How to Record Keynote Slideshow Presentations with Voiceover for YouTube

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Posted on: May. 18, 2021

With stylish slideshow templates and iCloud-based file sharing, Keynote offers you an easy way to make a slideshow presentation for business and teaching.

Guess what! It works even better when your voiceover is added and converted to a video to be uploaded to YouTube.

So, in this how-to tutorial, we will walk you through 2 different ways to record a slideshow in Keynote with your voiceover and how to easily convert the Keynote slideshow presentation into a video for YouTube Channel.

Contents:

2 Ways to Record Keynote Slideshow with Voiceover

Well, though there are multiple ways to record a Keynote slideshow presentation, after the hands-on test, we found that using the built-in Keynote recorder and free online screen recorder would be the easiest and cost-free option for most Keynote users. So, let's start with the Keynote recorder.

Record Keynote Slideshow with Voiceover by Keynote Recorder

Step 1
Open Your Edited Keynote Slideshow Presentation
Bonus Tips
Meanwhile, make sure you use an external mic to record your audio narration since it works far better than your laptop's internal mic. Or you can even have your iPhone's headphone plugged in your laptop, it could be a backup solution if you don't have an external microphone.
Step 2
Tap the "Play" Button in the Slide Navigator above > Select "Record Slideshow

Then your presentation will be opened in full screen, while the recording controls are visible at the bottom of the screen.

Navigate yourself to record Keynote Slideshow

Navigate yourself to record Keynote Slideshow

Step 3
Hit the Recording Button to Start/Stop the Recording
Bonus Tips
If you mess up your audio recording in one or two slides, you don't have to record the whole voiceover all over again. Simply drag the playback slider at the bottom to the slide where you want to rerecord the voiceover, then hit the recording button.
Drag playback slider to record parts of the voiceover to Keynote Slideshow

Drag playback slider to record parts of the voiceover to Keynote Slideshow

If you want to delete the whole audio narration, the delete button is also available at the right bottom corner.

Step 4
Save Recorded the Keynote Slideshow as a Video

Hit “ESC” to stop recording. Then go to the top menu bar, click on “File” > “Export To” > Movie. Then select “Slideshow Recording in Playback and Resolution (1080P preferably for the best video quality) and later save your recording to desktop. Check the top 19 tricks to record a presentation as a video.

Export recorded Keynote slideshow to a video

Export recorded Keynote slideshow to a video

Record Keynote Slideshow with Voiceover by RecordCast

The second option to record a Keynote slideshow presentation with voiceover is by using an online screen recorder. You might have a bunch of choices if you google online for it.

But the one we recommend is using RecordCast, one of the few online screen recorders with a built-in video editor. You can easily follow RecordCast's intuitive interface to record Keynote slideshow for free with both internal and external audio and even with your webcam on.

Use RecordCast to record Keynote Slideshow

Use RecordCast to record Keynote Slideshow

Step 2
Select Video and Audio Recording Mode

If you only want to record a Keynote slideshow with your screen and audio, just select "Screen +Microphone and System Audio". If you wanna record a slideshow with a webcam, do choose " Screen +Webcam + Microphone and System Audio".

Select the video and audio settings

Select the video and audio settings

Step 3
Select Keynote App Window and Hit "Share" to Start Recording

Don't forget to check the "Share Audio" box to have the audio recorded.

Step 4
Edit the Keynote Slideshow Recording and Export as a Video

Hit "Stop Sharing" to end the recording. Then, you can use RecordCast's built-in video editor to trim your recording or add text effects and animated elements to level up your Keynote slideshow presentation.

Edit recorded Keynote slideshow recording by RecordCast’s video editor

Edit recorded Keynote slideshow recording by RecordCast’s video editor

Finally, hit "Export" to save the video as MP4 (1080P) without a watermark.

Upload the Recorded Keynote Slideshow Presentation to YouTube

Now, you are only one step away from posting your recorded Keynote slideshow to YouTube. But, before that, it's worth going the extra mile to ensure that your Keynote Slide presentation reaches a wider audience on YouTube. Check how to make an instructional video on YouTube

  • Consider the TDK of Your Keynote Slideshow Video
  • TDK means your video title, description, and keywords or tags for the video. You can free keywords tool to select the words with high search volume to name your video title or add them in the tags, which will help you get more organic traffic.

  • Customize the Thumbnail
  • Before the viewers see your YouTube video, they first see your thumbnail picture or the cover of your YouTube video. You can download some royalty-free photos in Pexels and use Designcap's pre-made YouTube thumbnail templates to create an engaging thumbnail photo.

    Final Thought

    So, having read our tutorial, hopefully now you can easily record a Keynote slideshow presentation with your voiceover and convert it to a video for your YouTube channel. If you have better ways to record a slideshow in Keynote, don't forget to tell us via our Facebook.

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