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Adding narration to your presentation (using Prezi Video)

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While adding audio to topics and subtopics allows you to provide some depth and context to your content, you might need a way to add commentary throughout your entire presentation. This is especially important when you can’t be there to present in-person. Luckily, Prezi Video allows you to do just that, providing an easy solution for adding narration to your Prezi presentation.

 

Adding narration to your presentation online

You can easily turn any Prezi presentation into a video and add your voiceover to it from the online editor.

1. When you're done building and customizing your presentation, click the Create video button in the top right corner. 

You can either turn your presentation into a video by removing its background and putting you next to your content or leave the presentation as it is, and only record your voice while you navigate through your content.

2. To do so, choose the second option from the popup window after clicking Create video. You'll be immediately redirected to the virtual Prezi Video “recording room” where you can navigate through your presentation while narrating it when recording. Your camera will not be enabled and you will see the background you set in your presentation throughout your video.

 

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3. When you'r ready, hit the red button under the video feed. The recording will start after a countdown. 

4. To navigate through your content, use the left and right arrows or click directly on anything you want to zoom to. 

5. If necessary, you can pause your recording by clicking the red button under the video window and resume by clicking the same button again. 

6. When you're finished, click the Done recording button and your video will start processing. 

7. Once you're done recording your video, you can trim it to remove any unnecessary footage from the beginning and the end.

8. When your video is saved and processed, it will be available from your Prezi Video dashboard and you can also download it as an mp4 file (paid feature). 

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Adding narration to your presentation with the Prezi Video desktop app

1. Open the desktop app and click Import in the side panel. 

You should know: You can also return to the Import sidebar from the dropdown menu under the three dots in the top right corner of the side panel or from the dropdown menu in the top left corner of the online editor and under File > Import... in the top toolbar of the desktop app.

2. Select Prezi and if you haven't already, log into your Prezi account.

3. Select the presentation you'd like to use and click Import selected.

4. Once you’ve imported your presentation, the application automatically removes the background so that you can be seen next to your content while presenting. You can, therefore, create a video where you are present in your presentation, explaining the details as you go through your ideas. 

5. However, if you’d rather have a video where only your content can be seen, simply switch to the “Content only” view at the bottom of the screen and record your video. This means that you can talk throughout the entire presentation, only recording your voice while your content is being shown and recorded.

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4. When you'r ready, hit the red button under the video feed. The recording will start after a countdown. 

5. To navigate through your content, use the left and right arrows or click directly on anything you want to zoom to. Use the toggle button to either show or hide your content. When you’re showing your content, you can either make it appear right next to you or show it in full screen.

6. If necessary, you can pause your recording by clicking the pause button under the video window and resume by clicking the same button again.

7. When you're finished, click the Done recording button and your video will start processing. 

8. You can now trim your video to remove any unnecessary footage from the beginning and the end. Click Trim at the bottom of the screen. 

9. And you're done! You can either download your video to your computer and/or sync in to your Prezi Video dashboard.

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Take a look at this article to learn more about Prezi Video and its features. Happy recording!

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