9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2014 4:07 AM by Gary Scotland
Bear Braumoeller Level 1 Level 1

I'm making recordings of Keynote slideshows, and I keep running into the same problem: any time I include an animation, of any sort, the export to Quicktime fails. Any advice?


Specifically, regardless of the format (whether it's an animated GIF, a Quicktime movie, or ???), I have the animation set to begin immediately, on transition. I can see it animating while I'm talking. When I export it to Quicktime, my voice continues, but Keynote remains stuck on the first frame. Sometimes it does animate a little bit, toward the end of the time that I'm on the slide, but regardless, voice and video sync are way, way off for the rest of the movie.


Has anyone else encountered this and fixed it? I've seen one person be advised to export using fixed timing, but that's not an option for me: the amount of time I spend on the different slides varies quite a bit.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Keynote '09 v5.3 (1170)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    What CODEC are you using to export?

  • Bear Braumoeller Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, Gary. I'm exporting full quality, large, including audio and slideshow; the specs show


    Video compressor:

    Video size: 1024 x 768

    Frames per second: 24


    When I select "Custom..." format, the codec listed is H.264. I assume (?) that means that Keynote is defaulting to H.264 in the "Full Quality" format as well, but I can't tell. Thanks.

  • mattrubenstein Level 1 Level 1

    I just figured out that if you have any problems exporting your keynote presentation the best thing to do is to use quicktime to make a screen recording. Then it's a simple job to import that video to iMovie and then add the audio track. Worked like a charm!

  • hannafromeidi Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem as Bear Braumoeller!

    But mattrubenstein could you please elaborate more how to use quicktime and then IMovie? I have never used Imovie before, - but I think I know everythink about Keynote as I use it every day.

    One question more: When does Mac upgrade the new Keynote 6 so it works better??

  • mattrubenstein Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah, it's pretty simple- with your keynote slideshow open, just open quicktime player, go to "file" then "new screen recording". A little box will open with a record button. Press record, and then play your slideshow in keynote from the beginning. You will have to wait and let it record in real time. After it is done, it will prompt you to save it as a quicktime movie. Then you just have to open iMovie, click "import" and then select the quicktime movie you just made. Then click the musical note button on the lower right, select the mp3 of the VO track or music that you want to use, and drag that onto the timeline. You should right-click and select "detach audio" so you can move it around and get the timing you need. Then just "finalize project" and you're done! Easy-peezie.


    And I have no idea about future keynote updates...overall it's a nice program but the exporting problems definitely need to be addressed.

  • hannafromeidi Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so much  mattrubenstein!

    I will do this next time.


    But I have been thinking about to go over to Microsoft Powerpoint, - I think there is so many problems with Keynote now, - al though I have loved Keynote, - but the new Keynote 6 is not good, I will move it to the trash and only use the 5.3 version.


  • ldje1234 Level 1 Level 1

    This solved my problem I posted a few days ago. Thanks!!

  • Jør Level 1 Level 1

    Try this:


    Copy all sheets in your presentation, en paste them in a complete NEW presentation. (all configs will be copied too)

    Save this presentation, and export to quicktime. It will probably help

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6

    QT export is the problem so using the same slides in a new presentation doesnt resolve a faulty export module.