Mirroring android to Mac

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Meister, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    I am trying to mirror the screen of an android jelly bean 4.3 device (samsung camera EK-GC200ZWAXAR) in real time to a mba for monitoring and recording. A simple screen capture of the mirrored footage would suffice.
    The device mirrors fine via hdmi out to a samsung TV.

    What I have tried so far:

    1. Connected hdmi-out to blackmagic ultra studio mini recorder to macbook via thunderbolt.
    --> Ultrastudio couldn't recognize hdmi-signal from samsung device

    2. Connect hdmi-out to elgato capture hd to macbook via usb.
    --> elgato device recognized samsung device signal at 720p 30fps, but only mirrored a green screen.

    I have contacted samsung "advanced technical support" in the United States, the UK and Germany about this. And without going on a complete rant I want to mention, that their support is atrocious. The support staff was absolutely clueless, gave wrong, contradicting information and I received an idiotic email mentioning more false information. Blackmagic and legato were sadly not able to help, since noone (including samsung!) seems to know the output specifications of the camera.

    Does anyone know any other way to achieve a simple mirroring?
  2. Klyster macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2013
    Dunno if it's much help but there is an app out there that allows you to send your camera feed to a url on any browser by typing in ip number. ( ip cam search in Google play)

    What are you trying to achieve?
  3. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Well, i really wish i can help you here but all the options kinda suck and require root.

    Like this one for example: Mobizen
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Chromecast. $35.

    Depending on the phone, you can mirror the screen to Chromecast, then you can just capture & record the Chromecast's output.
  5. Meister thread starter Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Thanks to everyone! Excellent ideas! I will give those a try.

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