How Do I Record Video and Audio on My Mac Camera?

Have you ever wanted to record a video or audio on your Mac but didn’t know where to start? Don’t worry, it’s actually quite easy! In this tutorial, we will go over the steps needed to record video and audio on your Mac camera.

Step 1: Open QuickTime Player

The first step is to open the QuickTime Player app. You can find it by searching for it in Spotlight or by going to your Applications folder.

Step 2: Select New Movie Recording

Once you have QuickTime Player open, select “File” from the menu bar and then “New Movie Recording”. This will open up a new window that displays what your camera sees.

Step 3: Check Your Audio Input

Before you start recording, make sure that your Mac is set up to record audio from the correct source. To do this, click on the small arrow next to the red record button in QuickTime Player. From there, select your audio input device.

Step 4: Record Your Video and Audio

Now that everything is set up, you can start recording! Press the red record button in QuickTime Player and begin speaking into your microphone or performing in front of your camera. Once you are finished recording, press the stop button.

Step 5: Save Your Recording

Finally, save your recording by clicking “File” in the menu bar and selecting “Save”. Choose a name for your file and select where you want it saved on your computer.

That’s it! You now know how to record video and audio on your Mac camera using QuickTime Player. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to create all sorts of videos and recordings right from your own computer.


  • If you want to record your full screen or a specific area of your screen, select “New Screen Recording” instead of “New Movie Recording” in QuickTime Player.
  • Make sure that your microphone is plugged in and turned on before you start recording audio.
  • If you have a built-in camera on your Mac, QuickTime Player should automatically detect it. If you have an external camera, make sure it is plugged in and turned on before you start recording.


Recording video and audio on your Mac camera can seem intimidating at first, but with the help of QuickTime Player, it’s actually quite easy! Just remember to check your audio input and save your recording when you’re finished. Happy recording!