How to record video on your Mac

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It’s easier than you think to record video on your Mac!

We’re going to show you how to record your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch screen as a video on your Mac.

Here’s a number of reasons you might want to do this:

  • Record a presentation
  • Record a demonstration
  • Record a game level walk through

In the past you required a 3rd party app to record video on your Mac. Now all you need is your Mac running OS X Yosemite and an Apple device with iOS 8. You will also require a lightning cable.

Step 1: Connect your iOS 8 device to your Mac.

Step 2: Launch Quick Time Player

Step 3: Click on File > New Movie Recording

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Step 4: Click on the downward pointing arrow next to the red record button. This will give you the option to use your Mac’s inbuilt camera or your iOS device. You can also select whether you want to use your Mac’s microphone or the plugged in device.

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Step 5: Click the red button to start recording on your Apple device.

Step 6: Click on the red button again to complete recording.

Step 7: Click Comand > S or File > Save to store your video


  • You can share your video via email, text message, AirDrop, Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr or YouTube. To do this hover your curser over the video and click on the share button that will appear in the top right corner. The share button is square with an arrow pointing up.
  • You have the option not to record anything. Quick Time Player will show you everything as it happens. So if you want to see your iOS device on a bigger screen you can.
  • You don’t need to add audio while your recording. You can do this at a later stage.

Easy right? Now you have a high quality video recording of something you wanted to capture on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Via: 9 to 5 Mac; imore, Mac World; tekrevue