You can play videos in PowerPoint presentations easily. Learn to use the PowerPoint insert video function in this free lesson.
Much like pictures, PowerPoint allows you to format the appearance of a video by applying a video style, adding a border, changing the shape, applying effects such as 3D rotation, making image corrections, and adjusting the color. You can also add a poster frame, which is the placeholder image your audience will see before the video starts playing. The poster frame is often just a frame taken from the video itself, but you can also use a different image if you want.
If you want to use a picture from your computer, you can select Image from file from the menu.
For information on corrections, color adjustments, borders, shapes, and effects, check out our lesson on Formatting Pictures.