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                                            Table of Contents

1       Presentation Maker Quick Start....................................................... 1
1.1     Main Window .................................................................................................................................. 1

1.2     Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ....................................................................................... 2

1.2.1   Template Gallery.............................................................................................................................. 2
1.2.2   Template Preview ............................................................................................................................ 2

1.3     Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................. 2

1.3.1   Edit Properties.................................................................................................................................. 2

1.4     Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation .............................................................................................. 3

1.4.1   Slides................................................................................................................................................ 3
1.4.2   Import PowerPoint............................................................................................................................ 3
1.4.3   Add Slide.......................................................................................................................................... 3
1.4.4   Remove Slide................................................................................................................................... 3
1.4.5   Edit Slide .......................................................................................................................................... 3
1.4.6   Preload Slides .................................................................................................................................. 3

1.5     Step 4: Video/Audio Settings........................................................................................................ 4

1.5.1   Video On Demand or Live Webcast................................................................................................. 4
1.5.2   Video On Demand............................................................................................................................ 4
1.5.3   Live Webcast.................................................................................................................................... 4

1.6     Step 5: Publish Presentation ........................................................................................................ 4

1.6.1   Publish Presentation ........................................................................................................................ 4




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1.6.2   Preview Presentation ....................................................................................................................... 5

1.7     Step 6: Do Live Show..................................................................................................................... 5


2       Hardware / Software Requirements ................................................ 7
2.1     Software Requirements ................................................................................................................. 7

2.2     Video and Audio Encoding Hardware.......................................................................................... 7

2.2.1   Recording Audio............................................................................................................................... 7
2.2.2   Recording Video............................................................................................................................... 7
2.2.3   Recommended video capture hardware: ......................................................................................... 8


3       Presentation Maker In Detail............................................................ 9
3.1     Step 1 – Choose Presentation Template ..................................................................................... 9

3.1.1   Presentation Maker Template Types ............................................................................................... 9
        3.1.1.1     RealONE Mode ............................................................................................................ 9
        3.1.1.2     sofTV.net DHTML Mode............................................................................................... 9
        3.1.1.3     HTML Mode................................................................................................................ 10
3.1.2   Template Library ............................................................................................................................ 10

3.2     Step 2 – Add Slides to Presentation .......................................................................................... 12

3.2.1   Import PowerPoint Slides............................................................................................................... 12
3.2.2   Slides - Add Slide........................................................................................................................... 12
3.2.3   Slides - Remove Slide.................................................................................................................... 12
3.2.4   Slides – Slide Properties ................................................................................................................ 12
        3.2.4.1      URL Tours .................................................................................................................. 13
3.2.5   Slides - Preload Slides ................................................................................................................... 14
3.2.6   Slides – Reordering of Slides......................................................................................................... 15
3.2.7   Slides - Preload Slides ................................................................................................................... 15

3.3     Step 3 – Set Presentation Properties ......................................................................................... 15




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3.3.1      Title................................................................................................................................................. 16
3.3.2      Description ..................................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.3      Presenter........................................................................................................................................ 16
3.3.4      E-mail ............................................................................................................................................. 16
3.3.5      Company........................................................................................................................................ 16
3.3.6      Logo ............................................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.7      Presentation Date .......................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.8 Presentation Time .......................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.9      Show Slide Thumbnails (DHTML Only) ......................................................................................... 16
3.3.10 Show Table of Contents (DHTML Only) ........................................................................................ 17

3.4        Step 4 – Video / Audio Settings .................................................................................................. 17

3.4.1      On-Demand / Live Webcast Dialog................................................................................................ 17
           3.4.1.1  On-Demand ................................................................................................................ 17

3.5        Step 5 - Publish Presentation ..................................................................................................... 21

3.5.1      Where is your video streaming from? ............................................................................................ 22
           3.5.1.1    Video-on-demand streamed from a local disk such as a CD ROM, or Hard disk ...... 23
           3.5.1.2    Video-on-demand streamed from a web server ......................................................... 23
           3.5.1.3    Video-on-demand or live video streamed from a streaming Real Server .................. 23
           3.5.1.4    Live or Video-On-Demand Video streamed by a Content Distribution Network ........ 24
3.5.2      Where is your web page stored? ................................................................................................... 25
           3.5.2.1    Web content stored on a local disk such as a CDROM, or Hard Disk ....................... 26
           3.5.2.2    Making an “Auto-Run” CD .......................................................................................... 26
           3.5.2.3    Web content stored on a remote web server ............................................................. 26

3.6        Step 6 – Live Show....................................................................................................................... 26

3.6.1      Compatibility with sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2, sofTV.LiveSync and sofTV.LiveShow.2 .............. 30

3.7        Saving Default values for Presentation Maker Properties....................................................... 32


4          Using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 for Live Slide Synchronization33




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4.1     Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 33

4.2     Installation .................................................................................................................................... 33

4.3     Use................................................................................................................................................. 34

4.3.1   Send sofTV.net sync commands in Slide Show mode: ................................................................. 34
4.3.2   Send sofTV sync commands while editing slides: ......................................................................... 34
4.3.3   DHTML Template:.......................................................................................................................... 34
4.3.4   HTML Frames Template: ............................................................................................................... 35
4.3.5   RealONE Template: ....................................................................................................................... 35
4.3.6   Choose Trigger File for Live Webcast............................................................................................ 35

4.4     The sofTV.TriggerFile .................................................................................................................. 35


5       Using sofTV.LiveSync for Live Slide Synchronization................ 36
5.1     Main Window ................................................................................................................................ 36

5.1.1   Creating slide trigger images ......................................................................................................... 37
5.1.2   Editing a show................................................................................................................................ 37

5.2     Configuration Options ................................................................................................................. 37

5.2.1   Trigger File ..................................................................................................................................... 38
        5.2.1.1       Use Local File / Use FTP............................................................................................ 38
        5.2.1.2       Configure FTP ............................................................................................................ 38
5.2.2   Command Confirmation ................................................................................................................. 38
5.2.3   Select Button Size.......................................................................................................................... 39
5.2.4   Run Command ............................................................................................................................... 39

5.3     FTP Configuration........................................................................................................................ 39

5.3.1   FTP Site ......................................................................................................................................... 40
5.3.2   Login as.......................................................................................................................................... 40
5.3.3   Trigger Filename ............................................................................................................................ 40




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5.4     Command Options ....................................................................................................................... 40

5.4.1   Title................................................................................................................................................. 41
5.4.2   Image ............................................................................................................................................. 41
        5.4.2.1        PowerPoint ................................................................................................................. 41
        5.4.2.2        Slide............................................................................................................................ 42
        5.4.2.3        Other........................................................................................................................... 42
        5.4.2.4        No Image .................................................................................................................... 42
5.4.3   Description ..................................................................................................................................... 42
5.4.4   Run Command ............................................................................................................................... 42

5.5     Monitor Window ........................................................................................................................... 42

5.5.1   Archive Trigger Commands to this file ........................................................................................... 43
5.5.2   Archive Status Log ......................................................................................................................... 43
5.5.3   Status Log ...................................................................................................................................... 44
5.5.4   Clear............................................................................................................................................... 44
5.5.5   Close .............................................................................................................................................. 44


6       Using sofTV.Author to Create Custom “sofTV.net DHTML”
        Templates for Presentation Maker ................................................ 45
6.1     Run the sofTV.Author software application. ............................................................................. 45

6.2     Open a New Template.................................................................................................................. 45

6.3     Create a “Graphic Region” ......................................................................................................... 45

6.4     Create a “Video Region” ............................................................................................................. 46

6.5     Create a “CurrentSlide Region” ................................................................................................. 47

6.6     Create Regions for Title, Presenter Name, Logo ...................................................................... 47

6.7     Create Regions for PowerPoint Notes ....................................................................................... 47

6.8     Create a Table of Contents ......................................................................................................... 48




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6.9     Create Thumbnail Images of your Slides .................................................................................. 48

6.10    Save your Template ..................................................................................................................... 50

6.11    Import your New Tempate into Presentation Maker................................................................. 51


7       sofTV.Chat ....................................................................................... 52
7.1     Using sofTV.Chat ......................................................................................................................... 52

7.2     sofTV.Chat Server Installation.................................................................................................... 53


8       Workflow Examples ........................................................................ 54
8.1     Video-on-demand presentation using an existing video file................................................... 54

8.1.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 54
8.1.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 54
8.1.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 54
8.1.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 54
8.1.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 55
        8.1.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 55
        8.1.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 55
        8.1.5.3     Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 55

8.2     Video-on-demand presentation using file recorded by Presentation Maker. ........................ 55

8.2.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 55
8.2.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 56
8.2.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 56
8.2.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 56
8.2.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 57
        8.2.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 57
        8.2.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 57
        8.2.5.3     Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 57




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8.3     Video-on-demand presentation with video stored on a video server. ................................... 57

8.3.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 57
8.3.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 57
8.3.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 58
8.3.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 58
8.3.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 58
        8.3.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 58
        8.3.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 58
        8.3.5.3     Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 59

8.4     Video-on-demand presentation running off your hard-disk.................................................... 59

8.4.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 59
8.4.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 59
8.4.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 59
8.4.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 59
8.4.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 60
        8.4.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 60
        8.4.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 60
        8.4.5.3     Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 60

8.5     Video-on-demand presentation running off a CD, with Auto-Run.......................................... 60

8.5.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 60
8.5.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 61
8.5.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 61
8.5.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 61
8.5.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 61
        8.5.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 61
        8.5.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 61
        8.5.5.3     Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 62
8.5.6   Preparing to create CD .................................................................................................................. 62
8.5.7   Create CD ...................................................................................................................................... 62




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8.6     Live presentation using the encoder built into Presentation Maker. ..................................... 62

8.6.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 62
8.6.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 62
8.6.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 63
8.6.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 63
8.6.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 63
        8.6.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 63
        8.6.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 63
8.6.6   Step 6: Do Live Show..................................................................................................................... 63

