Forum Question: How Do I Combine Video Of Presentation With Keynote Slides?

I want to make a video that combines a recording of my presentation placed next to the actual keynote slides use during the presentation. In other words I want whomever is looking at the final video to see me giving my presentation next to a close up of the slides being used during presentation.
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Donna Dobrowolsky

Comments: 11 Responses to “How Do I Combine Video Of Presentation With Keynote Slides?”

    10/6/17 @ 8:22 am

    There are lots of ways to do it, but no easy way. The way I would do it is to use an app like ScreenFlow (what I use to make my videos) or Camtasia. This allows you to record from your Mac’s camera and the screen at the same time, and a microphone too. Then you can manipulate the results to get what you want.

    Using these apps isn’t something you can pick up in 2 minutes, though. It depends on your previous experience with these sorts of things.

    A free way to do it would be to use the free OBS app. But that may have a more frustrating learning curve, depending on your previous experience.

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:36 am

    My presentation will be recorded on my iPad (attached to tripod) and using wireless microphone. Is there a way to add video window to keynote presentation (like in your video tutorials) whereby video will run the length of the slide show? I’m assuming I would have play with timing of slide transitions – more complicated.

    Alternatively I have a screen capture app. Question is how do I play keynote without it taking up entire screen so that I can see the video (QuickTime) next to it?

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:41 am

    To clarify: I want to combine the two (video & slide presentation) AFTER I’ve given the talk, making them into a final video/movie that can be uploaded to YouTube.

    10/6/17 @ 9:42 am

    So you want to do this all on an iPad? I’m at a loss to think of a way. You’d need to do it on a Mac to even have some options here. Though I guess if you had two iPads, or an iPad and an iPhone, you could record the screen on the iPad, and then record video of you on another device, and then take the two videos and edit them together in iMovie or something else.

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:46 am

    Is it possible to combine 2 videos in iMovie as “separate tracks” that will run simultaneously? Or add individual keynote slides as images to iMovie, and then add a video “track” to play over length of entire movie (like adding an audio track in iMovie)?

    10/6/17 @ 9:49 am

    Yes. You would use picture-in-picture or split view in iMovie to do just that. You could record both the presentation (on one device) and the video (on another device) and then combine the two videos this way. Or, you could just record the video (one device) and then export each slide as a still image and use each image as the picture-in-picture to display at the appropriate time. That option is a lot more work, but it certainly is doable.

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:49 am

    Sorry for the confusion: I would “edit”/combine the two using my MacBook Pro. The Keynote slides are on my MacBook. iPad will only record video of presentation which I can upload to iCloud or Photos.

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:53 am

    Thanks! Sounds like iMovie is the way to go. Forgot about split screen/picture-in-picture as I’ve never used these features before.

    Donna Dobrowolsky, MD
    10/6/17 @ 9:54 am

    Thanks! Sounds like iMovie is the way to go. Forgot about those features.

    10/6/17 @ 9:54 am

    OK. So move the keynote slides to your MacBook. Point the iPad at you and start recording video. Maybe stand to one side to allow space for the presentation to be on the other side, like on the news on TV. Use the MacBook to show and record your presentation. Then export that as video from Keynote. So from your iPad you get video of you. From your MacBook you get video of the presentation. Both have the same audio. Now combine those two videos in iMovie using the video of you as the main video, and the video of the presentation as the picture-in-picture video on top of that. Silence one fo the two so you only have the audio once. You’ll have to do some trimming on one or both to get the two to line up approximately.

    10/6/17 @ 9:55 am

    Do a short test with a few quick slides first, to get a feel for it.

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