App for That: How to pause video recording on the iPad 2

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, Sam asks:

I'm looking for an app that can pause recording video (like Android) for my iPad 2. Do you know of anything?

To see what we found for Sam, follow along after the break!

MovieCam [$2.99 - App Store link] claims to be the most powerful camcorder for the iPad 2. It comes loaded with 9 different effect presets and has recording options for DVD or HD quality. Additionally, MovieCam allows you pause video recording and continue it later - exactly what Sam is looking for!

Honorable mention: Camera Plus Pro [$1.99 - App Store link] is an iPhone app packed with all kinds of photography features, including the ability to pause video recording. However, since it's not a universal app, Sam will need to hit the 2x button on his iPad. This isn't the most elegant of solutions, but if he also has an iPhone, this may be an economical way for Sam to get the feature he's looking for on both devices.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for Sam? Let him -- and all of us -- know.

Having trouble finding what you need in the app store? Send us an email to and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll do our best to find you just the right App for That!

Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at

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Dumbledorf says:

Adorable kid! Yours, Leanna?

Wanderer10 says:

Whoa! That MovieCam app rocks! Not only does it pause video, but also zooms and gives options for real-time special effects! Thanks for the recommendation.

Josephlucas says:

What app on Android can pause recording? I really want this ability on my Android device.

Fan Focus says:

who the poop is sam, I need his contacts cos I can't find an android app which allows me to pause during a recording.
I've emailed you as well, and if anyone has a solution pls email me at fan.focus[at]gmail[dot]com
thank you
p.s. why the poop did everyone ignored josephlucas. tts crap.

Surendra says:

When I read an actlrie that makes this subject so interesting I have to say something. Your insightful points and interesting material has given me reason to ponder these things.

F u says:

F this is doesn't pause!

F u says:

I just spent like $5.00 on this crap. Beep you all.

F u says:


Chase says:

Its not even on appstore!!!!!!!!!!

Earl Fox says:


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I just spent like $5.00 on this crap. Beep you all
Speaking precisely you've spent only $4.98. Well actually what's wrong with spending. Or the focus word is "crap" which shows your dissatisfaction with the given applications, but why didn't you mentioned the problem you faced with the app?
Its not even on appstore!!!!!!!!!!
Did you tried to search it on Cydia? Ha-ha!