I'm not looking to derail this topic, I'm just asking for clarification about the iPad recording....
What are you using to put the files together after you've recorded on the iPad and why does it take hours?
I've been using the iPad for the past 4 years. I record every game full HD 1920x1080p 30fps. The resulting combined .mov video clips from the iPad account for roughly 5 GB total.
I offload from the iPad after the game to my laptop which takes about 3 mins with the lightning cable. It takes about 2 mins to merge the clips into one full game video file, my choice of file type is .mp4 at full quality. I use a program called Wondershare Filmora 9. The video is compressed to about 3GB and I lose no quality at all. Then I immediately upload the video to Youtube, it takes about 10 mins to upload and process to SD over wireless and about 30 mins total to process to HD. At most I normally spend approx 30 mins total from conversion to being able to view on Youtube. I have made about 500 games this way.
The games look like they were recorded with professional cameras, clear as day on any size screen, no pixelation, no blotches, zero quality loss.