How do you record your iMac desktop (for tutorial)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rsted222, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. rsted222 macrumors regular

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    I want to show someone how to do something and need to know how to record my desktop (as I compute) and then email them the video tutorial.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The power of QuickTime X and its screen recording feature can help, but only if yo have Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Or you could use iShowU or Screen Flow.
    MRoogle is also a good tool to search for answers, and can often be faster than waiting.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    ScreenFlow is the best tool for the job, but it's extremely pricey.

    QuickTimeX will record your entire screen but the FPS and image quality isn't the best, still, it sounds like it will suffice. If you need to focus in on a part of the screen you can always throw the resultant file in to iMovie and do any cropping.
     
  4. macabouttobe macrumors regular

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    My kid uses Screenium - if this is a one-off for a friend, may not be worth the money with Quicktime being an option..

    If you plan on doing this more often, check it out!
     
  5. son of olaf macrumors newbie

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  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    maybe you could install logmein on both macs and you can show them from afar.
     
  7. Joycekyle macrumors newbie

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    By using QuickTime, you can record your desktop directly. Just drop down “File” then choose “New Screen Recording” is OK. Besides, I learned some other apps from an article, which are also efficient to do this job, such as Jing and free online screen recorder. If you are interested in, you may check here to know more details.
     
  8. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    Yeah I hope op figured it out before you replied...
     
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Thread resurrection is frowned upon in the forums. Don't do it again.
     

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