How to record a PowerPoint presentation

Screen recording programs help simplify everyday tasks such as announcing product updates, training new employees, creating video tutorials, and making gaming experiences more enjoyable. To successfully accomplish these tasks, a screen recording program must meet essential criteria:

  • Ability to record your whole screen, one window, or a particular area
  • A user-friendly interface
  • Simultaneous microphone and audio system recording
  • Built-in video sharing and a convenient exporting tool
  • Ability to place a webcam feed over the screen capture with both of them still visible

If you use Bandicam Screen Recorder, you can record a high-quality presentation in PowerPoint with audio.

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How to record audio on PowerPoint

Adding audio to a PowerPoint presentation can enhance the overall experience for your audience. Audio, such as music or sound effects, can help convey a message, make your presentation more engaging and memorable, and provide context to visual aids. Audio can also be used to break up the flow of your presentation and grab the audience's attention.

Fortunately, PowerPoint has an audio feature, which allows you to either record your voice or insert audio files to PowerPoint. Follow the steps below to record or add audio to PowerPoint:

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  1. Open the PowerPoint program. Then, open the Insert menu and click on Audio.

  2. Record your voice or insert an audio file.

    You can either record your voice in PowerPoint directly or insert external audio files into a PowerPoint.

    • Click on "Record" and start speaking into your microphone.
    • You can also record computer sounds or your voice using Bandicam, and insert the recorded audio file into PowerPoint.
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  3. The inserted audio will appear as a small speaker icon in your presentation.

How to record a PowerPoint presentation with audio

There are various purposes for recording a PowerPoint presentation, such as:

  • Accessibility: Recording a presentation allows viewers who couldn't attend the live session to watch it later at their convenience.
  • Sharing: A recorded presentation can be shared with a larger audience, such as colleagues or clients who were unable to attend in person.
  • Review: Recording can help speakers review their own presentations and improve their skills for future speaking engagements.
  • Marketing: Presentations can be turned into marketing materials, such as webinars, that attract potential customers and generate leads.
  • Training: Recorded presentations can be used for employee training and onboarding, making it easy for new hires to learn about company policies and procedures.
With Bandicam Screen Recorder, you can easily record a PowerPoint presentation and save it as a video. Follow the steps below to record a PowerPoint presentation with audio:

  1. Install Bandicam Screen Recorder and start.

  2. Choose the 'Fullscreen' mode in Bandicam

    You can also select the 'Select a recording area' mode, and adjust the recording window size to match what you want to record.

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  3. You can selectively record your computer sound, voice, or both.

    • Speakers: Select “(Default Output Device)” or “Disable” for the Speakers depending on your preference.
    • Microphone: To add audio narration, choose “Your microphone device” for the Microphone in the settings.

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  4. Start the PowerPoint presentation (F5).

    Note: You may play an audio file to add sounds in PowerPoint.

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  5. Click the ' REC' button or press the hotkey (F12) to start/stop the recording.

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  6. Click on the video icon to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

    Now, you can upload the presentation videos to Google Drive, YouTube, or Vimeo. If you upload a recorded video to Google Drive, you can also share the video via a link.

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Video record yourself giving a PowerPoint presentation

Recording a PowerPoint presentation with a webcam is helpful for creating instructional videos or tutorials, in which you demonstrate something on the screen while giving verbal instructions. It can also be useful for creating personal video messages or video resumes to convey your personality and enthusiasm for a job or project.

By using Bandicam’s webcam overlay feature, you’ll be able to not only record your presentation with a webcam but also enlarge your webcam to full screen. » Record Yourself Presenting a PowerPoint

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Additional Tips

1. Real-time drawing function

Users can simultaneously draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording in 'Screen Recording' mode.

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2. Create YouTube intros using PowerPoint

You can make your own YouTube intros and outros in PowerPoint and record a PowerPoint animation with Bandicam.

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3. Zoom in and out while screen recording

Users can zoom in and out of their computer screen while recording by using the Windows Magnifier with Bandicam.

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Bandicam can record various Windows programs (Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

When you record your computer screen or Windows applications with Bandicam:

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD FOR OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

The recorded FILE SIZE WILL BE SMALLER (1/5~1/20) than in other capture programs.

It has LESS LAG than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).