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How to record video of iPhone and iPad games with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8
No capture card required
Product: iOS 8 | Publisher: Apple | Format: iPhone, iPad
 


You no longer need an expensive capture card to record footage of iOS games and apps. Just plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into your Mac with the usual cable and you can capture video of a game in action.

Want to know how? Just follow this guide. And check out the video above for an example of what your video might look like.



How to record

First things first is the equipment. You need an iOS device that's running iOS 8. And it needs to be a recent gizmo - this worked for us on an iPhone 5 and an iPad Air, but an iPad 3 with its 30 pin connector refused to work.

You also need a Mac that's running OS X Yosemite. And you need a Lightning cable, which you get in the box with your iOS device. Plug that into the back of your Mac and open QuickTime.



How to record

With QuickTime open, right click on the icon in your dock and choose new movie recording. This will open a video window, and probably turn on your front-facing camera so prepare yourself for seeing your own ugly mug.



How to record

Click on the little arrow next to the recording button and choose your iOS device for both the camera and the microphone. This will record the game's audio, too.

If you don't see your device in the list you've either done something horribly wrong or your iOS contraption is not compatible with this set up.



How to record

Your screen will now appear on your Mac display. Hit record when you're ready to go, and stop when you're finished. The file sizes can get pretty massive so you may wish to choose 'High' quality, or compress your video before upload.
 

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Mark Brown 20 October 2014
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