How can I record a FaceTime call and save the video on my Mac?

I am using a MacBook Air 11" with OS X 10.8.

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Facetime does not include this functionality directly.

One of the possibilities you have is using QuickTime X's screen recording feature.

  • That's a little complicated, Sir Sep 14, 2013 at 13:29
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    Why do you say it is complicated? Are you talking about the sound
    – markhunte
    Sep 14, 2013 at 13:40
  • @markhunte I am talking about the video. Sep 16, 2013 at 3:05
  • This feature quite easy to use imho. Sep 16, 2013 at 7:22
  • It is not complicated to set up. But I meant also recording the sound. Which could be a little bit fiddly the first time and may require a third party app. Or you looping a cable from you headphone jack to your mic jack.
    – markhunte
    Sep 16, 2013 at 8:03

There's finally an app for this! Call Recorder for FaceTime is a Mac app that was just released today:


This product is a plug-in that adds recording controls to the FaceTime app. Recording can be started manually, or it can be configured to record automatically. It creates internet-ready QuickTime movies. Another great use is recording phone calls that come through the Mac via Yosemite's new Handoff feature.

(full disclosure: I work on this product!)

  • Would you like to disclose some features rather than just a link and also that you're part of the company ecamm ? :)
    – Jash Jacob
    Nov 22, 2014 at 3:15
  • yes, i will. edited! Nov 22, 2014 at 20:47

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