Set Up a QuickTime Screen Recording

Using a QuickTime screen recording can take up a significant amount of space, make sure you clear out storage before recording.

  1. Launch QuickTime Player.

  2. Click File > New Screen Recording or press Control + Command + N on your keyboard.

  3. Click the arrow to the right of the red button and select your computer's microphone to record audio.

    To record with no audio, select None.

  4. Click the red button.

  5. Single-click anywhere on the screen to record the full screen. To record a selected portion of the screen, click and drag to indicate the chosen area. Click Start Recording once you have indicated your chosen area.

  6. Click the stop icon in the menu bar to stop the recording.

    Once stopped, your recording will open as a QuickTime movie. Depending on the duration of the recording, this may not happen immediately.

    Your recording is not yet saved at this point.

  7. Click Edit > Trim to trim the video prior to saving.

    You can use this feature to cut out any unwanted time from the beginning or end of the recording.

  8. Click and drag the yellow box to cut off time from the beginning or end of the recording.

  9. Click Trim when finished.

  10. Click File > Save to save your recording.

  11. Convert the recording file using New Movie Package. Click here for directions.

If you don't convert the file using New Movie Package, you'll be left with a very large file size. You will likely also experience playback issues in Sportscode.