[3 Tips] How to Screen Record on Mac with Camera & Audio

Looking for a way to record screens on your Macbook with the camera simultaneously? You're in the right place. This post covers three working solutions to record screen on Mac with both camera and audio. Keep reading and find the one that fits you.

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Updated on Nov 29, 2023

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In this guide, you'll learn:

Simultaneously recording computer screens, front cameras, and microphone audio has become a popular way of video production. It is especially helpful if you want to create a tutorial to explain a certain process or concept, comment on gameplay, demonstrate and record a gameplay process on PC, or an online presentation, etc. No matter for what purpose, screen record with a camera and audio is a great way to achieve that.

"I have a Mac Book Pro with macOS Sierra installed. I would like to know which solution I could use to record my screen (I know I can make that with QuickTime Player) and, at the same time, record my webcam to have a video with the screen in the background and in a frame in the corner the webcam recording.

Thanks for your help and your answers."

                                                                                                                                - question from Reddit

Do you have the same confusion as the above question mentioned? Of course, when it comes to recording screens with camera and audio, the first thought that comes to most Mac users will be the QuickTime Player.

Actually, there are various tools with the feature to record screen and camera simultaneously on Macbook apart from QuickTime Player. This guide covers the other two methods except for the QuickTime Player, including EaseUS RecExperts and OBS Studio. Keep reading and find one that you like.

Tip 1. Screen Record on Mac with Camera & Audio via EaseUS RecExperts (Best Pick)

EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is a professional Mac screen recorder with multiple video capturing and editing features. It combines the functions of particle & full screen recording, webcam real-time capturing, microphone & system sound recording, etc.

It allows you to record screens with camera and audio simultaneously with HD quality and save these recordings in more than ten formats. You can also set a scheduled recording, which will perform multiple recording tasks automatically at a specific time.

After recording, you can use the editing features, including trim, clip, merge, etc.

Another excellent point of EaseU RecExperts is that it offers a free screenshot feature, meaning you can capture any wonderful moment and save it as a picture.

Can't wait to try it? Download EaseUS RecExperts on your Macbook, and follow the steps below to record the screen with camera and audio.

Step 1. Launch this webcam recorder, and select the little webcam icon by clicking the down-arrow button on the left panel.

Open RecExperts

Step 2. If there is more than one camera device connected to your computer, you can freely choose your desired one. Besides, you can also select the audio source, adjust resolution and orientation, and even use the green screen effects if needed.

Adjust webcam settings

Step 3. You can click on the REC button when you are ready to start your webcam recording. During the process, you can choose to resize the recording window, take screenshots, pause or stop the recording flexibly. To end the recording, just click on the red square icon.

Start recording

Step 4. Then, it will lead you to preview the recorded videos. Apart from that, you can enhance the recordings with some tools.

Tip 2. Screen Record on Mac with Camera & Audio via QuickTime

QuickTime Player is a macOS built-in multimedia software. You can use it to record screens as well as webcam and sound at the same time without any software installation. With it, you can create a video to record game and face at the same time with ease.

If you are familiar with QuickTime Player, things will get easy:

Step 1. Open your Mac computer and launch QuickTime Player.

Step 2. Click the "File" tab, and choose the "New Movie Recording" option. Then you'll see a small camera window that is used to record your face.

click file

Step 3. Click the "View" tab, and choose "Flost on Top ", it will ensure the camera window will float on the top of the screen no matter what application you use.

folp to top

Step 4. Click the "File" tab again, and choose "New Screen Recording".

new screen recording

Step 5. Select the region you need to record on the screen.

Step 6. Click the drop-down arrow beside the Rec button, and choose the audio source for the camera and screen.

Step 7. Click the Record button to start. It will begin to record your screen with the camera as well as audio at the same time.

Tip 3. Screen Record on Mac with Camera & Audio via OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-source, free screen recorder mainly used for video capturing and live streaming. It offers a professional video-recording interface and allows users to record any application screen.

Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, OBS Studio supports recording screens with camera and audio at the same time on any system device.

Using OBS to record screens with a camera, you are supposed to prepare an external camera and connect it to your computer. Make sure it is connected and recognized correctly.

Now follow the steps below to record the screen on Mac with camera and sound.

Step 1. Install and launch OBS Studio on your Macbook.

Step 2. Connect a camera to the Macbook.

Step 3. Click the "+" icon under the Source tab, and choose the "Video Capture Device" option. Then you can see a camera window floating on the screen.

cideo capture device

Step 4. Click "Settings" on the bottom-right corner, and navigate to the "Audio" option.

sudio settings

Step 5. Select the audio source as the Microphone or desktop sound, then click OK to continue.

Step 6. Click the "Start Recording" button in the bottom-right corner. OBS will begin to screen record with camera and audio.

start recording

A Comparison of Three Ways: Pros & Cons

We've made a comparison of the three tools in the aspect of their advantages and disadvantages.

It would be great if you applied one of the methods we mentioned above to record screen with camera and audio on your Macbook. If not, the following comparison would be helpful in deciding which screen recorder you use:

Comparison Pros Cons
EaseUS RecExperts
  • Part & full-screen recording
  • Scheduled recording
  • Multiple video & audio outputs
  • Free screenshot feature
  • Simple interface, easy to operate
  • Extract audio from video
  • Convert video to GIF
  • Advanced customer support
  • Record gameplay with no lag
  • Without recording time limit
  • Webcam capture
  • Multiple video editing options
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Share videos on YouTube, Facebook, etc.
  • Record multiple screens
  • You need to download and install software
  • No Linux version
QuickTime Player
  • macOS built-in utility
  • Record webcam, and microphone while screen recording
  • Advanced video compression technology
  • Simple to use
  • Convert video to other formats
  • Common video editing features like trim, split, detach, merge, rotate
  • Share videos on social platforms
OBS Studio
  • Open-source free screen recorder tool
  • Compatible with Windows & Mac & Linux
  • Powerful screen recording feature
  • Profesional gameplay recording
  • Live streaming
  • Flexible to use

As you can see, EaseUS RecExperts for Mac takes advantage of the other two regarding scheduled recording, simple user interface, multiple video editing options, extracting audio from recordings, multiple video & audio output formats, etc.

We strongly recommend you download and try it. It will meet your screen recording needs and won't disappoint you.

Screen Record on Mac with Camera FAQs

1. How do I record my Mac screen with my webcam?

To record a Mac screen with a webcam, you need to decide which tool you use. EaseUS RecExperts, QuickTime Player, and OBS Studio are all available. You need to enable the webcam function is enabled while recording. You can refer to the specific steps we have shown in the post.

2. How do I record my screen with my face?

To record the screen with your face, you need to ensure the webcam feature is on. A good screen recorder, like EaseUS RecExperts, can help to make the process easy.

  • Launch the app, and click the "Webcam" button.
  • Select the camera device, and adjust the resolution and orientation.
  • Click the "REC" button when you are prepared.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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