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.

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Michael Kinney

Michael is an award-winning media creator with 30 years of professional video production experience. He's written, produced, directed, hosted, recorded, and edited a variety of media projects - from TV documentaries to interactive learning.

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  • This is such a great tutorial. Extremely easy to understand, and you’ve got a terrific voice to listen to! Thanks for the help – it was just what I needed. You’ve got a new subscriber

  • How does the iPhone video camera compare as an alternative to using a webcam? I’ve heard that Apple makes a device that will follow a preselected speaker even as they move around a room!

    (ps- LOVE your videos!) I’m planning on doing videos for my business-