Record a video on your Pixel phone

You can record real time, slow motion, and augmented reality (AR) videos on your phone. You can also record time-lapse videos that speed up when you play them.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Record a video

To quickly record a video, open your Google Camera app, then touch and hold Capture Shutter.

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. To switch to video mode, tap Video.
  3. To start recording, tap Record Record.
    • To put a cut in your video, tap Pause Pause. To start recording again, tap Record Record.
    • To take a high-resolution photo while recording a video, tap Capture Shutter.
  4. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

Tip: You can change your camera settings to use features like gridlines or a flash. Learn how to adjust how your camera records.

Record a slow motion video

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Slow Motion.
  3. To start recording, tap Record Record.
  4. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

Tip: To record very high speeds in slow motion, choose 1/8x.

Record a time-lapse video

To record changes that take place slowly over time, like a sunset:

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Time Lapse.
  3. Pick how much to speed up time. For example:
    • For 50 seconds in reality to take 10 seconds in the video, tap 5x.
    • For 20 minutes in reality to take 10 seconds in the video, tap 120x.
  4. Tap Record Record.
  5. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

Tip: To save power, your screen may dim when your camera shoots a time-lapse. 

Record an augmented reality video

You can also take an AR video on your Pixel phone. Learn how to use Augmented Reality (AR) on your Pixel phone.
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