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I'm using Retina Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it possible to use QuickTime to capture both audio and screen ? If not, what are the free apps that can do it?

P.S. A lot of the times I see on Youtube that it possible to capture screen + audio + have a little window of yourself in the corner - how is that achived?

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rMBP = Retina Mac Book Pro. ML = Mountain Lion. – Anonymous Aug 9 '12 at 9:11

Theres a few youtube videos that show you how to do this (as best it can) with quick time, heres a good one.

Quicktime is far from the best screen recording software though, and it won't give you the picture in picture you're looking for. I don't know of any free software that will but screenflow is one of the most popular paid apps and it's under a hundred bucks so if you want really nice screencasts, take a look at it.

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This is how I did it. You may need a pair of headphones if you use the bult-in microphone.

Open quicktime and click File->New Screen Recording
Select the audio source by clicking on the small down-pointing arrow
Turn up the sound that appears below the record button
Click File->New Movie Recoring
Resize the movie window and place it where you like it
Click record on the screen recorder window

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This is a Youtube video I produced on how to do it entirely for free: record CPU audio as well as Mic Audio while doing a screen capture. You'd think that it would be a standard feature...

It should work just fine!

Good Luck

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Can you please summarize the content of the video? It may get removed in the future leading to a broken link here. – patrix Oct 9 '12 at 20:12
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Mark Mar 12 '15 at 11:26

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