8.7     Live presentation using a remotely located encoder on your LAN. ....................................... 64

8.7.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 64
8.7.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 64
8.7.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 64
8.7.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 64
8.7.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 64
        8.7.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 64
        8.7.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 65
8.7.6   Step 6: Do Live Show..................................................................................................................... 65

8.8     Live presentation using a remotely located encoder over the Internet. ................................ 65

8.8.1   Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 65
8.8.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 65
8.8.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 65
8.8.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 66
8.8.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 66
        8.8.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 66
        8.8.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 66
8.8.6   Step 6: Do Live Show..................................................................................................................... 66

8.9     Live presentation using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 and Presentation Maker encoder. ..... 66




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8.9.1      Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 66
8.9.2      Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 67
8.9.3      Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 67
8.9.4      Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 67
8.9.5      Step 5: Publish Presentation.......................................................................................................... 67
           8.9.5.1     Video URL .................................................................................................................. 67
           8.9.5.2     Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 67
8.9.6      Step 6: Do Live Show..................................................................................................................... 67

8.10       University Professor recording live lectures using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 and
           Presentation Maker encoder....................................................................................................... 68

8.10.1 Step 1: Choose Presentation Template ......................................................................................... 68
8.10.2 Step 2: Set Presentation Properties............................................................................................... 69
8.10.3 Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation ............................................................................................... 69
8.10.4 Step 4: Video / Audio Settings ....................................................................................................... 69
       8.10.4.1    Video URL .................................................................................................................. 70
       8.10.4.2    Publish Web Content.................................................................................................. 70
       8.10.4.3    Publish Video Content ................................................................................................ 70




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1       Presentation Maker Quick Start
Presentation Maker allows you to create web-based streaming video presentations including PowerPoint
slides that change in synchronization with the video or audio content. Presentation Maker makes building
these presentations easy - just follow a few simple steps, click on Publish, and your presentation is
complete!

The Presentation Maker application is used to create a web page from a Presentation Template, a
PowerPoint presentation, and a video source. You can choose to create a Video-On-Demand
presentation, or a Live Presentation, simply by specifying the video source as a file on your hard disk, or
a live video stream using the built in encoding capabilities. Presentation Maker allows you to insert slide
sync commands into a Video-On-Demand file, or insert slide sync commands into a live video stream.

Note: In order to use the PowerPoint import feature of Presentation Maker, you must have Microsoft
PowerPoint 2000 or XP installed on your computer. Presentation Maker uses PowerPoint internally to
format the slides, and to read the PowerPoint PPT files.


1.1   Main Window
The Presentation Maker main window is your workspace for creating web-based presentations. This
window allows you to specify the presentation properties, template, PowerPoint presentation, a video
source, then publish your page locally, or remotely using FTP.




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1.2     Step 1: Choose Presentation Template
Presentation Maker uses Template files to define how a presentation should appear, and to define which
regions should be included in the published web page.

1.2.1    Template Gallery

To choose a template, click on Template Gallery. This will open the Template Browser window, which
allows you to choose a template.

1.2.2    Template Preview

The preview window shows a sample layout produced using the currently selected Presentation
Template.


1.3     Step 2: Set Presentation Properties
1.3.1    Edit Properties

The Edit Properties button will cause the Properties Dialog to appear. You can set all the web page
properties using this dialog. Values you enter will be inserted into the published web page when you click
on Publish Presentation.


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1.4     Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation
1.4.1    Slides

Presentation Maker allows you to add slides to a presentation in a number of ways. You can Import a
Microsoft PowerPoint presentation into the Slide area, or you can add graphics, using the Add Slide
button. The end result is a series of images which will be displayed in the published web page, and can
be controlled by the video stream. You can also simply drag and drop one or more graphic files onto the
Presentation Maker window, if you want to import many files from a directory.

1.4.2    Import PowerPoint...

The import button allows you to import a PowerPoint presentation into Presentation Maker.

A File Open dialog box will appear, allowing you to navigate to the location of the PowerPoint file on your
hard disk.

Note that Presentation Maker supports drag and drop importing as well. You can drag and drop a
PowerPoint file, or a JPG or GIF into the Presentation Maker application.

1.4.3    Add Slide

The Add Slide button opens the Add dialog, which allows you to add Slides one at a time. Slides are JPG
or GIF graphics which are displayed in the thumbnail area of the web page, and shown in the Current
Slide area when instructed to by commands in the video stream.

For each slide you specify the path to the graphic file, and a title. The title will be displayed in the table of
contents, and is used as the slide title on the web page.

The new slide is always added to the end of the presentation.

1.4.4    Remove Slide

To remove a slide from a presentation, simply click on the Remove Slide button. You can remove some
slides from a PowerPoint presentation, and leave the rest untouched.

1.4.5    Edit Slide

The edit Slide button opens the Slide Properties dialog. This dialog allows you to edit the Slide Title, and
the Image Filename. You can also edit associated slide notes, or add an URL Tour.

1.4.6    Preload Slides

This checkbox is used to specify whether the slide images should be pre-loaded when the web page is
viewed. You may not want to preload slides if the loading of slide images during the presentation would
interfere with the streaming video, or if you have a large number of slides in your presentation (which
means the page may load slowly). The default is to preload the slides. Preload slides only works with
sofTV.net DHTML templates.




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1.5     Step 4: Video/Audio Settings
1.5.1     Video On Demand or Live Webcast

Use the radio buttons to select whether you wish to do a Video On Demand presentation, or a Live
Presentation.

1.5.2     Video On Demand

For Video on Demand Presentations, click on Change Video on Demand Settings to open the Video
window where you can view your video clip, and enter slide synchronization timing. If you don’t have a
video clip, you can record a new clip by simply clicking on the record button. The video settings dialog is
detailed a bit later in this document.

1.5.3     Live Webcast

For Live Presentations, simply select the “Live Webcast” radio button. This will enable the “Step 6: Do
Live Show” portion of the dialog.

Use the “Settings” button to select whether you will be using an encoder and camera connected to
directly your computer, or a Remote encoder located somewhere else on your network. If you select to
use an encoder on your computer, the “Do Live Show” button will open the sofTV.Live Webcast dialog. If
you select Remote Encoder, the “Step 6: Do Live Show” button will open sofTV.LiveSync, allowing you to
control the slide synchronization on the remote encoder.


1.6     Step 5: Publish Presentation
1.6.1     Publish Presentation

The Publish Presentation button is the final step to creating your web page. The Publish dialog will
appear - allowing you to choose to publish locally, or remotely using FTP. If you are doing a live webcast
or if your on demand media file is on a media server, it also always you to enter the URL of the media
source.

The Publish command will do the following things:
•     Open the PowerPoint presentation, and extract JPG images of each slide
•     Create a Table Of Contents, if one is required. In the case of Video On Demand files, the Table Of
      Contents will contain seek commands that will seek the video to the appropriate location in the video
      file. NOTE: If your on demand media file is on a media server, then enter the URL of the media
      source into “Video URL” to have the table of contents created
•     Insert the Presentation Properties into the appropriate locations in the presentation file(s).
•     Delete all unused regions from your template file
•     Build the HTML code for your presentation
•     Copy the HTML code to your publish location
•     Copy the needed sofTV.net Java files to your publish location



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•     Copy the background graphic to your publish location
•     Copy the slide graphics to your publish location. Two sets of graphics are created - a small thumbnail,
      and a larger image for use in the CurrentSlide area.
•     Copy the local video file to your publish location (either locally or on a Real Server), if not a live
      stream
•     Copy all other needed files to your publish location (either locally or on a web server)

If the publish is occurring via FTP, all the necessary files will be copied over to the specified FTP location.

The publish button will be disabled during the publish process.

Publishing may take a few minutes, depending on the size of your PowerPoint file.

1.6.2     Preview Presentation

The View button allows you to open the resulting web page in your default web browser. This option is
available when you publish locally. This button is not available during the publish operation.


1.7     Step 6: Do Live Show
This allows the user to encode a live presentation directly from within Presentation Maker or connect to a
remote encoder. This button is enabled when you select the “Live Webcast” setting in Step 4.

Clicking on “Do Live Show Now…” will open the Live Webcast window, which allows the user to start
encoding video or audio at the desktop, and insert slide sync commands within the video or audio stream.

There are 4 methods for controlling slide change commands during a live webcast:
•     using the sofTV.Encoder user interface, which is part of the Presentation Maker application.
•     using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 directly from within PowerPoint.
•     using the sofTV.LiveSync user interface, which is part of the Presentation Maker application.
•     and, in the case where you are controlling other things on the web page live in addition to slide
      changes, using sofTV.LiveShow.2.

The diagram below shows all the different ways you can control slide changes LIVE during a webcast that
you created using Presentation Maker.




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Different Ways to Control Presentation Maker Slide Changes during a Live
                                Webcast




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2        Hardware / Software Requirements
Presentation Maker allows you to create web-based streaming video presentations including PowerPoint
slides that change in synchronization with the video content. Using Presentation Maker makes building
these presentations easy - just follow a few simple steps, click on Publish, and your presentation is
complete!


2.1     Software Requirements
In order to create presentations using Presentation Maker, you will need the following applications
installed on your PC.
•     Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 or XP- must be installed on any PC running Presentation Maker.
      Presentation Maker uses PowerPoint to format the slides, and to read the PowerPoint PPT files.
•     Video or Audio Hardware- You can use any video or audio hardware that are supported by Real
      Encoder as sources within Presentation Maker.


2.2     Video and Audio Encoding Hardware
Presentation Maker includes the ability to record Real Media streaming video clips, as well as webcast
live, all from within the Presentation Maker application.

Presentation Maker has seamlessly included the encoding software from Real within the Presentation
Maker application. You can use any video or audio hardware that are supported by Real Encoder as
sources within Presentation Maker.

