User Guide on Recording PowerPoint with Audio

Last updated on March 9, 2020 by Trafalgar Law

PowerPoint is a document program designed by Microsoft Office by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin that helps you create visual presentations. It helps in making visual aids for meetings, business proposals, or thesis defense. You can present your ideas using a beautiful design with rich animation, 3D models, icons, cinematic motion, and more. Besides, you can add audio to the presentation as background music or narration. Since schools and companies use computers, most of the projects are presented digitally. It is also essential to record PowerPoint with audio if you want to study the presentation by watching them. That is why we are going to show you a guide where you can record PowerPoint with sound. Read on to see all of the screen recording software.

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Default Way to Record PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint has a built-in screen recorder for recording slideshows. This feature can record any video and audio coming out from PowerPoint. But, this feature is only available for PowerPoint 2010 version and above. So if you have a lower version of this software, then upgrade it now and follow the steps below on how to record a presentation with PowerPoint.

Step1 Start recording PowerPoint presentation

First, click the “Slide Show” button at the top of the PowerPoint interface, and select “Start Recording from Beginning” to record your presentation from the start. You can also choose “Start Recording from Current Slide” if you want to continue recording on the current slide show. A notification window will appear prompting you to click “Start Recording” to begin.


Step2 End recording PowerPoint presentation

Now that you started recording, you can add markings to your slideshow. You can also draw a line on a text or sentence to highlight it. Once done, go to the “File” menu and select “Save As” to choose the format to “PowerPoint Show” to save the recorded video. Go to its output folder and double-click on the video to play it automatically.


The Best PowerPoint Recorder – Screen Grabber Pro

Aside from PowerPoint built-in recorder, there is also a powerful screen recorder that can capture video presentations along with its audio, and it’s called the AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro. This tool can record anything you do on your computer screen in full-screen, region mode, webcam, or around the mouse. It can help you create video tutorials, how-to demos, live stream content, and more. Besides, this tool allows you to annotate recording by putting shapes, lines, arrows, and texts in real-time. Another good thing about this tool is its Task Scheduler feature that enables you to set a specific date and time to record your screen automatically. For you to start using this tool, you can follow the guidelines below.

Step1 Download and install the Screen Grabber Pro

You can get the installer of this tool by clicking one of the “Download” buttons above. Then, launch it and follow the steps on installing the tool on your computer. After that, open the Screen Grabber Pro to see its interface.


Step2 Configure the settings

To change the settings, click the “Menu” button at the upper rightmost part of the tool. From there, you can change the video format, audio, output folder, hotkeys, and more. Once done, click the “OK” button to apply the settings.


Step3 Begin recording presentation

Next, click on the “Audio input” to choose if you are going to record in system sound or microphone. Then, hit the “Record” button at the upper leftmost part of the tool to start recording. You can choose to record in full-screen, region, webcam, or around the mouse. When the recording begins, you can also include your webcam by clicking the “Camera” icon from the toolbar. To put annotations on your recording, click the “Pen” icon from the beside the “Camera” icon to draw shapes, lines, arrows, and texts in real-time.


Step4 Watch the recorded presentation

Once done, click the “Stop” button at the leftmost part of the floating toolbar. All the recordings are listed at the main interface of the tool. From there, select the video, right-click on it, and choose “Preview” to play it. You can also double-click the video to watch it instantly.


Camtasia (Win & Mac)

Camtasia is another screen recorder that helps you record PowerPoint presentations easily. This tool can record your computer screen in a full-screen or regional mode in 720p quality and higher. It also has a powerful editing feature that can make the recorded videos look professional. You can add video effects, annotations, interactive quizzes, and more. In fact, you can import PowerPoint slides directly to Camtasia for it to save it. You can also add transitions to the slideshow to improve the flow of the video. Keep on reading below to understand how to use this tool.

Step1 Setup the presentation video recording

Once you installed Camtasia on your computer, there is an option to include this tool on your MS PowerPoint. Open the presentation that you want to record, and go to the “Add-ins” tab within the “Menu” tab to locate the add-in toolbar. This toolbar lets you start, stop, and control the recording process within the PowerPoint itself. So you can avoid switching between the screen recorder and the PowerPoint.


Step2 Record your presentation

To start, click the “Record” button from the toolbar that appears at the upper leftmost part of your MS PowerPoint. If there is a webcam attached to your computer, you can record it during the presentation. Click the “Display camera preview” button within the recording toolbar to include your webcam on the presentation.


Step3 Preview the recorded video

When you reach the end of the presentation slideshow, click the “Stop” button from the recording toolbar to finish recording. The videos are shown on the Camtasia’s Media tab wherein you can watch and edit the video. You can save the recorded presentation by clicking the “Share” button at the upper right side of the tool, and then choose “Local FIle” to save it on your computer.


Additional Tips

MS PowerPoint also allows you to take screenshots of your presentations. You can easily choose any opened windows to capture it with one-click. Taking screenshots on the presentation is helpful when you need to make a thumbnail or need to include it on the recorded video. On that note, we have listed the steps below on how to take screenshots on a slideshow with PowerPoint.

Step1 Take screenshots from PowerPoint

To take a screenshot on PowerPoint presentation, go to the “Insert” tab, click the “Screenshot” option under Images. Then, a new window will appear showing all the Available Windows. Simply click the “Screen Clipping” button at the lower part of the screenshot window to take a quick snapshot of your presentation.


Step2 Include the screenshot to presentation

Once done taking screenshots, the picture is added to the slideshow automatically. You can save the image by clicking on it and selecting “Save as Image” to keep it on your computer.


Why do you Need to Record your Presentation?

Recording a presentation on PowerPoint is a great way to put narration if you are too nervous talking in front of others. You have to record your presentation along with a webcam to include yourself in it. Also, it is the easiest way to deliver a consistent message by reviewing it as a video. It allows you to make your presentation look more professional and easy-to-understand at the same time. Besides, recording a PowerPoint presentation is another way to keep a back-up file of it as a video. It can avoid deleting a slideshow page accidentally. Thus, you can share your presentation on websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, and more as a video file.


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