How to take a photo while simultaneously recording video with your iPhone [App for that]
Our challenge this week was to find an app that could capture a still image -- a photo -- while simultaneously shooting video on the iPhone. With the default camera app, you have to stop recording video, switch to still camera mode, shoot a picture, then switch back to video and start recording that. Not ideal. Neither is trying to screen capture while recording, since there are way too many controls visible, cutting into the picture.
With over half a million apps for just about everything, you'd figure there'd have to be at least one in the App Store for this. But with so many apps, it can be hard to find the one you want. That's where we come in. We're sorting through the App Store and we're going to help find just exactly the app for that.
App for that: QuickPix
QuickPix does exactly what Ron is looking for. While filming a video, QuickPix has two buttons: one to stop recording, and one to take a photo. These photos are sent directly to your camera roll along with the video once you end the recording.
Some other features of QuickPick are RapidFire (2 pictures per second), QuickPic (shoot on app launch), and the ability to separately set the focus and exposure.
Now that I have discovered QuickPix, I will use it for all filming I do from now on. There have been multiple times where I had to choose between capturing video or taking photos of a special moment, but now I can do both! Thank you, Ron, for sending me on the hunt for this app!
- $1.99 - App Store link
Thanks to Ron - Ertiguy for the question. Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for Ron? Let him -- and all of us -- know in the comments below.
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