Recording with Screencast-o-Matic
Despite my success on Udemy (more than 10,000 paying students), the screen recording software I choose to use is called Screencast-o-Matic. This might be surprising, because I pay only $15 per year for the pro version, and it does a pretty good job at screen or webcam recording.
The question was asked in the Studio, so here is my setup.
How I Record with Screencast-o-Matic (SOM), PowerPoint (PPT) and Windows
First, I use the desktop version of SOM. I know there’s a web version, but I’ve never used it. So download and install SOM on your computer.
Second, I set my actual screen to the desired resolution. Either 1280×720 for 720p recording, or 1920×1080 for 1080p recording. Reference: How to Change Your Screen Resolution
Third, I make sure Powerpoint is set to 16:9 widescreen format, landscape mode. Reference: How to Change the Size of Your Slides
Fourth, I start the recording in SOM.
Fifth, I choose “fullscreen” from the recording settings. Because our desktop is already at the desired settings, we want to record the entire desktop.
Sixth, I hit F5 in PowerPoint to start the slideshow view (or select it from the menu). Reference: How to View a Slide Show
Then I hit record (the red dot) and we go.