I'm quite certain the following sentence is natural:
Ikuto was taking a picture of her.
But which of the following would be more common in spoken English?
Ikuto was recording a video of her.
Ikuto was taking a video of her.
My initial thought was that "recording" was the better choice here. But then I couldn't find evidence to back this up online.
Note that this sentence would be said when describing an illustration of a character named Ikuto recording a video of his friend. Since we have context, there would not be confusion when using "taking." In other words, it's clear that Ikuto isn't doing something like taking a DVD of "her" that was on the table, or anything like that.