21.11. iChat Theater
. iChat Theater Talk about the next best thing to being there. The new iChat Theater feature lets you make pitches and presentations to people and committees in faraway cities—without standing in a single airport-security line | . iChat Theater Talk about the next best thing to being there. The new iChat Theater feature lets you make pitches and presentations to people and committees in faraway cities without standing in a single airport-security line. That s because iChat Theater turns the chat window into a presentation screen for displaying and narrating your own iPhoto or Keynote slideshows QuickTime movie files and even text documents. Your buddy on the other end of the iChat line sees these documents at nearly full size with you in a little picture-in-picture screen in the corner. All you need is Some stuff to show off. iChat Theater can display exactly the same kinds of files that Quick Look Chapter 1 can display Word Excel and PowerPoint documents photos text and HTML files PDF files audio and movie files fonts vCards Pages Numbers Keynote and TextEdit documents and so on. A zippy broadband Internet connection. iChat Theater likes384 kilobits per second or faster check with your Internet provider if you aren t sure of your connection speed. A fast Mac. Any Leopard Mac can use replacement mode where the other guy just sees your presentation not you for side-by-side mode where your video image appears in a small inset to one side and both video frames are slightly angled you both need superfast Macs dual 1-GHz G4 processor G5 or Intel chip and superfact connections. To get the show running you can take one of two approaches. If a video chat is under way you can just drag the file s you want to share into the video window. iChat asks if you want to send the file to the person or share it with iChat Theater Figure 21-11 top . Click iChat Theater of course. If no video chat is in progress choose File Share a File in iChat Theater. Locate the file that you want to present on your hard drive. When iChat asks you to start a video chat with the buddy who s going to be your audience click the video-camera icon next to that person s name or choose Video Invite to Video Chat . When your .
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