Capture mobile device screen?

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Please don't tell me I'm the only one wondering why Fuse can't capture my mobile device's screen?

While I think it nice (not a great enhancement) that we can take pictures/videos and upload them to Snag-it and Camtasia, why wouldn't we be allowed to capture the screen of our actual device?? Did we miss the boat here?

I write training content for mobile devices now and would love to be able to capture the screen as my FIRST PRIORITY before I the file transfer capability in Fuse.

Please tell me this is coming soon.
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi Cool16v - if you're on an iOS device you can press the home and power button to grab a screenshot; on newer Android devices (ICS+) it's the volume down + power buttons. This puts the screenshot on your camera roll / photo album. From there, you can shoot it over to your desktop apps via Fuse. Does that help address your mobile screen capture needs?
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Joshua Wolfe

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no we need a screen Recorder!!!
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Cool16v

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Ah, I see.  Out this gate, this is a show-stopper on my personal phone. I'm not quite up to newer Android (Ice Cream Sandwich +) model phone to have this functionality.  At one time, I looked for an app that did screen-shots but everything I found required the phone to be rooted and I didn't want to take a chance with my phone.  However, a newer model phone may be in my future.

On the other hand, at work, we use an iPad tablet with a third-party application called AirServer that mirrors the screen to the workstation and we take the recording from there.  However, AirServer only works on Apple devices. Once again, bummer for Android devices.

This may be an opportunity for TechSmith.  What if you incorporate this screenshot mirroring feature/functionality into the Fuse app? What do you think?

In any case, from my prospective, have addressed my issue.  Thanks.








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I agree that being able to capture the video of using the screen on a smartphone. Our company has several mobile apps, and it would be wonderful to use Fuse as a way to create demos using the app and then transferring that file to Camtasia for further editing. 

Thanks,
Chris
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Qiquan Wang

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Can Fuse do screen VIDEO capture? Dozens of our college instructors have created iTunes U courses. They teach with their iPads, like doing demonstrations, solving math problems on iPads. If Fuse can allow them to capture their iPad screen movement as video, that will help a lot. They will not have to relie on desktop computers to capture video, which is not always with them. We have hundreds of Camtadia Studio licenses and will have a college wide licenses soon.
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Fuse cannot do screen video capture.  Currently it is not possible to do screen video capture on iOS devices, unless they are jail broken, or on Android devices, unless they have been rooted.  Fuse just provides an easy way to make real world videos, and then easily transfer those videos, or any other image or video content you have on your phone, to other TechSmith products.

If the restrictions on screen capture on mobile devices are ever removed, I am quite sure TechSmith will take advantage of it.
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Joshua Wolfe

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not True I use Moblizen right now but their is only 720p and it has their logo in all your videos you record. If they don't hurry Fuse will be a app no one uses. all they need to do is get to 1080p and get rid of their logo and people might buy their for Android.
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baardrg

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The main thing I use Camtasia for is to give students feedback on visual work. To be able to play a student video while I comment on, it on my phone, is the only reason for me to use Fuse. Without that I'm stuck to my desk and my computer there. Sending photos or video is cool, but I don't see very much use for it.
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I agree with the other comments to include video capture of mobile devices. Hopefully TechSmith continues to badger Apple that their customers want this flexibility.

I was looking at Camtasia to allow me to create training videos. One set of training videos I want to do is based around apps on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, anything else of the future).

The world is moving on and mobile devices is replacing destops / laptops more and more.
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Apple recently enabled direct capture of iOS devices from a Mac computer running Yosemite. TechSmith is developing new Mac software called TechSmith AppShow (currently free in beta) that takes advantage of this capability. You can use it to very quickly and easily create app demo or training videos.

With AppShow, we're also testing out a different approach to video creation that turns timeline editing on its head. We'd love to have you give it a try and let us know what you think!
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How about for Android?
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PolkaFever

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As an industry leader Techsmith is taking to long to provide a mobile screen capture software for Android. Others have made this available years ago.
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Michael Tupper

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Which others?

For now, the best solution I have found is running Genymotion emulator fullscreen and using Camtasia, but it would be way easier and even better if it was recording the screen of an actual phone.