On Mac computers, there’s an incredible built-in video editing program named iMovie. Besides improving video performance, this program can also help users record a video through a webcam.
With this considerate feature, you don’t have to buy an extra expensive camera to record a decent video clip. When you want to record a demo, or a prank or reaction video, you can simply open iMovie on your Mac. By the way, if you plan to leave a video message to your family or friends or tell your colleagues the details of business affairs, iMovie can also help you with that.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to record a video with iMovie with 3 simple steps. You can start your recording soon or later.
How to record yourself in iMovie
Given that most Mac computers are pre-installed with a FaceTime HD camera, it’s unnecessary to insert an external webcam device.
Now, let’s see how to use iMovie to record a video.
To begin with, launch iMovie on your Mac computer. Then, press Cmd + I to open the Import Media window where you can decide the source for iMovie recording.
Next, choose the built-in FaceTime HD camera and click Import, iMovie will display the real-time webcam frame on its interface.
To record the image, click Record.
Now, iMovie will start to record the webcam image and directly import the video to Project Media.
Click Close to complete the recording. You can find the recorded video on the Project Media or a selected destination.
Though iMovie is an excellent video editing freeware, its webcam recording feature is rather a bit mediocre.
First of all, iMovie can only record the webcam image along with the microphone sound.
Moreover, with iMovie, you can only record a video in .mov format which is a format that cannot run properly on some Android phones.
All in all, iMovie is helpful to make an easy webcam recording for Mac users.
For those who are in pursuit of recording a perfect video with computer sound and flexible video settings, Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder will meet your demands.
What can Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder help you with
Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder is a universal Mac video/audio recorder, you can use it to record your Mac screen, webcam, audio, and take a screenshot.
Features of Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder:
Now, let’s see how to record a video with Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder easily.
Step 1 Download the free trial on your Mac
Step 2 Prepare for the recording
Launch the program and choose Video Recorder from the interface to have a flexible webcam recording.
On Video Recorder, turn on Webcam and a window will pop out displaying the webcam image. You can use your cursor to adjust the position and size of the window.
Then, decide the audio source for your video, you can turn off System Sound when you don’t want to record the computer sound.
If you want to capture the image from your webcam alone, you can now initiate a recording by clicking the REC button.
Now, minimize the Video Recorder window.
Step 3 Start recording
When everything is set, press Ctrl + Cmd + S on your keyboard to start recording.
During the recording, a panel will appear on which you can find the in-app editing tools to add annotations and draw on your video.
Moreover, you can click the Pause button to take a break when you’re having a time-consuming recording.
Click Stop to complete the process, the app will display the video for you to review and trim. Hit the Save button to export the video to a custom folder.
Above are all the skills for you to record yourself on a Mac computer.
Of course, you can stick to iMovie for simple webcam recording. Well, when you want to have a more flexible and pleasing recording experience, you can try Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder.