Recording video with powerpoint

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Hey guys and gals,

Quick question..I record quite a few videos etc with audio (I use my phone as it has great sound) but lately i am finding it very tedious to get things done. Would Camtasia be the best best to record powerpoint and general video?

thanks

Richy
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Camtasia is definitely my favorite. There is also Sony Vegas to consider, but I have not worked with that.

    You do know you can save PowerPoint as a video directly, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    Originally Posted by Richy Burns View Post

    Hey guys and gals,

    Quick question..I record quite a few videos etc with audio (I use my phone as it has great sound) but lately i am finding it very tedious to get things done. Would Camtasia be the best best to record powerpoint and general video?

    thanks

    Richy
    Hi Richy,

    I would definitely recommend Camtasia. There are numerous features that will help you to present your videos a lot more professional and it's very user friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveSchwReno
    Camtasia is the answer to your question but I would add something else.

    The real value of PowerPoint is in the CREATION of slides, not the medium for PLAYING them!

    After you have created your ppt, save it as individuals slides. Then load them into Camtasia a few at a time and record the audio within Camtasia using the Narration function.

    After recording a short segment, line up the slides with the audio.

    You will be amazed at how quickly and perfectly your video comes together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vin Venture
    I personally use https://obsproject.com/ for all my recording/streaming. Free, very easy to use, lightweight, and highly configurable. I've done a few power point videos for school - setup a monitor to record, enter presenter mode, hit record, do your thing, stop record, done.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I use Camtasia for all of this and have for years.

    Highly recommend it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      I have done sales videos and products on Camtasia using Powerpoint. Once I got the hang of it, i found it was pretty simple. It took me a while to get the hang of it for sure, but i found that I kept doing the same tasks to produce a video over and over again.

      My videos are not going to go viral on YouTube, but that is not their intention. Camtasia and PP have worked great for me. I have my older Ver 7 install which still works great and give more tweaks to the sound.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I personally use Camtasia aswell and its awesome! Love the ease of use and the built in editor. It lets me pump out videos fairly quick, and export them in crisp HD quality.

    Two thumbs up from me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Richy Burns
    Thanks for all the replies peeps!!

    Another thing..Something that is extremely important is to be able to record perhaps one powerpoint slide at a time...then also to be able to go into normal screen recording mode, then back to powerpoint..So as an example:

    There are 5 slides...

    I record slide 1 individually, 2 individually, then I want to add in normal screen recording, then record slides 3,4 and 5 individually. The reason for this is because I create content videos and I would need to add normal screen recording in the middle of a powerpoint presentation, an I would also need to perhaps go back and edit a powerpoint slide's audio or actual content on the slide (which is why i want to be able to record slides individually)

    So, is it recommended that if I use camtasia, to use the Powerpoint recording feature and just record each slide individually as well as my general screen recording separately then just put each separate video into the editor?

    thanks a million!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Richy Burns View Post

      Thanks for all the replies peeps!!

      Another thing..Something that is extremely important is to be able to record perhaps one powerpoint slide at a time...then also to be able to go into normal screen recording mode, then back to powerpoint..So as an example:

      There are 5 slides...

      I record slide 1 individually, 2 individually, then I want to add in normal screen recording, then record slides 3,4 and 5 individually. The reason for this is because I create content videos and I would need to add normal screen recording in the middle of a powerpoint presentation, an I would also need to perhaps go back and edit a powerpoint slide's audio or actual content on the slide (which is why i want to be able to record slides individually)

      So, is it recommended that if I use camtasia, to use the Powerpoint recording feature and just record each slide individually as well as my general screen recording separately then just put each separate video into the editor?

      thanks a million!
      I think by "normal screen recording" you mean a screen capture made by Camtasia? In this case, I'd probably make the screen capture/recording in Camtasia, produce it as a video (MP4), then import the video into a PowerPoint slide, depending on how long the screen capture is.

      BTW, PowerPoint has a new plugin for 365 users called "Office Mix". It allows you to make screen captures/recordings directly in PowerPoint.

      Users can upload PPT Office Mix to the cloud.

