Record a pitch with Slides Picture in Picture - How?

Paul O'Brien
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This shouldn't be so difficult... Loom, OBS, Streamyard, Zoom If you wanted a single screen recording (not a screenshare or two screens) with YOU on camera, and your pitch deck in a picture in the SAME shot, so that you can record the single video with you clicking the space bar or something to transition slides as you pitch, what would you use? Here's the trick in my question - make this insanely simple. I'm trying to find a solution that will enable every founder (completely NON-Tech Savvy founders) to do this.

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Bertie IP
Product Manager in London (@bertie)
I believe you can do this in Zoom. If you present a call, and record it, then when you end the call it will save to your files.
Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@bertie not with a picture in picture embed of slides. Unless you found a trick I haven't...
Philip Johnson
Product & Growth Leader // Advisor
Phil Libin and Co create an app just for this thing. I was a beta user and works really well. https://www.mmhmm.app/ https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@philipljohnson yeah sort of, I know mmhmm Do you know if they have a partner program or platform for startup incubators/accelerators? Here's the trick, send something to 100 founders, ready to go, upload your slides and record. Certainly could be more sophisticated than that but not looking for something with all the bells and whistles that makes it more complicated. And there has to be a better way than just making everyone register, set themselves up, learn how to do it, etc. -- That, if WE can take care of all that, and then just send it to people to upload slides and go: PERFECT.
Philip Johnson
Product & Growth Leader // Advisor
@seobrien_mediatech Ah yeah - I think probably overkill for that use case. Not sure re partner program, but good luck! Will keep my eyes peeled.
Scott Schnaars
VP Sales
@philipljohnson seconding mmhmm
John Federico
Senior Product Leader
Premium software: mmhmm.app (~$8/month) FOSS: OBS I've used both, but OBS works just fine if you know how to use the Chroma Key filter on your slides. There are other ways to accomplish this, but I think this is the easiest to work with on a regular basis. It's not difficult - you just need to follow these steps. 0. Launch PowerPoint. Load your presentation. 1. Create your slides. Decide where you want your video to appear and build your slides around it. 2. Create a shape (I prefer a circle) where you want your video to appear and make it Chroma Key Green RGB Color Value: 0, 177, 64 CMYK Color Value: 81, 0, 92, 0 Hex Color Value: #00b140 3. In PowerPoint, select "View > Reading View." This will fully display your presentation in the window without the slide sorter, notes, etc. Your Chroma Key Green circle can be seen. 4. Launch OBS. Create a scene. Call it "Pitch." 5. In the scene labeled Pitch, insert a Video Capture Device. Call it "Camera." Your video will appear. 6. In the same scene, insert a Window Capture source. Select your PowerPoint Window. Adjust the positioning if necessary. Make sure it's 16:9 aspect ratio so it fills the OBS canvas. 7. Under Filters, insert a Chroma Key filter on your Window Capture source. 8. Adjust the sliders until the green circle is completely gone, exposing your video underneath. 9. Adjust the size of your video, then move it so that your face appears in the circle on the slide. 10. Start OBS Virtual Camera 11. Launch your video conferencing software. Go to the video source settings and select "OBS Virtual Camera." 12. Pitch If you want to record a video for viewing later, select Start Recording. No need to use the Virtual Camera. I would use something better than a crappy built-in webcam.
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Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@gadgetboy yeah you know I love you, but this answer is literally why I'm seeking something simpler LOL Send that to 100 founders and say, give me a recording of your pitch by the end of the week, WITHOUT a TON of questions and technical issues. Got to be a simpler way
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John Federico
Senior Product Leader
@seobrien_mediatech It takes FIVE minutes. ;) OK - challenge accepted. I'm going to see if I can create an OBS package that people can download and install.
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Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@gadgetboy serious to death, if you do, let's write it up and promote the hell out of you/it. This is something almost every program, and every founder, struggles with
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Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@gadgetboy any luck?
Nicky Pasquier
Canva Certified Creative / Canva Creator
Hi Paul: have you tried Canva's Present & Record feature? If I've understood you correctly you want to record a presentation with yourself on screen, too? If so Canva is what you need. Happy to help you out tomorrow.
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Paul O'Brien
Founder, MediaTech Ventures
@nicky_pasquier yes, understood me correctly. Can more than one person, remotely, be on screen too? Imagine two people having a live meeting, a live stream, from remote locations, with slides being presented. Point me to a landing page or blog post about it?