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Exporting Keynote presentation to Screenflow

Hi, I've created a keynote presentation that contains a mix of picture and video slides. I tried to upload the saved presentation to Screenflow so I can do a narration over the picture slides but all I get is  the message 'File format not recognised'. I would appreciate any advice please. I'm new to Screenflow and not at all techie!

Thank you

Avis

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    You'd export from Keynote as a MOV. Then import that into ScreenFlow.
     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 4 yrs ago
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    Or record it live.

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  • CraigS  Hi Craig,

    Do you have a tutorial for using two screens - one screen for the imported Keynote mov. and one for displaying the "presenter note" version of the Keynote presentation while videorecording me giving the presentation?

    In other words, I would like to create 15-20 minute videos that 

    1. Show the Keynote presentation
    2. Includes my narration 
    3. Includes the video of me giving the presentation —which I can include now and then ...perhaps only at the beginning and end.

    I am more subject-matter expert than screencast whiz, and I don't have many brain cells left. But I am competent with following instructions.  :-)

    Thanks!
    g

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Gloria Star You can capture Keynote and webcam at the same time. You can do picture in picture or cut back and forth. ScreenFlow will capture both at the same time.

    We have a lot of tutorials on the linked page.

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  • CraigS  Oh sorry, here you mean. tx

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  • Gloria Star - I have been all through the dizzying array of tutorials and don't see anything addressing my topic.  Do you know of a specific video?  tx

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 4 yrs ago
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    Gloria Star Look at the various "Record" tutorials. 

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  • CraigS    Thanks, but I don't have more hours to invest. And I've viewed ALL the "record" tutorials.

    There is no step-by-step instruction, only explanation and overview.

    By the way, It would be very helpful if there were bullet points, in text, detailing what's covered in the video.

    Otherwise, there are so many tangents and "patter", all the time wondering...will they finally get to it here?

    And with the webinars, that intro...loud and annoying, too much digression, etc.
     

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    • CraigSModerator
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    Gloria Star our tutorials are a bit talkie. There's Chris Mattia  tutorials on Lynda

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  • Gloria Star the best way to go about this that I’ve found is to export your Keynote presentation as Images, choose PNG format and check the box for save an image for each build stage.  Then import all of the individual slide images into ScreenFlow and import the original QuickTime movie(s) directly to ScreenFlow.  Then assemble the preso in ScreenFlow and add your VO.  If you watch my courses and see slides included that’s exactly how it’s done.   Transitions to and from slides/screencap/live action is handled in editing.

     

    If you need to retain the build animations then you can also export a version of your Keynote as a QuickTime movie and slice the animations in with the still images.  Stills will work best though and are much easier to adjust the cut timings to your VO track.

     

    in chapter 4, movie 04 Using a chroma key filter with greenscreen footage at approximately 3:37 I show exporting a Keynote preso as a movie and importing it into ScreenFlow to do some chromakey magic. Same process works as described above. http://go.mattia.us/screenflow

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  • Chris Mattia  Chris Mattia  Thanks, Chris. I already viewed a few of your previews. I find them well done.

    I appreciate the detailed explanation. Unfortunately, it all sounds above my pay grade.

    For example, why two versions of the presentation -- images and QT movie?

    In other words, I feel like you're speaking another language. :-)  And perhaps this kind of complexity and lingo are not a problem for you but maybe not necessary for me?

    I would so love to find a step-by-step "stripped-down" version, for subject-matter experts such as me, instead of folks wanting to "geek out" on all the options. :-)

    But I'll try the course and see.  When I've regenerated new brain cells. :-)

    Thanks, Chris and Chris.
     

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  • Follow up.....As a former instructional designer in the tech world, I remain amazed at the lack of empathy for the end user in all the answers here.

    A huge foundation of knowledge is presumed. Lingo is overused and often imprecise. Moreover, there seems to be no understanding of efficiency.

    Perhaps this is why software such as Screenflow is limited to geeks....explaining things to geeks.

    This myopia excludes a huge body of subject matter, far beyond technicals and marketing, and misses a large market segment.

    Perhaps Screenflow (and other companies) might consider instructional designers or at least copy editors who know how to put themselves in the shoes of the user—and instruct accordingly. 

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  • Gloria Star sorry for not following up before, I only drop into these forum from time to time and try to respond to messages addressed directly to me; I must have missed your request for a more detailed follow up.  I apologize.

     

    I just re-read the thread above with what you are trying to do.  Let’s see if this may help.

     

    If I understand what you’re hoping your finish movie to look like, it would be mostly slides based with your audio narrating the presentation and  periodically it would be A video of you, presumably captured with a webcam or other camera periodically appearing in front of  and/or instead of the slides.

     

    If I have this right, then here is the simplest way to accomplish this.

