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