Set Up a QuickTime Screen Recording

This tutorial is specific to our newest product, Hudl Sportscode. If you’re on Sportscode v11, use these resources instead or upgrade today.

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.