How to Add a Video to iPad Keynote on Mac OS X El Capitan

Summary: Tutorial about adding various videos to your iPad Keynote on Mac, use right video format in your iPad Keynote, insert and embed video files without any hassles.

Looking for a qualified iPad app for creating and showing presentations? Whether you're preparing for your next board meeting or arranging a teaching presentation for classroom, whether you're holding a conference or conceiving your life plan, the Keynote is always a great choice for all of you! Occasionally, for the purpose of improving the effect or better understanding the information of presentations, some iPad users may attempt to insert some videos into Keynote, only to receive error messages "unable to embed your video to iPad Keynote". Then you may ask "Why we cannot add videos into iPad Keynote". 

iPad officially reports that only videos in MP4, MOV and M4V file formats can be supported. So if you happen to have some media files in other formats like AVI, 3GP, AVCHD etc. which are recorded by your phone camera or Canon camcorder, if you want to add video to iPad Keynote on Mac, you have to convert the video to iPad friendly format first. 


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In that case, you need make sure the video format is compatible with iPad like MP4, MOV and M4V. Because the three is officially required by Apple iPad. If not, the video should be converted to. The video is in the iTunes library. Then it's available to transfer to your new iPad.

In order to enable iPad Keynote play videos, a professional iMedia Converter for Mac (Windows version) is a great helper which provides you with superb fast conversion speed, while keep the target videos in good quality as well. what's more, with the app, you can edit you videos briefly. What's more important is that for saving your time, the tool even offers an predefined setting for iPad. Here is the review

Part 1: Convert and Import Unsupported Video to iPad on Mac OS X El Capitan

Free Download the Video to iPad Converter for Mac for a first step.


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Step 1: Add videos to the app

Directly drag & drop video to iPad Mac Video Converter. Batch conversion is workable, so you can add several files together. If there are several video clips, you can switch on "Merge" mode to combine all videos into one.

Step 2. Set your output format

You can select iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4) as the export format. The output videos could fit all iPad models (iPad Air 3 included) with excellent quality. Of course, you can also set MP4, MOV or M4V from the "Common Video" drop-down list.

Tip: If you like, click on "Settings" and you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Start Conversion.

Hit "Convert" to start video to iPad conversion on Mac OS X (El Capitan included). When it completes, the program will notice you and you can then find the converted iPad compatible files in the destination folder. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open button to locate the output .mov videos. After that, transfer them to your iPad via iTunes.

Note: To get detailed information about how to edit videos, you can go to the user guide of Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for detailed info. 

Part 2. Add the iPad Supported Videos to the Slide

As far as we know, the only way you can add video to Keynote on iPad is from the PHOTOS app. If you synced the video to the VIDEOS app on the iPad, you can't add videot to Keynote from there. So here is how to sync the Keynote compatible video to PHOTOs app so you can add video to Keynote slide.

1. Create a folder on Mac and put the photos and videos you want to use with Keynote into this folder;
2. Open iTunes, choose your iPad, and choose the PHOTOS tab on top;
3. Choose "Sync Photos from Pictures" (instead of iPhoto);
4. Check "Selected Folders" and "Include Videos";
5. Check the folder with your video you want to add to Keynote;
6. Start syncing to iPad.
7. Once you've synced the converted videos to your iPad with iTunes, do the following to add a video to a Keynote slide.
8. Tap the icon of Media  up to the top-right of the iPad display.
9. Press Media when the Photo Albums page opens, .
10. Click the album containing your video.
11. Tap the video thumbnail you want.
12. Press "Use". Tap the play icon , then the video and audio will play automatically.

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