Apple tunes up Keynote features
January 6, 2009, 2:40pm PST | Length: 00:05:31
At Macworld 2009 in San Francisco, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, demonstrates new features of the company's Keynote software, which enables users to create dynamic presentations. A Keynote-coordinating iPhone application, for example, lets users advance slides by using the device as a remote control--flicking them back and forth wirelessly.
>> So first stop, Keynote '09, it's some -- what I'm working and using in this presentation so you know its rock solid, Keynote '09. Well, one of things we focused on in Keynote '09 is giving you some really powerful animation tools that combined all together and help you make incredible professional presentations, but really easily. So what are those tools? First up, something we call Magic Move. Magic Move is a transition between slides where you set up your slides and I'm -- and Keynote does all the work to move your objects between the slides. So for example, let's say this is your first slide, you got a bunch of cards on it and to make a second slide, you just move bunch of the cards off and you take that queen of hearts and you make it bigger. You tilt it on an angle and you create a reflection, you set it up the way you want and then you use Magic Move and Keynote will do the transition for you. So for example, it looks like this. Here's the first slide and now the second slide. So that animation is done by Keynote. Here's a second example background applause slide 1 'cause we're all messed up, slide 2 we organize them and ask Keynote to do a Magic Move between them. It's really simple, really powerful. So that's the Magic Move. Second, object transitions. What you can do with object transitions, we have a lot of objects on your slide and ask Keynote to move from this set to another set of objects with a bunch of powerful transitions. So for example the first object transition that I'm gonna show is called object zoom. We're gonna zoom these objects from one slide to a next, and here's how it goes. Now if you look closely, those object zooms with a different rate of speed for the different objects, and the second slide started to show up on the first slide before it was even done and off the screen, something near possible for us to do with techniques ourselves but automatic now in Keynote. Here's another one that's really powerful what I just explained with this perspective move. Check this out. It's a simple beautiful powerful transition. And now we're gonna move these objects off the screen with an object push up. Again, simple powerful object transitions that you can combine with other techniques to make advanced presentations. In this last one, text transitions are really great because the simplest thing during a transition between text objects can be beautiful and really powerful. I really love the first example the team came up with. I like this one. It's called a swing transition.
>> I like that one. Read whatever you want into it. Next, a shimmer energy. It's for you, Al. And here, this is called an anagram. If you don't know what an anagram is, you will by watching this transition. There's an anagram transition. So, great text transitions in addition to magic moves and object transitions. You put them all together. They're some really powerful tools to create your presentation in a way that people will just won't believe how you did it. We also have animations on charts. The charting in Keynote is the best that's ever been in a presentation application, beautiful charts with incredible texters on them, and these new chart animations bring in and bring out your charts in incredible ways. So first up, we're gonna do a crane move, bring in this graph and it's got a beautiful metallic shine that's reflecting as it's moved into the slide. Here comes another one, a rotate. Now we've got etched metal and this is a new cylinder shape that's in Keynote '09 that you can use on your charts. There's a third one, a rotate and grow for the chart using new stone texture on the chart, the last one, a zoom through the Z axis of a pie chart using the new beautiful wood texters as well. So we have incredible new chart animations to make your -- your slides just beautiful. And in addition to all of these, of course we have beautiful themes in Keynote, and now we have even more themes where you have these gorgeous set ups like Kyoto. You just pick it and all your slides have this beautiful look of the fonts and the graphics and the backgrounds, their show room, brush canvas, Venetian. So that's just some of the new themes you can use to make your presentation beautiful in Keynote '09. There's one more feature and something you get extra, but it's really cool. If you want a way to wirelessly control your presentation, we have the new Keynote remote. So watch this, this is an application you run on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
>> You set it up to talk wirelessly using WiFi to your Mac whatever your Mac you're running the presentation on. And if you have it set up in a vertical mode, it shows you your slide plus any speaker notes you want. You set it up horizontally and you see this slide and the next slide and in either mode you just flick it with your finger and that's how you advance or move backwards and forwards to your slides.
>> The Keynote remote is an application that will be sold in our application store for 99 cents, and as you see we've already given it 5 star reviews, so I know it's a big hit. So that's the Keynote remote and those are some of the new features in the Keynote, new Keynote '09.