One of my favorite features this time is the new Video import and synch capability in Captivate. This adds a new paradigm in content authoring. Now you can add video content to your elearning just as easily as you were adding audio previously.
This would be especially useful for talking head videos, that are describing or anchoring the content on the slide. Previously you would have needed a professional video editing tool to synch the Captivate movie and the talking head video.
In a workflow that mimics the ‘audio editing with slide preview’ workflow, now in Captivate 5 you can import any video, and synch the Captivate slides or objects on a slide to be in step with the video. Captivate also bundles the Adobe Media Encoder, allowing you to import video in any popular format, and the same is converted into FLV and placed on your slides.
Worried about published file size? Captivate 5 gives you the option to either embed the video in the project, or to stream it from an external Flash streaming server of your choice. While rendering over low bandwidth connections, Cp has the smarts to ensure that the Cp project and the FLV stay in synch.
A good example of content that leverages the video synch feature can be seen on the Captivate home page. Scroll down to the ‘what you can do’ section and click on ‘Compliance Training’.