Interesting 3GS Video Recording Functionality (undocumented?)

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I don't think this has been mentioned before - so if it has - please excuse me.

    But I had my apple headphones on today and went into video recording app only to discover that you can control stop/start of the video function by clicking once on the mic/control.

    I'm not saying it's uber-handy.. but it's nice to know that if you have your headset on or wanted to use it as a "remote" record on/off button - you can.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I didnt know this, however it does make sense. Good find!
     
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  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Just tried it out and works like a charm. Never knew about this one! Nice find OP
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, how come we can control the video recording but can't take pictures? I just tried it and it started to play music instead.
     
  6. TheNewsPaperBoy macrumors regular

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    Thats cool, wish it could take pictures in the camera though...
     
  7. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    I'm guessing because video uses audio - pictures do not. So you can be listening to music and taking pictures - but it doesn't make sense to listen to music AND record video...
     
  8. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    unless you wanted to video yourself listening to the phone playing music.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I notice this when I first got my 3GS back in June, I pressed it by accident and thought to myself "oh, this is cool." but I was on my break at work and quickly forgot about it.

    thanks for the remind
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Well, to be totally honest; this is the first time I've ever heard of it or witnessed it in person. Nice one OP......:eek::p:D
     

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