macOS: How to record videos?

Monosnap
Monosnap
Mar 20 · 4 min read

You can easily record videos with Monosnap for macOS. In this guide, you’ll find all available functions in Monosnap for video recording. Guide for Windows version.

Guide content:

  • Quick start
  • Video recording menu in the status bar
  • Recording
  • Video preview window
  • Video settings
  • Hotkeys
  • Troubleshooting
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Let’s get started!

Quick start

  • 📥 Download and launch Monosnap
  • Open Monosnap status bar menu and select Record Video
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Monosnap status bar menu

After that, you’ll find the next options:

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Monosnap recording window and menus
  1. Video recording window with Record button
  2. Video recording settings
  3. Switch to full screen mode button
  4. Video recording menu in the status bar
  5. Window resize control allows specifying size area.

✅ Tip: Also, you can resize a recording area in additional ways:

1️⃣ If you want to fit recording area to separate window, choose Capture area tool and hold ⌥ on the required window

2️⃣ Manually. Just click & drag!

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Video recording menu in the status bar

Here you can find basic recording options:

  • Start recording
  • Show/hide settings
  • Switch to fullscreen mode - a way to enter to fullscreen mode
  • Switch to windowed mode - a way to exit from fullscreen mode
  • Cancel recording
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Monosnap status bar recording menu

⚠️ During recording, options on the menu will be replaced:

  • Finish Recording
  • Pause
  • Quit video recorder

Recording

To start recording:

  • Click on the Record button
  • Go Video menu> Start recording
  • Use the hotkey

After starting recording, video you’ll see:

  • Edge of recording area become red
  • Toolbar with the next options:
    ↗️ Arrow and Rectangle tools. All drawing will disappear after some time
    Record button to finish
    Pause/resume button. Edge of the recording area become green during the pause
  • Recording time starts counting
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Monosnap video recording window

Video preview window

After finishing recording, Monosnap window with preview will appear.

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Monosnap video preview window

In the video preview window, you can:

  1. Play video
  2. Rename video
  3. Select output extension: .MP4 or .GIF
  4. Save video to the local disk
  5. Upload button — upload to the default storage
    Drag Me panel — upload/save
    Burger button — upload to one of the connected storage
  6. and 7. Trim recorded video

Video settings

Basic video settings located in the Settings popup:

  • FPS Frames per second is the frequency at which consecutive images called frames to appear on display.
  • Quality of the recorded video.
  • Capture mouse cursor during video recording.
  • Capture mouse clicks during video recording.
  • Webcam allows recording webcam and screen videos simultaneously.
  • Audio Inputs for carrying audio signals allow selecting audio devices: system audio, external, or internal mics. For more information, check out the detailed guide “How to record audio with Monosnap?

Advanced video settings located in the Preferences > Advanced:

  • Default output format: MPEG/GIF.
  • GIF FPS Frames per second is the frequency at which consecutive images called frames to appear on display.
  • GIF Quality
  • Autosave to “Movies” folder
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Monosnap’s Preferences > Advanced

Hotkeys

In the Monosnap Preferences > Hotkeys, you can set up hotkeys for all available video options

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Monosnap’s Preferences > Hotkeys

Troubleshooting

If the video preview window didn’t open after recording, please try to find the video in these folders:

  • ~/Movies/Monosnap/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.monosnap.monosnap/Data/Library/Monosnap/.tmp
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Finder window

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