this video background:
What you see above is a low-resolution, reduced frame-rate
The actual video offered by CrystalGraphics is crystal
clear at a video resolution of 800x600, 30 frames per sec.
It is encoded to support a variable data rate playback
that dynamically adapts to your PC's capabilities.
It is also designed so that its last frame matches
its first frame, so it loops smoothly.
the semi-transparent rectangle shown in the second slide
(some of these videos may not have the semi transparent
rectangle), in front of the video background:
We call it a "backdrop" although it is
really more of a filter or a screen.
Backdrops like these enable you to control the visual
impact of your background videos so they don't overwhelm
They are a user-selectable feature of the PowerPlugs:
Video Backgrounds Player which allows you to select the
shape, style, color and degree of transparency of your backdrops.
the PowerPlugs: Video Backgrounds Player:
It was the first, and is still the best, plugin to
PowerPoint that enables you to add full-screen video backgrounds
behind the text of your presentations.
It is compatible with PowerPoint 2003-2010 and Windows
It works with any WMV or MPG compressed video and
most AVI videos. In other words, it does not restrict you
to videos you buy from CrystalGraphics.