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Miao Ying

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Wondering if anyone could recommend software that will allow simultaneous recording. I've tried searching and experimenting with existing methods but most only seem to record the screen but with no audio. Right now I use a new MacBook M1 Air on Big Sur, any good tips on what to use would be appreciated.
 

HDFan

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Wondering if anyone could recommend software that will allow simultaneous recording. I've tried searching and experimenting with existing methods but most only seem to record the screen but with no audio.

You mean silmultaneous video and audio, or multiple and different recordings at the same time? Snagit will record video with the audio for unprotected sources.
 

ElliotReidMD

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Wondering if anyone could recommend software that will allow simultaneous recording. I've tried searching and experimenting with existing methods but most only seem to record the screen but with no audio. Right now I use a new MacBook M1 Air on Big Sur, any good tips on what to use would be appreciated.

Have you tried OBS Studio? If not it's open source freeware, I've used it on PC's for years, and I've just installed it on my M1 MacBook Air. It recorded my desktop and audio with no issues. There is a little setting up needed but once done it does the job.
 

Miao Ying

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You mean silmultaneous video and audio, or multiple and different recordings at the same time? Snagit will record video with the audio for unprotected sources.
Yes just simple video and audio simultaneously because it seems the built in options only record the screen video but with no system sounds sadly. I'll look into this and give it a try, thank you
 

Miao Ying

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Have you tried OBS Studio? If not it's open source freeware, I've used it on PC's for years, and I've just installed it on my M1 MacBook Air. It recorded my desktop and audio with no issues. There is a little setting up needed but once done it does the job.
I'll give this a shot as well
 

macdaddybob

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I've always used QuickTime Player to record the screen. By default it won't record audio, but installing Soundflower fixes that. By default it will record audio but you can't hear it at the same time through the speakers, so also install SoundflowerBed which routes audio to both the recording and the speakers. All free. Recorded several online conferences that way.
 
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Miao Ying

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I've always used QuickTime Player to record the screen. By default it won't record audio, but installing Soundflower fixes that. By default it will record audio but you can't hear it at the same time through the speakers, so also install SoundflowerBed which routes audio to both the recording and the speakers. All free. Recorded several online conferences that way.
Is this a solution that would currently work with Big Sur and M1 machines? Just curious, sounds like this would work also
 

Miao Ying

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While these solutions work great when it comes to capturing video, there seems to be a problem capturing audio as software such as Snagit relies on installing an audio component/driver which Big Sur ends up blocking. On Catalina this doesn't seem to be an issue, but given the M1 system I have now kicks off with Big Sur, it looks like a new audio solution needs to be updated for this build of MacOS
 

Ruggy

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Yes, there is a solution and as is often the case with Apple: it's right under your nose. It's amazing how often that is the case and I mean no offence.
The standard screenshot application will do it.
You will find it in 'Utilities' and I have it in the dock because I use it a lot for images.
When you click on it a small toolbar will open up and if you move that to somewhere out of the way, it will remember it and open it there every time.
Examine it and you will find there's a record function- either screen or selection.
You need to go in to 'options' and enable 'internal microphone'.
You need to be somewhere quiet and not talk otherwise it'll pick that up too and the audio quality isn't fantastic and it isn't ideal but it does work.
I haven't used this except to test that it actually works so there may be a way of improving it or other settings.
Hope that helps.
 
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Miao Ying

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Aug 17, 2010
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Yes, there is a solution and as is often the case with Apple: it's right under your nose. It's amazing how often that is the case and I mean no offence.
The standard screenshot application will do it.
You will find it in 'Utilities' and I have it in the dock because I use it a lot for images.
When you click on it a small toolbar will open up and if you move that to somewhere out of the way, it will remember it and open it there every time.
Examine it and you will find there's a record function- either screen or selection.
You need to go in to 'options' and enable 'internal microphone'.
You need to be somewhere quiet and not talk otherwise it'll pick that up too and the audio quality isn't fantastic and it isn't ideal but it does work.
I haven't used this except to test that it actually works so there may be a way of improving it or other settings.
Hope that helps.
Very analog way of going about it, but given I'm in a situation with a shared office environment this will result in many situations where surrounding noises will interrupt the recordings. Sadly I'll need a desktop audio recording solution, but I appreciate the suggestion
 

wfriedwald

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I am grateful for this thread, which I didn't see until now.

question: has anyone here used the SWB AUDIO APP as a means of capturing audio for a mac screen recording? or in general? if the program does what it seems to do for $12 per year, it's a bargain - LOOPBACK seems to do the same thing but for $99. thanks!
 

allan.nyholm

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For those using QuickTime Player to record the screen and installing all sorts of things on the side-- there's a microphone option to be checked in the SHIFT+CMD+5 menu.

Okay, my comment was a little dumb, as my suggestion was mentioned earlier. I crawl back under my rock.
 

Miao Ying

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I am grateful for this thread, which I didn't see until now.

question: has anyone here used the SWB AUDIO APP as a means of capturing audio for a mac screen recording? or in general? if the program does what it seems to do for $12 per year, it's a bargain - LOOPBACK seems to do the same thing but for $99. thanks!
I have since found a solution that uses the SWB plugin that is included with that app. I did not have the pay for it. As long as you leave the app installed you can use the plugin as your audio input source for other apps, like OBS
 

neutrino23

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MacMost covers this in detail very nicely.


 
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