2.2.1    Recording Audio

To encode audio presentations, all you need is a standard sound card, and a microphone. Most laptops
come equipped with a microphone – but to record presentations at a reasonable quality you will want to
plug in an external microphone. For more professional presentations, you will want to use a wireless lapel
microphone and receiver. These are available from companies such as Adzen, and Sony.

Note that when doing audio-only presentations you can select an audio-only template from the layout
library.

2.2.2    Recording Video

To record, or stream live a video presentation, you need hardware to connect your video camera to your
computer. You can use a video encoder card such as the Osprey series from Viewcast Corporation, or
you can connect a USB video camera to a USB port on your computer. The quality of the video captured
by a dedicated video encoder card will be far superior to that of a USB camera, but you can’t beat the
USB for simplicity and convenience!

You will need to install the video encoder hardware, and any drivers supplied with the hardware before
using Presentation Maker to encode video.



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2.2.3   Recommended video capture hardware:
•   ViewCast’s Osprey 100 (http://www.viewcast.com/products/osprey/osprey100.html)
•   Intel Pro Video PC Camera (http://www.intel.com/pccamera/pro_cam.htm)




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3        Presentation Maker In Detail
3.1     Step 1 – Choose Presentation Template
Click on the Template Gallery button to select a presentation template. Templates define the look of your
layout, and control how the template is published. Choose a template that has the features you need for
your presentation. All features are not available on every template. For example, some templates do not
include thumbnail images of slides, or a sofTV.Chat region.

3.1.1    Presentation Maker Template Types

The type of template you choose affects how your output will be published. Presentation Maker allows
output to be published in three different modes - each has certain advantages and disadvantages. These
modes are as follows:
•     RealONE Mode - Produces presentations that play back in the RealONE Player. Produces live or
      Video On Demand presentations.
•     sofTV.net DHTML Mode – Uses DHTML features of newer browsers. Pages can easily be created
      using sofTV.Author.
•     HTML Mode - Produces standard HTML and frames. Compatible with a very large range of browsers.
      Slides are not cached. Advanced sofTV.net trigger commands not supported.

Publishing Modes are selected automatically when you choose a layout.

3.1.1.1 RealONE Mode

Presentation Maker supports the new RealONE Player from Real via the use of RealONE templates. This
player includes two HTML Browser windows called the Context Window, and the Media Browser Window.
In RealONE mode, PowerPoint slides are displayed in the Context Window, and the Media Browser
Window is used to display things like the Slide Thumbnail images, Table of Contents, and Presentation
Descriptions, etc.

3.1.1.2 sofTV.net DHTML Mode

Another available template type is sofTV.net DHTML. Presentations created with sofTV.net DHTML
templates are created using embedded Real Player in a web page, and trigger commands are stored in
the video files themselves to control the synchronization of slide images with the video. These pages use
sophisticated DHTML and JavaScript, along with some Java applets.

Slide images are cached on the web page – downloaded immediately when you visit the web page, then
displayed using simple “hide” and “show” commands. This means the download of slide images will not
interfere with the streaming video. This can be disabled by making sure the “Preload Slides” checkbox is
unchecked.

The full range of sofTV.net Trigger commands are supported in DHTML Mode web pages. You can hide
and show contents, move and resize regions, etc.



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sofTV.net DHTML mode presentations are easily designed using sofTV.Author, our layout design tool.

3.1.1.3 HTML Mode

Presentation Maker layouts can also be defined using standard HTML and Frames. In this case, page
layout is generally done using standard HTML development tools, along with special keywords in the
HTML files. HTML Mode layouts are compatible with a very wide range of browsers and operating
systems, and load very quickly.

HTML Mode pages do not support the full range of sofTV.net trigger commands. You can only do
sofTV_ChangeSlide commands. The ChangeSlide commands are converted into standard URL Flip
commands in either the Real or WMT player when the video is published.

HTML mode web pages are compatible with all frames-compatible browsers, on all operating systems.
They lack some of the more advanced features of standard Presentation Maker layouts, and are intended
for use in situations where compatibility is of the utmost importance.

3.1.2   Template Library

Presentation Maker includes a Template Library you can use to choose the type of layout, and the
features you wish to see in your presentation.




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Simply scroll through the layout images, and click on the layout you wish to use. Select OK, to make your
choice. Check out the Layout Details area to see which features are supported by the selected layout. For
instance, some layouts may not support thumbnail images, title, email, etc. Also listed here would be the
publishing mode.

Alternatively, you may import a custom layout by selecting “Import Layout” from the Presentation Maker
file menu. (For more information on creating your own template layouts, be see the “RealNetworks
Presentation Maker 1.1 Technical Guide).




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3.2     Step 2 – Add Slides to Presentation
Presentation Maker allows you to add slides to a presentation in two ways. You can Import a Microsoft
PowerPoint presentation into the Slide area, or you can add graphics, using the Add Slide button. The
end result is a series of images which will be displayed in the published web page, and can be controlled
by the video stream.

3.2.1    Import PowerPoint Slides

The import button allows you to import a PowerPoint presentation into Presentation Maker.

A File Open dialog box will appear, allowing you to navigate to the location of the PowerPoint file on your
hard disk.

3.2.2    Slides - Add Slide

The Add Slide button opens the Add dialog, which allows you to add Slides one at a time. Slides are JPG
or GIF graphics which are displayed in the thumbnail area of the web page, and shown in the Current
Slide area when instructed to by commands in the video stream.

For each slide you specify the path to the graphic file, and a title. The title will be displayed in the table of
contents, and is used as the slide title on the web page.

The new slide is always added to the end of the presentation.

Note: Presentation Maker supports drag and drop importing as well. You can drag and drop a PowerPoint
file, or a JPG or GIF into the Presentation Maker application.

3.2.3    Slides - Remove Slide

To remove a slide from a presentation, simply click on the Remove Slide button. You can remove some
slides from a PowerPoint presentation, and leave the rest untouched.

3.2.4    Slides – Slide Properties

The edit Slide button opens the Slide Properties dialog. This dialog allows you to edit the Slide Title, and
the Image File being used. It also displays to notes that were associated with the PowerPoint file and
allows you to edit them.

You can also add an “URL Tour” (for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be
displayed with the respective slide.

There are also check boxes to allow you to include the slide in the “Table of Contents” (if your layout has
a TOC), and whether or not you to include the slide in the presentation.




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3.2.4.1 URL Tours

In the Slide Properites, you can also set an “URL Tour” to be associated with the slide.

URL Tours allow you to open a URL with each slide in your presentation. Simply specify the URL you
want to open, and the URL will, by default, open in a small window when the slide appears in the
presentation for HTML or DHTML templates, or in the bottom region for a RealOne template. For
example, the user may specify "http://www.yahoo.com" as the URL tour URL, and the yahoo window will
open.

 The URL Tour capability can be used to display any content that is available on your web server. For
example, you may want to manually copy some PDF documentation files, or some Excel spreadsheets
into your publish directory. Now you can simply reference those files using the URL tour capability to
display the files for your viewers, assuming they have the PDF viewer, or Microsoft Excel on their
computer.

3.2.4.1.1   URL Tour Parameters

In HTML mode, by default, the window opens at location 650,500, and is 500x300 pixels in size. The
frame is called URLTour, and the window is resizable, but does not have a title, location, scroll bars, or
toolbar. For RealONE templates, the window opens in the realONE player Browser (the lower window).

If you want to change the parameters used to display this content, there is a simple method available. For
example, users can specify the frame used to display the content, the x and y location of the window, its
size, and the window features (title visible, scroll bars, resizable, toolbar, etc). To use these advanced
features, the user simply adds some extra text to the URL being specified. The URL must always be the
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The parameters are each separated by a "|" (hold down the shift key, and press "\" on most keyboards),
and the value for each parameter is separated by a ":"

The available parameters are: Frame, Width, Height, Top, Left, Features.

To specify a value, enter the parameter, then a ":", then the value. For instance: "Width:200"

The value for Frame can be any existing frame name, a new frame name, or some special values such as
"_blank" to open a new window each time. Other special values are "_Parent", "self", "_top". If you specify
a frame name that doesn't exist, a new window will be opened. If you use the same frame name later, the
currently open window will be replaced.

For a realONE template, you can specify _rpbrowser or _rpcontext to use the built-in windows. If these
built-in windows are specified, there is no need to specify the location or size of the window.

The Features settings are: resizable=1,location=0,scrollbars=0,status=0,titlebar=0,toolbar=0. Use a zero
or a one to enable or disable the desired window feature. For more details on these settings, search for
"Window.Open" at http://msdn.microsoft.com.

3.2.4.1.2   URL Tour examples

Some examples will simplify things:

Example1: to open a window at 100,100 of size 500x300 that is resizable, a user can specify a URL
Tour URL of:

Frame:_blank|width:500|height:300|top:100|left:100|features:resizable=1,location=0,scrollbars=0,status=0
,titlebar=0,toolbar=0|http://www.yahoo.com

Example 2: Open the file Weather.htm in a frame called MyFrame.

Frame:MyFrame|Weather.htm

Example 3: Open Weather.gif in the same frame - MyFrame.

Frame:MyFrame|Weather.gif

Example 4: Display a PDF document in the same frame.

Frame:MyFrame|CourseNotes.pdf

3.2.5   Slides - Preload Slides

This checkbox is used to specify whether the slide images should be pre-loaded when the web page is
viewed. You may not want to preload slides if the loading of slide images during the presentation would
interfere with the streaming video, or if you have a large number of slides in your presentation (which
means the page may load slowly). The default is to preload the slides.




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3.2.6    Slides – Reordering of Slides


Highlighting a slide in the list and then clicking the up and down arrows             will allow you to
reorder the slides.

3.2.7    Slides - Preload Slides

This checkbox is used to specify whether the slide images should be pre-loaded when the web page is
viewed. You may not want to preload slides if the loading of slide images during the presentation would
interfere with the streaming video, or if you have a large number of slides in your presentation (which
means the page may load slowly). The default is to preload the slides.


