Adding a video clip to InDesign CS4
Video files can be placed into InDesign documents just like any other importable file. Within InDesign, click "File" on the menu bar and then "Place."
In the "Place" dialog, select media files and browse for your video clip.
An alternate way to place your video click is to drag it from Explorer or Finder directly into your layout.
When you place a video clip into an Adobe InDesign document, InDesign will create a still frame or a "poster" that will stand in the place of the video. You can choose to add your own poster or you can decide not to have one at all. The frame that holds the video clip can also be resized to the desired dimensions of the clip.
It is also possible to convert a regular frame to one that holds a video. All you have to do is click "Object" on the menu bar and then "Interactive," and then "Movie Options." You can now add your video to the converted frame.
If you need to make the video the same size as the frame, choose "Object" from the menu bar and then "Fitting," and "Frame to Content."
Caution: If the center of the video clip resides off the page in InDesign, it won't be in your exported file.
You can edit the properties of your video clip by double clicking on it. In the "Movie Options" window, you can select the video source, poster, and mode. You can also define whether play controls are displayed or if the window should float.
The clip can be previewed by holding the <ALT> or <Option> key down while double clicking.