Camtasia mac 3 how to screen video a keynote or PP presentation

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I want to record both the presentation slides and my voice over while running the presentation for an e-learning course, both keynote and PP go to full screen so can't assess the camtasia controls. I can use my key board short cuts but still need to see if on pause or record. Even  if I have 2 screens how to manage controls for Keynote / PP and camtasia to screen capture it. Thanks!
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Rick Stone

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I'm not a Mac user, but I'm guessing Keynote is probably pretty similar to PowerPoint in this respect. You should probably be able to configure Keynote to present on one monitor while viewing the controls on another. In PowerPoint, this is known as "Presenter Mode".

Here appears to be an article you may find helpful:
http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/index_files/keynote-presenter-display.php

Even if you were unable to go into this mode, I'm also guessing Keynote would allow advancing slides using a remote control or by the keyboard. So you could record and manually advance slides using those methods too.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick, thanks so much for getting back to me! I most likely will be using Power point anyway. it seen that even the presenter mode loads to full screen. But a remote control is a great option!! Now when I pick the screen ( with the slide show) that I want to record in camtasia.. is there a way to have the record box/ controls for camtasia on the other screen? Or a remote option?  thanks!
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Sorry forgot to add: the camtasia control box always loads up on the screen I am taping  so in this situation it behind the slide show and I have no way to grab it. 
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I think you should be able to launch Camtasia before you launch the Keynote (or PowerPoint) slideshow. Then before you launch the slideshow, move the Camtasia recorder to the other screen.
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wow.. I  didn't I think of that.. errr. ok I will give it a try. with the research I've done.. I am really thinking about getting a pc... as camtasia seems to play much nicer:) in tools, it has a PP option.. oh how easy life could be! Thanks again for your help!! If I work it out ..I will let you know. E-learning creation has so many authoring options it's a bit much.  To be able to keep it simple with camtasia, is going to make the process bearable.  Thanks again for you time and help. best...Alix
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I Drag and Drop slides from Keynote into Camtasia and do a Voice over in Camtasia. If the voice is longer than the slide I just stretch the slide on the time line.  
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The only thing is.. you don't get the animation and traditions you added to the slide:(
I am trying to avoid stagnet bullet points. 
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I agree with Rick here; just start recording and then start the presentation. You can always easily cut out the parts where you are "setting up", on either platform (windows/mac)
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I think that is what I am going to try. Thanks!!
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You can also use key short cuts Shift+Command+2 (start) and Option+Command +2 (stop) on a mac