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3 Ways to Fix: How to Record A Video on A Mac 2020 [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 a 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. Choose Vide Recorder for Your Recording

Once it is fully launched, on the main interface of Screen Recorder, choose Video Recorder as your recording mode. Then you can set up the recording parameter.

Choose Video Recorder on Mac

Step 3. Customize the Recording Area

On the center of the main interface of Screen Recorder, there are lots of features are allows customizing the recording parameter. Now, click to the first button "Recording Area" to set up the recording area. You can choose the Custom button to customize the recording area.

Custom Recording Area on Mac

Step 4. Setting Output Settings on Mac

When you have customized the recording area, now you can set output settings by clicking to the "Gear" button and then a preference page will be popped up.

On the preference page, click to "Output" for setting the video format and folder. Click to the Down-arrow button of "Video Format" to choose the output settings from MOV, MP4, M4V or GIF. If you want to customize the file folder, click to the three-dots button of the output locations to set the output folder to store your recording video. When it is over, please don't forget to click to "OK" to confirm the whole recording settings.

Set Output Settings on Mac

Step 5. Start Record Video on Mac

When it is over, just click to the "REC" button to capture the video on Mac.

Start Recording on Mac

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 on Mac


By using the 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 on Mac

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 that can be chosen with no edit functions.

Record Video with HotKey


See? It is so easy to record videos 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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