Can you display an image over a video in Presenter 13

During a video slide, I want to show that an email message arrives on your phone by displaying a picture of a phone with the message displayed over the video.  I have brought the image to the front, changed it from PNG to JPEG, deleted it, then reloaded it and attempted to sync it but it only displays in PowerPoint. What am I doing wrong or is it impossible in Presenter 13? 

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Pam Robinson

Thanks Christie for the prompt reply.  I figured it out.  I had multiple videos throughout the training and used that effect on a couple of the video slides.  Every time I edited any one of the videos in the presentation, the images on those two slides moved to behind the videos.  Even when I moved them back to the front, they wouldn't display after that.  But, when I accidently inserted then deleted a blank slide in front of the slide with the video and overlaying image, it worked correctly.  Apparently manipulating any video in the presentation caused the problem but inserting a new slide ahead of it, then deleting it fixed it?!! (I provided a short sample of what I meant.)  Maybe it's just me and my quirky computer but I'm curious, has anyone else had a similar issue?

Jim Powell

Wow.  I gave up on that years ago.  Seemed a bug to me that few were concerned about; I agree it's important... I have a dozen slides with video on them, I need to display some sort of slate over the top of the video for a few moments so what I have to do is:

(1) insert a blank slide in front of my target slide where the slate-in-front-of-video needs to function.

(2) Repeat the process 11 other times

(3) Now put the drop-in image "in front" of the video box

(4) Delete the bogus "slide in front" of the target slide

(5) repeat 11 other times

Pam, thanks for this!  I will give it a try and report back if it works for me.

Christie -- could you advise if this is going to be put on a bug-fix for future releases?

Thank you both.



Pam Robinson

Thank you Jim for letting me know I wasn't alone on this.  I can't wait to hear if my trick works for you.  My only caveat is, you can't mess with any of those video files with image overlays once you add and delete the bogus file or you'll have to start the process over.  Good luck, my fingers are crossed!

Christie Pollick

Hi, Jim and Pam -- Thanks so much for your replies, and regarding you question about whether or not a fix for this issue is planned for the future... Unfortunately, we are not able to announce product roadmaps or release dates for new products/features or updates. You are welcome to share your thoughts on features you'd like to see by submitting a feature request here as those go directly to our product development team.

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