In order to do video tutorials of any type, a screen capture program is necessary. Through the years I have used different ones ranging from CamStudio to Camtasia to the online Screen-O-Matic. While those programs all work great for Windows machines, one program that is unique the MAC world is Quick Time. Quick time has streamlined the process of screen capture by incorporating it into it’s basic functions.
Starting a new screen cast is simple. Open Quick Time and select File, New Screen Recording. Select your audio input and then draw a border box around the area of the screen you want to capture. Start recording. When you’re finished, save the file and view the high quality screen recording.
There are many programs out there that do the same thing, but this is one free and easy way to record tutorials for anything. I have read there is a version of Quick Time for Windows, but it is high not recommended as it’s more of a plugin and prone having issues.