Many Mac users for one reason or another would like know how to record their Mac screen. For me, I want to be able to illustrate “how to” articles and tutorials for users, for some, they want to show their gaming buddies how awesome they are. So, whatever your reasoning, here is a free way to record your screen on Mac OS X using Snow Leopard or greater.
QuickTime Player – The Free Way to Record Your Screen (You need Snow Leopard or greater)
- Open up QuickTime Player – QuickTime can be found in your Applications folder. If you are unsure where that is, you can use Spotlight to search and open. Spotlight is at the very top right of your screen and looks like a magnifying glass. Just type “quicktime” in the search field and off you go!
- Select File > New Screen Recording
- Choose Your Screen Recording Settings - Use the drop down arrow to the right. If you want to record audio, then select the input device at the top. Medium settings seem to work great. Finally, choose the location to save each screen recording video on your Mac.
- Now Select the Red Record Button to Start Recording Your Screen – this should be pretty self explanatory. After clicking the red record button, click the Start Recording button.