Mark, Despite the performance drop, I'm a big fan of presenting within PowerPoint -- I think it is simply the best solution for Windows.
Note that within PowerPoint: - you can have your movie play automatically - you can start and stop the movie with a mouse click in order to discuss certain states - you can chain movies together in subsequent slides in order to get the effect you described. Even with PowerPoint's up to 50% performance hit, I've found that it is possible for a 2.2 Ghz Pentium 4 M to show decent full-screen video using Microsoft's latest MPEG4 codec (added in Windows Media 8 or 9?). Also note that the performance hit is reduced when your presentation is running at 1024x768, as it will likely be doing when hooked up to a projector. My latest Adobe Premiere recipe: Microsoft's MPEG4 V2, 960x720 @ 30 fps, which PowerPoint automatically treats as full-screen (due it's wacky metrics). Using this codec, a recent 24-second movie consumed only 4.5 MB of space, but looks much better than a 640x480 Cinepak-based movie with a file size of around ~40 MB. It definitely pays to use the latest technology... Cheers, Warren > -----Original Message----- > From: pymol-users-ad...@lists.sourceforge.net > [mailto:pymol-users-ad...@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of > Mark Wilke > Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 12:01 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [PyMOL] movies in presentations > > I'm wondering what software people use to display their > pymol-made movies to best effect. I tried embedding the > movies in powerpoint, but I don't like the performance drop. > Running the movies from a movie player like quicktime just > doesn't seem integrated enough if you want to interact with > your movies. I'm picturing a scenario where the movies are > seamlessly embedded in the presentation and scene-changes can > be prompted by a mouseclick. I know I've seen someone do > this before, but I don't know what kind of software they were > using. I'd like to start with a still image, click my mouse > have the protein rotate and zoom in on an active site, wait > while I discuss everything important, then move on to > something else when I click the mouse again. In addition, > things like labels and text can be overlaid over the movies > and respond to choreographed mouseclicks as well. Any ideas? > > - Mark Wilke > > > > ------------------------------------------------------- > This SF.Net email is sponsored by: IBM Linux Tutorials Free > Linux tutorial presented by Daniel Robbins, President and CEO > of GenToo technologies. Learn everything from fundamentals to > system > administration.http://ads.osdn.com/?ad_id=1470&alloc_id=3638&op=click > _______________________________________________ > PyMOL-users mailing list > PyMOLfirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/pymol-users >