On iOS App Store you may have noticed the new video preview of app. You know you can easily record videos or create movies just like those by using just your iOS 8 device, a Lightning cable and your Mac.
QuickTime Player received a new feature in OS X Yosemite that makes it extremely easy to view and record your iOS device screen by connecting it to your Mac. This is great when you want to show off something on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when giving a presentation, or if you need to record something on your device to show off later or upload somewhere online.
Here’s how this process of capturing your iOS device screen works.
Recording Your Device
To begin, connect your device to your Mac using the Lightening or 30-pin USB cable that came with your iOS 8-capable device. You probably don’t use this cable for much more than charging, so be sure to find it, then dust it off before use.
Next, you’ll open QuickTime Player on your Mac running OS X Yosemite. This won’t work with QuickTime Player on previous versions of OS X — it’s a feature unique to OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
Once opened, follow the given steps in QuickTime Player:
Select New Movie Recording…
In the window that appears, select the small downward-facing arrow to the right of the record button, and then select your device from the Camera and Microphone selections.
You can optionally set your video quality from the same menu.
At this point, your iPhone screen will appear in the QuickTime Player preview area, and you could use this setup as a way to present your device screen from your Mac. But, if you wish to record, then you’ll want to click on the big red button to start the recording. Click the same button when you’re done recording.
How to save the Video
The video can be saved and used for various purposes — put the recording in presentations, or do what Apple intended and capture videos for iTunes App Store video previews.
To save a video captured in QuickTime:
Click File > Save (or press Command + S on your keyboard).
Enter a filename.
Select an output location.
Your video will be saved in the location that you’ve specified, and will be available for your viewing pleasure.
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