A developer from CyanogenMod Inc. named Koushik Dutta has just unpacked a video presenting a brand new feature called Screen Capture, which will soon be available to users of the highly popular custom ROM. Now you will be able to record small segments of video showing what you are doing on your screen, similar to a regular screenshot but with a different hardware button combo.
The demo video shows how it works: simply press the power button and volume up button on your smartphone or tablet when you are using CyanogenMod. They’ve incorporated sound recording through the microphone of your smartphone as well as the option to capture finger movement or touches on the display as well. The controls for this feature can be operated from the pull down notifications bar.
The new feature is especially interesting and I’m certain will prove to be extremely helpful for demonstrating the functions of Android, custom ROMS and apps, or even to capture a system error and send a video to the developer in order to report a bug.
This app should be available with CyanogenMod in the near future, though Koushik Dutta hasn’t announced an exact date as of yet. There are no plans to develop this new function into its own independant app though, it will only be available through the custom ROM.
Take a look at the demo video yourself to see exactly how it works.