Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Screencasting the easy way with Quicktime X

With Quicktime X you can take video captures of your desktop and share them online with ease.

Start the Quick Time X Player and go to "File", "New Screen Recording". A small black window will popup. You can select the video quality, mic in, show mouse clicks and the place to save the video when you click on the arrow in the lower right corner.


To start recording press the red button. You can now choose to either capture the whole desktop or just a part of it.


Just click somewhere with the mouse or select the area to capture while holding the mouse button to start.

To stop just press the stop button and your video opens in the player window.


Pressing the arrow in the player bar will open a option menu where you  can trim the video or share it on different plattforms like YouTube or Facebook.

Creating videos of your desktop applications and sharing them cant get much easier and its already built in your operating system. No need to purchase additional software.

This works with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher.

27 comments:

Ponderer said...

Wow, I have never heard of this! Very interesting!

munchies? said...

Does this also work with the windows Quicktime?

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ed said...

thats cool, ive personally had problems w/ quicktime though

Potholderz said...

Didn't know that, good to know. Not really sure what i'd use that for.

The Angry Lurker said...

Quicktime, that's what itunes uses isn't it?

Neushoorn said...

Well thats a nice picture !

123mikeyd123 said...

Looks like some good software there, personally i think ill stick to fraps though

Triper said...

Ist thank you once again for very interesting post :) i watch you loooooong.

cadexn said...

Pretty cool stuff to do with Quicktime X. thanks for the tips

ds said...

That seems very handy.

Michael said...

ive been using vlc i think its called. havent used quicktime in years

Niek said...

Looks very easy but yet very good!

Patti D. said...

awesome feature, very useful for making tutorials.

Venus said...

this is very useful indeed.

hirou said...

Looks nice and useful

Fortune said...

Macs are still too hipster for me.

Xiism said...

Thanks for sharing, I still don't know my way around Mac that well ;)

phthalo. said...

I've actually always wondered how to do this. I didn't know on Windows, yet alone Mac.

Piets said...

Coolio :3

Zach said...

Wow, a lot easier than I thought!

Vague Raconteur said...

Good to know :D Thanks!

Trelin said...

@Fortune: the word is expensive, they're still too expensive.

paidvacation1605 said...

I read your blog daily I am now seriously thinking of buying a Mac lappy

Dubbadeedoo said...

Quicktime got some major improvements. Gotta check 'em out.

Lucky13 said...

Used to have QuickTime installed back in the days, but moved to VLC. Hearing about the screen casting option I might give QuickTime another go.