Camtasia Studio and Screenflow both have a new feature that will take iOS video for you. I’m a fan of ScreenFlow (use it for all my videos). I haven’t upgraded yet but the video requirement will force me sooner rather than later.
I have read about ScreenFlow in some forums. I will see if they have a trial I can evaluate. But my issue was less the capture of the simulator itself than being able to submit the exact format iTunes Connect is expecting.
After some tribulations, I finally found iSkySoft Video Editor for Mac which enabled me to edit it as well (30 seconds is not a lot max duration), and to generate it exactly to the right format. Then it went into iTunes like a charm.
It is not free, but sometimes there are economies that become expensive. Let alone in aggravation
I have found ScreenFlow’s web site, and seen they have an evaluation version. It is a bit late and I have been struggling long enough with that problem for today. I will check that out tomorrow. Thank you.
.mov must be encoded with H.624 or ProRes when you export it. Apple says iMovie has an preset for app previews with all the right settings.[/quote]
I am aware of that page. You mean H.264 BTW ?
It was indeed a question of size. But that is not quite all. The video now uploads fine, I am able to select the preview frame. But when I click “Save”, it churns for a while, before saying “these settings have not been saved”, then the page displays “You have not changed anything”. It looks terribly much like a bug with the iTunes Connect site, now, more than a problem with the tools used to create the video.