Camtasia for iPad

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Camtasia needs to be developed for Tablets too. For example I write on iPad Apps but there is now way I can record and then publish a video on Youtube. iPad like Tablets have good enough resolution for making screen recording and should not be a porblem.

As of now I use my handycam to produce a video in dark room and then undergo cumbersome processing and then upload.

If you can make an app for iPad....I would love to grab it. Also as of now there is no app to record on iPad so you have a good chance looking at the work TechSmith have done till now.
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There seem to be some confusion here as to what kind of software-based screen capture is / is not possible on iPad and other iOS devices. People tend to confuse the ability to capture the screen *in your own app*, with the ability to *capture the screen globally*. These are not the same thing. The first is very possible (see ScreenChomp) and the second is not possible because of the way iOS apps are sandboxed / executed. This is how iOS was designed and I don't think there's anything TechSmith can do about it. For now, and for the foreseeable future, we need to continue to rely on indirect capture methods through HDMI or VGA. Yes, it sucks and its frustrating and its adversely affecting our jobs, but it's not really something TechSmith can do anything about.
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How hard is it to buy a Mac and download the software developers kit and use the iPad simulator for screen capture? Perhaps the simulator is not too hard to use for a layperson?
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Mike Song

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I mean...use Camtasia to capture the iPad simulator...from the SDK.
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Mike, you can only do that with your own app, you cannot do that with anyone else's. In my case I review apps, all apps, for developers and PR firms, so that's not going to work for anyone that needs to video ALL apps that they didn't develop themselves.
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Do you have plans to port Camtasia to the iPad? It would be great to use the iPad for presentations and generate a podcast.

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Camtasia for iPad.
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Okay, here we GO! A company just released software that allows you to AirPlay an iPad or iPhone to a Mac where you can use Screenflow or Camtasia for Mac to video capture it, including voiceover!

If they can do it to a Mac can't someone do it for a Windows-based Mac???
I hope this is a step towards that because this is exactly what I have been searching for for almost a year!

If you use a Mac grab this one!
I WANT this for my PC!!! I can't afford to go buy a Mac!
Surely if it can work with a Mac it can work with a Windows PC!?
Techsmith can't you do this so we can use it with our Camtasia?
Please???

Video of it working: http://www.eddale.co/apple/reflection...

Software: http://reflectionapp.com/
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You may want to snap it up quick, since I'm almost certain that it's illegal to make such software...
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WHY would it be illegal? I want to use it to video capture iPad & iPhone apps in action for our review site. There is nothing wrong with that.

I have no reason to snap it up without a Mac to use it on. I am just saying that if they can make it for Macs developers should be able to make it for PC's.

I emailed them but unfortunately they have no plans for a PC version at this time.
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I'm no lawyer... but an app of this nature MIGHT be illegal if AirPlay uses an encrypted video stream. The production of software that decrypts such a stream using a reverse engineered key COULD be a violation of the DMCA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_...

There were a LOT of assumptions in what I just said. None of which may be true... ;-)
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I am in awe! This community is so knowledgable. I'm new to Camtasia, and I've been very impressed with Kelly’s videos on YouTube. The Avermedia hdmi input card installation was the one that really got my attention.

Can't get that product where I live. I'm in Japan, and the company doesn't sell it here, so I went with the Black Magic design intensity shuttle. Turned out to be cheaper than the Avermedia and, since it's portable, I can "shuttle" it back and forth between my home and office workstations.

Kelly, looking forward to using Camtasia for my iPad tutorials for my students. Will keep you posted.
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That's awesome, glad to hear that the video was useful!

Yes, please do keep me posted! I'm actually very interested to know if the Shuttle works for you. It is supposed to be a USB 3.0-only device; do you have USB 3.0 on your computers, or just USB 2.0? If just 2.0, please keep us updated if it is still able to capture from the iPad.

Thanks for posting!

Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation
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Hi Guys,
You camtasia on windows and now `mac is great
but there is not any screen recording App available for the iPad

please please work on it, it will be a huge success

current solutions require connecting to computer to record by cable etc..

in the future you could expand it and allow basic editing also, but to start with, just recording the screen would be great, and editing later in camtasia on the mac/windows

thanks
Kris

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For anyone interested, we covered the subject of capturing your tablet's screen on the latest version of our monthly web show, "The Forge". We covered the HDMI capture method, as well as a few others. Enjoy!

http://goo.gl/oyex2
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Well you've got some GREAT news! YAY!

I thought you guys said you weren't sure the Reflection app was "kosher." Guess you changed your mind. I am happy to hear that they are working on a PC version. I emailed them when the app was released and at that time they weren't considering it so I assume they are getting lots of requests and it's GREAT if they do develop a PC version!

With that option in the work I am not going to invest all the $$$ that hardware costs.
Those of us that review apps and have grown tired of using camcorders will be SO happy when a $15 Reflections app is available for us Windows users!

My Camtasia software is ready and waiting when it's available. I will watch here to see when that happens!

