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How Do I Create My Own Video?

Learn to produce and publish your own video using the Harrell Health Sciences Library's One Button Studio and Post-Production Macs

Using PowerPoint to Screen Record - Other than your slides

  1. Open PowerPoint
  2. Click on the Insert tab and click on "Screen Recording"
  3. Click "Select Area" to draw a box around where you will record.
  4. Click Record when you are ready.
  5. Once the recording is done, it will appear on your slide. You can right click on the video and click "Save Media as" and it will save it as an mp4 on your computer.

Recording Voice Narration over PowerPoint

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation
  2. Click on the Slide Show tab
  3. Make sure your microphone is connected and ready to use. (Hint: You can test that it's working by following the steps in the box above and checking that your video has sounds)
  4. Click on the Record Slide Show drop down menu, and click on "Start Recording from Beginning..." (See picture below)Picture of the "Record Slide Show" options in PowerPoint
  5. Your presentation will begin and start recording immediately.
  6. Click through your presentation speak as you would if you were presenting to a group.
  7. Once you are done, exit the slide show view, and return to the PowerPoint editing window.
  8. You can play it back by clicking on the Start Show from Beginning button
  9. You can either save your presentation as a slideshow and send that to your audience, or export it as a movie (only works on Windows)
    • To export as a movie, click on "File", then "Export", then "Create Video". Make sure you have it set to "Use Recorded Timings and Narrations" and then click on the "Create Video" button under that.
    • Save the video somewhere that is easier to find later.

Setting up a Zoom Session for Screen Recording

  1. Sign in to your zoom account by going to
  2. Click on "Host a Meeting" in the upper right corner and choose from starting with your video on or off. You can change this after.
    Picture of menu options under "Host a Meeting". Options are with video on, with video off, and screen share only.
  3. Test your microphone and then click "Join using computer audio"
  4. Click on the Share button Share button in Zoom. Bright green rectangle with arrow pointed upward at the bottom of the screen and select "Desktop"
  5. Bring up the window you want to share. TIP: Close out of your email or anything with personal information before you record!

Using the Recording Features of Zoom

If you are using Zoom to record your screen for the first time, do a small test recording to see how everything will look before recording you're real presentation!

  1. Click on the record button.
    • If you aren't sharing your screen, the button will be at the bottom
    • If you are sharing your screen, then the button has moved to the top. Hover over the green bar and then click on "More". Finally click "record"
  2. Your pause and and stop options should be in the same place as when you started the recording.
  3. Once you are done, click "stop recording" and then click "End Meeting" The recording will only save, after you end the meeting.
  4. Zoom will save the recording to your Documents folder under a Zoom subfolder.
  5. Once the recording is done being saved, you can get the mp4 file from that subfolder (should be named zoom_0 or some other number)
  6. Upload that mp4 to any place your audience will watch it. This could be Canvas, Kaltura, or even a Box folder.


Recording Your Screen Using Camtasia

Sometimes your project will require the use of screen recording software, such as Camtasia, to record a powerpoint presentation, or a software tutorial. Recording with Camtasia can be done on the Post-Production Mac within the One Button Studio. See Camtasia's website for tutorials on how to use the software for screen recording.