We've previously walked through the basics of screen recording in Android 4.4 KitKat. For those of us familiar with command-line tools, it's just a matter of plugging in and issuing a single command, really. You don't need root access.

But if you need a little extra help, the Google's Joe Fernandez and the Android Developers account have put together a great walkthrough video, showing each step and offering up some great tips.

A few of the best practices mentioned include:

  • Don't just ad-lib — write a basic script for your demo.
  • Practice a few times — there are no extra points for doing things in a single take.
  • Remember to slow down. You know your content backward and forward, but the viewer might not.
  • Be sure to turn on the touch display, so that a little white dot shows where your finger would be touching the display.
  • Screen recording doesn't do audio, so you'll need to record that separately.

The basic steps for using screen record in Android 4.4 KitKat are:

  1. Have the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) installed. If you've got the Android SDK installed, you're good to go.
  2. Plug in using microUSB.
  3. In a command line, enter adb shell screenrecord /sdcard/FILENAME.mp4. (Where FILENAME is can be whatever you want.)
  4. When you're done, hit CTRL-C to stop recording.
  5. Copy the video from your device, edit and upload to YouTube. 

For more, see the screen recording documentation.