Can I record audio when screen recording?
Depends on which app you are using and what form of audio you want to record. E.g., QT X can record audio via the line in or built-in microphone option but not the system audio. On the other hand, an application like Snapz Pro X can record microphone and/or the Mac system audio.
Are there settings for the quality of recording, etc?
QT X has two quality presets from which to choose. Third-party screen capture apps may have other options. E.g., Snapz Pro X allows the user to select any of audio and/or video compression options for which the system is configured for final output.
I had this same problem. I fixed it by:
- run QT
- select new screen recording
- before clicking the red record button, click the small triangle on the right side of that window. It will show options
- the first recording I performed, the audio was set to "none". Change this setting to your internal microphone.
I think it's cRaZy that it doesn't have "system audio out" as an option for recording these screen captures.
I figured I needed soundflower or use an old Mac with audio in / out jacks (to run a cable) but I thought I'd Google it and all I find is a bunch of people with the same problem (probably) using soundflower as an option (or some other software).