Screen Recording

I am running a brand new MacMini and when I try screen recording Zwift using Quicktime, it becomes very jumpy.  I am sure it is because it takes some extra computing power but I am curious if anybody uses anything other than Quicktime with better luck?

Here are my specs:

2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache

1TB Fusion Drive

8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory

Intel Iris Graphics


I was thinking that the fusion drive would help and I didn’t think that 8gb was too bad but perhaps my machine is just not spec’d enough to handle that much at a time. 



I quit using quicktime on all my Macs here. (3 Minis, 1 MB Pro, and a iMac) The issue was QT is a CPU hog not to mention the audio workaround with Soundflower. I use Screenflow to capture all screen recordings… It captures the entire screen or just part of it, you choose. Screen flow dumps its video to an external USB 3.0 5 TB drive (try not to use your main disk for data). These drives are dirt cheap these days. After a screen capture session I export the capture as Prores 422 then do edits in Final Cut or a video editor you choose. FCP X will share at any video size you want, Youtube, Apple TV, etc. 

Hope all this helps…

If you want to record or stream strava, I would suggest switching to windows (unpopular opinion?). I am a die hard mac user (have been for decades now) and I have several Macs for work but I would implore you to switch to windows for recording.

Macs arent blessed with great graphic cards, unless you have a Pro rated Mac.

I recorded and posted my strava vids online but to be honest, who is going to watch it :-/