Top 3 Ways to Record the Screen on Your Mac

Lisa Ou

June 28, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Want to record your Mac screen with audio? You can rely on the QuickTime Player to make the screen recording on a Mac. In fact, if your Mac is running Mojave or later version, screen capturing will be much easier.

Apple brought a new Screen Record tool into the new screenshot toolbar since the macOS Mojave. You can use this built-in screen capture feature to capture your Mac screen, instead of using the original QuickTime Player.

Top 3 Ways to Record the Screen on Your Mac

Besides the Screen Record feature and QuickTime Player, you can also choose some third-party screen recording software to make the macOS Mojave screen recording. Here in this post, we will share 3 simple ways to help you record videos on Mac. When you have the need to take screenshots on Mac or record your Mac screen, you can pick your preferred method to do it.

1. How to Record Mac Screen in macOS Mojave

As mentioned above, there is a new Screen Record tool designed in macOS Mojave or later. In the first part, we like to show you how to make the Mojave screen recording or take screenshots with this feature.

Press Command + Shift + 5 to open the screenshot toolbar.

You can see some onscreen controls including Record Entire Screen, Record Selected Portion and Capture Selected Windows. When you want to make the Mojave screen capture, you can choose either Record Entire Screen or Record Selected Portion.

macos mojave screen capture

Click Record in the onscreen controls to start capturing your Mac screen. To stop the Mojave screen recording, you can click the Stop Recording button in the menu bar. You can also press Command + Control + Esc to stop the recording process.

After the Mojave screen recording, you can use the thumbnail to trim, share, save, or do other operations. If you want to record the screen on your Mac with audio, here you need to ensure the Built-In Microphone option is selected.

2. How to Make Mojave Screen Recording with QuickTime Player

When you want to take the macOS Mojave screenshot or recording, you can also rely on the QuickTime Player. The following guide will show you how to capture your Mac screen with QuickTime.

Open QuickTime Player on your Mac. Click File on the menu bar and then choose the New Screen Recording option from the drop-down list.

When the Screen Recording window appears, you can click the arrow next to the Record button to change the recording settings. You can choose to record audio from Internal Microphone.

macos quicktime screen recording

After that, you can click the Record button and then choose the screen recording area. Click Start Recording to start the Mojave screen recording. When you want to stop recording, you can click the Stop button in the menu bar.

QuickTime Player will automatically open the recording file. You are allowed to preview, edit and share it according to your need.

3. Professional Way to Capture Mac Screen with Audio

With the methods above, you can handily capture your Mac screen. But you should know that, both Screen Record tool and QuickTime can only allow you to capture sound from microphone. You can’t directly record audio from system audio card.

Considering that, here we introduce you with a better way to capture your Mac screen with audio. You can rely on the highly-recommended Mac screen recording software, Screen Recorder to make the Mojave screen recording with high image and sound quality.

Double click on the download button above and follow the instructions to free install and run this Mac screen recorder on your Mac. It offers both Mac and Windows versions. Here you should download the Mac version.

When you enter the home window, select the Video Recorder feature to record your Mac screen.

choose video recorder mode

You can adjust and set various video audio recording settings before the final Mojave screen recording. Here you can select the video recording area and audio recording source based on your need.

choose video recorder mode

The recording file will be saved in MP4 by default. You can click the Record setting icon to enter the Preferences window and then select the output audio format, set hotkeys and do more settings.


After all these operations, you can click REC button to start capturing your Mac screen. While the Mac screen recording, you are allowed to add text, line, and specific labels to the recorded video. Click the Stop button to stop the Mojave screen capture process.

screen recording

You will be guided to preview window after recording. You can preview and edit the recording file. Then click Save button to save it on your Mac.

4. FAQs of Mojave Screen Capture

Question 1. Where are screen recordings saved on Mac?

The Mac screen recordings are saved in the "Autosave Information" folder if you didn't save them or close them manually.

Question 2. How do I record internal audio in macOS Catalina?

As you can see from above, you can’t record internal audio on Mac with the Screen Record tool or QuickTime Player. So here you can choose the Screen Recorder to capture your Mac screen with system audio.

Question 3. How do I record my Mac screen without background noise?

If you want to record Mac screen without background noise, whether you are using QuickTime or Screen Record tool, you should disable the “Internal Microphone”.

After reading this post, you can get 3 simple ways to make the Mojave screen recording. When you have the need to capture Mac screen with audio, you can choose your preferred method to do it. Leave us a message if you still have any questions.

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