Record a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation

Camtasia records all activity on your screen within the selected recording area. Camtasia also captures any slide titles which can be used to create a table of contents.

  1. Open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or Keynote.
  2. Open Camtasia or choose File > New Recording.
  3. By default, Camtasia records the entire screen of your main monitor. To select a different monitor, choose the desired monitor from the Screen menu.
    Full screen button
  4. Select the audio and camera options:
    • Camera video:
      Click to enable camera video. From the Camera menu, select the camera device, such as the built-in iSight or a USB camera. A preview of the camera appears.
      Camera preview
    • Microphone audio:
      Microphone audio is recorded by default. From the Audio menu, select the microphone.
      Microphone button
    • System audio:
      Click to enable system audio recording. System audio is the sound from your computer including mouse click sounds, audio from your speakers, etc. If the TechSmith Audio Capture Component is not installed, click the Need System Audio help button to install it.
      System audio
  5. Click the Record button or press Command-Shift-2 to start recording.
    Rec button
  6. At the end of the presentation, click the Esc key to exit the presentation. Press Command-Shift-2 to pause and name the recording.
    Title Category Level Format
    000 - 0: Introduction Getting Started I Video
    001 - 1: Make a great recording: Prepare, Script, Rehearse Getting Started I Video
    002 - 2: Make a great recording: Select, Start, Pause Getting Started I Video
    003 - 3: Editing essentials: Explore the Editor Getting Started I Video
    004 - 4: Editing essentials: What You Really Need to Know Getting Started I Video
    005 - 5: Editing essentials: Preview, Trim, Cut Getting Started I Video
    006 - 6: Increase viewer understanding: Zoom, Pan, Bam Getting Started I Video
    007 - 7: Increase viewer understanding: Annotations Getting Started I Video
    008 - 8: Increase viewer understanding: Cursors & Clicks Getting Started I Video
    009 - 9: Make your screencast stand out: Transitions Getting Started I Video
    010 - 10: Make your screencast stand out: Animations & Video FX Getting Started I Video
    011 - 11: Make your screencast stand out: Maintain Consistency Getting Started I Video
    012 - 12: Create better audio: Mics, Recording, Audio FX Getting Started I Video
    013 - 13: Share your screencast: The Great Export Getting Started I Video
    014 - 14: Share your screencast: and YouTube Getting Started I Video
    015 - Zooming: The Often Misunderstood Half-Holy Grail of Screencasting Quality Main Concepts I Video
    016 - Editing Dimensions Basics Edit I Video
    017 - Recording Tips Record I Written
    018 - Keyboard Shortcuts Reference II PDF
    019 - Add Interactive Hotspots to Your Video Additions I Written
    020 - Composite Assets with the Mask Effect Effects II Written
    021 - For Camtasia Studio 8 Users: Feature Comparison Chart Reference II Written
    022 - Add a Device Frame Around Your Video Video FX II Written
    023 - Apply an Animated Highlighter Effect Animations II Written
    024 - Brand Your Video with a Watermark Additions II Written
    025 - Captions Audio II Video/Written
    026 - Change the Canvas Background Color Canvas II Written
    027 - Choosing Dimensions for Quality Video Production Reference II Written
    028 - Create ADA-Compliant Captions Audio II Written
    029 - Create a Table of Contents for Video Navigation Additions II Written
    030 - Create a Title Additions II Written
    031 - Embed Video on a Web Page or Blog Share III Written
    032 - Magnify the Cursor with Cursor Effects Cursor FX II Written
    033 - Maintain Privacy with the Blur Annotation Annotations II Written
    034 - Markers Edit II Written
    035 - Record a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation Record II Written
    036 - Remove a Color from a Video Effects II Video/Written
    037 - Replace a Section of Audio on the Timeline Audio II Written
    038 - Save an Annotation for Reuse Annotations II Written
    039 - Speed Up or Slow Down the Speed of a Clip Effects II Video/Written
    040 - Working with the FX Drawer Effects II Written
    041 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video
    042 - Creating and Sharing Mobile Content with Windows Devices Mobile I Written
    043 - Access and Share Files with My Places Sharing II Written
    044 - Recording Your iOS 8 Device Mobile I Video