Periscope is a new app that is creating quite a bit of buzz and a great amount of content from users all over the world. Everything from views of Paris to views of a refrigerator in Turkey is fair game for the content creators around the world, but this content has a very short lifespan.
24 hours after any broadcast the videos are destroyed. You have the option of saving the video on your camera, but it doesn’t save the comments which leads to a video of you answering questions that the viewers did not see, creating a confusing commentary track.
But with a simple free program already installed on your Mac, you can capture and record your Periscope videos with comments. All you need to do this is to plug your phone into your computer and follow these simple instructions.
Open Quicktime Player.
(If a file window opens, click ‘done’ first). Go up to FILE -> New Movie Recording
A new movie window opens. Click on the prompt next to the record button to get an option of input sources. You should see your iPhone listed both under Video and Audio. Make sure those are selected. You should know this is working when you see your phone’s screen on your computer.
Open up the Periscope App on your phone and go into your profile to find your more recent broadcasts. Select the video you want and start playing.
Click the record button on Quicktime on your Mac and start making a screen capture of your movie as it is playing on your phone.
Finish and save and do with it what you will.
NOTE: I don’t know if this works on older model devices–I’ve only used it on an iPhone 6 but it should work on an iPhone 5 as well.