Proud Parents

My wife and I are so proud of our Year 7 son’s achievement as of yesterday, 1st October 2019. Of course, his younger brother is also proud of what his big brother has achieved so far. They had the celebration last night by having a bar of Hershey’s milk chocolate as dessert after dinner.

He is currently the 1st in his class, 5th placer in the overall Year 7 and 7th placer in the whole school when it comes to merit points received since the school started last month. He is now excited to receive his Bronze badge and the certificate for achieving the 500 merit points mark.

A fantastic future lies ahead of you if you continue doing well at school.

Keep up the great job, my son Adriel. To God be the glory.

Revit Dynamo PowerBI Workflow Video Recording – Part 2

Hello there. It’s me again, Allan Cantos. I trust you are well.

You have seen in my previous post the video recording that I did when I was preparing for my presentation for the 2018 BiLT Conference. I hope you don’t mind the accent (hahaha) but rather look at what you can get from that video recording.

If you missed watching that first part, I highly recommend that you go back to that video first before continuing watching this part 2 to get a better understanding of what happened in the first part.

Here is the link for the first part:

Revit Dynamo PowerBI Workflow Video Recording – Part 1

And here is the Part 2 recording:

As a correction, the video recording mentioned about using the latest Dynamo version installed in your machine if you have 2 or 3 versions installed. Actually, I have not tested this in Dynamo 2.x versions yet so it may or may not work. I suggest using Dynamo 1.x versions.

If you need a hard copy of this tutorial, you can download it from the links provided below. I hope you’ll support me in funding the expenses of running this website. It’s my personal online library and it will be yours too.

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I hope you find this video tutorial helpful. Please leave your comment below if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

Cheers.

Trimming Video Recording using Microsoft PowerPoint

Hello there. I trust you are well.

In my previous post HERE, I discussed how you can use the Microsoft PowerPoint as your tool for video recording.  What if the recorded video needs some editing? Perhaps you want to trim the beginning part of the video and some part at the end, if you don’t know that PowerPoint has that capability to trim your video, you will be looking for the third-party software, I’m sure, just to accomplish your task.

I was struggling to find a free video editing software that I can use to edit, specifically trim, my video recording and to my surprise, you can do it using one of the Microsoft Office software; the PowerPoint.

Today, I am going to show you how you can trim your video using Microsoft PowerPoint.

It’s pretty straight forward.

Let’s get started.

  • Assuming your PowerPoint is now open, drag a sample video on one of your slides.
  • Select the video and a “Video Tools” menu ribbon tab will appear on the toolbar ribbon, and it has two tabs: Format and Playback.
  • Select “Playback” tab, then “Trim Video” from the options provided.
  • Next, you can play along the video to determine where you want to trim the video. You can fine-tune it using the “left” and “right” button next to the “play” button. The other option is, if you know where you want to trim the video, you can type the time in the format of “MM:SS” from the “Start Time” box provided.
  • Next, you can continue playing along the video to determine where you want to end the video if in case you want to trim the end portion of your video. You can fine-tune it using the “left” and “right” button next to the “play” button. The other option is, if you know the time where you want to end the video, you can type the time in the format of “MM:SS” from the “End Time” box provided.
  • Click “OK” once you are happy.

Once you have completed those steps, it’s time for as to save our trimmed media file and to do that, please follow the steps provided below.

  • Select the “File” menu.
  • Next, select “Compress Media” and then choose an appropriate level of compression (Full HD, HD or Standard).
  • After that, the “Compress Media dialogue box” opens and the compression process begins.
  • When the compression is finished, you can close the compression media dialogue box.
  • Then go back to your slide where you’ve added the video. Right-click on the video and select “Save Media as…
  • Give it a new file name and save it to your desired location.

And that concludes this tutorial.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Have a great day!

Cheers.