Adding live video narration to PowerPoint presentations from several sources such as web cams, DV or mini DV cameras, or from video files from the hard disk will now allow presenters to literally present their presentations online without the need of being physically present. Presentations can be imported to authorPOINT, a desktop software and add-in for PowerPoint, which extends the ability to add video and subsequent upload to authorSTREAM, an online PowerPoint sharing service.
Online PR News – 21-May-2009 – – Raleigh, USA, May 19, 2009 - authorSTREAM, the online PowerPoint presentation sharing platform, launches today its synchronized video presentation service, allowing users to add videos to their presentations from different devices such as web cameras, DV cams and mini DV cams. Also, presenters can enrich their PowerPoint sharing experience by using the audio or video supported formats (.AVI .WMV .WAV and .WMA), through files stored on the hard disk, USB or firewire based devices.
In order to use this service, presenters need to have the authorPOINT software installed on their PCs, which can be easily downloaded for free, from authorgen.com. A button, "authorPOINT" appears in the "Add Ins" tab on Microsoft PowerPoint. Once installed, authorPOINT enables users to record video or audio narrations live, and also if they prefer, to use an existing audio or video file as narration or as multimedia addition.
This combination of authorPoint and authorSTREAM comes with excellent benefits, especially for businessmen, online students and teachers. Users not only have the opportunity to share slideshows on the Web, but also to enrich their sharing experience by adding audio and other multimedia contents. Additionally, the free-hand annotations tool, plus the easy process for embedding and sharing the PPTs, add to the usability of this new service.
Harman Singh, CEO of authorGEN Technologies, the parent company of authorSTREAM shares his vision, "The addition of video, usually of authors presenting, with PowerPoint slides brings presenters closer to their audience when they cannot physically be there to present. It is a step closer to effective communication than PowerPoint alone can do"
This service holds immense possibilities especially for creating training videos, e-learning presentations and other instructional presentations. It can also be useful for narrating product reviews etc.
authorSTREAM is the popular PowerPoint sharing website for users who want to do more with PowerPoint and take presentation sharing to the next level. It delivers the previously missing key benefit of “as-is” online presentation sharing to the PowerPoint user community, as it keeps PowerPoint presentations intact after being posted online—just the way they were created. Additionally, authorSTREAM showcases your communications to the world via the Internet and provides access to dozens, hundreds or thousands of views instantly. Presentation downloadable formats offered by authorSTREAM greatly enhance file distribution, e.g. via video conversion, for podcasts, YouTube and iPod downloads
Harman Singh – CEO
Harbir Khurana – COO