iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will have a feature for capturing video straight to QuickTime. This was revealed in the new App Preview guidelines, as a way for developers to easily make video previews of their apps for the iOS 8 App Store.

An iOS 8 device plugged in via USB will show up as a camera device which can have its screen be recorded in QuickTime, and then edited for App Previews, though this may just be available to all users, potentially sherlocking Reflector, the tool that turns computers into AirPlay Receivers.

If released for Windows as well, this could make streaming and video capturing of iOS games a lot easier and more widespread without the need for external capture cards. This could prove to be a killer feature for developers and gamers looking to create video of iOS games.

  • Gatada

    The latest version of AirServer already works really well, allowing me to record both screen and audio. However, recording via USB will certainly be a very welcome feature.

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  • defunct32

    Sweet! Although recording straight and saved on the iDevice would be sweeter, I understand this one requires a computer, USB cable and QT?

  • Eric Ma

    This is way more of an obvious product than Sherlock was.

  • Torque2k

    Oh, an old school Mac person, nice! 🙂

  • loophole

    Hey sorry this is slightly off topic but I'm kinda confused about metal for ios 8. Does it only affect A7 devices or will my A6 iphone see better graphics as well?

    • Eli Hodapp

      Seems to be A7 only.

    • Themostunclean

      Only works with 64but architecture. Ergo, A7 only- iPad Air and iPhone 5S and above.

  • curtneedsaride

    Love the use of the Sherlock: The Network app icon... Sure wish that game would work on my iPhone 5S with iOS 7.0.4. Anyone else own that app and keep getting crashes on starting up the app??

  • the_rebel14

    Yes. This will be a killer feature! And a killer of Reflector.

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  • Zenfar

    Can't wait for this feature and iCloud folders too

  • daniel schroeder

    Would this potentially sherlock the Elgato Game Capture HD? That device is pretty good, but if I could record gameplay with just the USB cable, that's way better.

  • Adams Immersive

    Old post, but... is audio captured as well?