How do I record my Mac Air screen with sound?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To record your Mac Air screen with sound, you can use the QuickTime Player application that comes pre-installed on your Mac. Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Open the QuickTime Player application on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or use Spotlight to search for it.

2. Once QuickTime Player is open, go to the menu bar at the top of your screen and select “File” and then choose “New Screen Recording.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Command + Control + N.”

3. A screen recording window will appear on your screen with a red record button in the center. By default, QuickTime Player will record your entire screen. If you only want to record a portion of your screen, you can click and drag to select the desired area. The selected area will be highlighted in red.

4. Before you start recording, you can also click on the small downward-facing arrow next to the record button to access additional options. From the dropdown menu, you can choose the microphone and audio source that you want to use for recording.

5. If you want to record the system audio or any audio playing on your Mac, select the “Loopback Audio” option. This will capture the sound output from your system, including any audio from apps, videos, or websites.

6. Once you have set up the desired recording area and audio source, click on the red record button to start the screen recording. You can also choose to enable or disable the microphone during the recording by clicking on the microphone icon in the recording window.

7. While recording, you will see a small recording indicator in the menu bar. You can click on this indicator to pause or stop the recording at any time.

8. After you have finished recording, click on the stop button in the menu bar or press the “Command + Control + Esc” keyboard shortcut to stop the recording.

9. Once the recording is stopped, QuickTime Player will automatically open the recorded video in a new window. From here, you can preview the recording, trim or edit the video, and save it to a location of your choice.

That’s it! You have successfully recorded your Mac Air screen with sound using QuickTime Player. You can now use the recorded video for various purposes like creating tutorials, sharing presentations, or simply saving memorable moments from your screen.