Wiglet on a Wiener: How to make your own Wiglet videos

How did I make this video?  Read on to learn!

Initial Preparation: You’ll need to make sure that your iPhone/iPad is upgraded to iOS 8 and that your desktop/laptop Mac is upgraded to OS X Yosemite.  Also, your iPhone/iPad must be a newer model that uses a cable with an 8-pin Lightning connector for recharging.  Unfortunately, devices that use cables with the older 30-pin connector won’t work.

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If the end of the cable that plugs into your iPad/iPhone looks like this, then you’re all set.

Install Peck-Peck’s Perch on your iPhone/iPad and then visit Wiggle Planet’s Shop to download and print out our free augmented reality markers.

“I’m ready for my closeup. Let’s get going!”

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer using the Lightning cable.  Open QuickTime Player on your Mac and choose “New Movie Recording” from the File menu.

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Step 2: Click the little arrow next to the red record button and choose iPhone or iPad as the source camera. Also select your device name in the Microphone section to record all audio coming out of your iOS device.

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Step 3: Run Peck-Peck’s Perch on your iPad/iPhone and press the red record button on your Mac to start the recording.

Point your iPad/iPhone at one of the printed augmented reality markers and let the fun begin!  When you’ve had enough, click the stop button and save your movie on your Mac.  You can then upload it to Youtube to share with the world.

If you make a cool Wiglet video, please leave a comment so we can check it out.  Thanks!

Take care,
-John “Pathfinder” Lester

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