Thanks for the video!
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Where did you hear that they are working on a Windows version?
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It's true. When we first asked upon the release of the Mac version they had no intention of developing a PC app but I guess they realized that lots of us were looking for it and they are hoping to get the beta version out by the end of this month! YAY!

We have asked to participate in the beta so that we can really give it a good testing for review!
~MaggieB
Apps for iPads
http://appsforipads.net
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Not doubting it, just curious where you found out. I was looking at their website and couldn't find any sort of support forum or users forum. All I saw was the app, a single FAQ and a support link that just generates an email. Guess I'll drop them an email via that link to ask about the beta.

Thanks,

Gary
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Yeah, we had talked to them before, so we just shot them an email. I am so looking forward to seeing this app in action! We are ready and waiting for the beta!
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I would like to know if and when you are going to make a recording program that would run on a computer and record what is happening on the IPad. Mark

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Are there any plans for a Camtasia app that would let you record the screen of an iPad?

Su

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For all that are interested... we are helping to beta test a new "app" that will allow you to video-capture your iPad 2 or 3 and iPhone 4S screen right onto your Window's based PC.

You can then capture the PC screen with your Camtasia, add voiceovers, etc. and make a video out of it to share however you'd like.

Yes, it is easy to use, we've made a couple videos already. They would be the videos dated May 17th and 18th at https://www.youtube.com/user/AppsForiPads.
Yes, as you can see in the videos it does capture the iPad sound as well as my voiceovers.

The app, called Reflections, has been available for a couple months for MAC's and is working great. The PC version was only released to beta testers last week.

I am still playing with it of course and plan to make many more. The app should be available soon.
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What about smartphones? Any way to use this technology on smartphones? It would be nice to be able to record instructional videos for android/iOS apps.
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@Bridget:

It depends if your smartphone has:

1. A port that lets you connect to a capture card (either some form of HDMI, or a port that has an HDMI adapter like the iPhone 4s).

2. If the device supports mirroring (for example, the iPhone 4 does NOT support mirroring, the iPhone 4s DOES support mirroring).

Kelly Rush
Marketing Video Producer
TechSmith Corporation
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The app I used will work on the new iPad or iPad 2 as well as the newest iPhone.
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OKAY it is HERE and YOU can use it NOW!

What is it? IT is the Reflection app that I have been beta testing for the past 3 weeks! It allows you to video-capture your new iPad, iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your PC! YES, your windows-based PC!

But enough talk, check out my full video-review filmed of course, with Reflection and Camtasia right on my PC!

http://appsforipads.net/apps-for-ipad...

Thanks for taking the time to check it out. Please take a second to give it a thumbs up or better yet leave a comment!

It's been worth the wait.
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Airserver works as well. (PC and Mac). It's cheap, too: http://www.airserverapp.com/
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AND just released, the Display Recorder app! I knew if we waited they would come up with an answer! Now we have all sorts of answers!
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It's a little cheeky that this new app takes on the exact same name as the "jailbreak" app from Ryan Petrich that does the same thing.

In truth, I'm a little amazed that it got through the gatekeepers at Apple. I wonder if it'll last. I have little doubt that TechSmith has been trying intently on getting approval to develop a screencasting app for iOS. So, this little one either represents a precedent upon which TSC can now capitalize, or a mistake that Apple will soon correct. Just to be safe, better grab it while you can.

At any rate, I purchased and tried it out last night, and it seems to work okay. The quality was acceptable but not perfect. It's a little annoying that the bright red "Recording" title bar is also captured.

As it stands, Reflections is still the only app that captures system sound. Both "Display Recorder" apps can get mic sound, but not the system sound.

cheers, d.
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I wondered about capturing sound. So one would have to record voiceovers separately? That's an extra step that takes more of our time.... Just wish I could get the snap, crackle and pops out of my Reflection videos when the app has lots of audio in the background.
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This is not correct. The Display Recorder apps DO record audio from the built-in microphone (not a major selling point for me, as I always record my VO separately, on the computer, with a decent microphone).

What they DON'T do is record system sound, the audio produced by the device itself. This is what I'm after, and thus far, only Reflections does it.
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So Daniel you are saying that the sound of the app is NOT recorded? ONLY the voiceover captured by the iPad mic?
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Exactly. I suppose you could crank up the system sound loud enough so that the mic picks it up, but this is a rather crappy, low-quality solution.

cheers, d.
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Hmmm... that's just odd.
On another note AirServer just gave us their app so I am going to check it out compared to Reflection.

I like Reflection except I am experiencing a lot of snap, crackle and pop when the app has continuous background music.

We'll see how AirServer stacks up!
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Just realized that AirServer for PC is still in beta so it does not yet support sound. We have a copy of it and will continue to follow it's progress as the promised updates are rolled out.
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Okay... I just bought and downloaded the Display Recorder app and made this video on my iPad. It not only recorded the sound of the app it very ably recorded my voiceover too. Not studio quality but I wasn't in a studio. I might try a mic next time! In the meantime I think it did a very good job... see for yourself: http://youtu.be/JKVkMDW1p9Q

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