Easy Ways to Record Screen on OS X El Capitan
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Easy Ways to Record Screen on OS X El Capitan

Last updated on December 26, 2017 by

Mac OS X El Capitan has become popular among Mac users since published. According to what was mentioned on the press conference, it has added many innovative functions such as Split View, Spotlight, all of which are feasible and helpful applications. As a result, many Apple users like me have quickly updated to this new OS and some of them are also willing to record screen on El Capitan sharing their experience and tricks or uploading the HD game videos while using this new OS. However, this task cannot be simply done on this latest OS because many existing software are unable to record audio along with screen activity. Hence, if you want to record videos on El Capitan and share with your friends, below are the eligible solutions for you to record videos on Mac OS X El Capitan.

How To Record Screen On El Capitan Without Difficulty?

1. Make Use Of A Professional Program

2. A Usable Tool For Recording Screen

3. The Defaulted Screen Recorder For Mac

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Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder

A highly recommended professional tool is Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder. It lets you record screen in various modes, including a specific region, full screen and Web camera. Also, it has perfectly solved the problem of many programs in recording the sound with screencast, you can easily sync the sound from your microphone together with your video. For those people who want to record screen during their absence, they can select the “Task Scheduler” and set a certain record task. Here is how it works.

  • Click the “Download” button below and install it on your Mac.

    Download

  • Launch this program, and configure some necessary settings like hotkeys in the “Options” menu.
  • Prepare the video part or the apps you want to display.Next, pick a recording mode like “Region” to record.
  • Then, drag the cross-hair along a portion on your screen to record, release the mouse and click “Ok”. The recording process will start immediately.
  • If you want to end recording, click the “Stop” button and the file will be stored in the output folder that you have selected before.

El Capitan screen recorder

This program not only serves as a screen recorder for OS X El Capitan, but also has a built-in video converter which can convert videos into different formats and merge multiple files into a whole one. As a result, one can transfer and view the video on other devices.

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Jing for Mac

Another screen recorder that you can use on Mac OS X El Capitan is Jing. It can record videos as well as capture images. And it supports recording system sound and also microphone. But you may not record them both at the same time. That is to say, you may not record your narration along with the background music in a screencast for tutorial or other purposes. Additionally, one has to sign up for an account before using. Here is instruction about how to record screen on Mac OS X El Capitan with this program.

  • Download the software and launch it on Mac.
  • Move the mouse to the icon and three icons will rise up. First, click “More”>”Preference” to configure the settings like capture hotkey and output video format.
  • Next click “Capture” and select a specific region. After that, choose “Capture Video”, the record will start immediately.
  • When recording is over, click “Stop” and you can choose to upload your video or save it in your Mac.

record mac with jing

Jing is a good tool for recording but it also has some restrictions. It can create videos but one cannot record system and microphone together. Plus, The output video will be saved as SWF format. And it only allows recording for no more than 5 minutes unless you purchase Camtasia or Snagit for longer time use.

3

Apple QuickTime Player

For Mac users, QuickTime Player is the default video player. But more than playing videos, it also serves as a screen recorder on El Capitan. It supports recording sound from system or microphone. And one can choose a specific region or full screen to record video. The operation is easy. After completion, the output files will automatically be in MOV format. Here is how it works.

  • Open the QuickTime Player and go to “File”>”New Screen Recording”.
  • A toolbar will then pop out and you can adjust the volume, choose the voice source, and show the mouse clicks by clicking the down arrow.
  • Hit the “Record” button to start.
  • After completion, just click “Stop” button on the top-right of the interface. Then you can choose the folder to save your recorded video.

Quicktime recorder

If you are a newbie user, QuickTime Player is a suitable tool. But it cannot satisfy the needs of advanced users for extra functions such as converting videos to compatible formats for other devices or edit screen during recording.

Conclusion

All aforementioned are the appropriate tools that can be applied for recording screen on Mac OS 10.11. People with different needs for recording are able to select the one that suits them best. For users who don’t like to install anything on Mac, QuickTime Player is a feasible tool for you to choose. And For those who want to create more instructive videos while recording, Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder may be the best choice for you to use freely.

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Posted by: Alice Wang on to Mac Screen Recorder, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on December 26, 2017

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