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How to Record a Zoom Call on Mac

Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform that allows users to conduct virtual meetings, webinars, and classes from the comfort of their own homes. However, one feature that isn't built into the Zoom platform is the ability to record meetings. Fortunately, there are several ways to record Zoom calls on a Mac, and in this guide, we'll explore the most effective methods.

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Introduction

Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform that allows users to conduct virtual meetings, webinars, and classes from the comfort of their own homes. However, one feature that isn't built into the Zoom platform is the ability to record meetings. Fortunately, there are several ways to record Zoom calls on a Mac, and in this guide, we'll explore the most effective methods.

Step 1: Make Sure You Have the Latest Version of Zoom

Before you begin recording your Zoom call, make sure that you have the latest version of the Zoom application. You can check for updates by going to the Zoom website and downloading the latest version, or by clicking "Check for Updates" in the Zoom application.

Step 2: Start a Zoom Meeting

Once you have the latest version of Zoom, start a new meeting. You can do this by clicking on the Zoom icon in your dock, or by opening the Zoom application from your Applications folder.

Step 3: Click on the "Record" Button

Once you're in the Zoom meeting, click on the "Record" button in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will start the recording of your Zoom call.

Step 4: Set Recording Options

You can set recording options by clicking on the "Record" button, and then select "Record to the Cloud" or "Record on this Computer".

Step 5: Start the Meeting

When you're ready to start the meeting, click on the "Start" button. The recording will begin automatically.

Step 6: End the Meeting

When the meeting is over, click on the "Stop" button to end the recording.

Step 7: Save the Recording

Once the recording is stopped, you will have the option to save the recording. You can save the recording to your computer, or upload it to the cloud.

Setting Up Your Recording

Before you start recording, there are a few things you'll need to prepare. First, make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your Mac. You can check for updates by going to the Zoom website or by opening the Zoom app and checking for updates under the "Help" menu.

Next, you'll need to decide which recording method you want to use. There are a few different options, including:

  1. Recording the Zoom call directly through the Zoom app

  2. Using a third-party screen recording tool

  3. Using the built-in screen recording feature on Mac

Recording Directly Through Zoom

One of the easiest ways to record a Zoom call on your Mac is to do it directly through the Zoom app. To do this, you'll need to enable the recording feature in your Zoom settings.

  1. Open the Zoom app and sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the "Settings" button in the top right corner of the app.

  3. Select "Recording" from the list of options.

  4. Check the box next to "Local Recording."

  5. Once you've enabled local recording, you can start a new Zoom call and begin recording by clicking on the "Record" button in the bottom left corner of the app.

Using a Third-Party Screen Recording Tool

Another option for recording a Zoom call on your Mac is to use a third-party screen recording tool. There are a number of different tools available, but some popular options include QuickTime Player, Camtasia, and ScreenFlow.

  1. Download and install the screen recording tool of your choice.

  2. Open the tool and set up your recording options.

  3. Start the recording and then open the Zoom app and join your call.

Using the Built-In Screen Recording Feature on Mac

Finally, you can also use the built-in screen recording feature on your Mac to record a Zoom call. This method is great for Mac users who want a simple, easy-to-use solution for recording Zoom calls.

  1. Open the "QuickTime Player" app on your Mac.

  2. Click on "File" in the top menu and select "New Screen Recording."

  3. A recording window will appear. Click on the "Record" button to start recording.

  4. Open the Zoom app and join your call.

Post-Recording Editing

Once you've recorded your Zoom call, you may want to edit the video to remove any unnecessary sections or add annotations. Depending on the recording method you chose, you may be able to edit the video directly within the recording tool. Alternatively, you can use a video editing tool such as iMovie or Final Cut Pro to make further edits.

Exporting and Sharing Your Recording

Once you've finished editing your Zoom call recording, it's time to export and share it. Depending on the recording method you used, you may have a few different options for exporting and sharing your video.

If you used the built-in screen recording feature on Mac, you can export the video directly from QuickTime Player by clicking on "File" and selecting "Export."

If you used a third-party screen recording tool, you'll need to check the specific instructions for exporting and sharing the video.

If you recorded the Zoom call directly through the Zoom app, you can find the recording in the "My Recordings" folder in your Zoom account. You can then share the video by exporting it to your computer or uploading it to a cloud storage service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

Conclusion

Recording Zoom calls on a Mac is a great way to ensure you don't miss any important information during a call and it is essential for teaching and training professionals. Whether you're a student, teacher, or business professional, the ability to record Zoom calls can provide a wealth of benefits. With the methods outlined in this guide, you'll be able to record, edit, and share Zoom calls with ease. So, go forth and record those Zoom calls with panache and élan!

How Hume Can Help

As we have seen, there are several ways to record and transcribe Zoom calls on a Mac, but the process can be time-consuming and may require multiple tools. This is where Hume comes in as an interview intelligence platform that simplifies the process for you.

Hume is a powerful platform that allows you to record, transcribe, and summarize Zoom interviews with just a few clicks. It also provides an easy-to-use interface that makes it simple to share the recordings and transcripts with your team.

One of the key benefits of using Hume is that it allows you to unlock the insights from your interviews. With automatic transcription, you can quickly and easily search for specific keywords or phrases in the transcript, making it easier to find the information you need. Additionally, the platform's summary feature gives you a quick overview of the key points discussed during the interview, saving you time and effort.

Another advantage of using Hume is that it allows you to train your interviewers to perform better. The platform provides detailed analytics and feedback on interviewers' performance, including insights on question effectiveness and interviewee engagement. This can help interviewers improve their skills and make better hiring decisions.

In summary, Hume is a powerful tool that can help you streamline the process of recording, transcribing, and summarizing Zoom calls, allowing you to focus on what really matters: making better hiring decisions.

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