How to Video Screen Capture on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to capture your screen in a video format? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of video screen capture on Mac, step by step. Whether you want to create tutorials, record gameplay, or capture any other type of video content, this article will help you get started.

Step 1: Launch QuickTime Player

To begin the process, open QuickTime Player. You can do this by clicking on the Spotlight Search icon (magnifying glass) in the top-right corner of your screen and typing “QuickTime Player”. Click on the application when it appears in the search results.

Step 2: Start a New Screen Recording

Once QuickTime Player is open, navigate to the menu bar at the top of your screen and click on “File”. From the drop-down menu, select “New Screen Recording”.


[Pro Tip:] You can also use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + N to start a new screen recording directly.

Step 3: Customize Your Recording Settings

A small recording window will appear on your screen. To customize your recording settings, click on the small arrow beside the red record button.


[Pro Tip:] If you want to record audio along with your video screen capture, make sure to select an appropriate microphone from the available options.

Step 4: Begin Your Screen Recording

Once you have customized your recording settings, click on the red record button in the center of the window. You will see a countdown, and then your screen recording will begin.

Step 5: Capture Your Desired Content

Now that your screen recording is in progress, navigate to the area of your screen that you want to capture. You can click and drag to select a specific area or click anywhere on the screen to capture the entire display.

Step 6: Stop and Save Your Recording

To stop your screen recording, simply click on the stop button in the menu bar at the top of your screen. It looks like a square inside a circle. After stopping the recording, you will be prompted to save it.


[Pro Tip:] If you want to trim or edit your screen recording before saving it, you can do so by opening it in QuickTime Player and using its editing features.

Step 7: Choose Save Location and File Format

After clicking “Save”, choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the video file. Additionally, select the desired video format from the available options.


[Pro Tip:] If you plan to upload your screen recording online or share it with others, consider using a widely compatible video format such as MP4.


You have successfully captured a video of your Mac’s screen using QuickTime Player. Now you can use this recording for various purposes like creating tutorials, sharing gameplay highlights, or demonstrating software usage. Remember to experiment with different settings and explore additional features offered by QuickTime Player for enhanced video screen capture experience!

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We hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy screen capturing!

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