How to use the recording feature

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016 03:15PM UTC

Recording is now available for Mac and Windows. Recording for Mac is available in AirServer 5.0 and newer builds. On Windows, recording is available in AirServer 2.0 and newer builds. Please note that recording on Mac requires MAC OS X 10.7 and newer. If you are on 10.6 Snow Leopard, please note that 10.9 Mavericks is a free upgrade. 

How to use the recording feature on a Mac:
AirServer allows you to record the video and audio sent in mirroring mode. Follow these steps:

 

  • Begin by mirroring your iOS device to your Mac.
  • Move your mouse over the AirServer window to see the toolbar.
  • Click the record button on this toolbar to begin recording. (Screenshots below)
  • When you have finished your recording, click the record button to end the recording session.
  • Save the recording. You have the option of saving in either H.264/AAC or Apple ProRes format. 
  • The recording will be saved in whichever folder you’ve selected.

How to use the recording feature on Windows:
AirServer allows you to record the video and audio sent in mirroring mode. Follow these steps:

 

  • Begin by mirroring your iOS device to your PC.
  • Move your mouse over the AirServer window.
  • Right click within the AirServer window. A menu box will appear.
  • Click the name of your device in this menu box and you will see a record option.
  • Click Record to begin your recording.
  • When you have finished, right click on the AirServer window, click on the device’s name, and click Stop to end the recording session.
  • Save the recording.
  • The recording will be saved in whichever folder you’ve selected.


Recording live audio from your microphone (Currently a Mac-Only feature):
Please note, this feature is currently only available for Mac. We do plan on implementing this feature in the PC version in the future, but we currently do not have a timeline or estimate to share.

With AirServer for Mac, you are able to narrate over your recording, using a microphone, as AirServer supports recording audio from your computer's default recording device. To view or change your default microphone setting, visit System Preferences and click on the Sound icon. Navigate to the “Input” tab and choose your microphone. Here are step-by-step instructions on recording live audio with AirServer:

 

  • Begin by mirroring your iOS device to your Mac.
  • Move your mouse over the AirServer window to see a toolbar.
  • Click the record button on this toolbar to begin recording. (Screenshots below)
  • To begin recording from your microphone, click the microphone icon, which is located next to the record button.
  • A secondary audio track, with the microphone audio, will now be recording.
  • When you have finished your recording, click the record button to end the recording session.
  • Save the recording. You have the option of saving in either H.264/AAC or Apple ProRes format.
  • The recording will be saved in whichever folder you’ve selected.

 

The final recording (.mov file) will contain 2 audio tracks which play fine in QuickTime player. You can even turn off one of the tracks while playing back the video.

Please note: If you want to share the video on YouTube or other video sharing sites, YouTube will only pick up the first audio track (mirroring audio). To avoid this, export the video from QuickTime as a .mp4 file. QuickTime will mix the audio tracks together into a new movie file, which you can then upload to YouTube.




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