When it comes to recording your Mac’s screen as a video, the choices are plenty and range from free to about $100. Of course, the number of bells and whistles increases as the price of a screen record app increases. What about free? Use the built-in QuickTime Player on your Mac to record the whole screen and save it as a video. That’s the extent of the bells and whistles you get for free.
Just above free is the Screen Record Utility for the Mac. It’s substantially less expensive than the professional level video recording apps, but still has more than a few of the most useful features.
Click the icon in the Menubar to begin recording. Choose from a section of your Mac’s screen or the whole screen.
Controls are straightforward. Start and stop the recording. Pause and resume the recording. Even set the recording time.
As simple as using Screen Record Utility can be to capture video of whatever takes place on your Mac’s screen, the settings are numerous.
It can also be used to capture a simple screenshot and save the file in a variety of graphic file formats. Video recording can be set to specific frame rates. Audio can be be either your Mac’s standard audio selections, or system audio.
The Screen Record Utility timer is easy to use, too, as is the option to drop in a graphic logo over the video. Once settings are in place, all you need to record screen video is a click of the Record button.
You get more functionality than QuickTime Player, but less than the more expensive screen recording apps, but you’ll pay much less. That’s the value of competition.