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screen recorder for macbook without any extra software

  1. In the QuickTime Player app on your Mac, choose File > New Screen Recording.
    Screen Recording window with the Record button at the bottom and the Options pop-up menu next to it.
  2. Click the Options pop-up menu, then choose any of the following recording options:
    • Microphone: Choose None to record your screen with no sound, or choose a microphone.
    • Options: Choose Show Mouse Clicks in Recording so that clicks you make during the screen recording appear as a circle in the video.
  3. Click the Record button , then choose a recording type.
    • Click once anywhere on the screen to start recording the entire screen.
    • Drag to select a portion of the screen to record, then click Start Recording. For example, you can drag to select just a specific window.
  4. When you’re finished recording, click Stop in the menu bar (or use the Touch Bar).
    The Stop button in the menu bar.
  5. Choose File > Save, then enter a name for the recording.

    The recording is saved as an H.264 format QuickTime movie with an AAC audio track (if audio was selected).

 

 

Use your built-in camera

  1. In the QuickTime Player app on your Mac, choose File > New Movie Recording.
    The recording controls, including the volume control, the Record button, and the Options pop-up menu.

    When the recording controls appear, you see a green light next to the built-in camera in your Mac.

    Tip: If your Mac doesn’t have a built-in camera, you can connect an external camera.

  2. Click the Options pop-up menu, then choose any of the following recording options:
    • Camera: Choose a camera if you have more than one camera available.
    • Microphone: Choose a microphone if you have more than one microphone available.
    • Quality: Choose the recording quality. Maximum-quality recordings produce uncompressed files, which can use large amounts of storage space.

    Setting

    Description

    High H.264 video and 44100 Hz AAC audio
    Maximum Apple ProRes 422 video and Linear PCM audio
  3. Adjust the volume control to hear the audio you’re recording.
  4. Click the Record button to start recording, then click the Stop button when you’re done (or use the Touch Bar).

    To pause recording, Option-click the Record button , then click it again to resume recording.

  5. Choose File > Save to save and name the recording.

Use an iOS device

  1. Connect your device to your Mac using a Lightning to USB cable.
  2. Open the QuickTime Player app on your Mac.
  3. Choose File > New Movie Recording.
  4. Click the Options pop-up menu, then choose any of the following recording options:
    • Camera: Choose your connected iOS device.
    • Microphone: Choose a microphone (if you have more than one available).
    • Recording quality: Choose the recording quality. Maximum-quality recordings produce uncompressed files, which can use large amounts of storage space.

    Setting

    Description

    High H.264 video and 44100 Hz AAC audio
    Maximum H.264 video and Linear PCM audio
  5. Adjust the volume control to hear the audio you’re recording.
  6. Click the Record button to start recording; click the Stop button when you’re done (or use the Touch Bar).

    To pause recording, Option-click the Record button ; click it again to resume recording.

  7. Choose File > Save to save and name the recording.

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