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Precorder: Video Camera for Unforgettable Moments

By Airship Software

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"It's kinda brilliant." -gizmodo
"This could really come in handy..." -lifehacker

On sale! Buy now at a 40% discount.

★ Precorder Pro: up to 60 seconds of video saved *before you ever hit the Record button*!
★ Precorder: up to 10 seconds of pre-recording video saved, and it's on sale! 40% off.
★ Precorder Free: up to 3 seconds, available for for free, try it out!

"...should be downloaded by anyone who uses their video camera."

" a DVR for life."
- Mac|Life


With Precorder, you:

★ 1. Wait for something cool to happen
★ 2. Press the record button
★ 3. Precorder's always saving the past few seconds for you, even before you hit record


You'll never miss a moment or need to edit down your footage.

By constantly saving the previous few seconds of video before you hit record, Precorder lets you wait until something interesting happens to start recording, and you'll never miss a precious moment or get stuck with hours of boring video to painstakingly edit down.

Use Precorder to save your best video clips. Then share them.

★ Post your videos on Facebook.
★ Email videos to your friends.


Try it out! Or search Twitter for 'Precorder' to see how others are reacting:

"A fantastic idea. If you shoot video with the iPhone in any capacity, I would highly recommend"
"Brilliant. Helps you catch decisive moment."
"Very astute approach"
"Very useful app, too hard to explain in a tweet"
"A nifty idea that makes video less of a contest over who can shoot the most footage or react the fastest."
"Precorder for the iPhone = brilliantness!!!"


A quick note for those wondering about the Location Services popup when looking at your Precorder library: this is required by iOS when an app accesses the built-in Photo Library. Precorder *never* asks for your location.

Any questions about how Precorder works? Shoot us an email at or go to

What's New in Version 1.98

★ We hope Precorder is helping you catch your special moments. This release fixes a number of our most requested issues. ★

- Now records using your phone's highest video quality by default.
- Playing back landscape videos inside the Precorder app video viewer now works properly
- Fixed bug causing Precorder to get stuck while saving videos for some users


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Customer Reviews

Great app - money grubbing

Great app. I've owned it for years. Was about to recommend it to someone else and I noticed that they have a "pro" version. All that the pro version does is add even more pre-recording buffer. It took them almost zero effort to make the pro version as compared to the normal version, they just want to charge you more JUST BECAUSE. Money grubbing jerks. Maybe you could add in-app purchases for seconds and then every time someone wants to use your app they could pay .99c a second. Or at least come out with the elite pro version that's $99 and you get two minutes.

Not recommending app to others any longer.

Needs video stabilization

Great app just needs stabilization, which is a standard feature in most video apps now.

Perk of not missing a shot is also having a good quality shot

Completely destroyed the perfect moment

We bought my (almost) 3 year old son a brand new kitchen and bbq play set today. I used prerecorder to capture the moment when he came in the room and first saw it for the first time (after I spent 2 hours assembling it.) His expression and reaction was priceless. I then got 10 minutes of him playing with it, hilarious and priceless moments. When we were almost finished filming, my phone's "low battery" warning popped up. I clicked "dismiss" and noticed that the camera had stopped recording. It wasn't a big deal because I was pretty much finished anyway. It turned out that NONE of the 10 priceless minutes of me shooting saved because that warning popped up. This is absolutely ridiculous that this worthless app doesn't save any of the video until the end, the iphone's built in camera app would never do this. I'm furious right now because I'll never get those moments back and I can't surprise my son with his gift again. Do not use this app if you're planning on actually keeping the video you shoot, I would imagine that any interruption will cause it to lose the video you're shooting, a call, text message, push notification, alert etc. My phone still had 20% battery left so I know it wasn't because the phone ran out of battery life. If this app is ever going to be viable, they need to fix this fatal error.

Update: 7-24-2014

This app no longer works, the videos don't even save anymore. I just missed my daughter's first time jumping off the diving board because the video said it was recording but when I checked the camera roll there was nothing there. I tried it again with the same result. Total garbage.

Precorder: Video Camera for Unforgettable Moments
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.98
  • Size: 3.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).

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