How Do I create an App Trailer?

mfiore026mfiore026 Member Posts: 11

I was sent a file by a developer to create a trailer for him. Only problem is that Im new to all of this. Can anyone point me in the right direction here? I downloaded GameSalad, & Xcode. I edit in Final Cut and am lost here. Someone please help.

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  • andrewm2211andrewm2211 Posts: 341
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    First off choosing final cut was the correct choise, iMovie templates are so tired.

    Open up gamesalad, and record a screen capture, and start playing the game.

    Then bring that quicktime into final cut and edit it.

    I think a good rule of thumb is to not go over 1 minute long.

    Good Luck!
  • andrewm2211andrewm2211 Posts: 341
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    I think quicktime can do it.
    otherwise visit the mac app store and download a software that does it
  • jckmcgrawjckmcgraw Posts: 647
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    I believe that some screen recording programs can take out the mouse...
  • ZoytZoyt Posts: 374
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    Here is my little tutorial on how to record your iOS device:

    Solution 1:

    How to install the iPhone Simulator Capture:
    1. Install SIMBL here:
    2. Go to /Library/Application Support/SIMBLE
    3. Move it to ~/Library/Application Support/
    4. Download the plugin installer from here: davbeck/iPhone-Simulator-Capture · GitHub
    5. Unzip, open, and run the Xcode.
    6. Relaunch the simulator.
    7. Ignore the error. It always pops up.
    8. Click record.

    For uninstallation:
    1. In the SIMBL plugin package, it has an uninstaller.
    2. Locate it.
    3. Open it.

    Use iSimulate:
    1. Install the iSimulate SDK (found here: in the GSViewer app
    2. Run it in your iOS Simulator.
    3. Run your app in it.
    4. Buy ( and run iSimulate on your iOS device.
    Record your app:
    1. Press the red record button on the record window. (If it's not there, go under Record>Record.)
    2. Demo your app with iSimulate.

    Solution 2 (requires AirPlay enabled device) (best solution, in my opinion):

    Get an Air Player mirror for Mac:
    1. Get AirServer ($15, or Reflection ($15, I personally prefer AirServer by far. And you can display multiple devices at once.
    2. Set up the AirPlay between your iOS device and your Mac.
    3. Press record (It's different on both apps. See their help docs for more info).
    4. Open your app and play away.

    Solution 3:
    I won't provide steps for this, but you can also use Sound Stage ( and iSimulate to record your app and still comes out with great results.

    The final steps:
    I'll let someone else take care of the video creation, but I suggest you use Final Cut Pro for best results. If you used Sound Stage with it's cool features, you might not need to edit it in a video.

    Hope that helps a little!
    Good luck!


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