Full disclosure: This is way off topic for my blog and I just wanted an excuse to embed a Simpsons episode in a powerpoint presentation.
Inspired by this post on the PowerPoint MSDN Blog and its associated YouTube video, demonstrating the ability of PowerPoint 2010 to use DirectX and hardware support for its rendering engine. Great effects can be achieved smoothly. Like a lot of us (most unwilling to admit), I’m impressed by reflection of a video as it plays.
Setting up the 3D Rotation Effects were also easy:
Same goes for the Reflection effect:
Now saving this pptx file showed me that in-fact the video file is embedded, so it’ll make moving the pptx file easy (so long as it doesn’t require to be emailed).
Once a video is added you can make use of it on several slides, and use the ‘Trim Video‘ feature to select a section of it for each slide.
2 Slides each with a segment of the video:
The presentation file along with the video that was embedded, there is only 1 copy of the video in the pptx file.