Hi everyone, my name is Kelly and I’ll be your guest blogger for today!
- Most tablets have a way to push video out from the device (either directly through HDMI on many Android tablets, or through the use of an adapter with the iPad).
- I do video capture through HDMI all the time (we use it for every episode of our monthly web show “The Forge“.
With those two facts in mind, I started wondering if it might be possible to use an HDMI capture card in conjunction with the HDMI-output from a tablet to just capture the video from the screen of the tablet. Well, I’m happy to say that after some trial and error, I met with success! I then repeated the process, and recorded a video of the steps involved. Check out the video below to see how I did it, but first, a few of the required materials:
- A tablet (tested and verified with an Asus Transformer and Apple iPad 2; iPad 1 DOES NOT work)
- An HDMI cable (preferably 6-10 feet so you can pull it a ways from the computer tower)
- An adapter for your device (HDMI to iPad adapter, HDMI to mini HDMI, etc. Varies depending on your tablet)
- PCI-Express Avertv HD DVR High Definition Capture Card by AverMedia
- Camtasia Studio or Jing
- A computer with an open PCI-Express slot
Kelly Rush is the video production specialist at TechSmith, and has been with TechSmith for seven years. When he isn’t making videos he is usually out taking pictures, playing with whatever new gadget he’s just gotten his hands on, trying to find yet another classic gaming console for his collection, or having fun with his wonderful family.