You can capture videos and screenshot with your Magic Leap 2 using your controller, or ADB.
Capture with the Controller
To capture a screenshot on the device, Press the Home button, then immediately tap the Bumper.
To record a video, press the Home button, then immediately hold the Bumper for about 2 seconds. To stop recording a video, repeat the above step hold the Home button and tap the Bumper. Make sure you release both buttons after about one and a half seconds. This is the same method for taking a screenshot.
When recording video, or taking a screenshot, a UI overlay similar to a camera frame will appear showing what content is actually being captured by the device. A 3-second countdown timer will also appear, content will not be captured until after this countdown ends.
From the camera icon on the home menu, or by going to "Settings > System > Capture and Device Stream > Capture App", you can adjust different settings for how both videos and still screenshots appear.
A horizontal bar with settings at the bottom of the capture frame will appear. Below is a list of what each icon means and what options are available under each. The numbers in the graphic above correspond to each numbered item below.
1 - Resolution
Set the resolution of the captured content. The following options are available:
2 - Aspect Ratio
Set the aspect ratio of the captured content.
3 - Adjust
- Opacity Adjustment Slider: Adjust the opacity of digital content against the real world
- Exposure Compensation Slider: Compensate for how much light is being let in
Tint: Adjust the color temperature of the captured content, making it cooler or warmer
- Cooler settings create more of a blue color grade, decrease the tint to make a capture cooler
- Warmer settings create more of an orange color grade, increase the tin to make a capture warmer
White Balance Options:
Adjust the white balance of the captured content. White balance helps ensure that an object that is white in real life still appears white in digital content like an image or video.
The current white balance option is highlighted in purple, and the name of it is shown where to the left of the icon grid (the white number 1 in the graphic above) The following white balance options are available, with the numbers below corresponding to the numbers in the graphic above:
- 2 Auto-white
- 3 Daylight
- 4 Cloudy
- 5 Twilight
- 6 Shade
- 7 Incandescent
- 8 Fluorescent
- 9 Off
4 - Content and Audio
Content: Determines if both real and virtual content are capture, only digital content, or only real content
- Real & Virtual
- Real World
Audio: Determines what audio is captured.
- Virtual: Capture audio from the device.
- Voice: Capture audio from someone speaking.
- World Ambient: Capture all ambient noise picked up.
5 - Options
- Show Floating Thumbnail: Toggle whether or not a preview thumbnail of the content you just captured is shown after completing capture.
Timer: Select whether or not a countdown timer is set before content is captured.
- 3 Seconds
Capture Using ADB Commands
You can also capture screenshots and videos from the ADB console while your device is connected to your computer. Learn more at our Developer Portal.
Retrieving Captured Content in Magic Leap Hub
Captured video and screenshots can be downloaded to your computer using Magic Leap Hub. From the "Files" screen in Device Bridge, navigate to "Storage > Self > DCIM" in the file tree. Navigate to the "video" folders for recordings, and "photos" for screenshots.
Select the file(s) you wish to download in the folder, and click the "Download" button on the left. This will download the captured content to a "downloads" folder in your "MagicLeap" folder. The Magic Leap 2 folder is usually found under your computer's user folder.
Examples for a user named John Doe on Mac and Windows are below: