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#268607 28-Mar-2020 12:05
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Ok so our Macbook Pro has heaps of stuff on it that I've never used / tried and probably don't know how use....


Now we are in the 4 week lockdown I would like to do a video recording of myself playing guitar singing a song and be able to save it and send it to some band mates past and present through messenger or e-mail / facebook


The Macbook does have a camera and we've used skype, but does it have some sort of video recording function? - it has something called garage band but that doesn't look like it will do anything.


I don't want to have to use my iphone to record it and upload it to the MacBook - would rather do it all on the macbook if possible


I don't really know where to start or what to look for on the MacBook




can someone please help? - I'm reasonably computer savvy 

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  #2448755 28-Mar-2020 12:38
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Garageband is for music. You may be able to use QuickTime to record the video and them iMovie to edit it.


Have you kept the macOS as up-to-date as you can?

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  #2448757 28-Mar-2020 12:39
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The app Photo Booth on your Mac can take videos with the webcam. But, you're likely to get better quality with the iPhone, I think. May be worth trying both and seeing which gives the better result.


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  #2448762 28-Mar-2020 12:46
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Try QuickTime Player: File>New Movie Recording 

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  #2448768 28-Mar-2020 12:56
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I've got quick time player so I'll try and use that and see what happens


thanks for the replies  😄

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