QuickTime Player Help

Welcome to QuickTime Player

Play video or audio files, and create and edit movies, including recordings of your screen and audio-only recordings.

The QuickTime Player window playing a movie with the playback controls showing.
The QuickTime Player window with the clip editor showing.

Edit a movie

Want to quickly edit a movie? QuickTime Player lets you make common movie edits like trim, rearrange, and rotate. You can also split a movie into multiple clips and manipulate each one individually. To begin, choose View > Show Clips, then use the commands in the Edit menu to fine-tune your movie.

A Mac screen showing a screen recording after the user chooses File > New Screen Recording, clicks Record, drags across a portion of the screen, and then clicks the Start Recording button. The part of the screen that’s selected is showing the pointer click the Emoji & Symbols item in the Finder Edit menu.

Record your Mac screen

Need a quick way to show someone how to do something on a Mac, or maybe just show another person what you’re seeing on your screen? Create a recording of your entire screen or select just a portion of it. To get started, choose File > New Screen Recording.

The QuickTime Player window while recording using an iPhone.

Capture your iPhone, iPad, or iPod screen

Capture exactly what you’re seeing on your iOS device and save it as a movie file on your Mac. Maybe you want to brag about getting a new high score on a game or use the camera on your device to record a movie. Just connect your device to your Mac, choose File > New Movie Recording, then choose your device.