Recording Audio with QuickTime

These instructions cover recording audio with QuickTime on  macOS.


Devices Selection

Before screen recording, verify your headset is selected as the recording input device.

  1. Click the Apple Icon in the upper menu bar
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  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Select Sound ...
  4. Click the Input tab ...
  5. Select the Logitech USB Headset
  6. Speak at a normal volume and observe the Input Level. Hovering in the middle is ideal and it should never go all the way to the right. Adjust the Input Volume as needed
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When needed, repeat these steps to set another device as the default.

When recording with the headset, make sure you have your microphone properly placed and unmuted. The microphone is muted when the red LED is illuminated.

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Recording

  1. Launch QuickTime ...
  2. In the upper menu bar, select File > New Screen Recording ...
  3. In the Recording Toolbar click the downward arrow next to the Record button .... Make sure the Microphone is set to Logitech USB Headset and Quality is set to Maximum.
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  4. Push the Record button ... to begin recording.
  5. Push the Stop button ... to stop recording.
  6. To save your recording choose File > Save. Make sure to give your recording a descriptive and meaningful name. We strongly encourage giving your recording a descriptive name (e.g., psychology100-lesson1-screencast.mp4)

Published on June 13, 2022 at 2:05:40 pm CDT. Last modified on August 04, 2022 at 9:46:01 am CDT.