Did you know that you don’t need any additional software to make high quality, watermark free screen recordings in OS X Mavericks 10.9? Well this feature exists and it’s in a slightly unexpected place … QuickTime Player.
How to make a screen recording with QuickTime Player
Launch QuickTime Player from your Applications.
Click “File” -> “New Screen Recording”
This will bring up the “Screen Recording” dialogue.
Click the red recording icon on the dialogue box.
- You will then be given the option to click once to record the whole screen or to drag a box over the area you want to record.
- So say for example you want to record the contents of your browser window but nothing else you can just drag a box over the window, and don’t worry about not being perfectly accurate with your box as you will be able to modify it before you start recording.
You will see in the middle of the recording area a “Start Recording” button. Once you’re happy with your recording area click that and away you go.
Then once you’re done recording you just click the “Stop” icon on the toolbar next to the clock.
- Your new screen recording will open in QuickTime player and you just need to press “⌘ + S” to save it.