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3 Ways to Fix: How to Record A Video on A Mac 2019 [Updated]

By Iris Holmes

Updated on July 24, 2019

Updated on July 24, 2019


Have you ever wanted to record a video memo or keep the valuable video calls on Mac but don't know how to make it? Franking speaking, it is easy to make it with some screen recording software or the built-in tools on Mac. Here we have collected and would like to share the feasible 3 ways to record a video on mac with totally different Mac screen recorder, which is compatible with various kinds of Mac, like MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with macOS 10.9 to 10.14 running on it.


At this post, you will learn:

#1 How to record video on Mac with Mac Screen Recorder [100% Feasible]

#2 Record a video on a Mac with QuickTime Player on All Platforms

#3 Press Hotkey to Record Video of Your Screen on macOS Mojave



Method 1: How to Record A Video on A Mac with Mac Screen Recorder [100% Feasible]

To record the video on Mac, it is easy to make it with TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac, which is designed for the record the screen activities, gameplay, video calls, online videos on your Mac with the various edit functions. Lots of video parameters are available for the recorded video, like bitrate, frame rate and more. With the concise main interface, it is easy to operate even though you are the green hand of using the computer.


Just download the TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac and follow the full tutorial below to start recording video on Mac at present. Now let's learn the best way to record video on Mac.


Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac

Click to Try It Free for Mac button to download TuneFab Screen Recorder for Mac, open the DMG file to get it fully installed on your Mac. When the installation is over, run it for preparation of the recording.


Step 2. Set Video Parameters for Your Recording

Once it is fully launched, click to the top-right Gear Button to open the Preferences settings page.

On the "General" sections, you can set the hotkeys for recording, recording output path and more, while on the "Recording", you can set the video parameters and audio parameters.

Set Video Parameters


Step 3. Customize the Recording Area

On the center of the main interface of Screen Recorder, there is a Computer-shaped button. Click to the "Three-Line" button, then you can choose the Full Screen from multiple resolution ratio, like full size, 1080p, 720p and more. More settings like fixed region, custom region, audio settings are supported to select on the main interface of the Screen Recorder.

Customize Recording Area


Step 4. Start Record Video on Mac

You can use the hotkey that you just set to record the video or just click to "REC" button to capture the video on Mac.

Start Record Videos



Waiting for the 3 minutes countdown, you can record whatever video on your Mac. When the whole recording is over, click to the Red-stop button to end up the whole recording.

Stop Recording Videos


Tips:

By using TuneFab Mac Screen Recorder, you can not only choose the video parameter but also you can edit the video. On the recording panel, there is the pencil-like button for you to activate when you want to edit the video. Click to the pencil-like button and edit your video by drawing an arrow, adding a note and more.

Edit Recording Videos


Method 2: Record a video on a Mac with QuickTime Player on All Platforms

As we all know that there is a QuickTime Player built-in on your Mac. QuickTime offers all the Mac users to record the screen on Mac. If you don't want to use some Screen Recorder software to record the video on Mac, you can also try this. 


The whole operation is simple and easy to record whatever video on your MacBook. However, with this method, you will fail to choose the video parameters or edit the video for the recorded videos, but you can select the video from 4K, 1080p, 720p and more resolution ratio.


Operation: Open QuickTime Player > Choose Files on the Menu Bar > Select the New Screen Recording from the drop-down list > Click to the Red button to record video of your screen on a Mac.

Record Video on Mac with QuickTime Player


Method 3. Press Hotkey to Record Video of Your Screen on macOS Mojave

If your operating system is macOS Mojave, then you can use the HotKey "Command" + "Shift" + "5" (Command + Shift + 5) to activate the built-in screen recorder. However, there are some defeats when using this way to recording the video. One is this method is restricted to be used on macOS Mojave, and the other is no video parameter can be chosen with no edit functions.

Record Video with HotKey


Conclusion

See? It is so easy to record video on Mac with an advanced Screen Recorder and your QuickTime Player. However, compared with the way of QuickTime Player and Hotkey, TuneFab Screen Recorder will be a little bit better than the other two ways for it owns various DIY functions, like editing video and more. Now, it is your turn to choose your preferred one. If you have any problem when using TuneFab Screen Recorder, leave any comment below.


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