Create Custom Title Slides Using Powerpoint - Gamebreaker Plus
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Create your title slide(s) in Powerpoint.
Be sure to set the slide size to match the aspect ratio of your video. Usually Powerpoint slides are set to 4:3 by default, but the vast majority of video is 16:9. Click the Design tab, and then click Slide Size. Select Widescreen (16:9) to change the slide aspect ratio.
Click File > Export once you have finished designing all of your title slides.
In older versions of Powerpoint, click File > Save As Pictures.
Name the file in the Export As field. This will be the name of the folder containing all the new slide images. Make sure the File Format is JPEG and check the Save Every Slide checkbox. Finally, change the image size to 1280 x 720 for widescreen video. Click Export.
Try saving files to the Desktop so they can be easily found after saving.
Open the image file for the first slide you'd like to add. You'll have a folder in the save location showing each slide as a separate image.
Press Command + A (Select All) and then press Command + C (Copy).
Launch Gamebreaker Plus. Open the instance movies to which you'd like to add a title slide, then click File > New > Drawing window.
The drawing window will be the same size and aspect ratio as the video you open, so you'll want to make the movie window as large as possible on your screen.
Single-click inside the drawing window and press Command + V (Paste). You may need to resize the image to fit the size of the drawing window.
Make sure to resize the pasted image and NOT the drawing window. If you resize the drawing window instead of the image, you'll end up with a distorted title slide.
Click the Movie button to create an instance movie from your new slide.
Set the a duration for the title slide in the Duration field. The default duration is set to 3 seconds, if you’d like something different, type a number (in seconds) into the Duration field.
Use Windows > Combine instances movies to place the title slide in the desired position in your edit.
By saving the title slide as an instance movie, you have access to many ways of adding them to your edit. You can save the instance movie, create a new timeline, use databasing, and more.