How To Record Your Screen On A Mac?

How To Record Your Screen On A Mac?

On a Mac, there are several things that one can do. But, some features tend to create a void sometimes. A screenshot is one such feature. It can need assistance at times from some other features. Screen recording is the feature that can assist. But how to record your screen on a Mac? For this, we need to know some steps, that can help us to reach our target to record a screen.

Method 1: How to screen record on Mac using the Screenshot feature?

How to screen record on Mac using the Screenshot feature

To improve the user experience, Apple added the Screen record feature in the year 2018. Now, it is available in every MacOS released since then. Now, to perform this task, you need to follow some of the steps that are given below in a sequence: –

  • Step 1: To launch the Screenshot app press shift + cmd + 5.
  • Step 2: On the current screen, take note of the control panel now available. In this control panel, there is an option to record the screen. It is possible for a part of the screen or the complete screen.
  • Step 3: Now, if you are planning to record a part of the screen. Then, Mac will give you the option to select and record a part of the screen.
  • Step 4: Now, tap on options. It will give you some settings to tweak features like mic-related settings.
  • Step 5: Now, press enters to start the recording. It will start the recording or the timer, which you have set for an alert before the recording starts. 
  • Step 6: Now to stop the recording, you need to press a combination of buttons like control + command + ESC. On the other hand, you can also click on the stop button present on the screen to stop the recording.

As a third option, you can also pull up the control bar by pressing the command + shift buttons to stop the recording. 

Now, after all the above steps your video will be present in the default location of your screenshot app.

How to trim your recorded video on Mac?

Now, after you open your saved file. There will be options to edit the video. Now, if you click on the edit option, then you will have the edit options in front of you. Now, select the duration of the video to trim the video and click on the save option. It will replace the normal video with the edited video on your Mac.

Method 2: How to screen record on Mac using Quick Time Player

How to screen record on Mac using Quick Time Player
How to screen record on Mac using Quick Time Player

 The Quick Time player serves as the media player option for several Mac users. It is free to use and can also perform as a screen recorder app. To do so, you need to follow some steps that are given below in a sequence: –

  • Step 1: Open quick time player.
  • Step 2: Go to options.
  • Step 3: Select a new screen recording.
  • Step 4: Now, you will be able to see the control bar options. 
  • Step 5: Now, you need to select the options, that you want to change for the recording feature. 
  • Step 6: Now, proceed with your selection and click on Record.
  • Step 7: After the recording is complete, you need to click on the stop option.

Now, your saved video will be in the default location, which is generally the desktop. Now, if you want to trim the video, then you can follow the steps that are given above to edit a video.

Method 3: How to record a video on Mac using your webcam?

How to record a video on Mac using your webcam
How to record a video on Mac using your webcam

You can also record a video on your Mac using the webcam. It is possible by using one of the methods or techniques that are given below. The techniques are Quick time player, iMovie, and Photo Booth.

Now, the techniques along with their steps are given below: –

  • Using the iMovie app to record

You can use iMovie to record the screen on Mac. It is possible by following some easy steps that are given below in a sequence: –

  1. Open iMovie.
  2. Now, select the option for a new project.
  3. Now, select Movie.
  4. Now, select the Import Media option.
  5. Now a left-side panel is present on the display.
  6. Now, select the FaceTime HD camera option.
  7. Now, to start the recording you can select the option Record which is present on the screen.
  8. To stop the recording, you can select the same button as above to stop the recording.

Now, your saved video is present in the default save folder. Now, to edit the video you need to select the video and drag it to the edit option space. Here, you will select the duration for which you want to trim.

After the trim or edit is complete, you will now have the opportunity to share the video over social media. You can even export such videos and save them on your device.  

  • Using the Photo booth option

To use this feature, make sure that this feature or app is available on your device. If not, then you can download the app from the App store.

Now, to use the Photo booth, you need to perform the below-given steps on your device: –

  1. Go to the Photo Booth app.
  2. Select the video reel icon.
  3. Now, set up your camera. 
  4. Now, select the record icon.
  5. After the recording is over, click on the video reel button again.
  6. Now, your video will appear on the screen for you. Now, you can save the file to your location of choice by selecting the export option.
  7. Now, in the pop-up window that will appear you need to enter a name for the file and then hit save to finish the process. 

Now, the above steps will save your video to your desired location on your Mac.

  • You can also record a video using the Quick Time player

To record a video, you can also take the assistance of the Quick Time Player app. 

To do so, you need to follow some of the steps that are given below in a sequence: –

  1. Go to the quick time player app.
  2. Now, select the file option.
  3. Now, select a new movie recording.
  4. Now, the camera option will pop up on the screen.
  5. Now, click on the record option present on the screen.
  6. After the recording is complete, again click on the same button as above to stop the recording.
  7. Now, select the file option.
  8. Select save.
  9. Now, select your location of choice.  

Now, after performing the above steps you will have your video on your device.

Now, let’s have a look at one of the additional features, that you can perform on a Mac.

How to turn your screen recordings into professional videos in minutes?

There are several professional things that we can do on a Mac. One of them is the video editing feature. There is various software that Mac has to edit a video. There are also various online platforms that one can use to edit a video. InVideo provides one such feature for its users. You can visit its website for various video-related functions.

Now, to edit a video on this platform you can follow the below-given steps on your Mac: –

  • Register on the InVideo platform.
  • Now, select the Blank Canvas option on the website.
  • Now, select the option of a 16:9 aspect ratio for your video.
  • Now, select Make a video.
  • Now, select a video and upload it on the platform on the next screen by selecting the Upload media option.
  • Now, select and drag your uploaded video to the editor.
  • Now, you can choose to trim or edit the video as you want.
  • Now, you can also select the add section option to edit and add several sections of a video.
  • Now, you can also select the Music option and the option to add some text to your video. These features will take care of the overall appearance or presentation of the video.
  • After all the above steps are over, you can now select to export the video.
  • Now, you can select the desired location for your video to save on your device or share it with others.

Now, your video will appear in the location of your choice, and you will be able to enjoy it whenever you want. 

FAQs

How do I record my screen on Mac?

To record your screen on Mac, you can take the help of this article which deals with such an issue. It has all the necessary steps that one needs to perform to record the screen of a Mac.

For how long is it possible to screen record a video on Mac?

You can plan and record the screen of your Mac for as long as you want to. It is possible by keeping in mind the storage space limit of a Mac.

Where can we save screen recordings on a Mac?

We can save a recording on a Mac in our choice of location. While saving a video, there will be an option to save the file at a particular location. For this entire process, you need to go through his entire article. It has all the necessary tips and steps for such an action in various ways.

Conclusion

So, these are the methods that one can use to record screens on their Mac. The steps given in this article are easy to perform for everyone. It is possible for anyone who has little technical knowledge. The steps are easy to understand and can be beneficial for you, in case you don’t know about such topics.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *