I've tried to record a specific part of the screen with QuickTime Player. But again nothing works as expected with the Mac, but I have to work with.

My result is always a black video with the selected size.

What I've done so far:

  • Open: QuickTime Player

  • Choose: File > New Recording Screen

  • Press: Red Button

  • Mark an area on the screen for which I want to record.
  • Click: Start Recording

On the screen recording I press stop and I get back to the player. When I play the recorded movie, I only get a blank screen. I see from the consumed time, that it was recorded and also a save would be not empty.

What is the trick to getting something useful with this Apple Product?

  • What are you trying to record? Is it some kind of movie (It might restrict the ability to record it from QuickTime)? Please try to record for example TextEdit app. – Mateusz Szlosek May 16 '16 at 13:33
  • I record my own app and I don't think that quicktime technically can indicate if I am recording a movie or a simple gui. Also recording a very small part of the GUI is not possible. I know for recording an app I could record directly from the device, but then quicktime crashes after some seconds. Very disappointing the MAC in general. – user1344545 May 16 '16 at 13:35
  • FYI Quicktime will not record a DVD on screen, nor DRM protected web content – Steve Chambers May 16 '16 at 23:26

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