      Here's an interactive Office Mix about how to use PPT for screen capture:
      https://mix.office.com/watch/17dx9k3...rtSlideIndex=1
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Richy, yes, that is simple to do with Camtasia. You just import all the individual media, whether it's a slide or screen recording or graphic, etc., then you can arrange the order and length any way you'd like on the timeline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    Originally Posted by Richy Burns View Post

    Hey guys and gals,

    Quick question..I record quite a few videos etc with audio (I use my phone as it has great sound) but lately i am finding it very tedious to get things done. Would Camtasia be the best best to record powerpoint and general video?

    thanks

    Richy
    Short answer: Yes.

    But you will need a good microphone, it's easy for people to ask their money back if the sound sucks.

    They can tolerate mediocre video, but not audio.

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Forget Camtasia for recording PowerPoint videos. PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 will export as video. However, only PPT 2013 has the option to export as .mp4 files. Just use any of the free video converters if you are using 2010 and need mp4s.

    I have at least a dozen video editors (including Camtasia) and PowerPoint is my favorite for creating videos, although there's various reasons to use other programs.

    BTW, it's generally easier to record your audio first, then time the visual to the audio. This is how most pro video makers do it. Record the audio into separate files, one per Powerpoint slide, then import the audio. PowerPoint will automatically time the slide according to the length of the audio file. Actually, PPT will time the slide according to the longest media file in the slide, which in this case should be the audio file.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Yes, get Camtasia (and a good mic.). It's one of the best investments you can make IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richy Burns
    Wow,

    A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that helped out with this. The tech side of IM has been a bit of a killer, but getting there slowly thanks to you all Just grabbed a good mic yesterday!

    peace

    Richy
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  • Profile picture of the author avalon2013
    Use also can use BB Flashback for just converting ready ppt presentations into video...
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  • Profile picture of the author kidino
    Camtasia is great. Another good alternative is Screencast-O-Matic. If you videos are longer than 15-min or you don't want the watermark in your video, it's just $15/year to upgrade to pro.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manish Sapkota
    Camtasia is great. It has 1 month free trial.

    After 1 month, I uninstall and again install the Camtasia.

    USB Microphone is better for good audio.
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  • Profile picture of the author ismailbd198905
    Originally Posted by Richy Burns View Post

    Hey guys and gals,

    Quick question..I record quite a few videos etc with audio (I use my phone as it has great sound) but lately i am finding it very tedious to get things done. Would Camtasia be the best best to record powerpoint and general video?

    thanks

    Richy

    I have been using the CAMTASIA for a long time, beside the Camtasia, I have been using some more application software. such as Camstudia & Ulead video studio. They are also good. You can use anyone them, all of these apps are free of cost. Just download the apps from internet & try to use these. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    slides are easy with camtasia...

    I just go to powerpoint create slides and then go to camtasia and hit record screen.

    Then go back to powerpoint and hit start from beginning and with a headphones connected to your computer you just record then when your finished you go to camtasia to make quick edits and then download.
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    I have used camtasia, but I prefer NCH software or monosnap. Really easy to use and free. You get 30 days with NCH but you can simply unistall and re install it after the 30 days. It even keeps your recorded videos after your have reinstalled it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Reynolds
    What a great thread. After researching I went with camtasia. It sounds like similar production I am working through. Look forward to seeing how it comes along. Thanks everybody who participated in this thread. Another great example of why the WF Rocks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    One more time...You DON'T need Camtasia if you have PowerPoint 2010 or 2013.

    In Powerpoint 2010 or 2013 simply go to:
    File => Export as video

    Why go through the hassle of making a Camtasia production if you don't have to?
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  • Profile picture of the author christy62
    Camtasia is a wonderful screen recorder. But I think it’s a little expensive. As for me, I prefer using free applications. I’m currently using a free web-based tool that works nicely in capturing screen activity. Also, it provides some editing options during recording, I often use this tool to make annotations on my powerpoint video.
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  • Profile picture of the author ppetri
    Camtasia by Techsmith is perfect for all your needs. If you are doing short videos and screen captures you can also use their additional FREE app called JING. It will record 5 minute videos... You can download the video, share it, or auto upload to screencast where you get some FREE gigs to store them there. It also gives you a link to share the videos to stream it without using bandwidth on your servers.

    It's free but I am not sure about pricing in case you want to create longer videos or have more gigs of storage... But it works great!

    Much Luck - Pete
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