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Ultimative User Guide: How to Record Video on Mac

By Claire Wilson

September 10, 2018

Q: "I've got a Mac last week and want to record Video on it. What is the easiest way to record video on Mac? Is there any handy software for me?"

A: There are many methods to record Mac screen. This post will introduce to you 3 tools that can perfectly capture the video on Mac. Among which the best is TuneFab Screen Recorder, following by Quick Time Player, and macOS Mojave. Each tool will be introduced in detail.

This article focuses on hunting the easiest way to record Mac videos. We are going to offer the tutorials of three software where you can pick up the one you like. Get ready to record a video on Mac and move on!


Part 1. Best Tool to Record Video on Mac

To record videos on Mac, we should pay attention to the following features: simplicity and user-friendliness, multifunction, and proficiency. Here TuneFab Screen Recorder meets all the technical characteristics. TuneFab Screen Recorder enables us to record videos on Mac with or without sound, to extract audio from a video, and take screenshots on Mac. In addition, if you are recording a video on Mac, you can also edit it by marking some drawing or texts on it. It's better to use it on your own! Click and choose the button below to download the version for Mac.

Step 1. Install and Launch TuneFab Screen Recorder

Follow the instruction of installation and then launch TuneFab Screen Recorder. Many versions of Mac are supported, such as MacBook Pro/Air/mini or iMac. The main interface is like this:

Main Interface Mac

Step 2. Select Recording Area on Mac

Click the screen-like icon to bring up a new second-level list, from which you can select the recording area. Three options are provided: "Full screen" to record the whole Mac screen, "Fixed region" to capture the default area, and "Custom region" to drag and adjust the area that you want.

MacBook Pro/Air/mini or iMac


If you want to record webcam videos, click the camera-like icon to enable the built-in camera on Mac. Then a new interface of the webcam will appear.

Record Webcam

Step 3. Select Audio Settings

Click the microphone-like option to choose input sound source, from microphone, or the built-in input. Here we choose built-in input to record the system sound on Mac.

Record Audio

Step 4. Start Recording Video on Mac

Now, you can click the "REC" button to record a video on Mac.

Start Recording


During the recording, you can do more things as follows:

#1. Edit the Video

Select the pencil icon on the recording panel, and then a series of editing tools will pop up, including frames, lines, arrows, pens, or adding texts.

#1. Edit the Video

On the recording panel, there is a camera like icon beside the pencil icon. Click the camera icon so that you can take a screenshot to catch the moment of the video.

Select Recording Length

Step 5. Stop Recording

Click the stop icon to stop recording when you want to have the recording finished.


#1. You can customize the hotkeys by clicking the gear icon from the main interface. And then choose "General" in the new pop-up interface.

#2. After you have set the hotkeys, you can also select the output folder below the hotkeys. Click "Select" to choose a path for output videos.

Customize Hotkeys

Step 6. Find your Recording

Move the cursor to the button on the top right corner, and you will see the latest files recorded by TuneFab Screen Recorder. Videos, audios, and screenshots are included.

Locate Recorded Files

Part 2. 2 Alternative Tools to Record Mac Screen

There are other two alternatives to record Mac screen, QuickTime Player and macOS Mojave. Let's see how to use them respectively.

QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player can be both used as a media player and a recorder for Mac screen. It is a built-in app on Mac OS X, so you don't have to download it. Let's see how to record a video on Mac with QuickTime Player.

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player

Use the finder to open the software.

Step 2. Choose Recording Option

Click "File" on the menu bar to bring up a new list, and choose the "New Movie Recording" option.

QuickTime Player New Screen Recording

Step 3. Choose Audio Input

Tap the downward arrow icon and a list will appear. Choose the audio source, from the built-in microphone or an external one.

Select Audio Input

Step 4. Start Recording Video on Mac

At last, click the record icon to capture the video on Mac.

MacOS Mojave

MacOS Mojave is a new comer that serves as the fifteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS High Sierra, it was announced at the WWDC 2018, on June 4, 2018. Can this new comer work well in recording video on Mac? Let's see!

Step 1. Open the Software

Press Command+Shift+5 to open the screenshot toolbar.

Step 2. Select Recording Region

Click to choose "Record Entire Screen" or "Record Selected Portion".

Select Region Mojave


If you click "Record Entire Screen", the recording will start immediately. If you choose "Record Selected Portion", you can start recording whenever you trigger the recording.

Step 3. Stop Recording

Tap on the stop button when you want to finish recording on Mac.


Here are the three methods to record video on Mac. Overall, TuneFab Screen Recorder is the best one for its edible recording features which can enrich your recording by adding some drawings and text on it. Furthermore, it is a software combines all related functions such as recording audios, taking snapshots while capturing videos. Therefore, compared with the other two, TuneFab Screen Recorder will help you more.

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