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How to Record Zoom on Mac

If you're new to Zoom, you might not know that it's actually really easy to record your meetings. All you need is a Mac and the Zoom app. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of recording your Zoom meetings on a Mac.

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Introduction

If you're new to Zoom, you might not know that it's actually really easy to record your meetings. All you need is a Mac and the Zoom app. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of recording your Zoom meetings on a Mac.

What You'll Need

Before you get started, you'll need a few things:

  1. A Mac computer

  2. The Zoom app installed on your Mac

  3. A Zoom account (if you don't already have one, you can sign up for free at zoom.us)

Step 1: Start Your Zoom Meeting

The first step is to start your Zoom meeting as you normally would. Open the Zoom app on your Mac, click the "New Meeting" button, and invite your participants. Once everyone has joined, you're ready to start recording.

Step 2: Enable Local Recording

To record your Zoom meeting on your Mac, you'll need to enable local recording. To do this, click on the "Record" button in the Zoom app's toolbar. This will open the recording menu, where you can choose to record "On this computer."

Step 3: Set Up Your Recording Options

Now that you've enabled local recording, you'll need to choose where you want to save your recording. By default, Zoom will save your recording to the "Documents" folder on your Mac. If you want to save it somewhere else, you can click the "Browse" button and choose a different location.

You'll also need to choose whether you want to record audio and video separately or together. If you choose to record audio and video together, Zoom will create a single video file that includes both the audio and video from your meeting. If you choose to record audio and video separately, Zoom will create two separate files: one for the audio and one for the video.

Step 4: Start Recording

Once you've set up your recording options, it's time to start the recording. Click the "Record" button again to begin recording your Zoom meeting. You'll see a red record icon appear in the Zoom app's toolbar, indicating that the recording is in progress.

Step 5: Pause or Stop the Recording

If you need to pause the recording at any point, you can click the "Pause" button in the Zoom app's toolbar. This will pause the recording, but it won't stop it completely. To resume the recording, just click the "Pause" button again.

When you're ready to stop the recording, click the "Stop" button in the Zoom app's toolbar. This will end the recording and save the file to the location you specified in Step 3.

Step 6: Find Your Recording

After you've stopped the recording, you can find the file in the location you specified in Step 3. The file will be saved in either MP4 or M4A format, depending on whether you chose to record audio and video together or separately.

Step 7: Share Your Recording

Now that you've recorded your Zoom meeting, you might want to share the recording with others who couldn't attend the meeting. To do this, you can simply send the recording file to them via email or upload it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Step 8: Edit Your Recording (Optional)

If you want to edit your Zoom recording, you can use a video editing app like iMovie or Adobe Premiere. These apps will allow you to trim the recording, add transitions, and even insert annotations or captions.

Advanced Recording Tips

Here are a few advanced tips for recording Zoom meetings on a Mac:

  • You can enable automatic recording in your Zoom account settings. This will automatically record all of your Zoom meetings, saving you the step of manually starting the recording each time.

  • If you're recording audio and video separately, you can use a tool like ffmpeg to merge the two files into a single video file.

  • You can also use a screen recording app like QuickTime Player to record your Zoom meetings. This can be a good option if you want to capture your entire screen, including any additional windows or applications you have open.

Conclusion

Recording your Zoom meetings on a Mac is a simple process that can be incredibly useful for review and reference. Whether you're using it for personal or professional purposes, being able to record your Zoom meetings is a valuable skill to have. Follow these steps and you'll be recording your Zoom meetings on a Mac in no time.

How Hume Can Help

Hume is a powerful tool that can help you make the most of your Zoom recordings. Here are just a few ways Hume can assist you:

  • Transcription: Hume can automatically transcribe your Zoom recordings, giving you a written record of everything that was said during the meeting. This can be especially useful if you need to review the meeting for a presentation or just want to search for a specific moment in the recording.

  • Summary: Hume's summary feature allows you to quickly get an overview of the main points discussed during the meeting. This can save you time and help you identify key action items or decisions that need to be made.

  • Interview Intelligence: Hume's interview intelligence platform is specifically designed to help hiring teams unlock their interview data and make better hiring decisions. It can analyze your Zoom recordings to provide insights on things like the candidate's communication style, fit with the company culture, and overall suitability for the role.

Overall, Hume is a valuable tool for anyone looking to get more out of their Zoom recordings. Whether you're using it for personal or professional purposes, Hume can help you make the most of your meetings and ensure that you're always prepared and on top of things.

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