November 5, 2013

Record your iPad or iPhone with Reflector

UPDATE (3/21/14):

Windows version 1.3.4 adds recording support for Windows 8. Please be sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Reflector. 

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One of the many built-in features of Reflector is iOS recording. Without any extra hardware or software, Reflector can easily record your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch screen. 

Recording makes reviewing and demoing iOS apps easy. Instead of physically recording a device with a camera, Reflector records the screen directly. There’s no need to plug the device into a hardware recorder either. Just connect to Reflector as you would any other AirPlay receiver and press record! Any audio coming from the device will also be saved. If you would like to add your voice or sound effects, you’ll need to add that in post production with video editing software.

Recording is currently available on OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. It’s also available on Windows 7. Any device that can connect to an AirPlay Mirroring receiver can be recorded with Reflector. 

Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with a Mac

To start recording on a Mac, connect your device and press CMD+R. Alternatively, you can select “Start Recording” from the device menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, select “Stop Recording” from the device menu, or press CMD+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file and if you want to include device frames in the recording. 

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Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with Windows

Recording your device with Reflector for Windows is currently only available on Windows 7. 

To start recording on Windows, connect your device and press ALT+R. Alternatively, you can right click on the mirror stream and select “Start Recording” from the menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, right click and select “Stop Recording” from the menu, or press ALT+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file. Saving frames with a Windows recording isn’t currently offered.

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Reflector makes creating tutorials and walk-through videos easy. Any device that supports iOS mirroring can be recorded. Questions about recording? Our support portal might help!

October 30, 2013

Connecting to an AirPlay Receiver with iOS 7

After upgrading to iOS 7 or purchasing a new iPhone, iPad or iPod, you might notice a few changes. One significant change is the addition of the control center.

Access Control Center for AirPlay

This menu, accessible by swiping up from the bottom of your device, contains essential connectivity options for your device and will allow you to connect to an AirPlay receiver. 

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The AirPlay option will only appear if you’re on a network with available AirPlay receivers. If you’ve already opened Reflector, you should see your computer in the list of available AirPlay receivers. 

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For more information, see our Getting Started Guide

October 28, 2013

Reflector for Mac 1.6

Reflector for Mac version 1.6 is now available. This version adds support for OS X Mavericks and new iPhones.

Other changes include:

  • Rewritten rendering engine for much faster mirror streams
  • Enhanced iOS 7 video and audio mirroring
  • Corrected issues when recording
  • Added a register option to the main Reflector menu
  • Resolved a rotation issue with the iPhone 5s
  • Improved AirPlay video player performance
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Release notes for version 1.6 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=Mac

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Reflector menu. The new version of Reflector can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/download/

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