3.3     Step 3 – Set Presentation Properties
This dialog allows you to set the properties for the presentation. The values you enter here will be
inserted into the published presentation when you click on the Publish button.

If you leave any fields blank, they will not appear in the published presentation.




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3.3.1   Title

If the Presentation Template has a “Title” area, the value entered in this field will be published within the
"Title" area.

3.3.2   Description

If the Presentation Template has a “Description” area, the value entered in this field will be published
within the "Description" area.

3.3.3   Presenter

If the Presentation Template has a “Presenter” area, the value entered in this field will be published within
the "Presenter" area.

3.3.4   E-mail

If the Presentation Template has an “Email” area, the value entered in this field will be published within
the "Email" area.

3.3.5   Company

If the Presentation Template has a “Company” area, the value entered in this field will be published within
the "Company" area.

3.3.6   Logo

If the Presentation Template has a “Logo” area, the graphics file entered in this field will be published
within the "Logo" area. The included templates have different sized regions for Logos. You should choose
a template that has a logo region appropriately sized for your graphic.

Your graphic will be stretched to fit the logo area on the web page.

3.3.7   Presentation Date

If the Presentation Template has a “Date” area, the value entered in this field will be published within the
"Date" area.

3.3.8 Presentation Time

If the Presentation Template has a “Time” area, the value entered in this field will be published within the
"Time" area.

3.3.9   Show Slide Thumbnails (DHTML Only)

If this checkbox is selected, and there are thumbnail regions in the template, the thumbnails will appear
on the published web page. If this checkbox is not selected, no thumbnails will appear on the published
web page.




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3.3.10 Show Table of Contents (DHTML Only)

If this checkbox is selected, and there is a table of contents region in the template, the table of contents
will appear on the published web page. If this checkbox is not selected, the table of contents will not
appear on the published web page.


3.4     Step 4 – Video / Audio Settings
3.4.1     On-Demand / Live Webcast Dialog

The On-Demand / Live Webcast dialog allows the user to:
•     select an existing on-demand file for use in the presentation, and add synchronization triggers for
      PowerPoint slide timing
•     record a new on-demand file, and add PowerPoint slide timing
•     Add PowerPoint slide timing to an on-demand clip, or a live broadcast
•     configure the encoder settings needed to record a clip or encode live webcast presentations,
•     specify a file to archive a live webcast

3.4.1.1 On-Demand

To create a presentation using an On Demand clip, select the “On Demand” radio button and click
“Settings and Slide Sync…” button.




This brings up the “Video on demand settings and slide synchronization” dialog. You can use this dialog
to select the clip, and add slide synchronization. If you don’t have a clip, you can simply click on the
Record button to start recording video using video capture hardware attached to your PC.




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a) If you have an existing media file you wish to use, select “choose existing file”, and browse to set
   it.




    NOTE: If your existing media file already has triggers in it that you wish to keep in the video,
    instead of clicking the “Browse” button (which will remove all the triggers as the clip loads), select
    “Import video & slide sync…”. This will load your media file along with the existing triggers.



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    If you wish to record a new on demand file, select “record a file”, and enter the filename you wish
    the new Media file be called.

b) If you are recording a new on demand file, click the “Record Settings” button to set up the various
   encoder settings.




c) For a pre-recorded media file, click the “Play” button to start the file playing. To start recording a
   new file, click “record”.




d) While watch and/or recording your video, click “<<Prev Slide” and/or “Next Slide>>” buttons to
   add a change of slide trigger into the video. You may wish to click the “Show larger slide images”




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         to view the slides better.




    e) If you were recording a new media file, you can stop the recording by clicking the stop button.




    f)   Each time you click on “Prev Slide >>” or “Next Slide >>”, the slide will appear as a blue marker
         ( ) on the time line.




         To move a slide, click on its blue marker and shift it. If you wish to add or delete any slides, you
         can right click on the time line and select the respective action from the menu. Additionally, you
         can grab the video handle to seek to a particular portion of the video file.

    g) Once you are done adding the slide triggers as you wish, click “OK” to save the media file.

3.4.1.1.1   Live Webcast

To create a presentation using an Live webcast, select the “Live Webcast” radio button and click
“Settings…” button.




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This brings up the “Live Webcast Properties” dialog which allows you to select if you are using the built in
encoder or a remote encoder. Use of the built in encoder will be covered in the section “Step 6: Live
Show”.




3.5   Step 5 - Publish Presentation
When publishing your web page using sofTV.Presenter, you have to consider where your video content,
and your web content will be stored.

Video (or audio) can be stored locally, on your hard disk, or uploaded to a Real Server.

Your web content can be stored locally, or uploaded to a web server. Each choice has advantages and
disadvantages, and affects how you publish from sofTV.Presenter.


                                                                       Media Server
                                          Video                        Video.RM,
                                                                       Video.WMV, etc




                                                                         Web Server
             sofTV.Presenter.2            Web                            Index.htm,
             Create web content,          Content                        Background.jpg, etc
             encode live video
             stream or video-on-
             demand clip.

Publishing from Presentation Maker to a web server, and a media server.




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Use the Presentation Maker Publish dialog to enter the video URL, and the location where the HTML files
should be published.

3.5.1   Where is your video streaming from?

The source of your video stream affects what you should enter into the Video URL field in the Publish
dialog:

    •   If you are streaming the video from your local hard-disk, simply leave this field blank.

    •   If you are planning to use a media server, enter the URL of your video stream into this box.




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3.5.1.1 Video-on-demand streamed from a local disk such as a CD ROM, or Hard disk

If you are testing your presentation, or creating a training CD, you can store your video content locally -
simply leave the “Video URL” field blank.

Set the “Web Content” publish location to a local drive and under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is NOT checked. Presentation Maker will automatically copy the video file
into your publish directory, and set the appropriate path to the video in the HTML files it creates.

Note that if you are streaming from a local file, you have the option of using a higher bit rate for your
video. You can choose a profile with a bit rate such as 300K, or 500K, and get much better video quality.
Additionally, local video supports the “seek” feature, which means users can jump around in the video
presentation by clicking on Table of Contents items.

3.5.1.2 Video-on-demand streamed from a web server

If only a few people will view your video stream at a time, and your presentation is not live, you can use a
web server to store and stream your video.

    •   If you are using an HTML template – fill in the http://<path to your webserver>/video.ram for the
        “Video URL”

    •   If you are using a RealONE or sofTV.net DHTML template - simply leave the “Video URL” field
        blank.

Set the “Web Content” publish location to your webserver and under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is NOT checked. Presentation Maker will automatically copy your files,
including the video file, into your web server, and set the appropriate path to the video in the HTML files it
creates.

If you use a web server to stream your video, note the following:
        •   You can’t “seek” the video if you use a web server - so clicking on table of contents items will
            not cause the video to jump to that part of the video.
        •   The video is not streamed efficiently - the web server will try and download the whole video
            file at once, which may interfere with other content on the web page, such as slide images.
        •   Multi-rate streaming is not supported.

3.5.1.3 Video-on-demand or live video streamed from a streaming Real Server

If you are doing a live event, or if you expect that many people will be viewing your streaming video, it
should be streamed from a streaming media video server. Software is available from Real.

Video streamed using a server will have a different URL than your web page. You will need to enter the
Video URL into the Publish dialog before you publish your web page. Presentation Maker will


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automatically insert the URL into the HTML web pages that it generates. The video URL should be given
to you by your server administrator, and should look something like:
        •   Real: rtsp://12.34.56.78/myvideo.rm

Set the “Web Content” publish location to your web server.

If you are doing Video-on-demand event, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure “Publish to a separate
location” is checked and set the publishing route to your Real Server. Presentation Maker will
automatically publish the need files to your web server and the video file into your Real Server, and set
the appropriate path to the video in the HTML files it creates.

If you are doing a Live event, you will have to tell Presentation Maker about your server. These settings
are found in the “Do Live Show Now” dialog (step 6).




For a live Real broadcast, you’ll need to enter the server URL, a user name, password, and the virtual
filename which will be used by the server.

Video streamed from a Real Server:
        •   Supports the “seek” feature, which means users can jump around in the video presentation
            by clicking on Table of Contents items.
        •   Is served very efficiently - the video will not consume all available bandwidth.
        •   Multi-rate video is supported. This is also known as “SureStream” if you are using a Real
            Server.

3.5.1.4 Live or Video-On-Demand Video streamed by a Content Distribution Network

If you are planning a large live event, or expect many people to view your video-on-demand clips, you
should consider using a CDN. CDN’s have many advantages, such as improved video quality, lots of


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available bandwidth, Internet edge caching, advanced reporting, etc. Some CDN’s you could consider
include Real Broadcast Networks (RBN), Activate.net, and Akamai.

The CDN will tell you the URL of your video stream. Enter this into the Video URL box in the publish
dialog.




The video URL will look something like:
        •   Real: rtsp://12.34.56.78/myvideo.rm

When you contract with a CDN, they will need to know the type of video you are streaming (IE: Real), it’s
bit rate, and the number of viewers you expect. They will tell you some information such as the address to
send your signal to, and a user name, password, and filename, if you are using Real. This information is
entered into sofTV.Presenter’s “Do Live Show Now” dialog (step 6).




3.5.2   Where is your web page stored?

Your HTML content (html files, graphics, javascript files, etc) can be published to your local hard disk, or
to a web server. You can publish locally to test your web page, or to build CDROM based e-learning
content, for example.

If you want to make your web page available to a larger number of people, or make it accessible over the
Internet, you will have to use a web server. If you are using some of the advanced features such as
sofTV.Chat, you will need to publish to a Microsoft IIS web server.



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3.5.2.1 Web content stored on a local disk such as a CDROM, or Hard Disk

To publish to a local hard-disk, simply select the Publish to Local Directory option, and choose a directory
to publish to. Presentation Maker will copy all the required files into this directory, and the page can be
previewed by clicking on the Preview button.

