Keynote for iPad: Add video and audio to Keynote presentations

Add video and audio to Keynote presentations

You can add video and audio to a slide. When you show the slide during a presentation, by default the video or audio plays when you tap anywhere on the slide. You can change the setting to make the video or audio start automatically when the slide appears. You can also add a soundtrack that plays for the entire presentation.

Note: Video and audio files must be in a format that QuickTime supports on your device. If you can’t add or play a media file, try using iMovie, QuickTime Player, or Compressor on a Mac to convert the file to an MPEG-4 file (with a .m4a filename extension) for audio, or a QuickTime file (with a .mov filename extension) for video.

Add existing video or audio

  1. On the slide where you want to add the video or audio, tap  the Insert button, then tap the Media button.

  2. Tap Photo or Video; to insert media from iCloud or another service, tap “Insert from.”

  3. Navigate to the file, then tap it.

  4. To resize video, drag any blue dot.

  5. Tap the Play button on the media to play it.

You can also copy a video file from another presentation or from another application.

Replace a media placeholder with a video

  1. Tap the Media Placeholder button in the bottom-right corner of a media placeholder.

  2. Tap an album; to use a video from iCloud or another service, tap “Insert from” below the albums.

  3. Tap the video you want to add.

    If you’re inserting a video from iCloud or another service, tap folders to locate it.

  4. Drag any blue dot to resize the video.

  5. Tap the Play button on the video to play it.

Record a video in Keynote and add it to a presentation

If your device has a camera, you can record video and insert it directly into your presentation.

  1. On the slide where you want to add the video, do one of the following:

    • Tap  the Media Placeholder button in the bottom-right corner of a media placeholder, then tap Take Photo or Video.

    • Tap  the Insert button, tap the Media button, then tap Camera.

  2. Tap Video, then tap  the Record button to start recording; tap  the Stop button to stop.

    To watch the video, tap  the Play button.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Insert the video: Tap Use Video.

    • Take the video again: Tap Retake.

    • Cancel and return to the presentation: Tap Retake, then tap Cancel.

  4. Drag any blue dot to resize the video.

Note: You can’t edit the video in Keynote. The video is available in the Photos app on your device, where you can edit it.

Record audio

You can record audio directly onto a slide. For example, you can record yourself narrating each slide so that people viewing your presentation remotely can play the audio as they tap through.

Recorded audio appears as an object on the slide when you’re editing the presentation but isn’t visible when you present.

  1. Tap  the Insert button, tap  the Media button, then tap Record Audio.

    Note: After you record, you insert the recording wherever you want in the presentation.

  2. Tap the Record button and start recording; when you want to stop, tap the Stop Recording button.

    While you record, you can scroll, zoom, and view different slides.

  3. To preview your recording, tap the Preview button.

    To preview from a specific point, swipe left or right on the recording to position the blue line, then tap the Preview button.

  4. To edit your recording, tap the Edit button, then do any of the following:

    • Rerecord a section: Drag the blue handles to select the section. Tap the Record button to record over that section.

      Controls for editing recorded audio. Handles indicate the selected section of the recording, and Preview, Record, Trim, Delete, and Edit Mode buttons are below.
    • Trim: Drag the blue handles to define the section you want to keep. Tap the Trim button to delete everything outside of the handles.

    • Delete all or part of the recording: Drag the blue handles to define the section you want to delete. Tap the Delete button to delete everything inside the handles.

  5. Go to the slide where you want to add the recording, tap Insert or Done at the top of the screen, then drag the recording to move it.

To play your recording, tap the Audio button to select it, then tap it again. To edit or delete the recording after you add it to a slide, tap it, then tap Edit or Delete.

You can also share your recording as an audio file. Tap the recording on the slide, then tap Share.

Set video or audio looping and volume

You can have video and audio repeat in a loop, and you can set when video and audio start playing on a slide. You can also adjust the volume of recorded audio.

  1. Tap the video or audio on the slide to select it.

  2. Tap  the Format button, tap Movie or Audio, then do any of the following:

    • Set media to repeat: Tap Loop to have the media play until you advance the slide, or tap Loop Back and Forth to have the media play forward and then backward until you advance the slide.

      Note: Recorded audio can’t loop back and forth.

    • Adjust the volume of recorded audio: Drag the Volume slider.

  3. To set when the video or audio starts playing on the slide, choose one of the following:

    • When you tap the slide: Turn on Start on Tap.

    • Automatically when the slide appears: Turn off Start on Tap.

To learn more about timing video and audio in your presentation, see Change the order and timing of builds.

Replace video

  1. Tap the video on the slide.

  2. Tap  the Format button, tap Movie, then tap Replace.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Take a new video: Tap Take Photo or Video below the albums, then tap Video. Tap  the Record button to start recording; tap the Stop button to stop. Then tap Use Video.

    • Choose a file: Tap an album, or tap “Insert from” below the albums, then tap the video you want. Tap Use.

Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
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