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April 16, 2012

Tutorial – How To Record The Screen On Your Mac

by Colin Jones

Have you ever seen a video on YouTube showing a screen recording on a Mac and wondered how it’s done? Well wonder no more, as in this quick tutorial, we will learn how to record the screen on our Mac using QuickTime Player.

To use the screen recorder function explained in this tutorial, your Mac will need to be running OS X 10.6 or later.

Step 1) Go to your Applications folder and launch QuickTime Player – Alternatively you can select it using the Spotlight search function.

Step 2) Once loaded, click on File at the top of your screen – From the drop-down menu that appears, select New Screen Recording.

You will see the following Screen Recording pop-up in the left-hand corner of your screen.

Step 3) Click on the down arrow to the right of the Screen Recording pop-up – Once done, you will see these various options to choose from.

Step 4) If you want sound in your screen recording, choose to use the Built-in Input (Internal Microphone) – At the bottom of the menu, you will also have the opportunity to choose where on your Mac you want the screen recording saved to.

Step 5) Click on the centre red button to start recording your screen.

Step 6) Once you have finished recording, click once again on the centre red button to stop the recording.

Step 7) Your finished screen recording will open in QuickTime Player, where you can choose to watch it through and then use the share button to send your work to sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

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