Wouldn’t it be nice if you could?
It get’s really annoying when you’re filming things – for example something that you’re trying to get just right (e.g. that perfect skateboard trick) and you end up with fifteen “junk” videos in your iPhone Camera Roll.
Oftentimes you’re only a second or two into a video recording when you realize you want to trash it. It’d be awesome if there was a button to allow you to do so right from the recording view.
There could be a “cancel” button next to the “record” button. Tapping the “cancel” button would display an alert asking “Do you really want to cancel recording this video?”, meanwhile the video would continue recording (incase it was an accidental tap).
In just 2 taps, you’d be able to stop recording and remove the unwanted file from your Camera Roll – before it even has a chance to get there. As it stands now, 4 taps (at minimum) are required to delete an unwanted video.
It’s also a heck of a lot easier to delete an unwanted video while you’re recording it – when it’s a few hours later and you’re looking at fifteen video clips with identical thumbnails, you’re forced to skim through each one to ensure you don’t delete the “right” one.