In this tutorial I show you how to record your Apple Keynote presentation along with your webcam, then combine them into a picture-in-picture video, with the help of QuickTime Player and iMovie – applications, like Keynote, that come bundled with a Mac computer.
Apple Keynote is slick presentation software, but it’s also a powerful, low-cost video creation tool. But what’s missing from Keynote (at least at the time of this post) is the ability to record your webcam while recording your presentation.
Having your face on camera as you go through your presentation can help your content connect with the viewer.
A Couple of Better Options
If you plan on making a lot of these types of videos, you’ll save a lot of time if you use software more dedicated to the task, software like Telestream’s Screenflow (affiliate link) for the Mac, or Techsmith’s Camtasia (affiliate link). But if you’re budget-conscious, or don’t want to have to learn more complicated software, this technique may work for you.
Gear used to make this video (Affiliate links):
- Camera: Sony a5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Lens: Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Art (Silver) for Sony SE
- HDMI to Thunderbolt Adapter: Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder
- Microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
- Light: F & V Lighting R-300 LED Ring Light
- Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam
- Editing: Screenflow