Once you have customised the application with the settings options, you are now ready to record your video route with GPS track. You can record in either portrait or landscape.
The video camera built into the iPhone can work as fixed or auto-focus. During video recording you will probably get better results with fixed focus. You can set this with a single tap on the video part of the iPhone screen before you start recording. Double tapping on the screen will reset the camera to auto-focus.
Before recording your route you are advised to wait until the map application has acquired a reasonably accurate GPS location for your starting point. This should only take a few seconds. The blue dot on the map should centre to your current location and the size of the halo around the blue dot indicates the likely accuracy.
Pressing the record button will start the video recording and the GPS route capturing processes. The red “light” in the middle of the record button will flash, you will get a sound alert (beep) and a timing counter will replace the “Toggle rear or front camera view” icon.
Recording will continue either until you press the button again, you reach the 5 minute limit for high definition video or you reach the 15 minute YouTube limit if you have this option set.
When you stop recording (or when recording is automatically stopped by the time limit settings) the red “light” in the middle of the record button will stop flashing, you will get a sound alert (beep) and the “Toggle rear or front camera view” icon will replace the timing counter.
Note 1: In order for RouteShoot to determine your location, you will need to have your iPhone “Location Services” turned on, and RouteShoot must be allowed to access those services. There is a one-time message which is displayed when you first load the application which will help you to apply these settings. If you need to amend the services after the first use, these can be found via the main iPhone “Settings” icon.
Note 2: Unless your iPhone hardware and software can be correctly configured to handle phone calls as notifications, receiving a phone call will cause RouteShoot to stop recording your video and GPS track. This can be prevented by setting up call forwarding via the iPhone settings menu.
Note 3: GPS accuracy is determined by the built-in iPhone location service. Please refer to your Apple iPhone user guide for more information about maps, location and navigation services.
Note 4: RouteShoot is designed as an application for general entertainment and non-commercial use; it is not designed to be a precision instrument for obtaining exact measures of location or other telemetry. For more accurate video and location capturing solutions suited to commercial use please visit www.wilsonpymmay.co.uk and see the GeoVideo solution offered by our sister company.
Remember: If you have panned your map away from your current position you can use the “re-centre to current location” button to reset the map display, centred to your current position.
Do not use RouteShoot while undertaking tasks that require your full attention. If you are the driver of a vehicle or riding a bicycle you should pull over and park safely before operating or interacting with this software. If you are on foot make sure you are in an area safe for pedestrians before operating or interacting with this software.
If using RouteShoot on any sort of vehicle we strongly recommend the use of a secure, hands-free smartphone mounting device. The iPhone should be mounted away from any moving parts of the vehicle or any safety features (such as seat belts or airbags) and such that the display does not distract the driver or operator.
During testing it has been noted that the iPhone may become quite warm when recording (HD in particular). Some of the temperature issues may result from the type of mounting being used. Please refer to your Apple iPhone user guide for more information regarding how your handset may respond in respect to operating temperature and any temperature warnings.
Laws and regulations:
Check and obey all laws and regulations for the activities you are undertaking. Be aware that laws will be different in other countries and the recording of video may be forbidden in certain areas.