How to Record Video on Mac Using Built-in iSight Camera

In Mac OS X, Quick Time Player is the application used to watch media files, but it also facilitates to record personal movies, audios and screen recording through the built-in iSight camera.

In following we tell you the simple method that how you can record video on Mac using iSight camera and Quick Time Player application.

How to record video on Mac using built-in iSight Camera

Step 1

Launch Quick Time Player on system

Step 2

Now navigate through menu as File > New Movie Recording

Step 3

Click Red button to start movie recording

Click the Stop button when you want to stop

Step 4

Now click on File menu > Save As

Following screen will display, so set options for your file Where:

Save As: File name, Where: Location to save and Format: Select any according to your requirement and then click on Save button and that’s all

4 comments… add one
DJ May 31, 2010, 12:01 am

Feeling great after recording own movie on mac, thanks for this guide. Is this you in the picture above?

Niffty June 3, 2010, 7:49 am


Kevin November 1, 2010, 2:03 pm

Cheers bro :). Do you know how can we use Imovie 11 to record movie ?

trickYguY November 2, 2010, 4:03 am

Yes, you can record movie using iMovie on Mac.
Run iMovie
Click on File Menu and select Import from Camera option. You can use your built-in iSight Camera to record video.

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