Note that extended functionality such as sofTV.Chat will not function unless the web page is hosted on a
web server.

3.5.2.2 Making an “Auto-Run” CD

If you want to create a CD with your content, you may want to make the CD work as an “Auto-Run” CD,
which means that the CD will start automatically when it is inserted into a CD drive. To do this, copy the
autorun.inf, and the start.exe files from the sofTV.net CDROM into your publish directory, and then burn a
CD using the contents of your publish directory as the root directory on the CDROM.

3.5.2.2.1   Web content stored on a web server locally, or on your network

To publish to a web server located on your network, as your administrator to set up a shared directory on
the web server which you can publish to from your desktop. When you publish from sofTV.Presenter,
select “Publish to Local Directory”, then navigate to this shared directory, and click on Publish.

If your administrator tells you to publish to the web server using FTP, follow the directions in section 3.5.3
below.

Remember that you will have to copy the video files to your video server manually.

3.5.2.3 Web content stored on a remote web server

If you need to publish to a web server which is located on the Internet, or in a remote location, you will
have to publish using FTP. Fortunately, this is as simple as selecting “Publish using FTP” in
sofTV.Presenter, and entering the FTP address, user name, and password of the FTP site. Presentation
Maker will copy all the web files to this location using FTP.


3.6   Step 6 – Live Show
When you click “Do Live Show Now…”, it brings up the “sofTV.Encoder dialog.




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a) If you wish to archive the live webcast to a file to be used later, turn on the “archive” check box
   and enter a filename to archive too.




b) Click the “Live Encoder Settings” button to set up the various encoder settings.




c) To start encoding your live webcast, click “record”. When you are encoding a Real video or audio
   stream, this window will appear. The window displays a “before encoding” and an “after encoding”




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     view of the video signal, and display the audio level in the middle.




d) While watch recording your live webcast, click “<<Prev Slide” and “Next Slide>>” to send a
   change of slide trigger into the video.




e) You stop the live webcast by clicking the stop button.




f)   Each time you click on “Next Slide >>”, the slide will appear as a blue marker (   ) on the time
     line.



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    g) Once you are done adding the slide triggers as you wish, click “OK” to save the media file.

3.6.1   Compatibility with sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2, sofTV.LiveSync and sofTV.LiveShow.2

There are 4 methods for controlling slide change commands during a live webcast:
•   using the sofTV.Encoder user interface, which is part of the Presentation Maker application.
•   using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 directly from within PowerPoint.
•   using the sofTV.LiveSync user interface, which is part of the Presentation Maker application.
•   and, in the case where you are controlling other things on the web page live in addition to slide
    changes, using sofTV.LiveShow.2.

The diagram below shows all the different ways you can control slide changes LIVE during a webcast that
you created using Presentation Maker.




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        Different Ways to Control Presentation Maker Slide Changes during a Live Webcast



sofTV.LiveSync and sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In are often used to generate slide timing signals, especially
in live events, or when you wish to view all the slides in a presentation. These applications are completely
compatible with the sofTV.Encoder, and can be run while encoding is in progress.

These applications use a “Trigger File” to communicate with the encoder, and continue to function
properly with the sofTV.Encoder. From the sofTV.Encoder dialog, choose the File -> Set Trigger File
menu item, and enter the path of the shared trigger file on your encoder PC. The sofTV.Encoder will
monitor this file for changes produced by the sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In and the sofTV.LiveShow.2 and
sofTV.LiveSync applications, and will automatically send the commands into the video stream, or into the
file on disk.

Note that you can run sofTV.LiveSync or sofTV.LiveShow.2 from within the sofTV.Encoder dialog by
selecting the applications from the Tools menu.




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You can monitor commands inserted into the video stream by selecting View -> Trigger Monitor, which
displays the triggers in a dialog box.


3.7   Saving Default values for Presentation Maker Properties
If you find that you are always setting the same values for some of the fields in sofTV.Presenter, you can
set Presentation Maker to use default settings for all its properties. The default settings will automatically
be used when Presentation Maker opens, and every time you select the menu choice File-New. For
example, you could select your favorite template automatically, and set Presentation Properties to default
to your company name, your name as presenter.

To enable this, simply set all the Presentation Maker settings as you want for defaults, then select File-
Save As, and save a file in the LayoutLibrary directory called default.xml. The LayoutLibrary directory is a
sub-directory below the directory where Presentation Maker was installed.




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4        Using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 for Live Slide
         Synchronization
This section describes the use of the sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In, in conjunction with Presentation Maker,
to control Slide Synchronization in real-time, during Live Presentations. sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 is a
separately product available from sofTV.net (www.softv.net).

Have you ever wished you could control slide synchronization simply by tying into the speaker's PC? As
the speaker changes slides, jumps anywhere in the PowerPoint show, the live webcast automatically
stays in sync!

You can easily add this capability using the sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In, working in conjunction with
Presentation Maker.

The sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In communicates with the Encoder to insert slide change commands into the
video stream, and cause slides to change automatically on the web page in synch with the speaker’s live
presentation.


4.1     Requirements
•     The speaker must be using PowerPoint 2000 or PowerPoint XP.
•     The speaker's computer must be connected to the same Local Area Network as your encoder.


4.2     Installation
On the speaker’s laptop computer, from within PowerPoint, Select Tools then Add-Ins. Click on "Add
New..." then navigate to the file sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.ppa, which is included in the Presentation
Maker Installation directory (generally "c:\program files\sofTV.net\Presentation Maker)

Note that you must have your security options set to Medium or Low (Tools-Macro-Security...)

You will be asked if you want to enable macros:




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You should select Enable Macros in order for the sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 to function.


4.3     Use
You'll see some new commands on the PowerPoint Tools menu:




4.3.1   Send sofTV.net sync commands in Slide Show mode:

Make sure this item is selected in order to generate slide sync triggers during a live presentation. A trigger
will be sent each time a new slide is selected during a PowerPoint slideshow. Triggers will not be sent for
each build-step in cases where a PowerPoint slide uses a build (animations).

4.3.2   Send sofTV sync commands while editing slides:

make sure this item is selected if you want to send triggers while in Slide Sorter mode in PowerPoint. This
is generally used by an assistant, not the person doing the presentation.

4.3.3   DHTML Template:

Make sure this item is selected if the presentation template you chose in Presentation Maker is a
Dynamic HTML template. If you created your template with sofTV.Author, then select this DHTML
template option. You need to identify this parameter here so that the sofTV.net software correctly
communicates with your Real Encoder to insert slide change commands directly in the video stream to
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4.3.4    HTML Frames Template:

Make sure this item is selected if the presentation template you chose in Presentation Maker is an HTML
template (compatible with Macintosh computers). You need to identify this parameter here so that the
sofTV.net software correctly communicates with your Real Encoder to insert slide change commands
directly in the video stream to keep your web page slides in sync with your live presentation.

4.3.5    RealONE Template:

Make sure this item is selected if the presentation template you chose in Presentation Maker is a
RealONE, for playback entirely within the RealONE player. You need to identify this parameter here so
that the sofTV.net software correctly communicates with your RealONE Encoder to insert slide
change commands directly in the video stream to keep your web page slides in sync with
your live presentation.

4.3.6    Choose Trigger File for Live Webcast

this command will open a file browser window. You should navigate to the directory where the
sofTV.TriggerFile is lcoated, and select the trigger file (generally TriggerFile.xml).


4.4     The sofTV.TriggerFile
The sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In communicates with the Encoder to insert slide change commands into the
video stream, and cause slides to change automatically on the web page in synch with the speaker’s live
presentation. sofTV.PowerPoint Add-In communicates with the encoder or multiple encoders through the
use of a shared file. This file is generally stored in a shared directory.

When setting up to do a live broadcast using Presentation Maker, the user configures the Encoder or
Encoders to monitor the sofTV.TriggerFile and accept sofTV.net trigger commands that show up in the
sofTV.TriggerFile, and to insert them into the live video stream. This mechanism causes smooth, tightly
synchronized slide change commands to execute on the web page while the viewers are watching a live
webcast presentation.

The sofTV.TriggerFile is an XML file with the following format:


<sofTV_net>
    <triggerlist>
        <trigger>
            <MESSAGE>
                <TYPE>sofTV_ChangeSlide</TYPE>
                <SLIDE>3</SLIDE>
            </MESSAGE>
        </trigger>
    </triggerlist>
</sofTV_net>

This is the skeleton format for this trigger file. In fact, it can contain any sofTV.net trigger command, and
can contain many triggers all sent at once. To send more than one command, simply repeat the Message
portion of the XML file for each message you wish to send.


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5       Using sofTV.LiveSync for Live Slide
        Synchronization
sofTV.LiveSync is used to synchronize the images of slides on a web page to a live presentation.

sofTV.LiveSync presents the operator with images of each slide in the live presentation. The operator can
cause slide sync commands to be inserted into a live video stream as each slide image is clicked.

sofTV.LiveSync uses Presentation Maker or sofTV.TriggerMaker.2 to communicate with the video
encoder. You must install and configure both applications in order to use these tools for a live
presentation.




5.1   Main Window
This is the operator's view of a live presentation. The operator is presented with thumbnail views of each
slide in the presentation, along with their titles.

The operator simply has to double click on each of the images in order to send the appropriate slide sync
command through Presentation Maker or sofTV.TriggerMaker.2 and the encoder, and out through the live
video stream to your viewers web browsers.




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5.1.1    Creating slide trigger images

Open Presentation Maker configuration files, or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by selecting “Import”
from the sofTV.LiveSync File menu. This will generate slide trigger images for each slide. To be most
confident that the slides here match the actual presentation, it is safest to open the Presentation Maker
configuration file saved when the presentation is built.

5.1.2    Editing a show

Note that you can drag and drop slides around in the editing window. This allows you to change the order
of a show at any time.




