EasyStudio allows you to run a PowerPoint either from our system or from a laptop (you can use your own laptop or our spare one). There are however some major differences between these two options.
1. Running PowerPoint on our system
This is currently the easiest way to control your PowerPoint presentation as you use the same remote control to advance slides and set them full screen with the two remaining buttons being for starting and stopping recording. This makes controlling your studio session much easier as you only need one hand to control everything.
The downside of this set-up is that each slide is treated like an image, this means that any in-slide animation or enhanced content will not operate as expected. For simple slideshows this is not a limitation, however if you have bullet points coming in one by one, images building up in stages or videos embedded you will not be able to use this option unless you remove or amend these elements.
If you only have a few bullet points coming in one by one this is a fairly easy fix, you simply duplicate the slide by the amount of bullet points you have and adjust the slides to mimic this effect.
2. Running PowerPoint on a laptop
This is the best solution for more advanced PowerPoint presentations that include more complicated in-slide animations such as images that build up with each click or where videos are embedded in slides.
This can be a little more involved to control as you will only use three buttons on the studio remote control (start recording, toggle fullscreen on/off and stop recording). Changing slides is now achieved by either pressing a key on the laptop (space bar, page down, enter, N or the down or right arrow) or you can use a second remote controller if you prefer.
We are working on a solution to make this easier and will update this section as soon as we have news on this.