Sunday, June 28, 2015

Testing Zaption to index your SlideTalk videos

We tested a service called Zaption that allows creating Tours from YouTube videos, meaning that the YouTube get indexed and text comments can be added to it.

Here is an example of how a video created with SlideTalk looks like once converted into a Tour:

You can judge the result for yourself, what do you think? Since Zaption only works with videos published on YouTube, this will be available only for videos shared as PRO or DOWNLOAD (if then published on the user's YouTube channel).

Happy Zapping!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Welcome our new German Voice Claudia

The German voice Claudia joins the SlideTalk family.

Claudia is the latest voice of the new generation of voices from Acapela Group, which are particularly adapt for voice over, narration and, more generally, reading longer texts.

Hear a sample of Claudia here:

Let Claudia take care of narrating your slides, she won't disappoint you!

Monday, May 18, 2015

How to pick a publishing and sharing option

SlideTalk offers 3 ways to publish and share your talking videos, which one suits you best? Watch this talking video to learn more about it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Slidetalk website now using SSL for full data protection

It's time for some more technical information on our site. If you do not know what SSL and APIs are, that's perfectly OK, all you need to know is that we made improvements on to provide better performance and strengthen security around your work, images and powerpoints.
To be more detailed, is now using SSL on all account pages to guarantee full data protection and a secure connection.

We also switched to the more advanced and secure YouTube API v3 to provide improved performance and pave the way for more improved functionalities to come.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How to choose the optimal PowerPoint slide size for a SlideTalk video

Videos, both on YouTube and on the SlideTalk gallery are using a ratio 16:9. Unfortunately the default slide size for PowerPoint is using a ratio of 4:3, which leaves 2 characteristics black areas at the side of the video. See for instance the examples below:

How to change the slide size in PowerPoint to get slides in 16:9 format?

Open PowerPoint, click on the Design tab, choose Slide Size and select the Widescreen (16:9) option. As in the picture below:

We recommend to adjust the size of the slide before starting to work on a PowerPoint presentation, otherwise after changing the slide size you may need to review the design of your slides.