March 29, 2014

How to create screencasts on the ipad



On my previous post, I talked about how I managed to create some tutorials on my iPad. I took screenshots of the app and with these images I created the tutorials. However, I wanted to see if it was possible to create screencasts using an iPad app.

After searching the web, I couldn't find any iPad app which could do that but came across some other alternatives such as mirroring your iPad to a laptop and then record your laptop screen with a screencast tool.

The post I found most useful was this one
http://www.labnol.org/software/record-screencasts-on-ipad-iphone/20958/

Today, I decided to try the last option described by Amit Agarwal.
1. I bought REFLECTOR Airplay Receiver ($12.99) and installed it to my Mac.
2. I activated the Airplay and Mirroring on my Ipad.
3. I used the Quicktime from Mac to record the screencast (other screencast tools I suggest are http://screencast-o-matic.com/ and http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html).


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ana, thanks a lot for such a detailed explanation of how to mirror the ipad into your laptop. Great! Yuly

Ana Maria Menezes said...

Glad you found it useful!

Sarin Samuel said...

My Screen Recorder Pro will work better for you. It is an excellent screencast tool. Records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to AVI, WMV, MP4, or FLV. Just perfect for creating tutorials, demos, and presentations. Plus, java is not required and there are no limits on recording length. Also, the recordings play back on any device.

Ana Maria Menezes said...

Hello, Sarin. Thanks for your comment. I have my reservations to apps and software which are a bit too expensive though.