iPhone users have had one complaint for ages, and that is the inability to capture videos while playing music or a podcast. Apple, it seems, has finally listened to the users, and has added a new feature – called QuickTake – in the iPhone 11 that allows you to capture video without pausing music.
Use QuickTake feature to capture video without pausing music
Until now, whenever you start to record a video, whatever you were listening to, be it music, an audiobook, or a podcast, is automatically paused. Though this is expected behavior, for some users it is frustrating that the music keeps getting paused.
To overcome this shortcoming and allow users to capture video without pausing music, Apple has seemingly added a new feature, called QuickTake, on the iPhone 11, Phone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, notes a report from 9to5mac. With the help of this feature, you can take a video when you are in the photo mode.
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To capture video without pausing music, all you have to do is press and hold the shutter button or the volume button while you are in the Photo mode of the Camera app. You will now be able to capture the video until you release the button. Also, you can slide the on-screen shutter button over to lock in the video mode.
“When video recording is locked, a shutter button appears to the right; tap it to take a still photo during video recording. When you’re ready to stop recording, tap the record button,” Apple says.
The audio continues to play in the background when you take the video. It could prove a very helpful feature that will allow iPhone 11 users to take more videos, while also clicking images they want from the video.
What’s interesting to note is that it isn’t clear if this is intended behavior, or a bug. The basic functionality of pausing music when taking a video makes sense as you don’t want the music you were listening to, to get recorded in the video you are capturing, but sometimes that might be what you actually want in the video.
With the iPhone 11 you get two options to manage audio playback while recording video. First, you can pause the audio by using the Video section, and second, you can use the QuickTake feature if you want the audio to be captured in the video.
Refer to the below video to learn more about QuickTake:
iPhone 11 camera features that you must know
Apart from QuickTake, the iPhone 11 comes with several more hidden camera features that every iPhone 11 owner must know about. These hidden features will help enrich your iPhone experience and take better photos.
One such feature allows you to look outside the frame. When you use the standard 26m lens, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro will automatically use the wide-angle lens to show you what’s happening outside the frame, something like a rangefinder camera. You don’t have to do anything to activate this feature. To use it, hold your iPhone 11 with the camera app open and aim it toward the scene that you want to capture. Now, use the wide-angle preview to fit in those things that you previously excluded.
Another feature lets you adjust the composition after taking the image. To do this, go to the main settings, and in the Camera section look for a heading, called “Composition.” Now, when you enable “Photos Capture Outside the Frame,” the camera will take two images, one using the standard lens, and the other using the wide-angle lens.
To use this feature, you must know two things – always shoot in the HEIF format and the wider angle photo will be automatically deleted if not used within 30 days. You can find the wide-angle view image of a shot by tapping the “Edit” below the photo and then tap the cropping icon. Next tap the three dots in the top right and select “Use Content Outside the Frame.”
Smart HDR is another useful camera feature that Apple has added with the iPhone 11. This feature, which is enabled by default, automatically detects the light level to give a more balanced image. If you are not satisfied with the image, then you can disable the feature as well.
To do this, go to settings and then the Camera section, and from here, disable the Smart HDR. Even when you disable the feature, in the Camera app, you will notice a HDR button at the top. You can easily switch on and off the new feature from there as well.
Along with the new features, Apple has hidden some existing features to simplify the native camera app. If you are missing any feature, then don’t forget to tap the arrow at the top of the screen, where you’ll find several options, such as the night mode, timer, digital filters, aspect ratio and more.