Making a YouTube Video from PowerPoint on your Dell E6510 in Win7

 

* Make your PowerPoint as per usual, include the transitions that you want, like 'fade' and save it
* Now add narration. Here's some good YouTube tutorials
--- adding narration and exporting as a movie file (Lincoln CC)

* Get your lavalier mic, because the built in mic is terrible quality and noisey from the computer fan. Plug the lavalier into the far jack on the right side of your Dell E6510
* Now go to Windows Icon| Control Panel | Sound | recording | microphone array (which should be showing a graphic levels display if you've already plugged it into the jack)
* left-click microphone array and then properties and levels and put it at 100%, then click OK to get out explained here note, if you still don't like the recording, instead of levels, hit configure mic
* probably only have to do this once when you first set up your mic. It probably stays as the default
* I find even though the levels of everything are maxed out, still it's softer than I'd like. However, if you literally hold the mic an inch from your lips, then it records at the right level.

* In PP2010, open your PP and click on slide show
* and in the new menu click record slide show and leave the two boxes checked so you advance slides with your clicks and record the mouse visible|
* Click on first slide and start talking, clicking the mouse or hitting 'enter' to advance to the next slide. Be SURE you're not talking while advancing the slide because the computer skips a beat in the recording. So, stop talking, advance slide, start talking again
* I can't see how it's possible to dub in new talk for individual slides or groups of slides. If you don't like your narration, you have to completely start over. BUT, you can click the || symbol on the little box on upper left and that pauses so you can be ready to go. But if you screw up on a slide, you have to start completely over, so be careful.
* The other option is to make a separate audio file and then edit that file and synch it with the PP (don't know how to do that yet).
* Despite what you may think, your mouse will NOT be visible.
* To actually see the mouse cursor, hold down the CNTRL key and then hold down the left mouse button and you'll see a red 'laserpointer' which will be recorded. It'll disappear if you either leave the CNTRL key or release the mouse key. You MUST first hold down CNTRL before holding down the mouse left button. Dont reverse or it won't record the laser point.
* click the "x" in the little recording box at upper left. to end the show
* If you want to start over and re-record, you can either just go to first slide and 'record show' again, or go to slide show and hit clear | clear narration on all slides
* When done, do file | save as | mp4 if you want to post it to YouTube