merging slides with audio recording

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Hi. I am a newbie to Snagit. I want to try to merge a slide-deck with the audio recording of the presentation. Is there a tutorial I can refer to for this?
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Hello,

While Snag It is wonderful for screen captures (used 25-100 times a day here) it simply does not have a project timeline that would allow you to do what you want here. It's big brother Camtasia is perfectly suited for this and I've done it a few times. How many slides and length of audio?

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You'll need to use Camtasia.


Record PowerPoint Share more than just the slides from a presentation, use the Camtasia Studio PowerPoint Add-In to record and share PowerPoint presentations for attendees to watch again or for people unable to attend the presentation. With the PowerPoint Add-In, you can: Quickly record and produce a PowerPoint presentation as an interactive video to appear on a webpage. Include audio or camera video to include as a Picture-in-Picture recording. Save the PowerPoint recording as a Camtasia Studio project file (CAMPROJ) to edit or produce into a variety of file formats. Automatically add markers to the recording file for each slide in the presentation. If you include a table of contents in the final video, the markers appear as table of contents entries
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Thank you! It has about 30 slides and 1+ hour of audio. Had a technical snag while recording the live meeting, and left with only audio content.

I will check out Camtasia.
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Would the trial version of Camtasia have this feature as well?
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The functionality is largely the same; there may be limitations in the demo version as to rendering or sharing the end result. Are you putting is on a website or company intranet? An hour seems like a long time, perhaps with a little tightening up it would run shorter.

Do the PPT slides have animations or specific transitions to preserve? Then it would be necessary to listen to the audio and trigger the slides sequence along with the narration. Then marry the two on the Camtasia project timeline and render the final output.

On the other hand, you could make 30 jpg or png files of the slides and then drag them out on the Camtasia timeline to match the narration. This flexibility means you can optimize slide changes, use Camtasia transition FX and potentially add callouts or arrows and such on top of the original content (or not).


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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,
You could open the PowerPoint slide presentation, and play the audio in a media player, and then record all of that with Snagit.
You will just need to be careful of keeping everything in sync.

While the trial of Camtasia will work, the trial is to be used only for evaluation purposes before you choose to buy or not. So, the content you create with the trial cannot be used for public consumption, training, posting on the web, etc.

However, if this one video is something very important to you or your company, you are able to buy a 30 day license from the Steam store for just $14.99: http://store.steampowered.com/app/253050/

Content created with the 30 day license can be used for all your editing and publishing needs.

I hope this helps!
Kelly
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