Mac Screen Capture with QuickTime

The built-in QuickTime Player application can be used to capture a computer screen for a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. presenter that is giving a live demonstration as part of the presentation.

Important: Be sure to start the QuickTime Player before the presentation begins so you will be able to capture ALL of the presentation – the slides as well as the live demonstration.

The slides will be cut out of the screen capture recording and the live demonstration will be edited into the actual presentation video.

Step 1: Open QuickTime Player.

To use the screen capture feature, select “File” from the menu bar
and select “New Screen Recording” …


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This will open a popup box.

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Step 2: Recording your screen

Click the “Record” button in the pop up box to begin recording your screen.

When you are done with your demo presentation, click the recording indicator in right hand side of the menu bar to stop the recording.


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Step 3: Saving your recording

After you have stopped your screen recording, be sure to save the movie that is now open in QuickTime Player.

Important: Quicktime screen recordings are not autosaved, so be sure to save the recording after your presentation is over.

Once you have saved your screen recording, you can transfer it to a disk or upload it as instructed by your WordCamp speaker coordinator.

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