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How to Record Screen/Video on Mac

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

There arise multiple situations when you would want to record something playing or happening on your Mac system. For instance, you may need to record video on Mac or an important part of the clip, a video call on Skype or FaceTime, or record some tutorial or something new which you are trying. If any app or your system is behaving in a different manner, you would need to record the same to show to an expert on the solution. In all the above cases you need a good screen recorder mac. There are a number of these programs available with different functionalities and the following part discuss the most popular ones.

Part 1. How to Capture Desktop/Video with Wondershare Screen Recorder Mac

Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is an excellent Mac screen recorder with audio recording facility. Using the software you can record all activities and videos playing on your Mac system in good quality. The program is simple and convenient to use making it apt for beginners as well as experts. Using the built-in video editor you can cut, trim, add special effects and perform other functions to the recorded video or activity.

Steps on How to Video Capture Mac Using UniConverter

Before proceeding with the steps below, if you want to record any video or specific activity, play or open it.

Step 1 Open Wondershare Screen Recorder Mac and Select Screen Recorder

Launch UniConverter program on your Mac after it is downloaded and installed. From the main interface, select Toolbox tab and then choose Screen Recorder option.

open screen recorder mac

Step 2 Set Recording Area and Preferences

A new screen recorder window will open from where you need to choose the recording area and your recording preferences like record timer, file location, quality, frame rate, shortcut button, and others. To select the recording area, you can either move the cross icon in the middle to move the frame or pinch the edges to adjust corners. Alternatively, you can also enter the width and height of the recording area.

adjust recording area

Step 3 Start Recording Video/Desktop Mac

Click REC button to start with the process of recording. There is a 5 seconds countdown to prepare for the process.

start video recording mac

Step 4 Stop Video Capture Mac

Once you are done with the recording, hit red coloured stop icon and select Stop Recording.

stop video recording mac

The activity or the video playing on your Mac will be successfully recorded just as the screenshot shows.

recording files mac

Part 2. How to Free Record Video on Mac with QuickTime

Looking for a free screen video recorder? The QuickTime video player app that comes installed on your Mac is just apt. In addition to playing your Mac videos, this built-in app also allows recording your Mac screen. By default, the video is recorded in .mov format but it can be saved in another format if needed. The recorded video quality is decent and the app is simple to use and is bundled with almost all the OS X versions.

Steps on How to Record Desktop Mac using QuickTime

If you want to record any video, play it before moving ahead with the following steps.

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player app on your Mac system. Choose File > New Screen Recording

screen recording quicktime

Step 2. A screen recording window will appear. Before you proceed with the recording, you can make few settings by clicking the small triangle button present on the right corner.

adjust recording setting

Step 3. To start screen capture, press the red record button.

start screen capture mac

You would be asked to make a choice for capturing the entire screen or only a portion of it.

set capture screen

Step 4. Once the recording is done, click the stop button.

stop video recording mac

Step 5. Select the name and destination of the recorded video

save recording video file mac

Part 3. How to Capture Mac Screen Online Screen Recorder

Another way for the free screen capture of your Mac is to use an online screen recorder. One such popularly used program is Apowersoft free online screen recorder. For the first time use, you need to install the program launcher, after which Mac screens can be recorded for free without any software download. Once recorded, the videos can be exported to a number of formats including MP4, WMV, ASF, FLV, and others. The tool is simple to use and features flexible screen capture.

Steps for Free Screen Capture Mac using Apowersoft Online Screen Recorder

  1. Open Apowersoft Online Screen Recorder - https://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-screen-recorder on your Mac browser. For the first timers, the program will ask to download the launcher.
  2. Click Start Recording button to activate the program.
  3. Recording mode can be customized if needed and then move ahead with the recording process.
  4. Stop the process once completed. The recorded video can be saved to your Mac or can be shared on YouTube and other sites.

free screen capture mac

Considering the speed and quality of recorded videos, editing options, and additional features, Wondershare UniConverter definitely scores better as compared to other screen recorders. Install the program and get your Mac screen captured in the best manner.

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