Apple macOS is one of the finest computer operating systems out there. It works smoothly, and efficiently and also packs a boatload of features — some in-built, while others can be acquired from software applications on the Apple App Store. This applies to the topic at hand too as you have an easy-to-do screen recording tool baked into the system and if you want something more advanced, you can go with any of the screen recorder apps we have listed down below. So, let’s begin understanding how to do screen recording on MacBook (or other Mac devices in general).
1. Simultaneously press Command (⌘), Shift, and 5 (number). This is kind of a screen record Mac shortcut.
2. A Screenshot tool banner would appear at the bottom of the screen.
3. Choose between ‘Record Entire Screen’ or ‘Record A Portion Of The Screen’.
4. You can also change settings for where to save the recording, Hide/View mouse clicks, Timer duration, Microphone on/off, and source.
5. You will see a black camera icon on the screen when you go outside the banner’s perimeter. Click anywhere and you should see the recording icon appear on the top menu bar (towards the right-hand side). This means the recording is going on. If you click on that icon, the recording will stop and you will see a floating thumbnail on the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on it to play the recorded video.
1. Open Quicktime Player from Application Folder or Spotlight Search.
2. The app has got no window but you will see a Q logoed icon on the dock. If Quicktime Player is currently selected, you will see its options on the top menu bar.
3. Click on File and then the ‘New Screen Recording’ option.
4. Again, you will see the screen recording banner at the bottom of the screen. The rest of the process is the same as above.
You can open recorded videos from the file library/ Finder by going to Quicktime Player Menu Bar > File > Open File. You can also record audio using Quicktime Player.
On a side note, you can use any of these aforementioned methods to record YouTube videos on Mac.
|Release Date:||07 Jan 2022|