First there was blogging, or weblogging; then came vloggig, blogging using video; and now there's moblogging, short for mobile blogging. When mobile phones first incorporated cameras, few of us could have foreseen the full impact they would have on our everyday lives. Moblogging is a term that has evolved as our phones have got smarter with apps for producing high-quality video. And the joys of moblogging have also inspired the use of video in PowerPoint presentations.

With the introduction of inexpensive webcams, broadband and video-sharing sites on the internet also came powerful mobile phones and faster wireless data rates. New phones can take almost DVD-quality video, and next-generation data networks can send high quality video.

Although some video editing software can be complicated and expensive, PowerPoint 2010 offers a professional editing facility to work with mobile phone video. Even large video files are easy to edit, and you can break a file into smaller, more manageable pieces or reduce the file size for easier sharing. This means, of course, that you don't have to purchase additional video editing programs.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience using video. PowerPoint comes with the promise that it has exciting new audio and visual capabilities to help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that's as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. In addition to these capabilities, PowerPoint 2010 also enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online and access it virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.

There is also a range of comprehensive tools to help you embed and edit video from within PowerPoint. Now you can add fades, formatting effects, bookmark scenes, and trim videos to give your presentations a professional multimedia experience. And since the embedded videos become part of your PowerPoint presentation, you don't have to manage additional files when sharing with others.

New and improved picture editing tools also means that even stills can get the professional treatment. These include artistic effects and advanced correction, colour, and cropping tools. Dynamic 3-D slide transitions are also useful for stemming off the snooze factor and there are more realistic animation effects to keep your audience entertained.

Even if you are not using mobile phone footage, you can compress video and audio in your presentation to reduce file size for easy sharing and improved playback performance. The option to compress media is just one of many new features available with the new Microsoft Office Backstage view. Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralised, organised space for all of your presentation management tasks.

And you can use your smartphone for more than just a handy camera. You can access PowerPoint 2010 from the Web or even from your smartphone with Microsoft PowerPoint Web App. This is an online companion to Microsoft PowerPoint which enables you to extend your PowerPoint experience to the browser. View a high fidelity version of your presentations, make edits, or view your presentation slide show. Use the familiar PowerPoint interface and some of the same formatting and editing tools, from almost any computer with a Web browser. You can even run your slide show right on your phone.

PowerPoint 2010 gives you the flexibility to use film without going through expensive libraries or creating high-cost video footage. All you need is your mobile and, of course, a bit of imagination. Now, where did I put that clapper board?