How to Video Screen Record on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Video Screen Record on Mac

Screen recording is a useful feature that allows you to capture and share activities on your Mac. Whether you want to create a tutorial, record gameplay, or share a presentation, screen recording can come in handy. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to video screen record on Mac.

Step 1: Launch the Screen Recording Tool

To start recording your screen on Mac, you need to open the built-in screen recording tool called QuickTime Player. You can find it in the Applications folder or search for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Start a New Screen Recording

Once QuickTime Player is open, click on File in the menu bar and select New Screen Recording. A small screen recording window will appear.


If you want to record audio along with your screen recording, click on the downward arrow next to the record button and choose your preferred audio input source.

Step 3: Configure Screen Recording Options

Before starting the actual screen recording, you have some options to configure. To access these options, click on the v-shaped arrow next to the record button.

  • Show Mouse Clicks:
  • If you want to highlight mouse clicks during your screen recording, check this option. It can be helpful when demonstrating specific actions.

  • Show Mouse Pointer:
  • This option allows you to choose whether or not to display the mouse pointer in your screen recording. Consider your specific needs when deciding whether to enable or disable this feature.

  • Quality:
  • Choose the desired quality for your screen recording. Higher quality results in larger file sizes, so consider your available storage space and intended use when selecting a quality level.

Step 4: Start Recording

Once you have configured the options, you are ready to start the screen recording. Click on the record button in the screen recording window to begin.


You can record your entire screen by clicking anywhere on it, or you can drag to select a specific portion of the screen to record.

Step 5: Stop and Save the Recording

To stop the screen recording, click on the stop button in the menu bar at the top of your screen. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control + Command + Esc.

After stopping the recording, QuickTime Player will automatically open a preview of your recorded video. To save it, click on File in the menu bar and choose Save. Select a location on your Mac where you want to save the video and give it a descriptive name.


You have successfully learned how to video screen record on Mac using QuickTime Player. Now you can create engaging tutorials, capture memorable moments in games, or share important presentations with others.


If you intend to share your screen recordings with others or upload them online, consider compressing them using video compression software or services to reduce file size without compromising too much on quality.

In conclusion,

“Screen recording is a valuable feature that Mac offers, and QuickTime Player makes it incredibly easy to capture your screen activities.”

So go ahead and explore the possibilities with screen recording on your Mac!

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