Topic in Brief:
Capture iPad Video

Since their introduction in 2010, the iPad has somewhat taken over the tablet market and now holds a large proportion of the niche. Soon after its release, we found more and more things we can do and recording the screen has become a big talking point. Currently, there are a number of superb choices so let’s take a run through some of the most popular iPad screen recorders.

#1 QuickTime Player (Mac Only)

Although we go searching for all sorts of new programs to record the screen, one of the classics is still the best in QuickTime Player. With OS 8 and OS X Yosemite, you can use a Lightning cable without having to use a third-party app or jailbreaking your device. Instead, you do the following:

  • - Using the Lightning cable, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac. Then, open up QuickTime Player and start a new video.
  • - You will notice that a registration window appears so simply click the small arrow found next to ‘record’ and you will be able to change between iPhone and iPad.
  • - After this, you can choose what microphone you wish to use and even if you want the music and sound effects to save.
  • - Finally, click on the record button to get started.
  • - When finished, click on the ‘stop’ button.

start recording with quicktime

#2 Reflector

Immediately, it should be noted that Reflector 2 is currently valued at $15 but the investment will be worth it if you’re planning on using it often. With Reflector, you will not need your cable but will need to connect the two via the same Wi-Fi network. Using ‘AirPlay’, you will be able to mirror your iPad onto the computer screen and then record to your heart’s content.

When it comes to quality, Reflector can record in 60 frames per second and can even record multiple devices all at the same time. However, it does restrict slightly in that you cannot record as high a quality as you will find with Quicktime Player. With the latter, you can go all the way up to 1080 x 1920.

#3 Elgato

For the console players, Elgato is a recognisable name because they have a device that records the TV screen when playing the various gaming consoles. However, it can also be used to record an iPad using an HDMI adapter, HDMI cable, Elgato capture device and your iPad. Although this is a more expensive process than the other two, it does record in high-quality and is perhaps more reliable than some other options.

So there we have three brilliant tools for recording your iPad screen; as time moves forward, we are certain to see more companies enter the market but these are three of the best currently.

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