I want to produce a video file (.mp4 or whatever) of a presentation using the presentational functions (animations, transitions etc.) of InDesign.
I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT INTERACTIVITY - I do not want a user to interact with the presentation. I just want to produce a VIDEO (Full HD).
This is what I tried:
1) Export as interactive PDF
+ Animations and page transitions export fine
- I can't find a way to convert the resulting PDF to a video file
2) Export as SWF
+ Animations export fine
- Page transitions do not export -> no problem, I may export each page separately and then put them together in another program (like Adobe Premiere), BUT...
- I can't find a way to convert the resulting SWF to a video file that could be opened in Adobe Premiere (I've tried several apps including Adobe Media Encoder)
3) Export as FLA (and create the video using Flash Professional)
- Every information about animations and page transitions get lost
- I would have to rebuild all animations in Flash Professional -> and I want to avoid that.
These are the options InDesigns offers. None of them work.
I just want to make use of the very basic animational functions of InDesign and produce a video that can be played on a flat screen via usb-stick.
Can't be that hard!
But it truly is (at least for me)!
InDesign is not a video production application.
The only thing I can think of is to use something like Camtasia or Screenflow to capture the screen and then export from there to MP4.
On the Mac side you can use Quicktime to record your screen and voice, or imovie and iDVD for some basic page transitions.