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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Software for interactive event presentation

Hi!

I am tasked with producing an interactive multimedia presentation for a small awards show, a presentation that has to be paced by an operator (not me).
So kind of like a standard slideshow but I would like some advanced features like a seamless looping video background while the foreground slide changes, with additional video logos on top (this could be precomped but I would prefer not to), continuous music in the background, all of this in 1080p.
Powerpoint doesn't seem to handle HD video (settled on h264/m4v) nicely, the video plays back far better in e.g. Windows Media Player than from inside Powerpoint.

So far I have found the following alternatives:

- Adobe Director (outdated?)
- Flash (no access to HDD?)
- Keynote (Customer would need a Mac to play back show?)

TLDR; I need a presentation tool like Powerpoint but with far better and advanced video performance.

Can one of you suggest something?
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Old 02 February 2013   #2
You already know about Keynote, which would be my recommendation. I have a Mac laptop and keep my Keynote presentations on it at all times. It hooks into just about any TV or project and you can do shows anywhere, anytime.
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Old 02 February 2013   #3
Most highend presentations are done in Ventuz, Vizrt or Orad. All highend broadcast tools. Hope that helps.
 
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