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How to Record A Video with Webcam on macOS

Posted by Candice Liu to Video Editor | Updated on Dec 7, 2018

YouTube, broadcast yourself. If you have something special and is willing to share with others, YouTube is the best place to go. Yet, to show yourself on YouTube, you need the medium - video. How to record a handmade birthday gift video? How to capture a tutorial video of repairing electronics? Wanna share the easy DIY photo hacks and tricks with YouTube viewers? You can utilize your Mac webcam. Here this article shows you how to record HD vdieo with your Mac webcam if you lacks such experience.

Mac Video Capture Software is a Must Have

To capture your video using webcam, you need a program to activate your Mac webcam first. VideoProc can be the one to play this role. As a cover-all video processing tool, it can activate your Mac webcam to record video on Mac in 4K, 1080p, 720p high definition, as well as capture iPhone/Mac screen video with best sound. That's not the end. Afterwards, it lets you further customize your video for faster uploading to YouTube, FB and more. You can transcode recorded video from MOV H264 to MP4/H265/FLV/3GP, cut video to shorten video length, split video into several clips, add your downloaded subtitles into it, crop/merge video, add special effects to video (mirror, Four Color, negate, sharpen, etc.), remove background static noise from video, make a funny GIF from video, etc.

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User Guide: How to Record Video with a Webcam on MacBook/iMac

Step 1: Launch VideoProc you've downloaded on your desktop. Click "Recorder" icon on main interface.

Note: As you can see, there are another three options available, Video, DVD and Downloader. The "Video" feature can be used to transcode any video format to 420+ output formats (MP4, H264, HEVC, MKV, MOV, AVI, iPhone iPad, Android, etc.) and compress video with 90% size off. The "DVD" feature is designed for you to rip DVD to digital formats and 1:1 backup DVD movies to MPEG-2/MKV for better storage and management. As for downloader, you're allowed to free download video from YouTube, FB, Vimeo, etc. 1000+ sites and batch save your YouTube playlist at one stroke.

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Step 2: Tap "Camera" > choose "Camera" from the drop-down list. Then move your mouse to the bottom of the interface to find audio option, where you can opt for built-in input, built-in Microphone, system sounds, etc. to capture audio. Besides, at the lower left side of the interface, "Crop" feature can be enabled to freely adjust the capture size of your video (the width & the height).

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Step 3: Hit "REC" button and this Mac video recorder begins to capture video on macOS using your webcam. Press "Stop" button anytime you wanna call it end. After the recording is over, the output video will show up on the right side of the window, just under the "Output Folder" zone. Tap the magnifier icon to open its location and view your recording files.

Note: you would have noticed that there is another option under "Camera" - screen & camera. This option is aimed to help you record your face and screen video on Mac, which is practical for creating tutorials or online lessons/lectures for students. The detailed processing steps are much of muchness. Needless to repeat it. Select it when tutorial/lesson recording is needed.

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Warm Prompt: at the top banner of the window, activate Desktop button and you can easily capture screen video on Mac. It records almost anything happening on your display except the iTunes purchased DRMed videos or movies. What's plus, as long as you connect your iPhone to MacBook/iMac via USB cable, this powerful video processing software is capable of recording iPhone screen video on your Mac and save it as .mov format for your latter usage.

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