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how to convert pdf to mov.file

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Michael-Berlin Calculating status...
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Feb 23, 2013 2:23 AM

Hi all,


who can help me to convert a pdf in mov.file?



  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 2:52 AM (in response to Michael-Berlin)

    pdf is  - imho! - meant for printable content.

    (although, Adobe decided, it allows to content 'moving images' too)


    do we speak of a 'file' containing moving images? …


    or did you meant psd, ppt, tnt ... no!

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 9:03 AM (in response to Michael-Berlin)



    As Karsten writes (he's 100%)




    If no moving pages - there is a function to export in PowerPoint as a SlideShow and may be You can import this into iMovie.


    To me the result is BAD to Worse


    I do - if I must

    • Play the PPT presentation

    • Save each frame - as a screen-dump (Shift+cmd+3)

    • I use GraphicConverter™ - to convert these to .jpg and

    • Import these into my movie project


    Result - fairly OK - doubt if anyone notice

    ( Monitor set to 1440 X 900 - when playing the PPT file - to get best possibly .jpgs )


    If moving components - one has to get them as small movies and most probably one needs FinalCut to get them in right place and speed.


    BUT - This is a tedious job ! - A smart automatic function with Quality preserving function could be of great value.


    Yours Bengt W

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 5:29 PM (in response to Michael-Berlin)

    Open your PDF file in Preview.

    Then export each page of the PDF that you need as a PNG or JPEG. Then you can use these in an iMovie Project to create a movie.

  • beyondhelp Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 25, 2014 5:50 AM (in response to Michael-Berlin)

    Open QuickTime player

    Open your PDF in Preview

    Go back to QuickTime. Choose "New Screen Recording" from the File menu. Click on the screen. (that starts the recording)

    Cmd-tab to Preview. Press Shift-cmd F - That will play the Preview in Slideshow on a full screen.

    When finished, cmd-tab backt to QuickTime and stop the recording.

    Save the new recording

    Under the edit menu, select "Trim" and narrow your start and finishes to get rid of any cmd-tabs or other funny things that might have appeared in your recording but you don't want.


    It's a big file, but there are converters that will trim it down.


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