How To: Shoot Video Faster on Your iPhone with Photo Mode's QuickTake Camera

Shoot Video Faster on Your iPhone with Photo Mode's QuickTake Camera

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't hit the "record" button in time, you could miss it. That's why any feature that helps you shoot video faster is so useful, so you can avoid blowing the shot when it matters most. Now, Apple has introduced a way to shoot video while in photo mode on any iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and SE (2nd generation).

This new feature, is, of course, Apple-branded. "QuickTake" allows you to shoot video while still in photo mode. That way, whether you found something interesting to film while snapping pictures, or you just booted up the camera in its default settings, you can start recording right away, capturing the moment as it's happening live.

Shooting with QuickTake is actually quite simple. In photo mode, press and hold on the shutter button. You'll see the shutter button morph into the video record button, and your iPhone will begin recording video until you let go of the button. Once you do, the video will save to your camera roll, and the shutter button will return.

You don't need to keep your finger held down the whole time to record video, however. While holding down the record button, simply slide your finger over the lock icon to the right, then release. Now, your iPhone will continue to record until you tap the record button again, just as it does in video mode. "Locking" your video recording will also reveal the shutter icon you'd see in video mode, so you can take still photos while filming.

If you're a seasoned iOS photographer, you might be wondering what the heck happened to burst mode. In previous iPhones, holding down the shutter button takes rapid-fire photos until you let go. Did the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and SE (2nd generation) just ax the feature? Far from it....

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