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So I was working on a project that used the react-native video camera from and had it working. The component would take videos and the data would print in Xcode's console. Unfortunately I lost this file and a couple others on my computer and am starting the app back from scratch. I have been attempting to recreate the camera with video recording capabilities but cannot get it to work. Does anybody know what I am doing wrong because I cannot seem to figure it out. The data will print out when I change the captureMode to camera but nothing will happen for video. Here is my component:

let startVideo = false;

class VideoCamera extends Component {
  constructor() {
    this.state = {
  render() {
    return (

  _startRecord() {
    startVideo = setTimeout(this._recordVideo.bind(this), 50)

  _recordVideo() {{})
      .then((data) => console.log(data))
      .catch((err) => console.log(err))

  _endVideo() {


In your _recordVideo method you are passing an empty object to camera.capture, instead you should pass an object specifying the capture mode. Try this version of _recordVideo:

_recordVideo() {{mode:})
    .then((data) => console.log(data))
    .catch((err) => console.log(err))
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Travis Nuttall

Actually now, it changed, you only have to use the recordAsync() function to start recording.

and stopRecording() to stop the recording.

the recordAsync() return a file uri (.mp4 format) of app cache that you can reuse for your app. Enjoy

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kevin richard
recordOptions: {mute: false }

Set this to get the audio and also ask for the audio permission in both android and ios.

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