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How to Record Your Mac’s Webcam Video

How to Record Your Mac’s Webcam Video
How to Record Your Mac’s Webcam Video


Learn how to record your Mac’s Webcam Video without using any third party tool as the tool is already inbuilt in Mac operating system all you need to access that tool to record screen in HD, So follow the guide to proceed.

Do you know about the macOS’s built-in QuickTime video player? If no then its time to explore this cool feature of your MAC OS. Sometimes we need to record our video or audio when we use our webcam while video calling with come client, friends, family or any other then you must be thinking what to use to record that screen. As some of the screen recorders stop at that time when your webcam is enabled. So if you want to record a video or audio to local disk while using Mac’s webcam, then, here is a great player that is the QuickTime player which provides the feature for recording a video or audio while using Mac’s Webcam. QuickTime is a very quick player in MacOS which can be used to record a video, but it is a primitive option. So in this tutorial, we will be focusing on our topic. So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

QuickTime comes with every Mac as a default video player. It can be used to record videos and audios and commonly used to watch videos on every Mac. You can make a quick and simple video recordings of your webcam’s video feed using QuickTime Player. Follow the below steps to proceed.


Steps to Record Your Mac’s Webcam Video:

  1. First of all, you need to open QuickTime player from applications in your Mac OS.
  2. Then simply close the window by clicking  “Done” button asking if you want to open a new file.
  3. Now choose the option “New Movie Recording” from the “File” menu there.
  4. After all these things a new QuickTime window will open which will be showing a preview of what your webcam will capture and then click on “Record” button there and adjust yourself and your webcam to make sure everything looks perfect.
  5. Now click on the drop-down arrow next to the “Record” button, and there you can choose the audio options if you don’t want to record audio or anything else with the audio recording.
  6. Now click the red colored “Record” button when you think you are ready for the recording and a timer will begin showing the length and the file size of your recording. You’ll also see a live stream of your video on your screen as it’s recorded.
  7. Now click on the gray colored “Stop” button to stop the video when you’re done with your recording.
  8. The finished video will appear in its QuickTime Player window, choose “Save” from the “File” menu to save the file.
  9. Browse and Choose the location where you want to save your file and finally click the “Save” button.

#2 Method Recording Your Webcam’s Video with VLC

If you want more features and advanced options, so you need to try VLC Player. It has more advanced options as compare to QuickTime player. You can check out the advanced feature of VLC player through the below step by step guide. Here are the steps to record your webcam’s video with VLC player.

1. First of all Install VLC player from the developer’s website.
2. Now Open VLC player from the applications.
3. Now Open “File” menu in the menu bar and choose “Open Capture Device.”

4. Another window is open, where you have to tick the checkboxes next to “Video” and “Audio.” Choose the correct audio and video input options from the drop down list as per your requirements.

5. And don’t forget to tick the checkbox next to “streaming/saving.”(This feature enables the saving of the webcam’s video)
6. Now you need to open the “Settings” option above “Open” button.

7. Now a pop-up window is open where most of VLC’s work done. Here you can change the video settings as per your requirements.
8. Now open drop-down list next to “Encapsulation Method” and choose your recording type. And one more thing if you want a .mov file, then choose “QuickTime” mode.

9. Choose the location where you want to save your video by clicking on “Browse” button.
10. Now tick the box next to “Display the stream locally,” if you want to see your recordings as it happens.

11. Use the transcoding option, if you want to compress or transcode your video file after recording.

12. Click “OK” button when you are done with all the things.
13. Click “Open” button to begin video recording.
14. Click “Stop” button when you are finished with your recording.


So above guide was all about how you can record a video of the webcam using the great tool QuickTime Player. As it is the easiest way to record the video and is an inbuilt feature of your MAC and you can easily access it by just following the simple steps that we had discussed just right above. Hope you like the guide, keep on sharing with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.



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