Apple recently announced a number of devices during its WWDC 2021 event held last week and if you’ve purchased your own Mac computer or the newly announced iMac 24 2021 but you are yet to familiarize yourself with the device in full details especially how to record the screen of your Mac computer, this short guide will teach you the quick tips to getting this done.
There are usually two options. The first being to record the entire screen of your Mac computer or just record a select section of the screen based on your preference.
In order to preview the hidden screenshot toolbar, you’re going to need to use the key combination: Command + Shift + 5 which will then commence the onscreen controls for recording the entire screen or if you want to record a selected portion of the screen and even do a quick screenshot.
Recording the whole Mac screen
- First, click on the icon in the onscreen controls. Your pointer will change to .
- You can either click on any screen to start recording that screen, or click on Record in the onscreen controls.
- When you want to stop recording, click on the icon in the menu bar, or you can press Command-Control-Escape at the same time.
Recording a selected part of the Mac screen
- Click on the icon in the onscreen control menu.
- Then drag to select the area you want recorded
- Next, click on Record in the onscreen controls
- Lastly, click on the icon in the menu bar, or you can press Command + Control + Escape at the same time.
Using Quicktime Player to record your Mac screen
Yes its possible to record your Mac computer screen using the Quicktime player. This is a pretty easy way to get this done and to achieve this, use the quick guide below.
- Click on the QuickTime Player, then select File > New Screen Recording from the menu bar.
- You will be presented with an onscreen control menu to record the screen.
- Before starting to record, you can click the arrow next to the icon to change the recording settings.
- If you want to record your voice or other audio with the screen recording, select a microphone. To regulate that audio during recording, adjust the volume slider. If you heard audio feedback, lower the volume or use headphones with the device’s microphone.
- In order to see a black circle around your pointer when you click, select Show Mouse Clicks in Recording.
- To start recording, click on the icon. After this, you can either click your cursor anywhere on the screen to start the recording of the entire screen, or drag your cursor to choose an area to record, then click on Start Recording within that designated area.
- To stop recording, click on the icon in the menu bar, or press Command-Control-Escape at the same time.
- After you end the recording, QuickTime Player will open the recording automatically.