47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care (GNPI)

16 – 19 June 2021 • Digital

Information on recording a digital lecture

Preparation of your presentation

  • Please prepare your presentation as usual in PowerPoint in 16:9 format. State on the first slide or the last slide your potential conflict(s) of interest(s), if there are any.
  • When recording, try to integrate your webcam so that your image is above your presentation when discussing the recording. Alternatively, include a picture of yourself in the presentation so that you are visible on all slides if possible.

Choosing the programme for recording

It is up to you which programme you use for recording your presentation.
However, we recommend using Microsoft PowerPoint from 2019 or Office 365 to record with a webcam.
This works with Mac or Windows. You can find an instruction video here:
> To the instruction video

Older versions of Microsoft PowerPoint allow only the recording of sound. You can find instructions here:
> Click here

Moreover, you can use the following services:

saves your presentation locally on your computer. It is an open-source recording tool. Since the tool can also be used for livestreams the handling is slightly complicated. However, if you need to record presentations frequently in the future, an installation of OBS could be useful.
> To the instruction video
> To the download of OBS

saves your recording(s) on servers in the cloud. With LOOM you can record presentations up to 5 minutes free of charge. There is also a one-time 14-day trial version to create unlimited videos (without automatic subscription) (for Windows and Mac).

Note: the activating page is a bit hidden. You can follow this link:
> To the instruction video
> To the download of LOOM


Mac users
can record their presentation with the QuickTime Player, but without a webcam.
> To the instruction

Advice on recording:

  • Test microphone and webcam settings before recording
  • If possible, record with daylight or another suitable light source
  • Avoid surrounding noise, remove disturbing sources (telephone, pets etc.)
  • Record in small/not empty rooms (carpeting has a positive effect on the sound quality)
  • Please enter you name in the footer of your presentation (“Insert“ > “Header and Footer“)
  • Please do not overrun your scheduled presentation time to ensure a smooth running of the session.

If you have any questions about preparing your presentation, please contact helpdesk-speaker@conventus.de.

For further information, please refer to the information sheets:

Leaflet for Speakers