I’d like to start sharing some small VCV videos on Instagram but know nothing about recording or editing video. Does anyone have any idea about how to record my Macbook screen and audio and then be able to crop the finished video to Instagram square format?
Thanks again, everyone. Sadly couldn’t find any editing software that will run on my ancient 2010 Macbook but did manage to capture some nice video with VCV Recorder which will be fine until I can get a newer machine.
To record your Macbook screen and audio, you can use the built-in QuickTime player on your Mac. Simply open QuickTime, go to “File” and select “New Screen Recording.” This will allow you to select the area of your screen you want to record and also let you record audio from your Mac’s microphone. Once you’ve finished recording, you can then edit the video using a program like iMovie or Final Cut Pro to crop it to the square format required by Instagram.
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If you install the “Soundflower” extension, you can send Rack audio to it via the AUDIO module (instead of, say, headphones or speakers), and then have Quicktime Player use it instead of the microphone (it’s in the “Options” of the screen recording setup) to record the audio track simultaneously with the video.
I’m not sure about any voiceover with the mic though. That may still need iMovie or whatever.
Or … waiddaminnit - try this: Add another AUDIO module to the Rack patch, have it listen to the MacBook’s built-in mic for your voiceover, then patch that module’s output to the mixer which outputs to the first AUDIO module, which routes it to Soundflower and on to QuickTime Player for the screen recording.
[a few minutes later] Yup. I daresay that works. I could hear my voice over the audio from the Rack patch, and the mixer module can adjust the level.