6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2009 11:27 AM by PMJ61
Porky997 Level 1 Level 1
Hi - as the title suggest, I'd like to record a movie of a PowerPoint presentation with me providing the voice over. I'd then post this onto our company intranet for others to review the presentation.

Any ideas how I'd do this?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Porky997 Level 1 Level 1
    ... no ideas?
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7
    An easy way would be to export each powerpoint slide as a JPEG file. Import these into an iPhoto album. Drag the iPhoto album into your movie through the Photo Browser and add your voiceover.

    It might also be possible to export your powerpoint presentation as a QuickTime movie, but it would be important to do it as a timed presentation rather than a manually advanced presentation, because iMovie will not import manual advance tracks, closed captioning tracks, chapter tracks, etc.

    I have imported presentations from KeyNote but have never tried a PPT.
  • Porky997 Level 1 Level 1
    Kind of works but doesn't work for the slides with click to build (and Office for Mac doesn't seem to have timed automatic advance!).

    Thanks anyway
  • Mark Whalen Level 1 Level 1
    You could export each build of the slides as individual stills, then set the duration of each still as necessary in IM. I've done this for several training videos and it works well.

  • Porky997 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks - it doesn't help though where the individual slide has builds (it's a complicated process diagram, and the slide builds by displaying each component laid on top of the previous - so the slide in it's raw format is just a mess).

    I need to see if I can get PowerPoint to automatically build the slide then use the movie option. The PC version of PPT lets you auto build but this doesn't seem to be there in the Mac version.
  • PMJ61 Level 1 Level 1
    You could split the build process into separate slides as if the build functionality didn't exist. Start with the full version, remove all the builds and work backwards: duplicate the slide, take the earlier copy and remove one item, repeat etc etc. Seems clunky in terms of functionality but you do get your movie.

    Sorry if that's obvious.