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Record a video

You can record real time, slow motion, and augmented reality videos.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Record a video

  1. Open your camera.
  2. To switch to video mode, tap Video camera Video camera.
  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 photo Shutter.
  4. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

Tip: You can change your camera settings, like using gridlines or a flash. Learn how to adjust how your camera takes video

Record a slow motion video

If you have a Pixel device, Nexus 6P, or Nexus 5X, you can take slow motion videos.

  1. Open your camera.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Slow Motion.
  3. To start recording, tap Record Record.
  4. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

On Pixel and Nexus 6P devices, to record very high speeds in slow motion, tap 120 FPS.

Record an augmented reality video (Pixel phones only)

You can take a video with animated 3D characters and objects in them. The 3D characters and objects are called AR stickers.

Note: AR stickers only work with the rear camera.

  1. Open your camera.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then AR Stickers.
  3. Touch, hold, and drag an AR sticker to where you want it.
    • Change the size of an AR sticker: Tap the AR sticker, then pinch your fingers open or closed.
    • Remove one AR sticker: Tap the AR sticker and then Delete Delete.
    • Remove all AR stickers: Tap Delete all Delete all.
    • See a different collection of AR stickers: At the top of the screen, tap a different picture.
  4. Tap Record Record.
  5. To stop recording, tap Stop Stop.

To stop using AR stickers, tap Back Back

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