There can be little doubt that Periscope is fast becoming a great way to not only connect with your followers and prospective clients, but it is also a great way to build your authority in within a niche. Having given you “10 Periscope tips proven to get you more love” yesterday, today I want to focus on a problem many people seem to be having with the platform, How to get their Periscopes on YouTube.
This is one major problem I see many people struggling with when it comes to Periscope. If you look at some of the forums and search queries “how to get Periscopes onto Youtube” pops up time and time again. So today I want to answer that question for you and there are solutions for everyone, whether you are using IOS or Android, Windows or Mac.
As everyone knows, once you finish a scope they stay on the app for 24 hours. This way people can go back in and watch a scope that they may have missed live and that is great for us. However, after 24 hours the scope is gone for every, well from the app at least.
So what do you do once it expires? Well, the answer is very simple, you put it up on the world’s largest video hosting site. Of course the reason for this is two-fold, firstly YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and secondly, it allows your audience to see all your previous scopes that they may have missed.
This is fantastic for us, it allows us to not only showcase our previous work, but also try and garnish some S.E.O “juice” as I like to call it. Which is certainly not a bad thing, in fact, a recent Periscope broadcast that we uploaded you our YouTube Channel has already begun to show up on the first page of Google and it is only days old!
So there is no doubting that adding your Periscopes to YouTube is the smart thing to do. After all, we know how important repurposing content is. However, there is one major problem with doing this. Periscope do not allow you to publish directly to YouTube. So what do we do?
How to put your Periscopes on YouTube
There are a number of ways of getting your scopes onto YouTube and I am going to run through them with you now and I have put them in order of simplicity. So the first way is most certainly the easiest, but may not be possible for everyone, hence the other options.
1- Save your scope to your device
This one really speaks for its self, once you have finished a scope you are given the option to save the broadcast to your device. Of course for me being an Apple “geek” that means saving it to my camera roll. Then once it is in my camera roll I can use my iPhone to upload it directly to YouTube, simple as that. This is by far the easiest way to get your Periscopes on YouTube.
Of course, the biggest problem with this is, having the free space on your device to store the broadcast. I don’t know about you, but I know I just do not have the space to store a lengthy scope on my phone. The second problem is, of course, the fact that not everyone has an iPhone, so getting your Periscopes on YouTube using this method may not be possible.
2 – Connect your iphone to your Mac
Due to the fact that I am using a Mac (sorry windows crew), I am able to connect my iPhone to my Mac and the open up QuickTime Player. Once I have opened up the player I do the following:
- Click on “New Movie Recording”
- Then beside the record button, there is a small arrow, click this
As you can see from the image above, you get a dropdown menu. What you need to do is select your iPhone as not only the camera, but also the microphone.
- Open up your browser on your phone and go to your profile on Katch.
- Select the Periscope you want to put on YouTube
- Hit “Play” on your iPhone
- Select record on the “QuickTime” Player
- Boom it is now recording the video from your phone
Once the video has finished, stop the recording and save it. Now you have no problems putting your Periscope on YouTube. You can head over to your YouTube Channel and upload it without any need to convert the file. As I said, it is not the easiest of things to do and I imagine Katch have done it this way so that you have to direct your followers to their site to watch a replay. Thankfully however, where there is a will there is a way and this is most certainly a way to put your Periscopes on Youtube, even using Katch.
3 – Use Reflector to record your screen
The third and final way is perhaps a little simpler way if getting your Periscopes on YouTube than the one above. However this does involve some extra software which you have to pay for, but it does have it’s advantages.
Refelctor is a mirroring app, that allows you to mirror the screen of your device on your Mac or PC. Refelctor then lets you record the screen and the audio from your phone. This also works for both IOS and Android devices, so should solve the issue for everyone.
There is one catch and that is the reason it is number three on the list, you have to pay for it. Reflector costs $14.99 to download, but that is it. It is a one off payment for the software and runs very easily.
Again you can simply turn on reflector and connect your device, then go to Katch, select the Periscope you want and hit record. It is really that simple, once the scope is finished, stop recording, save it and then publish to Youtube.
Believe it or not, despite the fact that I had to hand out money for this solution, it is my favourite way of recording my scopes before I upload them. The main reason for this is that when my phone shows up on the computer screen, it is incased within an iPhone.
As you can see from the image at the side, my screen is incased within an iPhone. This iPhone stays on the recordings and it is great for adding a bit of production value to the recordings. If you check out some the videos on our YouTube Channel, you can see how we have used this iPhone to almost make it feel like you are watching a scope live.
Apart from that there really isn’t much difference between using Reflector or connecting your iPhone directly to your Mac. However, if you do not have a Mac or an iPhone and are using a Windows/Android pairing, then Reflector will most certainly solve your problems for you.
So there you have it, no you know how to get your Periscopes on YouTube with as little fuss as possible.
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