Screencasting with an iPad

These are some additional notes from Screencast Camp that I attended in August of 2012.

The Quest for the iPad screencasting app…
By Anton Bollen

Currently there is not a real good solution for using screencasting to capture how to use an iPad or it’s application. This presentation will explore some possibilities…


  • Use a document camera to record video…easy, gestures are captured, details are harder to see, less polished. for tutorial for recording iPad with a video camera.
  • Use iPad mirroring to record screen (Reflection MAC or PC or Air Server Apps) and use Camtasia to record the screen….no touches or gestures get captured, inexpensive $15,
  • Use a video capture box/card
  • Jailbreak your iPad…display recorder app
  • To Visualize Gestures

    Gestures are important as they show how to use an app, much like a mouse on a traditional keyboard
    Create graphics to show touch and animate within Camtasia, such as a circle animated in different ways.
    Use a green screen to record various actions using your hand, then use the resulting video in Camtasia to layer over captured screen cast.


    GestureWorks software with fonts showing icons for gestures

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