Of course, screen captures and snapshots are helpful for improved communication. And that’s what we need sometimes. But there are other moments that we need to speak to people or document things so that someone else can hear what we need to say, maybe thousands of miles away. You may want to record part of the screen on your Mac to share with someone else—maybe a college lecture you want to share or a section of a website. Or, you may want to film a video on the computer of your Mac. It’s pretty simple for both roles, so we’ll show you how.
Method to screen record on mac?
- To bring up the screenshot toolbar, press Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard.
- Press Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion. Your recording will start automatically if you choose Entire Screen Recording.
- If you’re capturing a part of it, choose the section of the screen you want to record.
- On the screenshot and recording control bar, press Record.
- To stop the video, press the Stop button in the Menu bar.
- Control-click the recording in the bottom-right corner of your screen, right-click, or two-finger-click it.
- Use the context menu to select where the screenshot should be saved, forwarded, shown, removed, or labelled in the Finder.
Use QuickTime Player
- From your Apps folder, open the QuickTime Player and select File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar. Then you can see the Screen Recording window listed below.
- You should click on the arrow next to the red circle (recording icon) to change the recording settings before you start recording:
- Pick a microphone to record your speech or other audio with a computer recording. Change the volume slider to track the audio during playback. Lower the volume or use headphones with a headset if you get audio feedback.
- Pick Show Mouse Clicks in Recording to view a black circle around your pointer as you press.
- Click the red circle (recording icon) to start recording and then take one of these actions:
- To begin capturing the whole screen, press anywhere on the screen.
- Or drag and drop to pick an area that you want to record, then press Start Recording in that area.
- Click the black square (stop recording icon) in the menu bar to stop recording, or click Command-Control-Esc to stop recording (Escape).
- The QuickTime Player opens the recording automatically after you finish recording. The recording can now be played, edited, or uploaded.
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