How to Record Skype Calls on Mac
Skype is the perfect online communication tool for business personal needs, helping you to stay in touch with friends and coworkers, no matter where they are. Particularly valuable are the video calls that let you actually see the person you’re talking to. If you want to capture your video conversations on your Mac, we recommend Movavi Screen Recorder – a powerful Skype call recorder for Mac, that can also trim your videos and save them in a format that works best for you. The program is available for Mac OS Х 10.9 or higher. Read this step-by-step guide to get some details on how to record a Skype call on Mac.
Step 1. Install Movavi Screen Recorder
First, downloaddownload and install Movavi Skype recorder for Mac by following the onscreen instructions.
Step 2. Set the Recording Parameters
Run Skype and launch the software for Skype video recording. Hover the mouse cursor over the Skype window you want to capture, then click on it once. You can also change the target area later.
Make sure the System Audio and Microphone icons are highlighted in green – this indicates that the program will record sound from your input and output audio devices – both your voice and that of the other party. Then expand the menu above the Microphone icon and select the appropriate device for recording.
Step 3. Record Skype Video on Your Mac
Hit the REC button in the Screen Recorder interface to start recording your call. If you want to pause the capture at any time, press ⌥ ⌘ 1 on your keyboard. To stop the capture, press ⌥ ⌘ 2. To manage Skype video calls recording on your Mac, you can also use the buttons in the call recorder control panel. When the recording stops, your Skype call video will be automatically saved in MKV format to the default folder on your hard drive and open in a preview window. If you want to delete any unwanted footage or convert the recording to a different format, go to the next step.
Step 4. Cut and Convert Your Recording (Optional)
If there are any unwanted segments in your recording, you can remove them easily. First, position the marker on the timeline at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click the Scissors button, then do the same to mark the end of the segment. Now select the isolated segment on the timeline and hit the Trash Can icon. To save all changes and convert the video, click Save As.
Select one of the formats listed at the top of the new export window. You can choose from a lot of format options including MP4, AVI, MOV, MP3, and more. After selecting the required format, just click the Save button; your video will be ready for viewing in no time! Now you know how easy the process of Skype recording on Mac can be!
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.
Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Use the simple editing tools to make your recording perfect
- Save videos in any popular format