How to record FaceTime calls on your Mac

There are going to be times when you may want to record your FaceTime sessions for future references. However, FaceTime does not have an inbuilt screen recorder to record FaceTime calls. This makes Apple users question “Can you record a FaceTime call?” Here is your step-by-step guide to Callnote FaceTime recorder.

Before you record:

Video calls aren’t always high quality. They are constantly impacted by real-world disruptions. Here are some steps to take to mitigate those issues. 

  • First, be mindful that it takes a lot of Mac processing power to record video calls with third-party recorders. To get the best results, turn off any unneeded application. It will help with the overall performance of your machine.
  • Secondly, make sure all notifications are turned off.
  • Make sure your audio gets recorded. AirPods and built-in mics work well for having a conversation, but they’ll disappoint in a recording. Consider using an external USB headset or microphone. 

FaceTime call recording:

  • Launch Callnote and adjust the settings in Recording Options -> FaceTime tab. Make sure you have enable FaceTime recording selected. In order to have both the screen and audio recorded, make sure to select the record video option. Check off the audio device you are using in the settings tab for optimal performance.
  • Start the call and simply hit the Record button on the Callnote widget. This will start capturing audio, video, and pictures from the screen. Callnote records your screen as you see it during the call. 
  • You can also adjust your settings to automatically start recording the call as soon as it begins.
  • Pause or stop recording at any moment by clicking on the appropriate buttons. Callnote doesn’t have any recording time limitation. However, please keep in mind that by pressing the Stop/Start button the recording will resume with the new file saved in your Library.
FaceTime Record

Once the recording is complete, the audio and video files are saved in the Callnote Library. Callnote will record each side of the conversation as a separate audio track. 

Once in the library, the recordings can be edited, saved, forwarded, or transcribed. Recorded audio is saved as mp3 files, and videos are saved as mp4, which is easy to playback on any video player.

The FaceTime video call recorder allows easily make your edits. Cut or trim selected portions of the FaceTime recording, emphasize key parts of the video with explanatory images and direction. Tag recordings and add notes to easily find the needed FaceTime recording or to summarize the conversation.

Export the FaceTime recording with one click. Share instantly on YouTube or with Gmail. Send to GoogleDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox or Evernote. Go to the Sharing Options Tab to set up the forwarding.

Callnote can recognize and convert voice into usable text with transcriptions in 18 languages. Speech-to-text technology uses machine learning to produce transcripts of your FaceTime recordings. Generated texts can be used as captions.

Detect nuanced and complex emotions with AI-based technology. The AI analyzes human faces on recorded videos, then these facial expressions are mapped back to emotions. This face reading tool will give you insight into participants’ emotional reactions and engagement. 

Callnote is your best way to record FaceTime video calls with audio. Try it today with our Premium package or upgrade to Pro to get access to HD recordings and editing tools.