Record your iPhone or iPad out­put on your Mac

Mac Format - - MASTER YOUR MAC -

Be­fore Yosemite, if you wanted to cre­ate a video of your iPhone or iPad screen, you needed ad­di­tional hard­ware and soft­ware such as El­gato’s Game Cap­ture HD. Now all you need is your iOS de­vice’s USB cable.

Plug the cable into the Light­ning port on your iPhone or iPad and then into a USB socket on your Mac. Launch Quick­Time Player and choose New Movie Record­ing or New Audio Record­ing from the File menu. By de­fault, Quick­Time will take in­put from your Mac’s iSight cam­era, but you can change that by click­ing the down ar­row next to the record but­ton and choos­ing your iPhone or iPad. Now when you press record, Quick­Time will grab the audio and video out­put from your iOS de­vice and record it. You can use it to make play-through videos of iOS games, video reviews of apps, or any­thing else you want to grab.

You don’t even need to record the out­put; you can use Quick­Time as a way to ‘mir­ror’ out­put on your Mac, like a wired ver­sion of Air­Play mir­ror­ing. Ex­pand the Quick­Time win­dow to full-screen and you can play iPad or iPhone games us­ing your Mac’s dis­play.

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