I am beginning a YouTube channel and when I heard of the iXpand product I thought this would be perfect to use since it advertised being able to record photos and videos directly to the drive. My iPhone 6s Plus can take up to 4k video so it stands to reason that it would work beautifully as a camera at least until the channel is successful and warrants a Sony FS5 (joking).
In anycase some possible updates for the App would be :
First, you should have the ability to change the resolution that you are actively taking photo or video in from within the app. So, having the option to change between 720p @ 30fps, 1080p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, and 4k @ 30fps which would be the options with which my iPhone 6s Plus can take video in. The app should automatically detect what options your phone has and then display those options for changing without leaving the app.
Second, I have a bluetooth remote that I had purchased that allows me to set my phone on a tripod and simply press it to start and stop recording or to take a photo, which is great, but it does not work with the app. The app requires you to push the red button on the touch screen instead of being able to also use the volume up button on the device itself. Most generic remotes you buy are configured to activate the volume up button because the native camera app on the iPhones let you use the volume up button to snap a photo or start/stop a recording.
Lastly, and most importantly really, is the fact that when you record through the app it doesn’t actually record directly to the drive. It instead still records to the phone and then once done recording it will then transfer the video to the device and free up the space on the phone to then allow you to record again.
If this could be improved to truly allow direct to drive recording without using the device as a pseudo-cache like memory module then you can open up your customer base to aspiring photographers and moviemakers because of the ability to do continuous recording even on a small space phone like the iPhone 16GB models.