Advanced Ways to record macOS Sierra screen

Last updated on October 12, 2016 by

After publishing the iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad users, Apple Company continuously presents another great gift to its Mac users. That is the macOS Sierra. Many users have been long waiting for that renewal and they instantly update their Mac and want to experience those new features at first time. If you are also one of Mac fanciers, you must be in the same situation. But in many cases, you may need to record screen on macOS Sierra since it is quite hard to express the feelings and subtle changes in technical aspect. Instead, a vivid video can easily show everything you find.

To avoid long time searching for workable tools, here I can give you some advice which help you do that in a pleasant way.

How to Record Screen on macOS 10.12


Upon how to record screen on macOS Sierra, firstly I would like to recommend ShowMore web-based screen recording application. This is a free handy tool which can save much of time for making a video. No limitation for duration or watermarks as well as pesky ads, it is absolutely a trustable recorder. As long as user installs a launcher to activate the tool, it can run smoothly on macOS Sierra as well as other macOS. Follow the guidance and you can know how to use it.

  • Go to the official site of this screen recorder for Mac and press on the “Start Recording” button.

    showmore recorder on mac

  • After that, you can see its interface popping up. Find the tool bar and configure some options you need. Remember to choose one audio input such as “System sound”.
  • Drag the recording window and customize the size. If you get ready, you can click on the red recording button and start capturing.
  • During recording, you can add various annotations and marks to the video clip. Moreover, you can show yourself in the video by adding webcam together.
  • Once done, click pause button to stop recording and check on tick icon to go ahead.
  • You can preview the recorded video and select to save it in the output folder.

Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder

Another way that can help record macOS Sierra screen is to make use of Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder. It is a powerful screen recording program along with superior performance and high compatibility. Not only can it run on the latest macOS 10.12, but also it supports recording screen of any Mac OS X series. Additionally, it is capable of capturing sound from both system and microphone. And users can choose to capture a specific region or record the whole screen. Moreover, webcam can also be captured as a video file.

screen recorder on sierra

To know how it works, following are the detailed steps.

  • Download the program by clicking the button below.


  • Launch it on Mac desktop, and preset some necessary options like recording hotkeys.
  • Choose one recording mode, for example, mode “Region”, and adjust the recording frame to be suitable for recording.
  • Once done, click on “OK” button and it will start recording soon.

    record screen on macos sierra

  • To finish recording, click on the stop button and video will be displayed on the list.

Besides primary features, it also covers many extra functions such as video converter as well as task scheduler, which can satisfy user’s need in every aspect.

QuickTime Player

If you are Mac user, you must know QuickTime Player quite well. In most cases, it plays a role of the media player. Meanwhile, it can also serve as a wonderful screen recorder. When you want to record macOS 10.12 Sierra screen, operation can be quite easy. Simply open “File” menu and select “New Screen Recording”, click on the red button and you can start recording screen. One thing to mention is that if you want to capture internal system sound, you need to ensure that a workable audio virtual card such as SoundFlower has been installed.

quicktime player for mac

Bottom Line

The aforementioned ways are all great recorders that can record screen on macOS Sierra. If users just need to make simple videos, they can choose ShowMore and utilize it directly online. If users want to get a recorder on desktop and use it at any time, they can install Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder. No matter which you prefer, just find a way that suits you best. That’s the most important thing.

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  • I've been using showmore for a long time with el Captain, but now on sierra it doesn't work anymore, I can't record my game sound and hear it with my headset at the same time and it doesn't record mic
    • Dear user. We just tested the application, it works fine on macOS Sierra computer. Did you ever set "System sound and microphone" in audio input menu before you start recording?
  • i have macbook pro 13 retina display 2015 version and i upgraded my os to sierra.problem is when i am going to record screen by using quicktime player . it heats like anything.i cant hold it more.
    • Hi! We have tried using QuickTime to record screen on macOS Sierra, it works. Maybe you can use other alternatives like Apowersoft Mac Screen Recorder and ShowMore instead for recording. They both work great on this new OS.
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