How to record yourself presenting a PowerPoint

The more people work from home, the more online meetings happen. Teams discuss work on projects, put forward their ideas, and share presentations containing essential information. However, problems with the latter can sometimes arise – watching a presentation only might be pretty boring. But this is not the case when the user adds a video recording of them presenting as well.

If you were in such a situation, you may have wondered how to record yourself presenting a PowerPoint slideshow. Actually, with the help of our editing tool, it's not that hard at all! Using it, you can record a web camera video and PowerPoint presentation at the same time on Windows 10 and 11, as well as Mac.

For the rest of the process, follow the steps below:

  1. Start the project

    Open Clideo’s Online Video Editor and click "Get started".

    Video editor to record presentation with audio and video

    To record a presentation and video of yourself at the same time, scroll down the navigation sidebar, click "Record", then "Screen & Camera". If prompted, allow your browser to access your camera and microphone.

    Record presentation with audio and video

    You can select a specific camera and microphone and turn them on/off in the next pop-up window via the "Gear" icon at the bottom right.

    Screen and webcam settings to record presentation
  2. Record the screen

    Check that you look fine in the webcam, click the red circle to start a recording session, and select a window with your PPT in the pop-up screen. Then, click "Share" to start presenting.

    Start to record presentation with audio and video

    Go to the tab with your presentation and do your best. If you return to the Clideo tab, you will see that you cannot move the video window from your camera now, but you can do that while editing your video later.

    PowerPoint presentation with audio and video

    While recording your presentation, you can at any moment go to the Clideo tab and click the "Pause" button to pause the process, then click it again and go back to the presentation screen to continue the demonstration. To redo the recording and discard the current one, click the "Retake" button to the left.

    Stop to record presentation with audio and video

    When you are ready to stop and save the recordings, in the Clideo tab, click the "Stop" button or hit the "Stop sharing" button on your presentation screen.

    In the next pop-up window, you can review, rename, redo, and add the files to your project timeline or "Uploads". Both cases will add the screen and camera recordings as separate files.

    Save presentation with audio and video

    After every file is manually or automatically placed on the timeline, you can edit each one by one – just click them and adjust the available settings. Resize the camera recording if necessary, cut out the sections you do not need, or add captions.

    Edit presentation with audio and video

    When you finish editing, click "Export" at the top right and choose your preferred option.

    Export video of presentation with audio and video
  3. Save the result

    When the video is processed, watch the playback to see how it looks. If you like the result, click "Download" to save the screen recording to your device or cloud storage.

    Download presentation with audio and video

If you need more information about the latest state of video editor options and features, you can find details in our Help Center.