January 29, 2012
How to record your screen in Mac OS X for free
Rather than having to pay money for a full-fledged recording suites like Screenflow, which often have ridiculously high price tags, you can make your own screencasts for free using the relatively unknown screen recording feature in Quicktime X. (Quicktime X is preinstalled in Mac OS X 10.6 or above.)
To start, open Quicktime X. Click "File" in the menubar, and choose "New Screen Recording".
The recording interface is very minimalist There's no fancy features here; just you and the screen.
You can opt to record sound from your own microphone, or from the speakers of your computer. The microphone feature can come in handy if you need to narrate a video tutorial.
You can even select the area of the screen to record.
And that's all there is to it. All files recorded by Quicktime are saved to your default Movies folder in Mac OS X.