2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 8:22 PM by Mark Lampkin1
Mark Lampkin1 Level 1 (35 points)

I am working on a project that has PPT slides...I am editing in HD, and thus the slides are not fitting properly on the screen...to fully cover the presenter. I wonder if there is a way in which I can change the scale of the slides without compromising quality...

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 (10,880 points)

    To rescale the images without losing quality, you want to start with images that are larger than the HD frame size, so the you can reduce the scale to have them fit, as opposed to enlarging them (which will introduce artifacts as you scale them up).


    Open your ppt document in Power Point, then go to the menu File > Save As Pictures

    Microsoft PowerPointScreenSnapz001.png

    When the Save Dialog opens, choose the format you want the files saved in, in this instance JPEG, and click the Options button:


    Microsoft PowerPointScreenSnapz004.jpg


    When the Option Pane opens, set the dimensions of the frame to something slightly larger than the 1920 x 1080 HD frame size of your FCP timeline, and make sure Save every slide as a series of graphic files in selected, then click OK.


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    Then click Save.


    Now import those frames into FCP, and when you use them they should be scalable to the size you want without too much noticable degradation. You may need to render the stills to see them properly, depending on the horsepower of your computer.



  • Mark Lampkin1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Meg the Dog...


    You are the ONE....


    Thanks for your prompt and accurate response.  This is so very helpful.




    Mark L.