5.2     Configuration Options
Before you can use sofTV.LiveSync, you must set one configuration item. sofTV.LiveSync needs to know
how to communicate with sofTV.TriggerMaker.2. This communication takes place through a shared file -
accessible over a LAN, or over the Internet using FTP. You must enter the path to this shared file, and a
filename to be used.

For example, in a LAN environment you might enter:

  "Z:\shared files\triggers.xml" where Z drive is a network share.

You should specify the SAME file in the Presentation Maker encoder window or in the
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file - and sofTV.TriggerMaker.2, monitoring this file for changes, will detect the new triggers and send
them into the encoder. This all happens in a fraction of a second.




5.2.1     Trigger File

The output filename defines the file used by sofTV.LiveSync to send trigger commands to Presentation
Maker or sofTV.TriggerMaker.2. This file can be local to your PC, on a shared network drive, or can be a
file on an FTP site.

5.2.1.1    Use Local File / Use FTP

If you select Local File, the Configure FTP button will be disabled. You should enter the path to the
Output File - which can be a file on your hard disk, or on a network share.

If you select Use FTP, the Local filename, and browse button will be disabled. You should configure your
FTP settings using the Configure FTP dialog.

5.2.1.2    Configure FTP

This button opens the Configure FTP dialog, which is described below.

5.2.2     Command Confirmation

By default, sofTV.LiveSync sends commands out when you double-click on the slide image in the main
window. Using the Command Confirmation section of the Options dialog, you can modify this behavior.
You can select one of three option:



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      •    On Single Click - The slide sync command will be sent immediately when a slide button is
           clicked. This option may be useful during a very busy live event, but does not allow editing of the
           show. It is a very dangerous way to run the application because slide sync commands could
           easily be sent by accident.

      •    On Double Click (default) - The slide sync command will be sent after double-clicking on a slide
           image. If you click once on a slide image, you will see the "Slide Description" (defined in the
           Command Options dialog) show up in the status area at the bottom of the main window. This can
           serve as a confirmation of the action you are about to take by double-clicking.

      •    On Confirmation Dialog - The slide sync command will be sent after a dialog appears that
           explains exactly which slide-sync commands are about to be sent. This is the safest mode of
           operation, but requires extra clicks in order to run the show.

5.2.3      Select Button Size

The Slide Images in the main window can be set to a variety of sizes. If you have a presentation with
many slides, you may want to use smaller images. If you need to read or view content in the images, you
may want to select a larger size.

You can also select Custom, then enter your own size. Enter the size of the Slide Image in pixels in the
text box.

5.2.4      Run Command

The Run Command option allows you to run any command you wish locally on your PC when the button
is pressed. The intended use of this feature is for the case where you want people joining a presentation
already in progress to see the appropriate slide when the page loads.

Since Slide Sync commands are sent down in the video stream, a viewer joining a presentation, already
in progress will have to wait for the next Slide Sync command to arrive, before the Current Slide area of
the web presentation shows the correct slide.

Using the "Run Command" option allows you to do a Copy command on your PC, in order copy the
current slide image into the appropriate location on your web server.




5.3       FTP Configuration
In cases where you are running sofTV.LiveSync in a different location, or even a different city, from your
encoder, you can use FTP to send commands to sofTV.TriggerMaker.2. The FTP configuration dialog
allows you to set up the FTP parameters required to communicate over the Internet.




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5.3.1    FTP Site

Enter the address of the FTP site where the Trigger File being monitored by Presentation Maker or
sofTV.TriggerMaker.2 resides. For example: myEncoderSite.com or 123.12.1.234 would be possible FTP
site addresses.

5.3.2    Login as

If your FTP site supports anonymous login, simply select the Anonymous option. If you need a password
to log into your FTP site, enter the username and password.

5.3.3    Trigger Filename

You should specify the name of the Trigger File here. This must be the same file that is being monitored
by sofTV.TriggerMaker.


5.4     Command Options
You can set a number of options for each Slide Image button in the main window. Simply Right-Click on
the slide image, then choose Properties.




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5.4.1     Title

The Title field is used to describe the slide contents in a couple of words. The title will appear at the
bottom of the Slide Image.

5.4.2     Image

The Image parameters are used to specify the image that appears on the Slide Image button. You can
choose an image from a PowerPoint file, a JPG image off your disk, or you can choose to have no image
at all.

5.4.2.1    PowerPoint

If your images are coming from a PowerPoint file, you can specify the name of the PowerPoint file, and
the slide number. Use the browse button to find the appropriate file.




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5.4.2.2    Slide

Set the Slide number within a PowerPoint file. Slide numbers start at 1.

5.4.2.3    Other

If you have other JPG images you wish to use for buttons on screen, enter their filenames, and paths in
the Other field. You can use the Browse button to find these files on your disk. Note that these properties
are generally set in sofTV.Presenter, and are shown here for information only.

5.4.2.4    No Image

If you don't want to associate any image with a slide, select this option.

5.4.3     Description

sofTV.LiveSync allows you to specify a description for each slide. The description not sent to the web
page, and doesn't affect the live show in any way.

You can use the description to put reminder notes, or other useful information with each Slide.

The description is displayed in the Status Bar at the bottom of the main window when you click on each
slide.

5.4.4     Run Command

The Run Command option allows you to run any command you wish locally on your PC when the button
is pressed. The intended use of this feature is for the case where you want people joining a presentation
already in progress to see the appropriate slide when the page loads.

Since Slide Sync commands are sent down in the video stream, a viewer joining a presentation, already
in progress will have to wait for the next Slide Sync command to arrive, before the Current Slide area of
the web presentation shows the correct slide.

Using the "Run Command" option allows you to do a Copy command on your PC, in order copy the
current slide image into the appropriate location on your web server.


5.5     Monitor Window
The Monitor Window allows you to monitor a sofTV.LiveSync Presentation, and allows you to archive
both the Slide Sync commands that are sent, as well as all Status Log messages.

You can use the Archived Slide Sync commands with the sofTV.TriggerCopy application to insert the
Slide Sync commands into an archived ASF or RM video file. This allows you to broadcast an event live,
then rebroadcast the event as a Video-On-Demand event, with the same slide synchronization
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5.5.1   Archive Trigger Commands to this file

This section allows you to specify a file where the Slide Sync commands are archived. This file is in the
sofTV.net Trigger Format, which is an XML file.

5.5.2   Archive Status Log

This option allows you to maintain an ASCII text version of the messages sent to sofTV.TriggerMaker.2.
This log file maintains information about when the application started, and stopped, and any errors that
were detected. You can search through this file on a daily or weekly basis to determine if any errors
occurred.

If you want to create a new file each day, you can specify the special string %%date%% as part of the
filename. For instance, if you create a file called SlideSyncArchive%%date%%.log, a new file will be
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5.5.3   Status Log

The Status Log area provides instant feedback of the current state of sofTV.LiveSync. You can monitor
this window to see each command sent out, and to verify that it was properly formatted, and was actually
sent.

Any errors are highlighted in red.

5.5.4   Clear

You can press the clear button at any time, to clear the Status Log window. Pressing Clear does not
affect the disk Archive Status Log.

5.5.5   Close

The Close button can be used to close the status monitoring window.




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6 Using sofTV.Author to Create Custom “sofTV.net
   DHTML” Templates for Presentation Maker
This section is for users who want to use sofTV.Author to create new custom templates for use within the
Presentation Maker application. sofTV.Author is a separate product available from sofTV.net
(www.softv.net).

sofTV.Author is a completely flexible, template-based design tool for creating web pages with embedded
streaming video and audio, as well as multiple dynamic HTML regions.

This section will explain how to use sofTV.Author to design a custom DHTML template to use with
Presentation Maker, such as the one here.




6.1   Run the sofTV.Author software application.

6.2   Open a New Template.

6.3   Create a “Graphic Region”
Create a “Graphic Region” of the size of you wish for your background image and set the source of this
region to your background image file. NOTE: This image fjle should be named “Back.jpg”.




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6.4   Create a “Video Region”
Create a “Video Region” the size and place you wish the video (or audio) media to play. Set the region
name to “Video”.




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6.5   Create a “CurrentSlide Region”
To create the region for the current PowerPoint slide in the presentation, create a “Graphic Region” the
size and placement you wish. Set the region name to “CurrentSlide”.




6.6   Create Regions for Title, Presenter Name, Logo
Perhaps you want regions for Presentation Title, the Presenter, and Logo (all are Presentation Maker
properties). For the title and presenter, create a pair of “Static Text Regions” the size and placement you
wish. You may also set properties like color, font, etc. Set the region names to “Title” and “Presenter”
respectively. For the logo, create a “Graphic Region” the size and placement you wish. Set the region
name to “Logo”. The contents of these regions will be set within Presentation Maker properties. Other
regions you can create like this would include Email, Description, Company, etc.




6.7   Create Regions for PowerPoint Notes
Perhaps you wish to incorporate the notes that accompany PowerPoint slides. To do this, create a “Static
Text Region” the size and placement you wish. You may also set properties like color, font, etc. Set the




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region name to “Notes”.




6.8   Create a Table of Contents
To add a Table of Contents of the slides, create a “Static Text Region” the size and placement you wish.
You may also set properties like color, font, etc. Set the region name to “TOC”.




6.9   Create Thumbnail Images of your Slides
To add thumbnails for each slide:




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•   Start by creating a “Graphic Region” the size and placement you wish. Set the region name to
    “Slide1”.




•   Right click on “Slide1” and Select Properties. From the resulting “Region Properties” Dialog, select
    the “User Events” Tab. Click on the “Edit” Button for “On Mouse Click”.




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•   In the resulting “Messages” Dialog, select “sofTV_ChangeSlide” from the “Messages”. Set the Slide
    property to “1” and then click “Add” and “OK”.




•   Now when a user clicks on this first thumbnail, then the CurrentSlide will be changed to the first slide.
•   Copy the “Slide1” region for as many Thumbnails as you wish remembering to change the trigger for
    each respective slide.




