Can I record Apple TV 2nd gen to Mac (tutorial purpose)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stera8, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. stera8 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I know I can record QuickTime videos from a new Apple TV via the USB-c port. In school, we have 2nd generation Apple Tvs. I want to plug it into my computer and record to show teachers how to change certain settings within the Apple TV for their classroom.

    Is this possible with the 2nd generation?
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Possibly. You probably need to buy something to convert HDMI out of :apple:TV into a signal that can be screen grabbed (perhaps with another piece of hardware?).

    Or while it probably wouldn't look as good, you might aim a camera at the TV and capture your demos that way.

    If you have a projector, you could project the image onto a screen (not made of glowing phosphors/LCDs) and then aim a camera at that image for your demos too.

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