How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation with Audio and Video

The slides in presentations often contain just the most important bits of information related to the topics presentations cover. They serve as talking points the presenter uses to make an argument or start a discussion, but the implications of different points can be unclear without an in-depth explanation.

However, attending a presentation you are supposed to give is not always possible, which makes it difficult to elaborate on each point you would like to make. Recording a PowerPoint presentation is a simple solution to this problem, as you can take your audience through each slide without having to leave your home. So, in this article, we are going to show you how to record a PowerPoint presentation with audio and video.

Part 1: How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation with Audio and Video for Free?
The Record Slide Show feature is available on PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2019, and PowerPoint 365. In case you have either version of PowerPoint, you can record presentations that contain both audio and video.

Once you have the entire presentation ready, you should go to the Slide Show tab and click on the Record Slide Show button. You should then head over the Settings drop-down menu that is located in the Presenter window and select the microphone and camera you want to use to record your slideshow. The window containing the camera feed will pop up in the lower right corner of the screen. Directly below, you can find the icon that enables you to switch off the camera feed preview, although you shouldn’t switch off this feature, as it allows you to see how you look while you’re presenting.

The Record button is located in the upper left corner of the window, so simply click on it to start recording a presentation. PowerPoint will then record the presentation that is displayed on the screen as well as the video and audio that is picked by the microphone and camera that are connected to your computer.

You can find annotation tools below each slide, which enables you to draw the viewer’s attention to a particular segment of the slide. Use the arrows on the left and right sides of the presentation to switch between the slides or choose a different color for the annotation tools. Click on the Stop button when you are done presenting and head back to the PowerPoint’s main window.

The videos you recorded are going to be embedded in all slides you opened during the recording session. You can reposition the video window freely within each slide by just dragging and dropping it from one position to another.

Head over to the Video Format tab, click on the Crop icon if you want to remove a part of the shot or use the Video Shape features to make the video’s edges rounded. The Format Painter option allows you to apply the changes you’ve made to the video in one slide to all other slides in the presentation.