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How to Record a Presentation on Zoom Easily

Melissa Lee Updated on Jun 14, 2022| min read

Because of COVID-19 and the development of technology, more and more people are telecommuting remotely, Zoom is becoming more and more commonly used. And the recording of a presentation with Zoom is also a trendy need.

Although you have all of Zoom's presentation tools at your disposal, the settings in it can be tricky sometimes. That's why we give you this tutorial to show you in detail how to make the settings and how to record a presentation on your own.

Prerequisites for Recordings

To record a presentation with Zoom, you need to be qualified to use this function first. But there are no tough standards. All you need are the two things below. Getting them is not difficult, but you need to check on them before you record a presentation. Otherwise, it may lead to failure.

  • Basic (Free) account or above;
  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux, version 2.0 or higher.

Part 1. How to Record a Presentation on Zoom

Since you may make your presentation with PowerPoint, you'd better open the slideshow and complete the settings before. Here in this part, we will show you how to do so in the PowerPoint step-by-step.

But only making changes in PowerPoint is not enough, you also need to change Zoom settings to a status that is suitable for recording. That's the second thing we will show you in this part. And after that, we will give you a tutorial on how to record your presentation in Zoom.

Complete Settings in PowerPoint (Optional)

If you need to present with a slideshow in PowerPoint, you need to follow the steps below to change the settings in PowerPoint. This is to make sure that the recording procedure won't be jammed due to inappropriate system settings.

Step 1. Open the PowerPoint file, click "Slide Show", and click "Set Up Slide Show".

Step 2. Since the full-screen mode can make a recording with Zoom more difficult, you may avoid it by clicking "Browsed by an individual (window)" under "Show Type".

Click Browsed by an Individual

Step 3. Click "OK" and start the slideshow.

Now that you have completed the settings in PowerPoint, you may start setting Zoom.

Complete Settings in Zoom

Although we all want to do the same thing - record a presentation in Zoom, different people may have different demands in doing it. For instance, some people need to show themselves in the picture when making the presentation, some people don't want to. Or, some people need to record their voices to explain their thoughts, but some others choose to mark important information instead.

To make sure you can record without accident, you need to make some settings in Zoom too. This is quite simple, just follow the tutorial below.

Step 1. Open Zoom, browse your profile, click "Settings" and then "Recordings". Be sure that "Local Recordings" is on.

Step 2. Click on "New Meeting", and a video conference will begin.

Step 3. If you are asked to choose an audio conference option, click "Join with Computer Audio". In the lower-left corner of the window, you can see an upward triangle symbol next to the "Mute" button, click on it to open audio options. Then you can select your recording microphone.

Step 4. If you need to record your face, please ensure your webcam is on.

Record Presentation in Zoom

After completing all the settings, you can start recording your presentation.

Step 1. Click on the "Record" button at the lower part of the window. Or you can press "Alt+R". Here Zoom will give you two options. If you want to share the recorded video to other platforms, you may choose "Record on this Computer"; if not, you may choose "Record to the Cloud".

Click Record in Zoom

Step 2. Now Zoom is recording your presentation. You can pause it by clicking the "Pause" icon (or use "Alt+P"), or you can end it by clicking the "Stop" button (or use "Alt+R"). When the meeting is finished, select the "End Meeting" button to quit.

Pause or Stop Recording Zoom

Part 2. How to Record Group Presentations with Zoom

We've talked about how to record your presentation in the normal way, but you can also record a presentation in a group. Below are the steps about how to record a group presentation using Zoom successfully.

Step 1. Download and install the Zoom app.

Step 2. When your presentation and the participants are all prepared, you may click on "Record" to start recording. You can pause or end the recording process as you like by clicking the corresponding buttons.

Step 3. When you have finished the video presentation, you can upload your recorded video presentation to a platform like Vimeo.

Part 3. How to Record a Zoom Presentation with a Useful Tool

If there is something wrong and you can't record a presentation directly with Zoom, then you need to find another way. Using an alternative is a good choice. Here in this part, we give you EaseUS RecExperts. It is a capable screen recorder that can record Zoom screens when you are making a presentation.

It can capture screen, audio, and record webcam easily. So, you can choose to record with or without audio and your face. Here are some of its features relating to recording a presentation in Zoom. Now you may follow the steps below to start recording.

Notice:
To record a slideshow here, remember to open and play it before recording the Zoom screen.

Step 1. Open Recorder While Joining a Meeting

Download EaseUS RecExperts and install it. Open the recording software and then host or join a meeting in Zoom app. Select the recording area in "Full Screen" or "Region" from the Zoom recorder. To capture the whole screen for the video meeting, you need to choose "Full Screen". For recording a selected area, click "Region". 

record video call in zoom

Step 2. Adjust Zoom Meeting Output Settings

Here, you can choose the output format, quality, frame rate, and other options to record Zoom meeting. From the main interface of this recorder, click "Settings" to apply options.

audio or video setting for zoom meeting

Step 3. Set the Audio for Video Meeting

You can record audio from Zoom app by enabling the "System sound" option. Find and click the sound icon in the lower left corner. Here you can set the audio resource and adjust the volume. If you want to record microphone sound for Zoom meeting, enable the "Microphone" option, which captures audio from your microphone. 

Then, hit "OK" to apply the audio settings in Zoom meeting. Click "REC" to start recording. 

adjust the audio for zoom meeting

Step 4. Stop Recording Zoom Meeting

Before stopping, you have options to take a screenshot. To end the recording, you can hit the red square icon. 

while recording zoom video call

Step 5. View the Recorded Zoom Video

After that, a new window with the recorded video will pop up. Or you can go back to its interface and hit "Recordings". Here, you can preview, rename, and even trim the Zoom meeting video. 

If you want to find where the recorded meeting video is saved on your computer, choose "Open the file location". 

view the zoom recording video

Conclusion

As you may see from above, recording a presentation on Zoom isn't a difficult thing. But if you can't do it for some reason, EaseUS RecExperts will always back you up. Just download it and record a presentation in the way you want.

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Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to screen recording, video editing, and PDF file converting.

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