In this post, you will learn how to take a presentation in PowerPoint and convert it into a video without any extra special software.
One major benefit of using PowerPoint to make your video lessons is that you can use it in multiple formats -- in class as a regular presentation or online as a video (or as a slideshow). It is also very easy to go back and edit the PowerPoint content or your narration of a single slide, whereas regular screencasting software would make you go back and record the whole thing again or use complicated video-editing software to splice together multiple takes.
1. Make your PowerPoint presentation.
- You won't be able to move objects around during the presentation and recording phase, so you will need to set up animations for any movement that you want to happen.
|Scroll to the end of the animations choices to get movement animations.|
|You can change the order that things move in the "Animations" tab.|
- You can use PowerPoint's themes to quickly make your presentation look much more professional.
|Right click on the little speaker and then click on "Recording devices"|
|Talk into your preferred microphone, click on the one that shows green bars on the right, and then choose "Set Default". Click "OK"|
3. Record your PowerPoint with narration.
|Make sure both of these are selected.|
|You can remove timings or narration from individual slides or the whole show if you want.|
|This is the symbol representing the narration that you recorded.|
4. Save your presentation often. You don't want to loose your hard work to a computer meltdown.
|Choose File > Save As > Save as type: Windows Media Video (*.wmv)|
|This can take a LONG time. On my fairly powerfule computer, it took about 30 minutes.|
|Sign into Youtube and click "Upload".|
|Drag your new video file into Youtube.|
|Choose your advanced settings if you want comments or if you want to add more data about your video.|
|Give your video a title and description. Tags are categories that will help people find your video.|