Filming secretly on an iphone

Posted: April 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

While shooting my film, there where several times I it was necessary to film secretly, This was was difficult at times because generally people would know the device was being used to film. It was however, made easier by the fact it was done on a phone, as I could hold it by my side and angle it as to capture what I needed. The only time it can become difficult, is if the people being filmed catch a glimpse of the phones screen and see they are being filmed, something I had to take great care to avoid. To solve this problem, an app has been devised for use when filming secretly. The app allows the iPhone to film without the camera preview being shown on the screen, instead, a novel viewer appears, which can be scrolled up and down and navigated as usual, with the controls for the camera hidden in the display of the title bar. This makes it very easy to film secretly without the possibility of anybody knowing what your doing.

This has become increasingly more common recently and also available is a similar application allows secret recording of audio. This application boasts “Record conversations, meetings, lectures, and more even when you’re not in the room! Schedule recordings with the advanced sound detection feature to avoid recording long periods of silence. Secure your top secret recordings with a passcode!”

Link to the app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spy-shot-hidden-video-cam/id421092776?mt=8

 

Tools like this could quite possibly become essentials of the journalist or film maker who may need, for whatever reason, to covertly film or record audio in situation where this may not be desired of those present.

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