iOS Tip — Use Screen Recorder to Save A YouTube Video Clip

Sometimes, You Just Want to Keep A Video Clip!

I’m expect that this has happened to you…

You watch a video on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. and you say “I just need a copy of that”. What now?

Fortunately, Apple made this very easy with iOS 11 by introducing the Screen Recorder functionality into the Control Center!

Here’s how I do it.

The Process — 3 Steps

1 — Capture the video (Screen Recorder)

2 — Edit the video (iMovie app)

3 — Compress the video (Video Slimmer app)

All done on the iPhone or iPad. Screenshots below are done from the iPad (just because it’s easier for me).

1 — Capture The Video

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Identify video and change display mode to full — screen
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Once video completes recording, turn off recorder (via Control Center), and open iMovie

Once you have captured what you need, swipe up and turn off Screen Recording.

2 —Edit the Video

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Edit video in iMovie app
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Add Title to video, so you know what topic is!
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Exit Video Editor and Save video to the device Camera Roll
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Video exported — now ready for compression :-)

3 — Compress the Video

Save yourself some space — you will appreciate it down the road!

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Import the Video into Video Slimmer, select “Slim Now”
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Compression is performed and video saved to Camera Roll — Remember to delete the original video!

Now, store the video wherever you want. I tend to use Evernote for this, but that is entirely preference!

Last thing — obviously, this is for personal use only!

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