Can I use iPhone 6 plus as live video camera connected via USB

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by yauh, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. yauh macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2014
    Hello folks,

    I plan on using my iPhone 6 plus for recording talks and conferences. Is there a possible way to connect the iPhone to a MacBook via USB/Lightning cable and record in 720/1080 resolution directly?

    Eventually I want to process the data in Screenflow and I was hoping I could avoid the need to download the video from the iPhone first to the MacBook. Perhaps there is an app I could use to get the picture from the external iPhone to the Mac. I am not looking for a wireless solution like EpocCam unless you know of a way that is both stable and offers a good latency (again, not action shots, just slow moving talkers at conferences).
  2. rigormortis, Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    you might not like my answer, but the answer is YES!!!!

    a new feature of quicktime and image capture on os x 10.10 and iOS 8 is the ability to record live video off an iPhone screen over the lightning cable, but the files can be very large. but after you are done recording , you can re-encode them using a program like "handbrake" to make them smaller

    in order to get sound ( from the app that was running0 i had to select ' use iPhone microphone '

    this is great for recording demos , and to record iPhone screens for presentations.

    when i first heard about this, my natural reaction was to run out and try to record something off of netflix. sadly this feature was disabled, but i was about to record other apps like wwe

    it records whatever app is running, so if its running camera, it will record the camera

    here is lame video i made to show the captured video
  3. yauh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2014
    Thanks, but if I record the video I need to get rid of the controls. Any way to do that?

    Sound is not an issue as I would always use an external mic to record talks.
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    yeah i don't know about hiding the controls though if you hide them from the screen , they won't be on the video

    maybe image capture?

    if use iPhone microphone is not checked then quicktime cant record whatever sound is coming off the iPhone
  5. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012

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