Can you convert prezi into a movie file or .swf file?

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Is there a way to turn your prezi into a movie? Perhaps a .avi or a flash file? I don't want people to be able to click through, just watch.
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Zoli Radnai, Employee

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Hi Tim,

you can download your prezi in two different formats: .pez file which is native for PreziDestop and a .zip format package that you can upload to any thumbdrives and other portable devices and present at a conference. There is no support right now in Prezi for other file export. If you want to use a video format you can create a screencast of the prezi with a free tool like Jing and export the screencast in a video format.
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I need it to be self presenting is that possible? In power point you can make it automated, can you do that with Prezi?
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Mauro Draco

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Yes, it is possible.

Just click and hold the mouse arrow over the right arrow button (down right corner of the presentation) and choose a set timer between path steps (4, 10 or 20 seconds).

Try it out! =)
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I'm pretty dissapointed. I was excited about using prezi, but now have wasted quite some time because it wont do what I hoped it would. I realise it's set up for 'presentations' but it could be such a useful too if one could covert it to a video - whatever format! Even if it simply could be embedded with more options, such as autoplay, and play onload.
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Mauro Draco

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You can achieve that by using a screen recorder program.
Most webcam recorder programs alllows you to capture whatever is in your screen.

Try checking this sites out for options:


I hope this helps. ;)
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I have had very good results with using Camtasia to convert my prezis. Since the prezi then becomes a video file, I can add voice-over to go with the presentation. This helps the user's experience with the automated prezi rival that of being in the room for the live presentation. (For online classes, this is a real boon.) This approach might also work for you.

Best wishes from a fellow Prezi user.
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Andrew N

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As Carol recommended, Camtasia is probably the best/easiest tool to use. You can get a 30-Day Free Trial, but after the 30 days it costs $300 for a license.

If you'd rather just pay someone, will convert your Prezi to video for $39.
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I can't see how I get Camtasia recording a Prezi. Anyone have an idiot guide of steps?
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Hello Joel,

tutorials here which may help you


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Hey Joel,

I have never used Camtasia, but does the same thing and it is free and very simple. Check it out here:

Hope this helps!


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