Video Screen Capture For Mac

Looking for a video screen capture app for Mac? Consider CloudApp - an all-in-one solution that captures HD video, webcam, and GIFs, up to 300% faster, and securely stores them to the cloud.
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The one tool which Apple's macOS lacks is a native video screen capture tool. Introducing CloudApp's Video Screen Capture tool For Mac - A free tool packed with just about every option to capture anything on your screen. Create a free account today!

Mac Screen Capture, but how about Video?

Let's face it: the Mac changed the way we work. It is well designed, super intuitive, and extremely easy to use. And while it is quick and easy to take a screenshot, the one tool that Apple's macOS lacks is a native video screen capture tool. So before you reach for shift + command + 4 assuming it records video as well, consider a video screen capture for mac tool which runs silently in the background, yet is packed with just about every option you need to capture anything on your screen. Introducing CloudApp - recently ranked in the top 50 Best Software Companies of 2018 by G2 Crowd. For a tutorial on how it works, check out this video:

 

Record your Computer's Screen with Audio on a Mac

Want to learn just how simple it is to screen capture video on mac with audio? You will first need to download the App. It's free to get started and powerful enough to capture all of your video screen capture needs in full HD video. Once you have downloaded the app and created a free account, follow these steps:

  1. ‍Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + 6' and capture a section of your screen by dragging your mouse to include the desired area
  2. Once you see the app options, choose the HD video option and click the Mic option (the app defaults to no audio). You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  3. Click the Start button to record and capture your screen -- that's it!

There are recording limits based on your account type. However, unlike GIFs, video recordings are limited by file size. For a free account, the file upload max is 25mb, for a Pro account it is 1gb, and for a team account it is 2gb per recording.

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Capture and Create GIFs

In addition to full HD video, CloudApp allows you to make high quality GIFs. Limits are 15 seconds for a free account, or 1 min for a Pro account. There are 2 ways to do this, from with keyboard shortcuts or from the App in your toolbar. To capture a GIF, follow these steps:

With a keyboard shortcut:

  1. As with video, use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + 6' and capture a section of your screen by dragging your mouse to include the desired area
  2. Once you see the app options, choose the GIF option. You can also select the [ ] to capture full screen (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  3. Click the Start button to capture your GIF -- click Finish once you have captured the GIF or reached your accounts limit

From the Mac App:

  1. Click the CloudApp icon installed in your menu bar (top of your screen) or Applications Folder, then select the GIF icon to select part of your screen to capture and record
  2. To finish, follow the same steps as above

Capture and Annotate Images

Not only is CloudApp a powerful video screen capture tool, but it takes Apple's screenshot function to another level. Not only can you capture anything on your screen, but any image, picture or GIF can be annotated with lines, shapes, arrows, blur, emoji and more. There are several ways to do this:

For Mac:

  1. ‍Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + A' to capture a screenshot and instantly open an annotate window (customize the shortcut in Preferences menu)
  2. Hover over a captured photo, image, or screenshot from the CloudApp menu and select the 'Annotate' option

In a Browser:

  1. If you have already created and uploaded content, or your team or customers view any of your shared CloudApp links (drops) as images or screenshot, click on the 'Annotate' option
  2. Select from the many options in the annotate menu including the arrow tool, rectangle tool, spotlight circle tool, stroke color, pixelate tool and more

But here is the best part: you can insert an emoji into any image or GIF to add some spice to content!

Sharing Your Content Made Simple

Not only does CloudApp allow you to quickly capture HD video, GIFs, or annotated images, sharing content with your team, colleagues, or friends is a breeze. After saving your video, GIF or annotated image, the file gets instantly uploaded to a unique Cl.ly short link where your content lives in perpetuity. Upon saving your content, this link gets uploaded to your Mac's clipboard, so simply pasting it (Command-V) into a browser, email client, or any document will paste the link instantly. 

Additionally, your content can be share through our numerous productivity app integrations, including Asana, Slack, Trello, or Google Docs. For those who want the get the most out of our content creation and sharing solutions, with a Pro or Team account, professionals and teams can turn any Cl.ly link into a custom domain. In addition to custom domains, you can enable SSL on your domains with a CloudFlare account.

How to Get CloudApp

CloudApp is very simple, yet powerful video screen capture tool and provides you with all the features you need to visually communicate ideas, share feedback, and collaborate with friends and co-workers using HD video GIFs, and annotated screenshots. You can register for your free CloudApp account here.

Over 2 million people use CloudApp to work faster.