Use the playback controls to play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, adjust volume, and take other actions. The controls appear when you move your pointer over the QuickTime Player window, and they hide when you move your pointer away.
To move quickly forward or backward through the timeline, swipe with two fingers on your trackpad, scroll with your mouse, or drag the handle in the timeline. You can also repeatedly click fast-forward or rewind to increase playback speed in increments.
To view a video in full screen, click the full-screen button or choose View > Enter Full Screen. Beginning with OS X El Capitan, you can also use split-screen view and stream videos to your Apple TV from QuickTime Player.
QuickTime Player can from your camera, or record the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It can also from a microphone or of your Mac.
Record a movie
Movie recording works with your built-in camera and many external cameras. If you're using OS X Yosemite or later, you can also record the screen of any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) with a Lightning port and iOS 8 or later.
- Choose File > New Movie Recording.
- To monitor audio while it's being recorded, use the volume slider.
- Click the Record button to start recording. Click it again to stop recording.
Record audio only
Audio recording works with your built-in microphone, external microphone, or other Core Audio-compliant audio device.
- Choose File > New Audio Recording.
- To change the recording settings, click the arrow next to the Record button. Then choose your microphone and recording quality.
Record your screen
Screen recording creates a movie of all or part of your Mac screen. To record the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, use the instead.
- Choose File > New Screen Recording.
- To change the recording settings, click the arrow next to the Record button. If you don't want to record a voiceover or other audio, choose None as your microphone. If you want to show a black circle for every onscreen click, choose Show Mouse Clicks in Recording.
- To start recording, click the Record button , then click anywhere on the screen to begin recording the entire screen. Or drag to select an area to record, then click the Start Recording button within that area.
- To stop recording, click the Stop button in the menu bar, or press Command-Control-Esc (Escape).
Use the split function to split your movie into multiple sections that can be manipulated further.
- From here you can take several actions:
- Drag a clip before or after another clip.
- Move through a clip by swiping with two fingers on your trackpad or scrolling with your mouse. At any point in the timeline, you can choose Edit > Split Clip to split the selected clip.
- Choose View > Trim to the selected clip.
- Choose View > Show Audio Track to identify quiet sections of the clip.
- Select a clip and choose other editing commands from the Edit menu, such as Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
- Click the Play button to play back all clips.
- Click Done. To see your clips again, choose View > Show Clips. To undo your splits, choose Edit > Undo Split Clip.
Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete
Use the Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete commands from the Edit menu when you're . If you're pasting a clip into another movie, you don't have to be editing clips in that movie: just go to any point in the timeline of the other movie, then paste the clip.
To quickly join movies together end to end, open the first movie, choose Edit > Add Clip to End, then select the other movie from the file dialog.
Use the flip and rotate commands from the Edit menu when you're viewing a movie or . These commands flip or rotate the entire movie or clip.
After saving your movie, you can share it by Mail, Messages, AirDrop, YouTube, and other methods:
- Open the file in QuickTime Player, then choose File > Share.
- Or open file in QuickTime Player, then click Share in the playback controls.
- Or Control-click the file in the Finder, then choose Share from the shortcut menu.