How to record a Tagtool video?


There are 2 common ways to capture a video signal from an iPad.


Software like Airserver or Reflector offer ways to send the output of an iPad directly to your laptop. It´s a very good solution to capture up to 720p resolution videos if you use a 5 GHz network and have a rather new ipad model with a Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac). It also allows to use the Tagtool videosignal in most VJ software like Modul8 or Resolume via Syphon.


If you want high resolution videos i would recommend using any capture device (e.g.: Blackmagic or Vision Dimension) that is directly connected with your iPad. This allows recording of Tagtool multiplayer sessions, because you are not using bandwidth for video streaming and you can capture the best quality you can get out of an iPad up to 1080p. Also any VJ software will see the device as an input device with low latency for live-visuals.

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so excited to have RECORD function once again! I’ve been waiting for it ever since KAMCORD stopped working with Tagtool Play and I was broken-hearted. Airserver is super easy and I’m going to try doing live Youtube broadcasts soon! Thanks for the heads-up!


Will there be a way to record video - native on the ipad? I like the photo snapshot function, but I miss video. On ios 11 there is a screen recording funcion, but that dos not capture tagtool fullscreen.

(Record on via a computer is not an option for me - has to be native on ipad)


Hi @Aggersborg,

Yes, we’re working on native video recording right now. Results are promising so far. Should be available with the next update!


Great news! Looking forward to that.


So, once native video recording is released… will there be any other reason to need to use solutions like Reflector or AirServer?



Reflector and AirServer are an easy way to stream the Tagtool visuals to a Mac or PC without cables or adaptors.

AirServer also is compatible with Syphon, which opens up a lot of possibilities. For example, you can use Tagtool as a layer in most common VJ and live video apps, such as Modul8, MadMapper, Resolume, Isadora, etc.