Path-Speed

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It would be great if the path-function would allow users to set the speed in which a specific path-point will be accesed.
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Nicole,

You can try the trick I described in this thread:

http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topi...

Kind regards,

Roel
(Fellow user, not affiliated with the prezi team).
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Thanks a lot Roel :)
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Nicole Wissinger

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Thanks a lot Roel :)
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You could use the zebra scaling and then display the line size correlated to the speed of the transition - to control and convey the transition speed.
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Nicole Wissinger

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I'm going to check it all out :)
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Sam Pavlekovsky

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this would be especially great if you could have different speeds for different sections/transitions
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I think this is great with all sorts of ideas flowing around, it's like a think tank and hopefully the results are just what we all want!
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In general ... it would be a nice feature
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this is a great idea and I was hoping Prezi had added this function already. Some of the "vertigo-prone" audience members have told me that my talk was great, but at times too quick between transitions. This option is a must Prezi team!!! Otherwise, love the software
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Hello all,

after spending hours looking for some code to do the job of timing on paths - I found something as a sort of workaround until all these changes come in. I have been experimenting with a little software programme called 'Key Presser' (which is freeware - there's now a new one shareware about $4.95 or so). As you can guess it presses keys for you on the keyboard and directs them at an active programme (in this case Prezi - and online in the browser).

The best thing is though I found is that you can get it to press a keyboard button e.g. Right Arrow / Left Arrow and at what time intervals in Milliseconds. And it will run a play list of keys so that you can design your Prezi and at what speed. I have managed to get it to start the programme in show mode, put screen to full screen and then run its script over a 10 point path as if in auto-play. I also managed to get it to return to the first point in the path almost instantaneously by sending 10 x 10 ms Left Arrow clicks where it starts all over again. Still experimenting but it seems to be a way around if you are stuck.

John B
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Thanks for this hint :-)
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Couple of things will make it great:


  1. Choice of speed during navigation


  2. Choice of time spent on a specific item (text or image)... sometimes, images may have a comic-sequence and may need some time to read through


  3. Choice of the speed variation during zoom / pan => Why should it always be a constant speed? Allow choosing an interpolator, like linear, accelerate, decelerate, sine-wave ;)




  4. --
    Happy Hacking,
    Gaurav Vaish
    www.incoleg.com


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just do it !!
It is now two years waiting for this !!!
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Steve

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Guys

Got really excited when I saw this post... then I read the time line... when will it be released.
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Paul Reid

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Seriously, Prezi developers - manage this topic, it is one of the most important missing items in your software. At least give us paying users an inkling of what is being developed, otherwise we'll be left to abandon your product.
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I love all inovations being built into Prezi, being able to crop and to manipulate lines and arrows is great, but although it is great to have it in Prezi tools one can make the elements in other programs, but the path timer is something Prezi users can not do anything about, and it is a very important feature since the speed of a presentation is a basic part of it, and it is something many clients have asked me when we are looking at making a Prezi. Anyway, hope these feature is added soon.
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Sometimes I would prefer to go slower from one screen to the next so the audience can follow a path

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
different transition speed.
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Would it be possible to configure autoplay to stay on each step a different amount of time? If we could do that, we could sync with the audio. Stay in step 1 ten seconds, stay in step 2 two seconds, stay in step 3 thirty seconds, etc...
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Hi marccarrion - if I get your meaning this is sort of possible now if you use frames on the same spot. I have done a little experimenting - http://prezi.com/9frrzkbe-z0o/test/ - and have managed to get invisible frames on the same spot with multiples of 4 sec pauses (12 secs) and then move on. I haved used FLVs for the audio (in my case youtube FLV's) also on the same spot with their own path number and they moved on nicely after a four second sound burst from each one. It would mean editing your own FLVs for 4 second bursts but it is achievable I think - a good suggestion.

You could hide the FLVs behind a graphic if needed - which was not on the path, but within the frame area.

John
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a great product is on market
users (sorry, CLIENT's) have been asking ONE important (and simple) feature for 2 years
developer/founder is/are nowhere.
no info, no communication from "team" (or limited to explaining why it is not possible, or how difficoult is to realize)
nobody knows what is in the background - but easy to find theories why this happening
typical magyar...
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This is the number one thing that people complain about. The workarounds - recording playback or creating an overabundance of frames - simply do not work. Playback always comes out poorer, in addition to having to present with the zoom function toolbar on the side, and the 'show' icon, etc (though I will admit, it gives you more control over the actual presentation). Having to use lots of frames totally ruins the flow of the prezi - it actually makes a presentation less impressive, which is disappointing, especially considering how impressive Prezi can be.

Just having a 3-speed setting would be fantastic, and would allow us to cater for all of our audiences.
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Another step nearer to what people require.

http://prezi.com/ks1hzyhympnm/autopla...

Cheers

John
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I agree. Different speeds would be a big help.

I hope they will add it soon. Otherwise, it is a great product!

Simon
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+1

Just stared using Prezi and speed/pan control is one of the first things I was immeidately wanting. I agree, however, that the interface needs to be very simple.
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Hi There

Has there been any improvement on the speed of transition issue - I see people have been talking about it for 2 years?

Is there any way to change the speed on a path.

Thanks
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A slow motion Prezi with music http://prezi.com/arreuj-jdysa/slow-mo... there is actually no paths on this Prezi but it can be done... I am working on the next step of path speed which I think would interest a lot of people - keep watching...

cheers

John
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See http://www.myreckonings.com/prezi/ for another solution.
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another possibility is the following, but it's only practicable if u don't have any other .swf in ur presentation, which can be slowed down: use an "cheat engine" which slows down the 'system time' of your flash player in other words use an speed hack!
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Please guys! We're dying to get this feature.

The first question I'm asked when showing Prezi to clients and colleagues is "can we change the speed of that transition? It's too jarring."

This feature is an absolute must and the solution posited at the top of this thread seems very realistic.