Many Mac users have been whining about the difficulty of recording Mac webcam with high quality. They just can't find a suitable tool to solve the problem. To help you out, here come two best workarounds to recording webcam with high quality on Mac.

Part 1. QuickTime Player- A Free and Simple Solution to Webcam Recording

Bundled with all Macs, QuickTime Player is not just a powerful media player, but also a slick and excellent webcam recorder, producing webcam recordings of high quality. It is quick to use, and includes all the rudimentary features in recording webcam on Mac. Because it is a built-in application, you needn't download it from the app store. To open it, just find your "Application" folder and then locate it.

Here is a quick-and-dirty guide to record webcam video on Mac with QuickTime Player.


Step 1. Fire QuickTime Player up and Create New Recording

Double click the QuickTime Player icon on the "Application" folder to activate it. On its intuitive main interface, click on "File" > "New Movie Recording".

QuickTime Player New Movie Recording

Step 2. Hit "Record" to Make Settings

Press the "Record" button and you will immediately find a pop-up window that previews what is being captured by the webcam of your Mac.

On the toolbar of QuickTime Player, display the pull-down menu by clicking the down arrow beside the red "Record" button. Then make your own preferences among the available audio inputs so that this webcam recording program can clearly capture the audio from your auxiliary input devices. Also, don't forget to slide the volume to your satisfaction.

QuickTime Player Preference to Record Webcam

Step 3. Press "Record" and "Stop"

After all is ready, go ahead with the red round button to start recording. After being clicked, the red round button immediately turns into a square button of gray color on the same place. To end recording, you need to click it again.

QuickTime Player Record Button

Step 4. Save the Recorded File

The completed high-quality webcam recording is automatically placed on its own QuickTime Player window. To save it onto your laptop, all you need to do is go to "File" > "Save...". Browse the specified location and name it before pressing the "Save" button.

QuickTime Player Save Webcam Recordings

Although it is very quick and convenient to capture webcam on Mac with QuickTime Player, it incorporates so few recording features that it is far from satisfactory for many people. Thus, if you prefer a better webcam video recorder with more professional functions, try the following one.

Part 2. The Best Advanced Mac Webcam Recorder to Your Satisfaction

VideoSolo Screen Recorder outshines many other webcam recorders on Mac in many aspects, which is the reason why I strongly recommend it. As a professional and advanced recording software, it is fully packed with all the recording features inside its incredibly intuitive interface. You are able to capture Mac webcam along with audio and output the video file in a high quality or even lossless quality, which meets the demand from many tutorial makers.


With such a professional Mac Webcam recorder, you are able to capture your Mac screen anytime. Besides webcam recording, it also supports capturing Mac desktop screen with webcam added on it, as well as grabbing only audio track.


It offers a trial version for you to enjoy its full features and if you like it, you can update it to a licensed version without time limit.


Step 1. Install VideoSolo Screen Recorder.

Left click the Download button below and install it to your Mac.

Step 2. Customize Settings

Click the menu on the top right corner to customize your recording parameters. Set the Frame rate and Bitrate to your desire under the "Recording" section. Or use the default settings. Click on the "General" section to change or remember your hotkeys. Close this window after all is done.

Screen Recorder Preference for Recording on Mac

Screen Recorder Preference for General on Mac

Step 3. Turn on Webcam and Select Recording Area

After returning to the control interface, adjust the recording area into certain size by dragging the frame or make selections on its pull-down list of the third button.

Tick the second button to turn on the webcam. You will immediately see a webcam preview which exactly mirrors what is in front of the camera. Resize the camera preview window and place it to a certain place inside the recording area.

Screen Recorder Turn on Webcam

Step 4. Select Audio input and Initiate Recording

Click on the first button and tick "Built-in Microphone" to record only the sound from Microphone.

If you are ready to begin shooting, take a deep breath before pressing the "REC" button to initiate recording.

Screen Recorder Turn on Microphone

Step 5. End Recording and Save it.

Once you have captured the content all you need, end recording by pressing the red rectangular button on the toolbar or use your hotkey. The webcam recording is automatically saved in the folder on the upper right menu.

Screen Recorder End Webcam Recording

Overall, with either one of the above two software, you are able to quickly and easily record webcam with high quality on Mac. For those who do not bother to download an extra application, just use QuickTime Player to achieve the purpose of recording. Whereas, for others who are professionally demanding, try VideoSolo Screen Recorder. Hope they can satisfy all of your webcam recording needs.