Best 4 MOV Screen Recorders for Windows and Mac in 2023

MOV is a popular video file format that is widely used for its high quality. You can record in MOV format if you want high resolution and bitrate video recording quality without compression. However, some screen recorder software doesn’t support the MOV recording format, and in order to save you time and energy on searching for MOV recorders, this post offers the top 4 best MOV screen recorders. If you want to record MOV videos on Windows PC, just download this high-rated HD screen recorder. Its intuitive UI makes it easy to screen record, edit, and more.
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Carina Carina | Feb 27, 2023

Top 4 MOV Video Recorders for PC

1. HD Video Converter Factory Pro

2. OBS Studio

3. Debut Video Capture Software

4. Acethinker (Online)

1. HD Video Converter Factory Pro (Windows)

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an all-in-one video & audio processing tool designed for Windows that provides a built-in HD screen recorder. With it, users can easily record onscreen activities in MOV and other popular video formats. Furthermore, you can freely record the full screen and parts of the screen with customizable recording quality and frame rate. Also, with the well-designed interface, it can be the easiest screen recorder to help users at all levels complete the screen recording process. Additionally, it also supports audio-only recording, which can record system sound and microphone voice simultaneously or separately in various audio formats.

Apart from screen recording, it also provides video conversion, editing, compression, downloading tools, and other practical features without limiting the size or length of your media files.

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Now, download and install it on your PCs, and follow the steps to start screen recording PC screens in MOV format.

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Step 1. Launch the MOV Screen Recorder

Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro after the installation and open its “Recorder” module.

Step 2. Select Recording Mode and Specify Recording Area

At the top of the Screen Recorder interface, select a recording mode according to your actual needs. You can choose Custom mode and then specify the desired recording region. Or, you can record gameplay and other activities with the full-screen mode.

Capture MOV

Step 3. Adjust Recording Settings

Move down to the recording settings part. Choose MOV from the Format drop-down list, then customize the recording quality and frame rate, and turn the GPU acceleration on or off. Choose the audio sources (system and microphone) you want to record. Finally, set an output path for the recordings.

Adjust Recording Settings

Step 4. Start and End the MOV recording

Hit the red “REC” button, and it will start recording after a five-second countdown. When you finish recording, just press the hotkey “Ctrl + F1” or click the square icon on the recording bar to stop recording.

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Disclaimer: This video recorder is intended for personal use only. We do not encourage the recording of videos from websites and live TV shows that may include copyrighted content.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro always aims to provide the simplest workflow for users of all levels. Just get it now, and it will bring you more wonderful features.

Best MOV Recorder for Windows

As a feature-rich video processing tool, HD Video Converter Factory Pro helps users record all desktop activities in MOV format with customizable recording regions and quality. video editing and format conversion are also available. Download it to take a shot now!

Suppose you are on other operating systems or want to know about other MOV capturing tools. In that case, you can continue reading to go through other MOV screen recorders that are compatible with most operating systems.

2. OBS Studio

Open Broadcaster Software is a free, open-source, and cross-platform screen recorder that can help users screen record PC activities in MOV format. (It is also popular for its live-streaming feature.)

You can use it to record onscreen activities even with the webcam video. It allows you to add external devices and start recording with various audio sources simultaneously or separately. But for beginners, there may be a learning curve to get started with. So here is a tutorial on how to record MOV with OBS.

OBS Studio

Step 1. Download and install OBS Studio from its official website.

Step 2. Open it and go to “File” > “Settings” on the top menu bar, then navigate to the “Output” section, and scroll down to select the Recording Format as MOV. (OBS default recording format is MKV, you can also start recording in MKV format and then remux OBS MKV to MOV and other formats by clicking “File” > “Remux Recordings”.)

Step 3. Return to the main interface and click on the “+” button under the “Sources” tab. Then, select one recording source. Generally, “Display Capture” allows you to record the whole screen, and “Window Capture” enables you to record the active window. You can also choose other sources.

Step 4. When a new window appears, press “OK” and then select the Capture Method or leave it as default. Then click “OK” to confirm the recording settings.

Step 5. Hit “Start Recording” under the “Control” panel to start recording. When finishing, click “Stop Recording”. The recorded video will be saved in your default video folder. You can also change the output path by going to “File” > “Settings” > “Output” > “Recording” while setting the recording format in Step 1.

3. Debut Video Capture Software

Debut Video Capture Software is also a free video-capturing program that can capture a webcam, recording device, browser window, etc. in MOV format. It has a relatively old-fashioned interface but provides many advanced recording functions. You can use it to record part of the screen or the whole screen as you like. Most popular video recording formats are provided like MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MPG, WebM, and more. It also allows you to edit recordings by adding filters, watermarks, etc.

Debut Video Capture Software

Start capturing MOV with the following steps:

Step 1. Go to the Debut Video Capture Software website in your browser. Click to download the recorder.

Step 2. Select the recording window under the “Home” > “Screen” tab, Click the first icon, and then drag the rectangle to the desired place. Press “OK” to save the change.

Step 3. Choose the recording format as MOV from the “Record Screen as:” drop-down list.

Step 4. Press the red button at the bottom left corner of the software to start recording. It will pop up a window to tell you how to stop recording. Click “Start Recording” and choose the recording type according to your condition. It will then start recording after a three-second countdown.

Step 5. Press “Ctrl + F10” to stop recording. And the recording will be saved in the recording folder, you can choose to open the recording folder or play the recording instantly. Then select the recording and click “Save as” to save the recording to your desired folder.

4. Acethinker

Acethinker is a web-based screen recorder that you can take to record screen with audio in MOV format. As an online screen recorder, it can be accessed from most operating devices once you are connected to the network. This MOV screen recorder also enables users to customize the recording settings and choose audio sources. It provides a built-in editor that allows you to add text, notes, shapes, etc. while recording. The simple user interface allows users of all levels to easily start MOV recording. (It also offers desktop software for you to download and start recording.)


Here is a brief guide on how to screen record MOV with Acethinker.

Step 1. Launch your browser and enter the Acethinker official website. Click on “Start Recording” to record or download the desktop software. (Acethinker online screen recorder asks you to install the Launcher and then start recording.)

Step 2. Modify the recording region and audio sources. Then click the gear icon to customize the output path, recording format, video bitrate, frame rate, etc. Click “OK” to save the settings.

Step 3. Press the “REC” button to start recording after a three-second countdown. While recording, you’re able to add annotations and other things.

Step 4. When you want to stop recording, just click the playback icon and then choose “” to view the recording. Now you can choose to save the recording to your local devices or upload them online.


You are now aware of four screen recorders that can capture MOV videos. Although the four listed screen recorders can record MOV files, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is highly recommended for Windows users to start recording as it provides the simplest screen recording workflow, an intuitive interface, and a practical video processing toolkit. Download it here to start recording MOV now!

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