How to Screen Record With Sound on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Screen recording with sound on a Mac can be a useful feature for various purposes, such as creating tutorials, recording gameplay, or capturing online streaming videos. Fortunately, macOS provides built-in tools that allow you to easily screen record with sound. In this tutorial, we will explore the step-by-step process of how to screen record with sound on your Mac.

Step 1: Open the Screen Recording Tool

To start screen recording, you need to open the built-in screen recording tool on your Mac. Press the Command + Shift + 5 keys simultaneously to open the screen recording toolbar.

Step 2: Configure Recording Options

Once the screen recording toolbar appears on your screen, you can configure various options for your screen recording:

  • Record Entire Screen or Portion: Choose whether you want to record the entire screen or select a specific portion by clicking on either the “Record Entire Screen” button or “Record Selected Portion” button in the toolbar.
  • Select Audio Input: To record audio along with your screen recording, click on the “Options” button in the toolbar and check the “Built-in Microphone” option. This will ensure that sound from your microphone is captured during the screen recording.
  • Show Mouse Clicks: If you want to highlight mouse clicks during your recording, click on the “Options” button in the toolbar and check the “Show Mouse Clicks” option.
  • Select Save Location: By default, recorded videos are saved to your desktop. If you want to change the save location, click on the “Options” button in the toolbar and select a different folder under the “Save to” option.

Step 3: Start Recording

After configuring your desired recording options, you are ready to start screen recording with sound. Click on the “Record” button in the screen recording toolbar or use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + R.

Note: If you selected the option to record a specific portion of your screen, drag and select the desired area before starting the recording.

Step 4: Stop Recording

To stop your screen recording, click on the “Stop” button in the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + Esc.

Note: You can also stop recording by clicking on the stop button in the screen recording toolbar, which appears as a small square icon in your menu bar while recording.

Step 5: Save and Access Your Recording

After stopping your screen recording, a thumbnail of your recorded video will appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Click on this thumbnail to open it in a preview window.

In this preview window, you can trim your video by dragging either end of the timeline. Once you are satisfied with your video, click on the “Done” button.

Your recorded video will be automatically saved to your selected save location. To access it, navigate to the folder you specified earlier or find it on your desktop if you didn’t change the default save location.

In Conclusion

Screen recording with sound on a Mac is a convenient feature that allows you to capture videos along with audio for various purposes. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily screen record with sound using the built-in tools provided by macOS.

Remember to configure your recording options, start and stop the recording using the screen recording toolbar or keyboard shortcuts, and access your recorded video from the designated save location. Happy screen recording!

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