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  • X-Mercs 101: Recording Videos

    Remember how your snipers would line up several enemies for one beautiful shot, your scouts storm a whole rival squad, your heavies unload on a roaring Juggernaut, but nobody saw your triumphs? Time to write your name in history and earn a fortune! If you don't know how to record videos, no problem, we'll discuss it below.

    We always reward let's plays, and now you can record a single moment to become legendary. Marcus has received a contract to gather interesting videos from Commanders all around the world:
    • Share your PvP victories and successful missions
    • Show off how to beat an enemy in a clever way
    • Startle others with your lucky shot or grenade
    • Shoot any strange merc or AI behavior
    Post links to your videos in this thread, on our Facebook page or mention them to us on Twitter. Your videos will become Community Chronicles, which we will publish on the site and on social media. Seize your fame, and Marcus will award the best with:
    • 10 Refined Advinite
    • 1.000 Morbidium
    • 10.000 Credits
    You will never leave empty-handed, as baron is instructed to shower all participants with prizes. Below is your easy base expansion!

    How to record from iPhone/iPad on Mac

    Recording on Mac is easy. All you need is:
    • USB-cable from your iPhone/iPad
    • OS X updated up to Yosemite (10.10+)
    • X-Mercs installed on the device
    If you have an older version of OS X, all Windows software in the Windows part of the guide has Mac versions as well.

    Now, let us film.

    1) Connect your iPad/iPhone via USB to your Mac and launch iTunes:

    Choose "Trust this computer" on your device and make sure it is identified in iTunes.

    2) Search for QuickTime Player:

    3) Choose "File", then "New Movie Recording"

    4) Find your iPhone/iPad in the drop-down menu of the player:

    5) QuickTime will begin streaming your device to your Mac. Press on the Record icon in the middle and you will see both time and size increase:

    6) When you stop recording, once again choose "File", then save the video, export it to a different format or share it through Youtube and Vimeo apps.

    How to record from iPhone/iPad on Windows PC

    You will need:
    • X-Mercs installed on iPad/iPhone
    • PC with Windows 7/8/10
    • Shared WiFi network
    To record videos from your device you will "mirror" what is happening on its screen to your PC by using streaming software. There are several options, and we recommend to begin with a free trial of X-Mirage, but if you are ready to purchase a single set of software for streaming and recording, you can try out Reflector 2. For this guide, we will use AirServer, which has an extended trial of 14 days and doesn't leave a watermark on the video if it's in fullscreen mode.

    Download AirServer from the official website and install it. Choose "Try" after launching AirServer and get ready to stream some mercs:

    1) After activating itself, AirServer will be minimized in your notifications area:

    2) Click on its icon and look for "Settings". By default, AirServer is ready to receive video from your device with no additional configuration, but you can set your PC name by filling in "Computer name:"

    3) After that, make sure that your PC and iPad/iPhone are connected to the same WiFi network and open AirPlay on your device:

    4) In the menu choose your PC and turn on "Mirroring". AirServer will automatically begin receiving game video in a new window (use Alt+Enter to switch in and out of fullscreen mode).

    5) You're set and ready to film! Free software for recording videos is numerous on Windows, from Nvidia Shadowplay for GeForce video cards to well-known and free OBS. We recommend to look at Fraps. It's free and easily configured.

    6) To begin and end your recording press F9, which leaves you with a perfect .avi to upload directly to Youtube or edit in professional software like Sony Vegas and Adobe Premier.

    You're famous, now what?

    Did you record a nail-biting PvP fight, found out how to break the game or filmed an interactive tactics guide of your own? Share them with us! Post a link to your video in this thread and you will be included in a weekly round up of Community Chronicles, with best videos receiving a hefty prize, and all participants rewarded with a gift of their own choosing by Marcus.

    Remember: no video is too short and no bug is too small to post.

    See your videos soon, Commanders!