How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation: The Best Tried-and-Tested Solution

With the rise in remote working these days, PowerPoint presentations have become one of the most essential and resourceful tools. From knowledge sharing to marketing pitches, they are used in different domains. Therefore, to level-up your presentation game, you can consider recording your slideshows first. In this post, I will let you know about a tried-and-tested solution for PowerPoint screen recording like a pro.

Why you might consider recording your presentations?


From educating your students about a topic to giving a product’s pitch to your clients, PowerPoint presentations can help you in different ways. Ideally, the following are some different styles of presentations that you might be working on:

  • Sales presentations
  • Business pitches
  • Academic presentations
  • Training and staffing
  • Educational and training slides
  • Marketing pitches
  • Executive communications
  • Product demos
  • Lectures, assignments, and more

Once you record your PowerPoint presentation, you can upload it on social media or any other platform. You can even include the recorded presentations during video conferences with your colleagues. In this way, your target audience can watch the presentations however they like.

Different Ways to Record a PowerPoint Presentation


Ideally, you can try to record your PowerPoint presentations in some of the following ways:

  1. PowerPoint’s Narration Tool

Microsoft PowerPoint has an inbuilt option that you can use to record your presentations. To access it, you can just go to its Menu > Slideshow > Recording. Here, you can choose to start recording from the current slide or the beginning of the presentation. This will just initiate the slideshow and start recording the screen as well.

  1. Using Dedicated Screen Recorders

There are also professional screen recorder for Windows and Mac that you can try. One of them is Wondershare DemoCreator. DemoCreator is a screen recorder for pc, and also a video editing tool. The application would let you select the area of the screen to record and provides numerous annotation options that you can use during screen recording.

  1. Via the Inbuilt Features in Windows/Mac

Both Windows and macOS have inbuilt options that you can use to record your screen. For instance, if you are using Windows 10, then you can go to its Settings > Gaming > Game Bar to explore this option. Just enable the option to record game clips to get a dedicated game bar at the top for screen recording.

Similarly, Mac users can take the assistance of QuickTime, which is an inbuilt media player in macOS. To record its screen, just launch QuickTime and go to its File > New Screen Recording option to get a screen recording tool that you can readily use to meet your requirements.

How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation via DemoCreator (with Audio and Video)?


From all the available options, Wondershare DemoCreator has to be the most resourceful screen recorders. It is available for all the leading Windows and macOS versions and has an extremely user-friendly interface.

  • You can record the entire screen or set up a specific screen area to record.
  • DemoCreator will also let you connect your system’s microphone and camera to include your audio and visual while recording a presentation.
  • There are tons of annotation features to draw shapes or focus on anything while recording.
  • DemoCreator also has an inbuilt video editor that offers tons of transitions, filters, and other editing options.

To learn how to use Wondershare DemoCreator to record your PowerPoint presentations, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Prepare your PowerPoint Slides and Make Pointers

To start with, you can just launch Microsoft PowerPoint and complete your presentation. Before you start recording the slideshow, try to come up with different key pointers and things that you would be discussing.

Step 2: Launch DemoCreator and Set up Audio/Video Sources

Now, you can just launch Wondershare DemoCreator and choose the option to work on a “New Recording” from its welcome screen.

Afterward, you can go to the “Screen” tab and choose to record the entire screen or the area of your choice at a preferred bit rate.

Subsequently, you can go to the “Audio” option from the side and choose if you wish to include the computer’s audio or the microphone input in the recording.

Lastly, you can go to the “Camera” option to select if you want to include the attached camera or not. The application can automatically detect the connected feed (inbuilt or USB camera), letting you select the resolution and frame rate for the camera input.

Step 3: Set the Preferred Area to Capture the Slideshow

Now, on the screen of DemoCreator, you can either choose to record the entire screen or select a target window later. For target window choices, DemoCreator would automatically detect the PowerPoint window when you click your PowerPoint and will adjust the frame accordingly. You can also enable the Drawing Tool option of DemoCreator from here.

Step 4: Start Recording your PowerPoint presentations

That’s it! Now all you need to do is click on the “Capture” button and wait as DemoCreator will start recording the screen after displaying a countdown. You can also use the F9 key to pause/resume the recording while the F10 can be used to start/stop it.

Finally, you can just launch the PowerPoint presentation and start the slideshow for recording. There is a drawing toolbar at the top that would let you annotate comments or shapes on the screen using different colors. You can also use its spotlight to set focus on any particular spot.

Furthermore, you can drag the border of the recorder on the screen to set up the designated area for the recording.

Step 5: Save or Export your Recorded Presentations

That’s it! Once you have completed recording the presentation, you can click on the Stop icon or press the F10 key. In the end, you can just save the recorded video directly on your computer’s storage or even upload it to YouTube from here. If you want, you can even import the recorded video on the Editor of DemoCreator to make the needed changes in it in a jiffy.

That’s a wrap, everyone! After reading this post, you would be able to record your PowerPoint presentations with a tool like Wondershare DemoCreator. It is a smart and intuitive solution to include your audio and video inputs while recording your presentations. In this way, you can share your recorded presentations via video conferences or just upload them on any source as per your requirements.

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