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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

How to record screen capture for Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey, let's talk about how to get your screen recording. This course is focused on what to do with it afterwards, in video editing, but I guess I want to just give you a little head start, if you are getting in down that kind of route of how-to videos. 

Basically you need to-- the short answer is, just Google "how to record my screen on my…" Mac, is either Camtasia or QuickTime. I'll give you a quick QuickTime demo in a second, because it's quick and easy, and it's already installed on a Mac. On a PC, I have friends that record all their how-to videos on PCs, and they're either using CamStudio, OBS Studio, or Shortcut. I'll leave links in the Links folder, or the Word doc that I've got in your Exercise folder for those. There's just so many different ways of capturing it, like on an iPad, or an iPhone, or Android. 

I just, I do various captures on those, and I just go to the App stores and just Google "screen recording software", and pick the one that's free, and has the most stars, that's generally how I gather it. Let me give you a quick demo of the QuickTime one while we're here, and then we'll get into actually doing some editing. 

Let's talk about screen recording on a Mac. You're going to use something called QuickTime, you can either go to your finder, have nothing selected, and go to 'Go', go to 'Applications'. You'll find QuickTime in there, or often I just use my quick launch, go to 'Command-space bar', and just type in "quick", and it should be the top result, just click 'Enter'. QuickTime wants to open a video, you're like, "No, I don't want you to open a video." I'd like you to go to 'File', I'd like you to go to 'New Screen Recording'. Nice and simple. Down the bottom here I want to record the entire screen. You can just do a little bit, pick the microphone. 

Now you might be doing voice over later on so you can pick 'None'. That's one thing Premiere Pro does do, it will record your voice, so you can voice over this later on, which we'll do, but I'm going to record using my microphone, I'm going to get to save to the desktop when it's finished. You can set a little timer so it's a little bit clearer, and you can show mouse clicks, it's pretty cool. 

So I'm going to click 'Record', '5 seconds', it's going to do a little timer down here, and it's going to start recording; all the pressure. So this is my screen recording. It's going to be about how clean my desktop is, and you're thinking, "Does he just dump it all in a big folder like everyone does?," let's have a look. Does everybody have this folder, 2B Sorted, and if you're really unlucky you might have 2B unsorted 3, 4, 5, and then when somebody's looking, you just dump all your files in there. Do I do that? I'm not telling you, because that's going to be the end of my screen recording. And to stop it you hit that button there. 

Now on my version of Mac, this-- you need to leave that alone for a minute, and it will appear on the desktop, that's annoying. Wait, wait, wait, there it goes. So now I've got a little QuickTime video, I can double click and hit 'Play'. It's inception, where it's playing the video, plus my microphone, and now that file is ready to come into Premiere Pro, so I can start editing. So whether you've recorded it on something using a PC, your iPhone, your iPad, or on a Mac, let's say you've done the recording, and we're going to start editing it now in Premiere Pro. All right, I'll see you in the next video.