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Recording

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Video: Recording

QuickTime can not only play media, but it can record it too. Let's see how that works. Launch QuickTime. I go to the File menu, and I choose New Movie Recording, and here I am. Hello! So I'll move the window over and you can see me, because if you have an iSight camera or another camera that's attached to your Mac, you can record your video. If you have some kind of audio input device, a microphone for example, you can also record your audio. So let's take a look in the window and see what's going on here.

Recording

QuickTime can not only play media, but it can record it too. Let's see how that works. Launch QuickTime. I go to the File menu, and I choose New Movie Recording, and here I am. Hello! So I'll move the window over and you can see me, because if you have an iSight camera or another camera that's attached to your Mac, you can record your video. If you have some kind of audio input device, a microphone for example, you can also record your audio. So let's take a look in the window and see what's going on here.

You see the red record button, if you click that, you record both your audio and your video. And below that you see this meter that's kind of doing this as I speak. That's your audio level. That indicates that not only is sound going in, but you can see what the level is. We'll look at the triangle menu here, and that allows me to choose a different microphone input if I want. For example, I could use my iSight built-in microphone. Quality is not that great, so I'm going to continue to use this microphone. You can also choose the Quality, and this is the video quality, of your movie, so it can be Medium, High, or Maximum.

So let's record something. Hi! This is Chris Breen. Welcome to Mac OS X Lion Essential Training. I'm so glad that you've joined me, particularly to learn about QuickTime. Then I click the Stop button. And here's my movie, so I can play it. Hi! This is Chris Breen. Welcome to Mac OS X Lion Essential Training. I'm so glad that you've joined me, particularly to learn about QuickTime. Then I click the Stop button. And indeed I have stopped.

If I wanted to I again could play this at full screen. It's a little grainy, I'm not sure why I'd want to that, but I could. And just like with playing media files and editing media files in QuickTime, you can share just as you could otherwise. The other ways you could do recordings. I'm going to close this window. You could also record audio. File menu > New Audio Recording, here's the window. And again, you can see the meter, so you can see that I'm talking. If I want to record something, all I have to do is click on the Record button. I speak here.

Notice that it's recording. Tum da dum, dum dum. Yes, and then I click Stop, and if I really wanted to listen to it, it sounds like this. Record button. I speak here. Notice that it's recording. Tum da dum, dum dum. That's right, I'm a trained musician. So we click the Close button and that's it. Now, one other kind of recording we can do is a screen recording. So I choose New Screen Recording. This allows me to capture the action on my Mac's screen.

I will click on the Record button. All I have to do now is click on the Desktop, and I'm recording. Open a few things, drag the window around, close the window, and click Stop. Now I play it back. Now, you'll notice in my recording that when I was doing a screen recording, you could see a little circle that indicated where the mouse was.

The reason is because I'd switched on in options, Show Mouse Clicks in Recording. This is not on by default, but I think it's very helpful if you're trying to show people something that's happening on your screen. So if you're trying to train somebody to do something, that's the way you do it. There's one other option for a screen recording. I click Record. Now, I can record just a portion of the screen. To do that I click and I can drag to create a selection. I let go. Click on Start Recording.

I can move things into this window. Move them around, back up again, and click Stop Screen Recording. It finishes. Shows me the Preview window. Click to Play, and there's my screen capture.

And that's pretty much it. You can record video, audio, and screen capture with QuickTime Player. I think these are cool capabilities and I think you're going to like them.

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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