To the uninitiated, a screen recorder can literally enable you to capture anything from your Mac screen. It can either be a music video, a soccer match, a live broadcast, and even a video call with your family that you can record from your desktop. All you need for this purpose is a handy and convenient screen recorder, and you can take snapshots of videos and audios playing on your screen for later use. This post will elaborate on how to record screen on Mac, and the features you should look for in a screen recorder application.
Features of an Efficient Mac Screen Recorder:
While there are several screen recorders for Mac, try to look for the following features before installing one in your system.
- A good screen recorder software should have a user-friendly interface. Meaning, it should be easy to use.
- It should have several audio and video formats to choose from while saving the recording.
- It is always a bonus if your screen recorder program additionally allows you to edit your captured videos during preview before saving, or even after saving.
- It should provide a decent recording speed. Look for screen recorder applications that provide a recording speed of up to 60 fps for high-quality recording.
- A screen recorder program should allow voice overs, and it should be easy to capture audio, video and screenshots alike.
How to Capture and Record Screen in my Mac?
Step 1. Install and Launch the Screen Recorder Application
To be able to start recording your video, look for a screen recorder application that meets your requirements. Install it in your system and launch it on your desktop/laptop. Movavi Screen Capture Studio is a good screen recording software for Mac that has all the above stated features.
Step 2. Set the Recording Parameters
Look for a tab that has something like “Record Screen” option in the screen recorder application. It allows you to select the screen size to be captured. You should also have audio options that enable you to record audio along with the video recording.
Step 3. Record your Screen
After setting the recording parameters, looks for a button or symbol like “REC” or”Record” in the screen recorder window. Click on the option to start recording. A good screen recorder software should also allow you to Pause, Stop and even Cancel the recording. Once you stop the recording, you may also have an option to preview your recording, wherein you can trim or make minor edits in the recorded video. However this depends on which screen recorder application you are using to capture screen on your Mac.
Step 4. Save the Recording
Save the recorded screen with a suitable name with the “Save As” option, and click on “Export” option. The Export window should have the audio/video format options. A well-organized screen recorder software should have a number of options for video and audio formats to choose from. Some popular video formats include MP4, AVI and MOV. Once you click on “Convert”, the recorded video will be converted into the selected format.
Step 5. Edit the Video
If you did not edit your recording in the Preview window, look for an option like “Open in Editor” from the menu in your screen recorder application. Once your video is launched in the editor, you can modify it to serve your needs. You can have the options to trim and merge the videos, and apply filters to improve appearance and quality of the captured video. Save it in a similar way as Step 4.
Please note that the above steps are more or less similar in any screen recorder program. All you need to do is compare among various programs available, and then settle for a suitable one.