Thought ios6 let u take still pictures from your videos?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by michael31986, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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  2. MMOTotal macrumors regular

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    Not sure about a new iOS 6 feature that does this but what I do is the following.

    Hold down the home button and the sleep/wake button at the same time and it takes a still image of what you are viewing.
     
  3. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    It does it on the iPhne 5, I didnt see the feature on the iPhone 4, and didnt upadate my 4S to iOS 6 yet

    so it may be an iPhone 5 feature only
     
  4. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Won't that be in reduced quality though? In comparison to a standard picture taken.
     
  5. RTWG macrumors regular

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    On the iPhone 5 you can press the 'volume-up' button to take a photo while you're taking a video.
     
  6. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    There's also a button on screen while taking video. Again, iPhone 5 and iOS6. I can't speak for other models.
     
  7. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502

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    It's an iPhone 5 only feature
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    I would usually just watch the video back till is see what I'm looking for then screen shoot it.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, my iPhone 5 can do that but my wife's 4S running iOS 6 can't.
     
  10. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    I use this for my 4S. Simple, yet handy. I compared the quality of the shots taken with this app to the quality of photos taken during video on an iPhone 5 at the Apple Store, and they look similar. Colors may be slightly richer on the 5 but it's not that substantial.


    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camera-rec/id550884223?mt=8
     
  11. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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  12. lifeguard macrumors 6502

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    When you are making a video there is a Photo button in the bottom left corner. Tap it and it will continue recording and will snap a picture. DON'T use the volume up button. It WILL snap a picture but will also stop the recording.
    Cheers
     
  13. uptheforest macrumors newbie

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    so you can only do this while recording and not watching playback of a video, correct?
     
  14. lifeguard macrumors 6502

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    yeah only while you are recording not during playback
     
  15. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    I hope that gets changed in the future. I like using the volume up button my headphones as a remote to prevent camera shake.
     
  16. NedBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Pfft... typical.

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  17. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    You can only take still pictures while shooting a video on an iPhone 5.

    The recordbutton has a camerabutton at the right that you can click.
     
  18. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    That's taking a screenshot so yeah it does reduce the quality down to the resolution of the phone's screen.

    On the iPhone 5, there's another picture button that appears when you're in video recording mode that will let you take a picture without disrupting the video.
     
  19. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    I'll never understand people buying products they don't understand how to use.
     
  20. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Can always learn to use them. ;)
     

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