Making a Screen Recording or Screencast with Quicktime


Using Screenshot in the QuickTime Player app, you can make a video recording of your computer screen. You can open the recording in the app and save it on your Mac.


Step 1: Open the QuickTime Player

In the QuickTime Player app  on your Mac, choose File > New Screen Recording to open Screenshot and display the tools.

Screenshot tools with the Record button on the right and the Options pop-up menu next to it.

You can click Options to control what you record—for example, you can set the location where you want to save your screen recording, or include the pointer or clicks in the screen recording. See Take screenshots or screen recordings.


Step 2: Record Your Screencast

Click Record. To stop recording, click the Stop Recording button  in the menu bar (or use the Touch Bar).

Depending on where you chose to save the recording, an app may open.


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