How to Record Screen of MacBook with Mojave Screen Capture and Best Alternative

December 31, 2020Amanda Brown

If you have already upgraded your MacBook to macOS Mojave, Catalina, or Big Sur, QuickTime is not the only default method to capture screen recording. Mojave screen capture is a new feature that enables you to record the entire screen, capture a selected portion, or even take a still snapshot. Just learn more details about Mojave screen recording methods and choose the desired one according to your requirement.

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Part 1: How to Record Screen with Mojave Screen Recording

Just press the Shift + Command + 5 to launch the Mojave screen capture on your MacBook. Moreover, you can also set a timer for the schedule recording to get the recording automatically. Just learn more about how to make a video recording of the entire screen or just a selected portion of it.

Step 1:
Once you have launched the onscreen controls, you can choose the Record Entire Screen button. It allows you record only the selected part of the screen with the Record Selected Portion button to select an area of the screen to record.
Record Entire Screen
Step 2:
When you want to set a schedule recording, click the Options and set Timer or choose where you want to save the recordings. Moreover, you can also choose where your recordings are automatically saved, such as Desktop, Documents, or Clipboard.
Step 3:
To start recording, click the Record button in the onscreen controls. When you captured the desired files, you can click the Stop Recording button in the menu bar, or simply press the Command + Control + Esc on the keyboard to save the recording.
Step 4:
Once you get the desired file, you can find a thumbnail of the video appears briefly in the lower-right corner of your screen. It allows you to edit the Mojave screen recording, trim the video file before sharing, or drag the thumbnail to move the recording to another location.
Screenshot Thumbnail

Note: If you cannot upgrade to macOS Mojave or later, you can still use QuickTime Player to capture screen videos on your MacBook, or even the connected iOS device with ease. (How to stop QuickTime screen recording?)

Part 2: Best Alternative to Mojave Screen Capture

What should be the best alternative to Mojave screen capture? If you need to capture the desired audio channel, tweak the file format, edit the recorded video, or even add annotations, Aiseesoft Mac Screen Recorder is a versatile screen recorder for all macOS. Besides the basic recording features as the Mojave screen recording, you can also tweak the capture frame, audio and video settings, mouse cursor recording, schedule recording, video editing and more others.

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Step 1:
Download and install the Mojave screen capture alternative, you can launch the program on your computer. Go to the Video Recorder menu to choose the Gear icon, which you can choose MP4 or even GIF to capture the screen video on your MacBook.
Output In Preferences Mac 600
Step 2:
Head to the Video Recorder menu and choose the Custom option to select the desired recording area. When you need to capture Mojave screen with audio, you can also turn on the System Sound option. Moreover, you can also add a microphone and webcam files.
Video Recorder Interface Mac 600
Step 3:
After that, you can click the REC button to capture screen video on macOS Mojave. During the recording process, you can add annotations, shapes, arrows and watermark to the video. Moreover, you can also take snapshots anytime you want.
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Step 4:
Once you have recorded the video, you can click the red square button to capture the desired files. Click the Recording history icon to manage the videos, such as view, transfer, delete or share to social media website.
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Part 3: FAQs about Mojave Screen Recording

1. How to Record Screen of MacBook with macOS High Sierra?

Just as mentioned above, the Mojave screen recording is not available to macOS High Sierra or earlier versions. You can use QuickTime Player as the default screen recorder, or even choose some professional screen recorders, such as Aiseesoft Screen Recorder to capture any onscreen activities.

2. Why You Unable to Record Microphone via Mojave Screen Recording?

On your MacBook, you can choose the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. Select the Security & Privacy option to choose the Microphone option from the Privacy menu. Select the checkbox next to an app to allow it to access the built-in microphone on your Mac. After that, you can restart Mojave screen capture to find whether it works.

3. How to Capture the Desired Audio Channel for Mojave Screen Capture?

What should you do if you need to capture a desired audio channel, except for the microphone? Mojave screen recording only enables you to record audio files from the default microphone, you have to install Soundflower for Mac or other related plugin to capture the system sound or connected device.


The article shares the method to capture screen video with audio with macOS Mojave or later. If you have already upgraded to the latest macOS, it should be a method to capture screen and take snapshots on macOS Mojave. When you need to get rid of the limitation, such as the editing features or recording audio, you can choose Aiseesoft Screen Recorder as the best alternative to Mojave screen capture.

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