8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2009 1:34 AM by Emile@paris
Emile@paris Level 1 (20 points)
I wonder if anyone has managed to start+stop recording video with apple remote control (from apple in-hear headphones for instance)? it would be then easy to break up sessions and index as we shoot and ease logging procedures.
I use the nano to film running sessions (and races) and got about 1h28 on average
before it stopped.
I put the ipod on video record and then switch the HOLD button to avoid stopping the recording but I'd like to manage all event (like a marathon) without having to remove my headband (with nano attached as third eye). the ipod being so light it is at the moment the only lightweight camera with sufficient battery power that can run with you without imparing your running performance.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Markus Gantner Level 1 (5 points)
    Just tested that. Works perfect. Using the middle button on the remote starts and stopps recordings. It does not continue the previous recording though, it creates a new movie.
  • Emile@paris Level 1 (20 points)
    thanks markus for the answer. no genius bar in paris and the people in the shop told me it would not work (without trying it of course). Did you use just any remote control (ie from griffin) or the one from Apple? furthermore, Is the remote functioning the same whereas you have an apple 29$ headphone or the $79 one. If anyone can try it, thanks for adding the info.
  • Michele Howe Level 2 (410 points)
    i just tested out my 29.00 apple remote/ear buds.
    if you have the video camera turned on, then hitting the center buton turns the recording off and on. hope this helps
  • eelw Level 1 (90 points)
    Just to make sure, you press the button once and it will stop the current recording and it will automatically start a new one without pressing the button again? Also much time is lost between recordings?
  • eelw Level 1 (90 points)
    Oh wait, one more thing. Does this also work for the audio recorder?
  • Michele Howe Level 2 (410 points)
    there is just a split second when you stop a recording, and then you can start it right away.
    also it works also for voice memo's. when you stop recording it goes to a menu with resume highlighted, so it is click to start / stop / and start again
  • Emile@paris Level 1 (20 points)
    Great thanks. Just one last question. does this start/stop recording mode work when you ve put the HOLD button on the ipod (or is there an HOLD button on the remote?) I just want the thing to record without ever checking the video monitor. Also, it there a possibility to turn off video screen when recording to save energy (but thats more or less antoher question)?
  • Emile@paris Level 1 (20 points)
    in response to my own question I got the apple remote and I can start/stop recording when I ve got the HOLD position on so its perfect for my set-up.
    for info there is no vocal menu, no voiceover information telling you status of recording (idle or recording), no sound monitor with headphones. It would be handy to have an option of activating a ring at beginning and end of record to monitor this (like the shutter click on most cell phones with camera, iphone included). Of course, there is no possibility to listen to music while recording video; would be nice when recording my video during my jog but at this price, if I really want that, I can always buy a second nano!