

Make your Adobe Captivate projects more engaging by adding FLV or F4V videos to them.

You can either insert an FLV or an F4V ‘object’ in your project (Insert > Video), or insert a slide video. The major difference between these two types of videos in Adobe Captivate is that the former lets you provide the control to the user to play the video. The latter lets you show a video to the users irrespective of whether they want to view it or not during the course of the project.

You can choose to show the slide video either on TOC (Talking Head scenario) or on Stage.

 

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