• Student453440
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Dec 25th, 2019
    screen record
    You might be a good person to inquire of this...I have been recording video on the screen with QT and it works ok with the onboard audio etc. But if you record thru the USB interface you get high res audio if its available on that video. At least CD quality. That helps because when you are learning about the DAW in the video you get to hear some of the real sounds and some of them are Very good. Some videos have nothing special but its still nice to have the instructor sound good. So there is a choice in QT to record using your interface via a menu before you hit record. And you can hear the recording with your headphones while it is recording. BUT....after it is done and saved there is NO audio. Not thru the interface OR thru the onboard speakers. These are videos on various tasks in Cubase which is proving to be interesting and much better than GB. What do you know about this missing audio? Thanks
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: screen record
    It's a limitation of screen recording via QT—AFAIK it can only capture audio input (like from the built-in mic), but not audio output (coming out of a DAW). There might be a workaround with Soundflower** (free, but only up to Mojave, AFAIK), but I've never tried that with QT. To record screen video & audio all the trainers at MPV use ScreenFlow (from Telestream), which does a good job of screen/audio capture and is a full-fledged editor as well. You can try it out for free—everything works, but when you export (as a QT movie or .mp4 video file) it'll be watermarked until you pay for the full version. A couple of caveats—I always had to switch the output of my DAW (and the Mac Sound Preferences) to system audio output to capture the audio output from a DAW. And if you have a Mac that uses the new T2 chip (which handles audio on newer MacBooks and Minis), you'd have to use ScreenFlow's new audio driver, which induces significant latency if you try to record yourself playing or recording *live* in the DAW (apparently this is an Apple issue—the makers of ScreenFlow and other companies are reportedly waiting for fuller documentation from Apple to be able to address it). However, for capturing video & audio *playing back* from a DAW it works fine. ** Sidebar: Soundflower is a free audio routing driver that *might* work with QT, but, again, I've never tried it with QT (it works great for streaming high-quality audio from a DAW with OBS). You might have to make a multi-output aggregate device in AudioMIDI Setup, combining your interface and Soundflower, so you can hear the audio and capture it at the same time...again, *if* it works with QuickTime. Development of Soundflower officially stopped prior to Mojave, but the original developer has a version (available through Github) that works in Mojave, though installation is a bit finicky. Beyond that, I think there are only paid options (like Loopback, from Rogue Amoeba), but if you're going to shell out $$$ I'd suggest you might as well go for ScreenFlow.
  • Student465231
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Jun 23rd, 2020
    Re: screen record
    Quicktime is unable to capture audio from sound card... Ye, you can download free soundflower extension from github to route the audio for Quicktime to capture. Also, you can turn to some other dedicated screen and audio recorder like RecMaster, Snagit? There are so many recorders that are able to grab mac's system sound alone.
  • sahrenity
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Aug 21st, 2020
    Re: screen record
    I use as a screen recorded. Easy to use tool for recording screen and audio activities simultaneously. It allows you to save high-quality videos without watermarks.
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: screen record
    Actually, the O.P. was looking for a Mac solution, so unfortunately a Windows-only option wouldn't do the trick for him.
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