How To Do A Screen Recording On Your Mac

In addition to being able to capture a still image of your Mac's screen, you can easily record your screen to create a video using built-in functionality. The screen capture tool in macOS Mojave and beyond has a variety of options including being able to select an area of the screen, capture microphone audio, and review and edit the video before saving. You can also capture and send immediately in an email or share other ways.

Comments: 16 Responses to “How To Do A Screen Recording On Your Mac”

    Tony
    4 months ago

    Can these screen recordings be edited in imovie?

    4 months ago

    Tony: Yep. they are just regular videos. Try it.

    Ash
    4 months ago

    Hi Gary,
    Great video! Is there a way to record the directly record the internal audio that’s accompanying any video that one is trying to screen record?
    Thanks

    4 months ago

    Ash: Not with this kind of screen recording. But many third-party screen recording apps will do this. So you’ll need to pay a little. There’s something called SoundFlower that will let you do it, but it is difficult and troublesome to set up.

    Ash
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gary!

    Patrick Mc Namee
    4 months ago

    Gary, This is a great movie. 2 Comments:
    1. How does this compare with ScreenFlow?
    2. Another great use – making tuition movies.
    Many thanks again for a great movie.

    4 months ago

    Patrick: ScreenFlow has a ton more options for recording, and then is also a full-featured video editor. Very powerful. You can do things like record from the camera and screen at the same time and each is a track in the editor. Get the trial of ScreenFlow to see for yourself.

    Robert Poland
    4 months ago

    Gary,
    I don’t see the small image at the top right showing the recording in progress. Am I missing a setting somewhere?

    4 months ago

    Robert: Do you mean the icon in the menu bar? The little circle? Is the recording working anyway? Not sure why the menu bar icon would be missing.

    Robert Poland
    4 months ago

    Gary,

    In your example there is a small image in the upper right corner below the menubar that follows the recorded process. I see NO indication that the recording is working. BUT IT IS.

    4 months ago

    Robert: That is just the icon for the QuickTime file that is being created by the process. You would only see that if you are saving the file to the Desktop at the same time you were recording. It is the actual file being created in real-time.

    Robert Poland
    4 months ago

    that seems like a useful feature, how do I turn it on?

    4 months ago

    Robert: It is not really a feature. You are just seeing the document on the screen since you are recording the screen. Have the location of the video set to save to the desktop and have your desktop clear of things so you can see the file and it will just be one of the many things you see on your screen as you record.

    Robert Poland
    4 months ago

    Gary,

    Just in case we’re not on the same page…
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vmdadti45vou4ic/Screen%20recording.pdf?dl=0

      4 months ago

      Yes, that’s just the video file of the screen recording being created and growing. Since it is on the Desktop and I’m recording the screen showing the Desktop, you happen to see it in the screen capture.

    Rodney Lewis
    4 months ago

    I have the Screenshot app in my dock. Find it in Applications>Utilities, and drag to dock. I prefer to click this for options rather than keyboards shortcuts.

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