Instructions for Recording Presentations

Most presenters at EuroSLA 30 will need to upload a pre-recorded video of their presentation.  Unless you are already a multimedia enthusiast, we recommend keeping things simple and just adding voice or video narration to your existing powerpoint presentation.

Your presentation needs to be in .mp4 format, and cannot exceed 700MB in size.

The methods of recording a presentation vary depending on which software/platform you have used to create your slides. 

1) Powerpoint

If you already have a powerpoint presentation you can record yourself narrating the slides in Point and export this as a video.  On Windows you can also include a video of yourself speaking if you have a webcam (Powerpoint for Mac only records audio).  You can watch a video tutorial (7 minutes) or read Microsoft's guide.

For other presentation software (such as Keynote, Prezi, Canva, Visme, etc) there are often ways to record yourself and each platform should have instructions for how to do this.  Google Slides does not have this function natively and must be combined with one of the methods listed below.

2) Zoom

You can also use Zoom to capture your slides and your audio and video narration and export this as a video.  There are several layout options and you can watch a video tutorial (6 minutes) or read a guide.

3) Dedicated Screen Capture software

If you don't use Powerpoint or Zoom, or if you use a Mac and want to record your video in addition to your audio, you can use dedicated screen capture software, such as OBS studio (free).  This method also allows you to switch between different programs during your presentation (slides, browser, videos, etc.).  You can watch a video tutorial (10 minutes) or read a guide.  Note that on Mac, if you want to record your computer audio in addition to your voice narration, you will need an extra app - you can watch a video tutorial (10 minutes) or read a guide

4) Cellphone videos

If you don't have a webcam, you can use your phone to record videos.  Read a guide here.

5) Video Editing Software

If you want more control over your videos - for example removing filled pauses, adding visual effects, or splicing multiple video files together, you will need to use video editing software.  

Below is a list of both free and paid video editing programs that are easy-to-use, well-supported, and which include detailed user tutorials.

Free Software: OpenShot, VSDC, Movie Maker 10, HitFilm Express

Paid Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Microsoft Video Editor, iMovie



If you get really stuck, please let us know before June 1 and we will try to help you.

Remember that your presentation needs to be in .mp4 format, and cannot exceed 700MB in size.



Deadline for uploading videos

June 11th 2021, 11pm CET.



Instructions for Uploading Presentations

Please don't forget to click 'Update' at the bottom of the page after uploading your video!