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Take a Video

Learn how to take a picture or video, use the front and rear camera, switch between camera and video modes, and more.

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For technical details about your camera, visit the Specifications tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Record a video
• Switch between the front and rear cameras
• Focus the camera
• Zoom in and out
• Pause, stop and save a video
• Capture a still image while in video mode
• Use Timelapse mode
• Use Slow Motion mode
• Use Dual Capture mode

This tutorial requires you open the Camera app.  To access the camera from the home screen, select the Camera app icon Camera app


Record a video

From the Camera screen, swipe right to access Video mode then select the Record icon.

Note: Alternately, you can start or stop a video recording by pressing one of the Volume buttons.

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Switch between front and rear cameras

Select the Switch camera icon.

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Focus the camera

Select the screen in the desired location to focus the camera. A circle will appear when the area is selected.

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Zoom in and out

Move two fingers apart towards the edge of the screen to zoom in. Move two fingers inward towards the middle of the screen to zoom out.

Note: Zoom out all the way to 0.5X to capture Ultra-wide angle photos and videos.
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Pause, stop and save a video

To pause a recording, select the Pause icon. To stop recording, select the Stop icon.

Note: To resume a recording, select the play icon Play icon. Alternately, you can start or stop a video recording by pressing one of the Volume buttons. Videos are automatically saved when recording ends.

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Capture a still image while in video mode

While recording, select the Capture icon.

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Use Timelapse mode

To access and use Timelapse mode, swipe left to More then select Timelapse. To begin a time lapse recording, select and drag the playback speed slider left or right as desired, then press the Record button.

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Use Slow Motion mode

Slow Motion allows video recordings to be recorded at a lower playback speed. To use Slow Motion, swipe right to access Slow Motion mode then select the Record icon.

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Use Dual Capture mode

Dual Capture can capture one picture using two cameras. From the Camera app, swipe left to More then select Video Dual Capture.

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Select the Switch icon on the upper right to change the main camera to the rear camera.

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Select the Layout icon, then select the desired layout to change layout style of the view.

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