Keynote Voiceover Recording

You can record your voice and the timing between slides inside Keynote and play the recording back. You can also export the recording as a video. The recording does not have to show the slides in order. You can also record in sections, moving on to the next section after checking to make sure the previous sections are good. Once you export to video, you can bring the video into iMovie to add music.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Keynote Voiceover Recording”

    Aw Tai Chang
    4 years ago

    Yes the voice over is great but there are some restriction the function does not allow voice recording for individual slide. Recording should be done for all the slide in sequent. I hope am wrong as I would really like to do it slide by slide .

      4 years ago

      That really a different kind of thing. You can do this without using the voiceover function. Just record audio for each slide, perhaps using the QuickTime Player. Save the file. Then drag and drop the audio file onto the slide. Set it to not “Start audio on click” so it plays as soon as the slide is shown. Of course this is only useful if you are there to advance the slides (or the user is asked to do it in a single person playback of the presentation). Otherwise, if you need the slides to advance automatically, then voiceover is the way to go.
      Also, note that depending on what you really want, iMovie may be a better tool for you to use.

    Patrick Mc Namee
    4 years ago

    Gary, I love your movies. However I have found that Screenflow from Telestream is a simpler and better way to do this.

      4 years ago

      For some things, like screen capture, I agree. But are you suggesting that you create a Keynote presentation, then play it while recording in ScreenFlow so you can record audio. Seems to be overly complex involving two apps like that. Be hard to make a single text edit to a slide as well. Plus, not everyone has ScreenFlow.

    Ernie
    4 years ago

    Once I have finished making the slide with voice over how do I burn it to a DVD?

      4 years ago

      First, you’ll need a Mac that has a DVD burner. None of the current Macs come with an optical drive, so you’d need to have an older one. Then, you’ll need some DVD burning software. You can use the old iDVD if your Mac is old enough to have that. Otherwise, you can look in the App Store for some software. Then export your presentation as QuickTime and use that software to create a DVD. Keep in mind that DVDs are standard definition (almost everything else is HD now) and that a nice HD computer file, or sharing on YouTube, may be a much better option.

    Molly
    4 years ago

    I really needed to know how to do this, Gary. Thank you! I’ve used Screenflow in the past, and you’re absolutely right: it overly complicates it. That’s why we choose Macs!
    BTW: do you recommend a Transcript service/software/app? I love that you use one so I can watch your video AND reference it afterwards with the words.

      4 years ago

      Thanks. Sorry, no, I don’t have a specific recommendation for a transcript service.

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