toggle

AAPL Stock: 127.6 ( 0 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite enable simpler iOS screencapture

updated 02:42 pm EDT, Tue June 3, 2014

Function meant for recording app previews

The combination of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite allows for easier screencapture of iOS devices, according to a new Apple document. In order to support the App Store's future App Previews, Apple has tweaked Yosemite to treat an iOS device as a camera input, meaning that any video recording software can be used to capture onscreen activity. Currently recording is described as "extremely laggy," but it will presumably improve as both iOS 8 and Yosemite get updated betas.

Capturing video is already technically possible with iOS devices, but requires a more complex setup involving AirPlay Mirroring, or an HDMI feed into capture equipment. Being able to record directly to a Mac may make it both cheaper and simpler for developers to produce promotional videos.





by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. reciprocity

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 05-08-08

    This could be really handy. I hope they give the option of recording/ignoring the "spot" that represents taps, swipes, pinches, etc.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitor ...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Griffin Twenty

A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive spea ...

toggle

Most Commented