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Using Apple TV To Capture An iOS Device Screen

You may want to record the screen of an iOS device in BoinxTV. If you want to demonstrate with the device's screen on camera but the computer running BoinxTV is out of reach, there is an alternative.

One solution is to stream the iOS device's screen wirelessly to an Apple TV using AirPlay Mirroring.1) The Apple TV can then be input to HDMI capture hardware:

  • Set up your Apple TV to be connected to the same Wifi as your iOS device.
  • Switch on “AirPlay” on the iOS device by double clicking the home button and sliding the app bar at the bottom to the right. An AirPlay icon next to the sound play controls indicates that there are AirPlay capable devices in your network. Click on the icon and select your Apple TV.
  • Plug in the HDMI cable of the Apple TV into the HDMI capture hardware connected to your BoinxTV machine.
    1. Now you are able to setup a video source in BoinxTV with the appropriate video device in order to use it in a layer such as a Placer or Presenter.
Please Note: Currently the iOS devices are outputting a 1080p-60fps signal. Your HDMI capture hardware must be able to deal with it. Unfortunately the Matrox MXO Mini can't!
You may also be interested to use the Boinx libOrientator to get your iPad motion and Orientation transferred to BoinxTV to make used of it in the iOS Device Demo 3D Layer.
1) AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPad 2 or later, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with iOS 4.3 or later. Requires a second-generation Apple TV or later.
using_appletv_to_capture_an_ios_device_screen.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/15 23:16 by achim