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FAQ:How do I import PowerPoint presentations?

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  • Premiere Pro cannot import this Microsoft file format directly. You can export/capture the presentation to a video file and import that video file for editing. Use your favorite Internet search engine to find several tutorials on how to do this.
  • BT said: Another option rather than go from .ppt to .pdf to .bmp (or other image) is to saveas direct from powerpoint and set your filetype to one of the image formats offered (.gif, .jpg, .png, .tif, .bmp, .wmf, etc...). After choosing your filetype you will be asked if you want the current slide or all slides to be exported (each slide will be a separate image) set as needed. The images can now be imported and placed into their own composition file and/or layered as needed.
  • Howard Cromwell said:
I recently was asked to inter cut slides from a Powerpoint presentation into a video. I thought I'd share what I did, could be of use to anyone wanting/needing to do the same.

I used PDF Creator ( and printed each slide to a BMP from within Powerpoint using PDF Creator, and imported those files into Premiere.

Or you could print to PDF and open that in Photoshop and batch convert to BMP's.
I had to do something similar not too long ago. I used Impress to open the PowerPoint, and then export to a multipage PDF (it's built into the program, and itself is free). I then used another free application called OmniFormat (try Google) to process the multipage PDF into multiple graphic files. You can set your output of choice. Took me awhile to figure out, but I've since used it frequently to take PowerPoint presentations and create DVD slideshows of the same content.

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