3 Methods to Record a Video on Mac with Sound and Webcam Easily

Valyn Hua

Oct 26, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

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If you want to record videos on your Mac computer frequently, then a good Mac video recorder matters a lot. Actually, Apple releases the built-in screen recording features. You can record a screen video on Mac for free without too much filters. But if you want to record streaming videos, gameplays and other videos in HD, you need to head to third-party video recorder software on Mac. Fortunately, you can get satisfying solutions from the following paragraphs.

mac video recorder

1. How to Record the Screen in macOS Mojave

If you have upgraded to macOS Mojave, then you can use the Shift-Command-5 feature to solve the problem. As a result, you can capture a video on Mac with the entire screen or selected portion for free.

Hold and press Shift, Command and 5 keys at the same time.

Choose Options to change the video and audio settings.

Select the forth icon from left to right to record the entire desktop.

Choose the fifth icon to select an area on the Mac screen manually. (optional)

Click the Stop icon in the menu bar to stop recording.

Edit, save or share the recording.

record screen video in macos mojave

2. How to Record the Screen on Your Mac with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is the default Mac video recorder freeware. Thus, you can record a screen video without macOS Mojave. There are also basic editing filters you can get. If you want to record a video on Mac with an external camera, you can also use Photo Booth.

Launch QuickTime Player from the Applications folder.

Choose New Screen Recording from the File drop-down menu.

Click the arrow next to the Record icon to manage the recording settings.

Choose the Record icon in red to start recording with the entire screen or certain area.

Click the Stop icon in black to stop recording.

Play, edit, save or share the video recording file with QuickTime Player.

record a screen video on mac with quicktime player

3. How to Record a Video on Mac with Sound in High Quality

If you want to get an easier method, you can run Mac FoneLab Screen Recorder instead. It allows users to record videos and take screenshots via hotkeys. Well, you can also bypass DRM-protection and other restrictions. In a word, you can record all on-screen activities with this Mac video and audio recorder app effortlessly.

Main Features of the Video Capture Software for Mac

  1. Record tutorials, gameplays, calls and other kinds of videos in HD without lag.
  2. Capture internal Microphone audios with adjustable volume.
  3. Take screenshots with customized size.
  4. Add texts, lines, arrows, circles and other drawing panels on your video or snapshot.
  5. Set hotkeys to start or stop the record by one click.

How do You Capture a Video on Mac

Launch the screen recorder on Mac

Free download and install FoneLab Screen Recorder on your Mac computer. If you want to record a video on Mac for a long time, you had better activate the account with the registration code.

launch mac screen recorder

Prepare for screen recording

Set the screen area you want to capture first. Locate the third icon and click the Menu icon below. You can choose Full Screen, Fixed Region and Custom Region from its drop-down menu. Then you can decide whether to turn on the webcam. In addition, you can adjust its position.

prepare for screen recording

Record a video on Mac screen

Adjust the microphone volume if necessary. Now you can click REC to start recording after all preparations. If you want to skip the certain video clip, you can click Pause to achieve it. Then choose Resume whenever you want. If you want to strengthen the point, you can click the Edit icon. Then choose one drawing tool in different sizes or colors.

record a screen video on mac

Export the recording file

When you stop recording, the video will be in the destination folder by default. Well, you can open Media Manager to access this video too. In addition, you can share, preview, delete or find the recording video directly.

export the video recording

Actually, you can change the default settings before recording. The Mac video recorder software allows users to record mouse clicks, show mouse cursor, count down before recording, manage video and audio settings and do other customizations before recording. If you want to record a video on Mac with sound, then FoneLab screen recorder for Mac can be your smart choice.

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