6.10 Save your Template
Once you have finished your template design, save your layout as “Layout.STV”.




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6.11 Import your New Tempate into Presentation Maker
To add your new template to Presentation Maker you need to create a new subdirectory in the Template
Library (generally c:\program files\sofTV.net\sofTV.Presenter\LayoutLibrary) and add the following files:
•   Details.txt - a text file describing your layout. The contents of this text file will be displayed in the
    Presentation Maker Template Browser.
•   Layout.stv - the sofTV.Author file that defines the layout.
•   Preview.jpg - This is a small preview image used within the template browser to show what the layout
    looks like. You can create this image by publishing a sample web page, then using Alt-PrintScreen to
    capture the screen image. You should save this image as 260x195 pixels.
•   Back.jpg - this is the image used as the background for your web page.
•   mouseover.jpg (optional) - this image is used to frame the thumbnails when the mouse is over the
    thumbnail image.
•   square.jpg (optional) - this image is used to frame the currently selected thumbnail image.
•   Any other files you used in your template design.

Your template will now be available within the Presentation Maker Template Gallery and ready to use!




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7       sofTV.Chat
sofTV.Chat is a simple chat application that works in conjunction with some Presentation Maker.
sofTV.Chat regions are automatically included in some Presentation Maker templates. sofTV.Chat is a
separate product available from sofTV.net (www.softv.net).

sofTV.Chat allows users watching a web-based streaming video or audio presentation to communicate
with each-other using text messages as the presentation proceeds.


7.1   Using sofTV.Chat
When users open a web page including the sofTV.Chat region, the Chat welcome screen will appear.




This screen asks the user to enter a name, or nickname that will be used for chat. The welcome screen
includes simple instructions on using chat.

Once the user logs in, the chat screen appears:




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Users type their messages in at the bottom of the screen, then hit enter, or click on the “Say” button.
Messages appear in the window above, along with the name of the person who entered the message.


7.2   sofTV.Chat Server Installation
In order for the chat feature to function, the presentation MUST be published to a server running Microsoft
Internet Information Server 4.0, 5.0, or Personal Web Server on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT or 2000.
Alternately, a virtual directory may be created from within IIS or PWS and the presentation may be
published there.

sofTV.Chat requires a server component installed on your server. This component is a separately
licensed product available from sofTV.net. You can download and try the sofTV.Chat Server for 14 days,
after which the software must be registered. You can register the software using the sofTV.Chat
Configuration program, which is installed along with the standard server installation.

The sofTV.Chat server installation is described in more detail in the Presentation Maker Technical
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8 Workflow Examples
This section lists a number of ways you might want to use Presentation Maker, and provides step-by-step
instructions for each use.


8.1     Video-on-demand presentation using an existing video file.
8.1.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.

8.1.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.1.3    Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.1.4    Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the path to your Real streaming video or audio file. You can click
“Browse…” to navigate to where your file is stored. Select any .RM file.




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Next, click on the “Play” button. Your video should being playing in the video preview window.

Now simply click “Next Slide >>” each time you want the PowerPoint slide to change. The program starts
with Slide 1 pre-selected, since your web page will load with this slide visible automatically. You’ll notice
that each time you click “Next Slide >>”, a small blue Slide sync marker is dropped in the timeline. You
can move these marks around with your mouse to fine tune the slide timing.

If you click on the Stop button, and then Play, you can review your presentation timing. You’ll see the
slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.

8.1.5    Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.1.5.1 Video URL

If you are not using a Real media server simply leave this field blank.

If your video is coming from a Real media server, enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL
box. This URL will be provided by the manager of the video server.

8.1.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.1.5.3 Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is checked and set the publishing route to your Real Server.

Note: With Real Media files, if you are using an HTML template you must be published to a Web server if
the media file is published anywhere other than the local drive.


8.2     Video-on-demand presentation using file recorded by Presentation Maker.
8.2.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
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        •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
            features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
            advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
        •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
            all users and computer types.

8.2.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.2.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.2.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the name of the Real streaming video or audio file you want to record. If
you enter the name of an existing file, you will be warned that you are about to record over the file.

Now, click on the “Set input source, encoder profile, server settings” button. Select an encoding profile
from the drop-down list of profiles. The profile specifies the type of encoding (IE: Real), the bit rate, and
many other parameters. You may also want to select the Video Device, and Audio Device to be used for
recording.

Next, click on the “Record” button.

Now simply click “Next Slide >>” each time you want the PowerPoint slide to change. The program starts
with Slide 1 pre-selected, since your web page will load with this slide visible automatically. You’ll notice
that each time you click “Next Slide >>”, a small blue Slide sync marker is dropped in the timeline. You
can move these marks around with your mouse to fine tune the slide timing.

If you click on the Stop button, and then Play, you can review your presentation timing. You’ll see the
slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.




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8.2.5    Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.2.5.1 Video URL

If you are not using a Real media server simply leave this field blank.

If your video is coming from a Real media server, enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL
box. This URL will be provided by the manager of the video server.

8.2.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.2.5.3 Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is checked and set the publishing route to your Real Server.

Note: With Real Media files, if you are using an HTML template you must be published to a Web server if
the media file is published anywhere other than the local drive.


8.3     Video-on-demand presentation with video stored on a video server.
8.3.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.
         .

8.3.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.




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8.3.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.3.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the path to your Real streaming video or audio file. You can click
“Browse…” to navigate to where your file is stored. Select any .RM file.

Next, click on the “Play” button. Your video should being playing in the video preview window.

Now simply click “Next Slide >>” each time you want the PowerPoint slide to change. The program starts
with Slide 1 pre-selected, since your web page will load with this slide visible automatically. You’ll notice
that each time you click “Next Slide >>”, a small blue Slide sync marker is dropped in the timeline. You
can move these marks around with your mouse to fine tune the slide timing.

If you click on the Stop button, and then Play, you can review your presentation timing. You’ll see the
slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.

8.3.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.3.5.1 Video URL

Since your video is coming from a Real media server, enter the URL of your video stream into the Video
URL box. This URL will be provided by the manager of the video server.

8.3.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
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8.3.5.3 Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is checked and set the publishing route to your Real Server.

Note: With Real Media files, if you are using an HTML template you must be published to a Web server if
the media file is published anywhere other than the local drive.


8.4     Video-on-demand presentation running off your hard-disk.
8.4.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.

8.4.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.4.3    Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation.

You can also add an “URL Tour” in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.4.4    Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the path to your Real streaming video or audio file. You can click
“Browse…” to navigate to where your file is stored. Select any .RM file.


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Next, click on the “Play” button. Your video should being playing in the video preview window.

Now simply click “Next Slide >>” each time you want the PowerPoint slide to change. The program starts
with Slide 1 pre-selected, since your web page will load with this slide visible automatically. You’ll notice
that each time you click “Next Slide >>”, a small blue Slide sync marker is dropped in the timeline. You
can move these marks around with your mouse to fine tune the slide timing.

If you click on the Stop button, and then Play, you can review your presentation timing. You’ll see the
slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.

8.4.5    Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.4.5.1 Video URL

Simply leave this field blank.

8.4.5.2 Publish Web Content

To publish locally, simply select the directory you’d like to publish to.

8.4.5.3 Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is not checked.


8.5     Video-on-demand presentation running off a CD, with Auto-Run.
8.5.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.




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8.5.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.5.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.5.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the path to your Real streaming video or audio file. You can click
“Browse…” to navigate to where your file is stored. Select any .RM file.

Next, click on the “Play” button. Your video should being playing in the video preview window.

Now simply click “Next Slide >>” each time you want the PowerPoint slide to change. The program starts
with Slide 1 pre-selected, since your web page will load with this slide visible automatically. You’ll notice
that each time you click “Next Slide >>”, a small blue Slide sync marker is dropped in the timeline. You
can move these marks around with your mouse to fine tune the slide timing.

If you click on the Stop button, and then Play, you can review your presentation timing. You’ll see the
slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.

8.5.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.5.5.1 Video URL

Simply leave this field blank.

8.5.5.2 Publish Web Content

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8.5.5.3 Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is not checked.

8.5.6    Preparing to create CD

You need to add two files to your publish directory. These files are located in the root directory of the
sofTV.net CDROM. Copy the files “autorun.inf” and “shelexec.exe” into your publish directory.

If you have published an HTML, or RealONE template, you’ll need to edit autorun.inf using Notepad.exe
as follows:

For HTML templates, change “OPEN=ShelExec start.htm” to “OPEN=ShelExec index.htm”

For RealONE templates, change “OPEN=ShelExec start.htm” to “OPEN=ShelExec index.smil”

Don’t include the quotes in your edits.

8.5.7    Create CD

Now, create a CD from the contents of your publish directory.

Note: The contents of the directory should be at the root level of your CDROM. The autorun.inf, and
shelexec.exe files must be at the topmost directory level of the CDROM.


8.6     Live presentation using the encoder built into Presentation Maker.
8.6.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.

8.6.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.




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8.6.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.6.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select “Live Webcast” and then click on “Settings.” In the settings dialog select the radio button for “Use
encoding hardware on this computer.”

8.6.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.6.5.1 Video URL

Enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL box.

8.6.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.6.6   Step 6: Do Live Show

Click on “Do Live Show Now.” The sofTV.Encoder window will open.

If you want to archive a copy of this live presentation, make sure the “Archive streaming media to this file:”
box is checked, and a file name is entered.

Click on “Set input source, encoder profile, server settings” and select an encoder profile. You MUST
select an encoder profile that matches the type of video server you’ve selected in Step 5, Publish.

When using a Real profile, you have to enter a port number (default is 4040), and you must enter the
server parameters such as Server Name, File Name, User Name, and Password. The filename MUST
match the filename entered as part of the Video URL when you published.

To start the live show, click on the Record button. This starts the video encoder, and begins broadcasting
your live stream. Click on “Change to Next Slide” to cycle through the slides in your presentation.

