You have a lot of options when it comes to screen recording on your Mac. A screen recording tool, complete with audio, is really included with macOS. Let’s take a look at how you can record your screen on a Mac.
Table of Contents - How to screen record on Mac - How to screen record on Mac with audio - Where to find screen recording? - How long can Mac screen record?
Recording the screen of your Mac can be useful in many situations. Perhaps you should record a screencast tutorial.
Maybe you’re putting together a presentation for work. Or perhaps you want to record some videos for yourself. You have a lot of options when it comes to screen recording on your Mac.
A screen recording tool, complete with audio, is really included with macOS. Alternately, you can make use of useful third-party applications that let you use more sophisticated screen recording features, edit your recordings, and share them with your contacts.
How to Screen Record on Mac
Both the QuickTime Player app and the Screenshot Toolbar feature, both of which are pre-installed on your Mac. These can be used to record a video of the screen on your computer.
Screen recording on a Mac using the Screenshot Toolbar
Keep in mind that you can only use this method if your operating system is macOS Mojave or newer. When you are about to start record:
- Use the keyboard shortcuts Command + Shift + 5
At the bottom of the screen, a toolbar with numerous icons and settings will emerge. The symbols with the record symbol (a solid circle) over them are what you’re looking for. In one, your full screen will be captured on video, while in the other, you can choose only a portion of your screen to record.
- Choose the recording type you desire
- Highlight the area of your screen you wish to record
- Then click Record after selecting Record Selected Portion
If you select Record Selected Portion, drag the box’s corners to change the size of the frame. You can also reposition the box on your screen at a new location.
Press the Esc key to stop a screen recording from starting before it has even started.
A camera symbol will display if you select Record Entire Screen. If you utilize multiple monitors, this is helpful. Simply position the camera over the screen you wish to record, then click to start recording.
All of the activity on your screen will be recorded as soon as the screen recording begins. In the top menu bar of the screen, click the stop button when you are finished.
Screen recording on a Mac using QuickTime Player
If your computer is running a previous version of macOS, you should follow this procedure. These procedures will simply return you to the Screenshot Toolbar if you are using macOS Mojave or a later version of the operating system.
Mac’s QuickTime Player application should be opened. You can search for it or look for it in your Applications folder.
- On your screen’s top menu bar, select File
- Select New Screen Recording
- To begin a full-screen recording, click and drag your mouse anywhere on the screen. Alternatively, click the red record button to record only a portion of the screen.
How to Screen Record on Mac with Audio
Using QuickTime, you can record your Mac’s screen and audio.
- On your Mac, launch the QuickTime Player program
- In the menu bar at the top of your screen, select File
- Select New Screen Recording
- Click the down arrow next to the red record button
- Then select Internal Microphone from the “Microphone” menu
Your new video will instantly start playing in QuickTime as soon as you stop recording. You may view, modify, and distribute it from here.
Where to find screen recording?
Your screen captures will by default be saved as .MOV files to the desktop. By selecting Options from the Screenshot Toolbar, you can modify this.
How long can Mac screen record?
The number of videos you can record on a Mac are limitless. Up until you run out of disc space, you are free to record your Mac’s screen.
If you want to learn how to screen record on an iPhone, check this quick tutorial here.