How to Record Keynote Presentation with Audio, Webcam etc.

Bella William Bella William Updated on Oct 28 , 2020 Tag:

Keynote is a presentation software application developed by Apple company. It’s designed to compete against existing presentation software like most notably Microsoft PowerPoint. It can not only assist your face-to-face presentation but also make video presentation so that you can send without limitation. Since Keynote is only competent for video presentation making with audio, this post will introduce another workarounds to meet your different video-making requirements. Now let’s directly move to the key point- how to record Keynote presentation on Mac with audio, webcam and more.

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Method 1: Record Keynote Presentation with All-in-one Screen Recorder (Recommendation)

Pairing with an all-in-one screen recorder is the easiest solution to produce Keynote presentation videos. RecMaster is such a handy yet professional screencast application to make video presentation. On one hand, it allows you to capture Keynote slideshows as video with audio and webcam. On the other hand, it permits you to edit, annotate during presentation recording, highlight mouse effect and schedule video recording. Additionally, you can set up involved parameters to meet your actual needs. Here download the trial version of RecMaster and follow the workflow.

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Step 1: Download and install RecMaster software package on your Mac computer.

Step 2: To create Keynote presentation video, Full screen is our best suggestion to capture the whole computer screen. If you only want to record Keynote slide in small area, you can set a designated-area recording by virtue of Custom Area mode.


Step 3: Make configuration of video format (MP4, MOV, M4V), video quality (HD, SD, Original), audio source (microphone, system sound) and frame rate (up to 60 fps). Here you can also toggle on webcam button to produce picture-in-picture effect. In case that you want to record in fixed time, RecMaster comes with a task schedule tool to conduct this task.


Step 4: Begin your Keynote presentation video recording with REC button. Annotation tool will appear along with the timer panel and you can annotate with ease. When you want to finish recording, you can end with menu. If you think it’s a little time-consuming to operate by hand-click action, free turn to the keyboard combination.

Step 5: The editor is ready to cut out wasted clips from the recorded video. After that, you can upload the video file to YouTube and Google Drive.

Method 2: Record Keynote Presentation with Audio (Built-in Solution)

Apple Keynote is not only a slick presentation application but also a powerful yet low-cost video creation tool. If you want to record slideshow on your Mac with audio, you can follow the guidance as below.
First of all, open your slideshow in Keynote on your Mac and then follow these steps to record your presentation with audio.

Step 1: Click the Document button on the top right of the Window and then move to Audio tab in the dropdown interface.

find out the recording function of keynote

Step 2: Choose Record and your presentation will open in a new, full screen window. At the bottom of the controls bar, you can see many playback controls including a Record control.

If you want to record narration for each slide, you can open Show Navigator on the top left. Click a slide and speak to record. After finishing this action, repeat what you’ve done again and again until you terminate the whole slideshows.

recording interface of keynote

Step 3: You will notice that a red bar displays across the top of the window during your recording and when you finish recording, it turns to green which is a clear indicator of the recording process. Hit the Record button again to stop the recording.

Step 4: Back in the Keynote window, you’ll see in the sidebar in the right that you have a recording. To play it, click the Play button in the toolbar. There is a Timeline here and you can slide back and forth to check your narration. If you’re unsatisfied with some moments, you can re-record it again.

Keynote is a good tool to record narration but it can’t record your webcam while you’re making presentation. If you want to record presentation with webcam and audio, keep on reading the next part.

Method 3: Record Keynote Presentation with Audio and Webcam (QuickTime Plus iMovie)

Want to record presentation as video also showing your face? With the help of QuickTime Player and iMovie application, you can meet this goal if you don’t mind a complicated operation workflow.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to open your presentation slide on Keynote and then launch the QuickTime Player running on your Mac.

Step 2: Then use QuickTime to record screen as normal. First of all, choose the New Movie Recording mode to add webcam option into your presentation recording. Simultaneously, also click the New Screen Recording mode to start a new recording. Here you need to select microphone to let your voice recorded.

record keynote with quicktime

Step 3: Hit the Record button to capture your presentation. You can also leverage the mouse cursor effect to do graphics highlight in your recorded video. When the whole recording finishes, press Record button again to end.

Step 4: Now you’ve got two separate video files: one is capturing your face and the other is recording Keynote presentation. How to combine two videos into one? iMovie is the tool to combine screen shoot and webcam recording. Drag two video files into the iMovie operation interface >> hold down Shift and select these clips >> Go to Modify and then select Join Clips, then you will see the clips are merged as one.

For more detailed operations, you can refer to this YouTube tutorial:


There are three ways to record Keynote presentation and each of them has its strengths and weaknesses. Choose the most suitable for you to meet the recording goal according to your actual needs.

See also: How to Record PowerPoint Presentation with Narration & Webcam on Mac

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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