capture (something) on film / video

"Capturing" something on film means taking a photo or a video of it.

You should especially use this phrase to talk about shooting film or photos of a short, special, rare event. For example, if you take a video of the first time that your child walks, you can say that you "captured the moment on video".

Even though most modern cameras don't use film, you'll probably still hear English speakers say "capture on film" sometimes. 

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