I get lots of requests for information on how to post a presentation as a video to YouTube.
Here are some options:
- Use PowerPoint 2010 or 2013. Choose File> Save and Send (in 2010) or Export (in 2013)> Create a Video. Then choose from a couple of options, as you see here. You can use existing timings for each slide or assign a timing. This is the absolute easiest method. The video output will include sounds and narration, and even embedded videos! PowerPoint 2010 outputs to WMV format. PowerPoint 2013 outputs to MP4 format.
- Use Techsmith Camtasia Studio. For longer presentations, and when you want editing capabilities, Camtasia is a great tool, with lots of features. I use it a lot. Camtasia is video-recording software, so you run through your presentation and Camtasia creates a video. You can record your voice as you go.
- Techsmith’s SnagIt can also record video, but you won’t get any editing or narration features.
- CamStudio is free, open-source video-recording software. I’ve only tested it once. It doesn’t let you edit your video.
- Authorstream, a presentation-sharing site, lets you convert up to 5 minutes to video and upload it to YouTube. They have paid versions that will let you convert more time.
To get the best results, you’ll need to know about slide timing and perhaps narration. Go to Create a video effect for information on slide timing and go to Secrets for successfully narrating a presentation for information on narration.
When you have your video output, you just upload it to YouTube the same way you would upload any other video.
What tools have you used to put a PowerPoint presentation on YouTube?