If you’ve an iPhone 5 or later, it’s possible to take still shots even when recording video. While filming, tap the smaller white button on the toolbar. These images will then be saved to the Photos app.

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Video zoom

Again, on the iPhone 5 or later, it’s possible to zoom in while filming. Before or during recording, pinch outwards on the screen to zoom in. Zoom out again by pinching your fingers together on the screen. Note that extreme close-ups will cause the video to look grainy when played back later.

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Double tap video

If you have an earlier iPhone model you don’t see everything you’re capturing while filming a video (see image below). If you want to see the whole widescreen view, double tap the screen before you start recording. You’ll now be able to see all that’s in shot and set up accordingly before hitting the
record button.

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