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elemenohme

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Someone asked in another one of the threads if the camera remote app on the watch allows you to record video.

It doesn't :(

If you switch to video on the iPhone's camera app, the watch displays a message that says "Video not supported. Switch to Photo."

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I found that if I disregarded that message and hit the record button on the iPhone, the watch then displayed "Video capture in progress." with a button reading "End Video".

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So you can stop a video recording with the watch app, but you can't start one.
 

bball2

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That's too bad... I was hoping to use the watch to both start and stop video capture and avoid having to edit afterwards.

Thanks for the info though!
 

elemenohme

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I'm hoping that other app makers realize this would be a useful feature. Maybe the folks at Filmic Pro will build a remote app - that's something I'd use!
 

pietrociao

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Did you guys find any alternative. Do you know about any app that does that from a secondary iOS device? Ii'm trying to capture some slow motion footage of hummingbirds, a remote START STOP video recording would be very helpful.
 

elemenohme

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Did you guys find any alternative. Do you know about any app that does that from a secondary iOS device? Ii'm trying to capture some slow motion footage of hummingbirds, a remote START STOP video recording would be very helpful.
Haven't found any alternatives. I suspect this may be a limitation of the current APIs that developers have for Watch apps. There are lots of things that Apple's apps can do that 3rd-party apps can't... yet.
 

james948

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Old thread but ios3 you see a faded view of the video feed behind the "video capture in progress." Very odd that it shows you this but won't allow you to see the whole video.
 
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MarcoLive

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Did you guys find any alternative. Do you know about any app that does that from a secondary iOS device? Ii'm trying to capture some slow motion footage of hummingbirds, a remote START STOP video recording would be very helpful.

I've found Camera Plus.
Very good app to use with iPhone/AW or iPad/iPhone.
Camera Plus: For The Best Macro Photos & Remote Photography di Global Delight Technologies Pvt. Ltd
https://appsto.re/it/aE6Tt.i
 

Arran

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Old thread but ios3 you see a faded view of the video feed behind the "video capture in progress." Very odd that it shows you this but won't allow you to see the whole video.
Interesting. Probably a bandwidth limitation on video over Bluetooth.?

Gotta admire Apple's attention to detail, if that's the case. Lesser manufacturers would just show you a sh***ty, jerky, pixelated video feed, but Apple puts an ultra soft-focus, 'frosted glass', filter on their feed so that it looks nice.
 
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