OBS for Mac (Open Broadcaster Software) is NOT just for live-streaming video games.

You can use it to create all kinds of engaging video content: tutorials, video lessons, explainer videos.

In the above video tutorial, I show you how to record a dynamic video lesson using an Apple Keynote slideshow, your webcam, and OBS Studio for Mac!

The key to the process is exporting your Keynote slideshow as HTML. This will allow you to play your Keynote slideshow full-screen on a second monitor, without Keynote taking over your entire graphics system – obscuring the OBS for Mac interface.

OBS for Mac

Set up your second monitor as a Display Source. Add your webcam as a Video Capture Device Source. Arrange your scene. Hit Record, then play your Keynote slideshow from there.

Not all of Keynote’s transitions, animations, and builds are supported in the HTML export format. You’ll need to experiment to see which effects work for your purposes.

Using this Keynote HTML technique, you can introduce some slick, dynamic visual content into your OBS for Mac educational, or tutorial live-streams and recordings.

OBS for Mac and Apple Keynote are a powerful, cost-effective pair of tools to add to your video creation toolbox.


Tools 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

Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Camera HDMI to USB 3.0 Capture: AJA U-TAP HDMI Simple USB 3.0 Powered HDMI Capture

Lights: VILTROX L116T CRI95+ Super Slim Dimmable LED Light Panel

Recording & Editing: Screenflow 8

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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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