Record a PowerPoint Presentation

Easily make a video from a PowerPoint presentation with Camtasia.

Record a PowerPoint Presentation

To access the PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar, open PowerPoint and select the “Add-ins” tab in the top toolbar. From there, you should see the familiar Camtasia record button, along with a few other options to customize a recording.

*The PowerPoint Add-in toolbar is installed by default with Camtasia. If it doesn’t appear in PowerPoint, you may need to enable it. To do this, go to File > Options > Add-ins. Click on the Manage dropdown, select Disabled Items, then click Go. If the Camtasia Add-in is listed, select it, and click Enable.

 
PowerPoint add-in toolbar

Customize Your Recording Settings

The Camtasia PowerPoint Add-in provides a robust set of recording options, all of which can be customized.

For example, you can enable or disable webcam recording, system audio, and microphone audio. Or, you can set hotkeys, frame rate and more in the settings dialogue.

Recording options in the Camtasia PowerPoint add-in toolbar

Add PowerPoint Slides to a Camtasia Project

If you often make videos out of PowerPoint presentations, you can now import PowerPoint slides directly into Camtasia and quickly edit them to match the audio narration. 

First, make sure that PowerPoint is closed. Then click the Import Media button and choose your PowerPoint file. Camtasia converts each slide into an image (PNG) and adds it to the media bin. Drag slides to the timeline and edit them like any other media in a project.

Click Import Media button to import slides

Default Slide Duration

To change the default slide duration, go to Edit > Preferences and then choose the Timing tab. Set the “Images” option to the desired duration and click OK.

Adjust the timing for images in the timing tab of the preferences menu

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