     

    Set up your keynote project so that you’re ready to deliver the content. Then  open ScreenFlow and from the File menu select New Recording.  Make sure your computer screen, webcam, and microphone are all selected to be recorded.  You mentioned in your note above about presenter notes.  This means you must have two displays or a monitor and projector connected to your Mac for Keynote to enter this mode. You will need to identify which display will have your presenter notes and which will display shows the slide show. Then select appropriate display to record from the drop down in ScreenFlow  recorder for the monitor and choose to record the display where the slides will be.

    Start the recording, go back to keynote and go into the present slideshow mode. Your camera and microphone should now be being recorded.

     

    Deliver your presentation.

     

    Stop the ScreenFlow Recorder.

    (I show a more detailed version of this process in the movie recording your webcam)

     

    Save your work and open the project.  You should now have the various tracks of content in your timeline. Your computer screen recording of your slides, your audio, and your webcam.

     

    Make sure the webcam clip is on a higher track. Then use the basic editing techniques I show in the course to trim the extra footage from the end, and cut out the parts of the webcam footage so you can see through to the slides below. You can also select the webcam clip in the canvas and move it or scale it to fit your needs.  See the moving on working with clips on the Canvas.

     

    Share the project.

     

    The other notes above assumed a more complex project such as using green screen and a chromakey filter to remove the background from the webcam so you appear integrated into the slides.  The comment about exporting still images and a movie would also be for a more technical way of accomplishing a very polished presentation.  Say for instance you chose to record your presenter display, you would use the screen recording as a reference and edit the still images from the slides onto a higher track in the timeline.  Thus covering the presenter notes for the final movie. 

     

    The stills of the slides are often easier to manually place and adjust the timing for slides that are ‘cut’ into a movie as a cover technique over a VO or Voice Over Track I.e. your audio.  The QuickTime movie would allow you to simply capture a very clean version of any keynote animations that you may have included and you would cut these animations out and add them to the still image slide track. These are the techniques that I use to create the movies you see in my courses.  I’m often asked about how to create that look so I wrongly assumed that’s what you were after.

     

    I hope this helps better answer your question. If you have additional questions you can private message me on Twitter (at)csmattia and I’m happy to help.  

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 3 yrs ago
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    Gloria Star I'm sorry you're not happy with our User Guide and tutorials but we do have a broad base of beginner and student users. The software does require some explanation especially when there's a broad base of use cases, some of which may well be in ways the developers didn't imagine. Given the popularity of the program, there's a strong base of third-party training, Chris being a good example. Relying on third party training is common for many programs whether it's graphics, sound or video editing. Given that we probably provide a good amount of resources to get one started, not only tutorials, but webinars, and social media availability as well. It's also why we have a forum like this which allows not only for the company but for users to reach out to other users for help.

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  • CraigS   -  Thanks, Craig.  Sorry, I didn't mean to single out this product or company. It's a problem that is pervasive throughout the industry.

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  • Chris Mattia - Thanks so much, Chris. I wasn't really waiting for a response from you so I appreciate that.

    I followed you until right after "share the project."  :-)

    But no matter, I'm not to that point yet.

     

    tx
    Gloria

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 3 yrs ago
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    Gloria Star I think there's a general growing complexity of productivity software and unanticipated use cases. I know of one company that has posted over 200 tutorials and users are saying it's still not enough and there are many YouTube channels popping up with free training and several more offering paid courses. It took me significant time to find how, what I thought was a basic feature, was implemented. 

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  • CraigS  - Yes, I suspect that's because some of these people are more interested in what is possible than in actually doing the work. :-)

    At any rate, I was told on another forum page that the information I was seeking about the potential for using a second screen (for presenter notes) was in the manual. I looked through all the PDF downloads and did not see it.

    I realize some of this is basic to dual-monitor use, but I wanted to be sure before I purchased it.

    thanks,
    Gloria

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 3 yrs ago
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    Gloria Star said:
    I was told on another forum page

     This forum?

    Gloria Star said:
    I realize some of this is basic to dual-monitor use, but I wanted to be sure before I purchased it.

     You can use the free trial. I almost always use a dual monitor setup. Rather than use my large messy iMac Pro desktop I capture my second monitor which is clean and close to HD in size.

    You can only capture one monitor though.

    Page 37 in the User Guide. Also on Page 56 and 64 as well.
     

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  • CraigS Hi. I'm new to Screenflow. I've just attempted to record a Keynote presentation (on my MacBook Air 10.15.4), no videos in it, only text and pictures within the slides, with some paragraphs appearing upon click. 

    I couldn't figure out how to be able to see my presentation notes while recording the slides, without my notes showing on the recording? Could you please help? I do have two screens but haven't used both yet.

    Thanks in advance. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Gamze Cassandra Evren Play keynote full screen on a second monitor or you could export the Keynote as a video and import that into ScreenFlow. You can also crop if need be. You can also do a partial screen recording.

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