Creating a video from a slide deck

A simple way to create a video for a presentation is to record your screen as you go through a slide deck.

Your computer may include software to record your screen, such as the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (windows key + G), or the Screenshot tool in macOS Mojave or later (Shift + command + 5). However, some free software that is available on most platforms is OBS Studio. For more information about how to install and set up OBS Studio, refer to the Quick Start Guide.

The recording will capture any slide transitions or animations. You can configure OBS to capture any audio from the presentation, such as sound effects or embedded video, and you could also record audio input from a microphone.

After you create the recording, you must make it available online. For example, you could upload it to a video hosting site, such as YouTube or Vimeo, or to your own private server. However, you must ensure that the video can be accessed through a URL without the need to log in. You should also check that it is accessible in all geographic regions from which users may access your sequence.

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