All iPads Shooting video while in another app?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacRazySwe, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I've noticed quite a few students in my class are using their iPhones to record the lectures at Uni. I think it's quite a bright idea, as long as you have the time to revise and re-watch every lecture. After all, I'd probably stick to taking notes in MS Word, which I use to revise, later on. However, on several occasions, I've been thinking - why doesn't the MacBooks have a camera which could be flipped, in order to caption objects in front of you as well? I believe I've seen PC's with that feature. By doing so, I could record classes, while taking notes.

    Then I realized, if I'd skip using the MBA in classes, and rather bring my iPad Mini and a Bluetooth keyboard, I could perhaps use the iPad to shoot video of the presentation, while simultaneously taking notes in Pages for iPad. But of course, the iPad stops shooting video as soon as you leave the camera app. Mind you, I'm still on iOS 6 on my iPad - perhaps this has changed in iOS 7? Otherwise, is there an App or hack that allows me to shoot video while in another app?

    No, I don't want to use my iPhone for shooting videos, as my 16GB model is already out of space.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I think there are note taking apps that lets you record *audio* while simultaneously taking notes, but I don't know about videos. Seems to me that it would be hard to keep an iPad pointed stably at the thing you are recording while doing something else on it, like taking notes.
  3. MacRazySwe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Ok I see. Audio wouldn't cut it though. The stability wouldn't be an issue, as I planned on using my external Apple Bluetooth keyboard.
  4. MacRazySwe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
  5. jeevestobs macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2008
    If you're still on iOS 6.1.2 (or earlier) and don't mind jailbreaking your iPad, there's a fantastic tweak called QuickShoot Pro which will let you do exactly what you want. I think it costs $1.
  6. RyanVsell macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2017
    This guys must have been reading my mind having a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad and being in college this ability would be extremely helpful!
  7. MacRazySwe thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    4 years later and I assume it's still the same? Anyway, if you can actually stand Windows 10 I would recommend a Surface for your studies. That's what I would have done at this stage if I was still in school (as much as I like my Apple devices, the Surface seems perfect for lectures).
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Even if it were possible you would need a case that lets you set the iPad vertically. Then you would need to worry about bumping and moving it when you used the screen or a keyboard. There are a lot of practical hurdles to making it work well.
  9. LCPepper macrumors 6502


    Aug 5, 2013
    United Kingdom
    This was my though, because you'd perhaps need to have the iPad at an extreme angle to capture everything, and this surely would be hell to use...

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