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Using quick video and audio capture

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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QuickTime player in Snow Leopard now allows you to easily capture live audio and video directly from your Mac's iSight Camera, FireWire Camcorder or Microphone. This is a capability that was previously only available to people who upgraded to Pro version of QuickTime 7, but now anyone with a copy of Snow Leopard can record video and audio in QuickTime for free. Just go to the File menu and choose either a New Movie Recording, or a New Audio Recording if you only want to record sound. I will choose Movie. Here I am on Camera in my dark, dark booth.

Using quick video and audio capture

QuickTime player in Snow Leopard now allows you to easily capture live audio and video directly from your Mac's iSight Camera, FireWire Camcorder or Microphone. This is a capability that was previously only available to people who upgraded to Pro version of QuickTime 7, but now anyone with a copy of Snow Leopard can record video and audio in QuickTime for free. Just go to the File menu and choose either a New Movie Recording, or a New Audio Recording if you only want to record sound. I will choose Movie. Here I am on Camera in my dark, dark booth.

I have a FireWire Camcorder connected to my Mac right now and this is what we are looking at. Now if you have more than one camera attached to your Mac, you can choose which camera you want to record from by clicking the little Arrow button here and you can choose the camera. I only have the one here in this case. You can choose your Audio Input, the quality of the movie: Medium, High or Maximum, and where you want to save the movie to. In this case I am just going to choose to save to the Desktop, and once you have those settings set, all you have to do is hit the Record button, and now we are recording a movie.

So here I am sitting in the booth recording a movie, and I think that's enough. There is my movie sitting on the desktop, really doesn't get much simpler than that. It works pretty much the same for audio recordings. If I choose File > New Audio Recording - let's close this for a moment - you see I just get an Audio window here. And all I really have here is the Record button, but I can still choose what my input device is going to be, the quality of the recording, and where I want to save it. We'll talk about what you can do to share these recordings with friends and family in a little bit, but first you might have noticed that we have another option under the File menu labeled 'New Screen Recording' and we'll take a look at that in the next movie.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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