If you want to view all the slides in your presentation, click on “Tools – Launch sofTV.LiveSync.” The
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simply double-click on any slide to cause the appropriate slide trigger to be embedded in the live video
stream.


8.7     Live presentation using a remotely located encoder on your LAN.
8.7.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.

8.7.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.7.3    Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.7.4    Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select “Live Webcast” and then click on “Settings.” In the settings dialog select the radio button for “Use
encoder on remote computer.” Enter the location of the Trigger File on the remote computer.

8.7.5    Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.7.5.1 Video URL

Enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL box.



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8.7.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.7.6    Step 6: Do Live Show

Click on “Do Live Show Now.” The sofTV.LiveSync window will open. sofTV.LiveSync communicates with
the remotely located encoder using a “Trigger File” which is located on the encoding computer.

Simply double-click on the slide image for the current PowerPoint slide. sofTV.LiveSync will send the
appropriate ChangeSlide command to the encoder, through the Trigger File, and the command will be
embedded in the live video stream.


8.8     Live presentation using a remotely located encoder over the Internet.
8.8.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
         •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
             features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
             advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
         •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
             all users and computer types.

8.8.2    Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.8.3    Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.




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8.8.4    Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select “Live Webcast” and then click on “Settings.” In the settings dialog select the radio button for “Use
encoder on remote computer.” Enter the location of the Trigger File on the remote computer.

8.8.5    Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.8.5.1 Video URL

Enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL box.

8.8.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.8.6    Step 6: Do Live Show

Click on “Do Live Show Now.” The sofTV.LiveSync window will open. sofTV.LiveSync communicates with
the remotely located encoder using a “Trigger File” which is located on the encoding computer.

If your encoder is located elsewhere on the Internet, you will need to communicate using FTP. You will
need to get your administrator to place the encoder’s Trigger File in a directory that is accessible via FTP.
Your administrator will give you the URL of the FTP site, a user name, a password, a directory name, and
the name of the Trigger File.

In sofTV.LiveSync, Click on File-Properties, then click on “Use FTP,” and “Configure FTP.” Enter the FTP
information given to you by your administrator into the dialog.

Now, simply double-click on the slide image for the current PowerPoint slide. sofTV.LiveSync will send
the appropriate ChangeSlide command to the encoder, through the Trigger File, and the command will be
embedded in the live video stream.


8.9     Live presentation using sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 and Presentation Maker
         encoder.
8.9.1    Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:
         •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.



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        •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
            features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
            advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
        •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
            all users and computer types.

8.9.2   Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.9.3   Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.9.4   Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select “Live Webcast” and then click on “Settings.” In the settings dialog select the radio button for “Use
encoding hardware on this computer.”

8.9.5   Step 5: Publish Presentation

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

8.9.5.1 Video URL

Enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL box.

8.9.5.2 Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.9.6   Step 6: Do Live Show

Click on “Do Live Show Now.” The sofTV.Encoder window will open.

If you want to archive a copy of this live presentation, make sure the “Archive streaming media to this file:”
box is checked, and a file name is entered.




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Click on “Set input source, encoder profile, server settings” and select an encoder profile. You MUST
select an encoder profile that matches the type of video server you’ve selected in Step 5, Publish.

When using a Real profile, you have to enter a port number (default is 4040), and you must enter the
server parameters such as Server Name, File Name, User Name, and Password. The filename MUST
match the filename entered as part of the Video URL when you published.

Click on the menu “Synchronization – Trigger File Properties.” Choose a location for your trigger file. The
default location is c:\sofTV.TriggerFile.XML. You will need to enter this value into the sofTV.PowerPoint
Add-In. Users often choose to place this file into a shared directory on their computer, so that it will be
accessible to the sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 running on a separate computer on your LAN. Note: If you
are planning to run the sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 on your own computer, the Trigger File values will be
set automatically.

Install the sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 on the speaker’s computer.

Open the speaker’s PowerPoint file. On the Tools menu, you will see the sofTV.PowerPointAdd-In menu
items. Select “Tools – sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 - Choose Trigger File for Live Webcast,” and enter the
path to the trigger file on the encoder computer. If you are running PowerPoint on the encoder computer,
this value will be set automatically.

Ensure that the sofTV.PowerPointAdd-In is configured to send slide triggers during a live show. Make
sure that “Tools – sofTV.PowerPoint Add In.2 - Send sofTV.net sync commands in Slide Show Mode” has
a check beside it.

To start the live show, click on the Record button on the sofTV.Encoder. This starts the video encoder,
and begins broadcasting your live stream. The sofTV.Encoder will be monitoring the Trigger File, waiting
for triggers to occur.

Start slideshow mode in PowerPoint. You can do this by clicking on F5.

As you switch slides in PowerPoint, you will notice that the slide synchronization commands are detected
by Presentation Maker, and being inserted into the live video stream.


8.10 University Professor recording live lectures using sofTV.PowerPoint Add
      In.2 and Presentation Maker encoder.
If you are planning to record many similar lectures, you may want to set up a default set of parameters for
Presentation Maker. This way, every time you open Presentation Maker, all your options will be set
automatically. To set up defaults, run Presentation Maker and set all the options you want to use, then
save the file as c:\Program Files\sofTV.net\Presentation Maker\Layout Library\default.xml. Presentation
Maker will load these settings every time it starts, or when you select “File-New.”

8.10.1 Step 1: Choose Presentation Template

Click on the “Template Gallery” button, which launches the Template Gallery window. You can scroll
through the many templates that are provided, and choose one which matches your needs. A detailed
description of the features of each template is provided on the right-hand side of the window.

There are 3 types of templates, and many templates within each type. The types are:


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        •   RealONE Templates – Templates that must be viewed in the RealONE player.
        •   sofTV.DHTML Templates – Easily edited and created by sofTV.Author. Support advanced
            features like slide pre-loading, and can be used with all sofTV trigger commands. Require
            advanced browser features so may not be compatible with all users.
        •   HTML Templates – templates created using simple HTML and Frames. Very compatible for
            all users and computer types.
Yours truly, may want to select an Audio-only template if you don’t plan on recording video.

8.10.2 Step 2: Set Presentation Properties

Click on “Edit Properties” to open the Properties window. You can set many properties such as Title,
Description, Presenter, Email, Company Name, Logo, Presentation Date, Presentation Time.

8.10.3 Step 3: Add Slides to Presentation

In Step 3, you specify the PowerPoint slides or graphics to be used in the presentation. Most users will
simply click on “Import PowerPoint…” and then select a PowerPoint file. The slides, along with their titles
and notes will be imported into Presentation Maker.

Use the “Slide Properties” dialog to set properties for each slide such as: Slide Title, Slide Image, Notes,
Include this slide in Table of Contents, Include this slide in Presentation. You can also add an “URL Tour”
(for RealOne Templates only) in which you can associate an URL to be displayed with the respective
slide.

8.10.4 Step 4: Video / Audio Settings

Select the “On Demand” radio button.

Click on “Settings and Slide Sync…” to open the Video On Demand settings window.

In the “Video File” section, enter the name of the Real streaming video or audio file you want to record. If
you enter the name of an existing file, you will be warned that you are about to record over the file. You
can even set Presentation Maker to automatically record a unique video or audio file every time it runs.
Simply include an asterisk in the filename you specify, such as “Professor Smith Lecture Number*.RM”
Each time Presentation Maker runs it will record a new file – such as “Professor Smith Lecture
Number1.RM”, “Professor Smith Lecture Number2.RM”, etc. You may want to save this filename in your
default.xml file.

Now, click on the “Set input source, encoder profile, server settings” button. Select an encoding profile
from the drop-down list of profiles. The profile specifies the type of encoding (IE: Real), the bit rate, and
many other parameters. You may also want to select the Video Device, and Audio Device to be used for
recording.

A professor recording lectures may want to simply record audio. Select an “Audio Only” profile from the
list of profiles. Generally, a low bitrate like 28Kbps to 56Kbps is all that’s needed for audio. You may want
to use a wireless microphone to record the best quality sound. Wireless mics available from Adzen or
Sony will plug into the Mic input of your laptop. You can check audio levels by clicking on record. The
audio level is shown in the preview window. You may want to listen to your test recording, just to verify
that the audio is OK. You should test the sound from many locations in the lecture hall.



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Next, open PowerPoint with your lecture slides. You can easily do this by selecting “Tools-Launch
PowerPoint.” Make sure the sofTV.PowerPointAdd-In is installed and set to send triggers during Slide
Show mode.

Next, click on the “Record” button in Presentation Maker.

Now simply switch to PowerPoint, and do a normal Slide Show. Presentation Maker will capture all your
slide changes, along with the video or audio of your lecture.

At the end of the lecture, click on the Stop button to end the recording. To review your lecture, just click
Play. You’ll see the slides change in sync with the video as it plays back.

Click on “OK” to close the dialog.

You may want to select File-Save, to save your lecture and it’s timing now – if you plan to publish your
lecture at a later time.

Back at your office, you can now publish the presentation. Open the Presentation Maker file you saved
after your lecture.

Click on “Publish Presentation,” the Publish dialog will open. You need to set the video URL, and publish
location.

Your published lecture can be available on a web site just 5 minutes after you finish your lecture!

8.10.4.1         Video URL

Simply leave this field blank.

If your video is coming from a Real media server, enter the URL of your video stream into the Video URL
box. This URL will be provided by the manager of the video server.

8.10.4.2         Publish Web Content

You can publish locally, or to a remote location using FTP. To publish locally, simply select the directory
you’d like to publish to. If you are publishing using FTP, you’ll need to enter the FTP address, a user
name, and password, then select the remote directory to publish to.

8.10.4.3         Publish Video Content

Finally, if your video is coming from a Real Media server, under “Video/Audio Content” make sure
“Publish to a separate location” is checked and set the publishing route to your Real Server.

Note: With Real Media files, if you are using an HTML template you must be published to a Web server if
the media file is published anywhere other than the local drive.




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