iPhone 5S May Include Slow Motion Video Recording Feature

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Code hidden inside iOS 7 suggests that the next generation iPhone could include a new "Mogul" camera mode, offering video recording at a rate of 120 frames-per-second, reports 9to5Mac.
    Capturing video at 120FPS would allow iPhone users to create slow motion films. Slow motion video requires frames to be captured at a fast rate, which then appear to be slowed down when replayed at a standard speed.

    Many action cameras, such as the GoPro Hero3, include slow motion recording capabilities. Samsung's popular flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, also includes a slow motion mode. While the code does not suggest a resolution for Apple's Mogul mode, recording at 120FPS often requires a lower resolution. The video below demonstrates 120FPS video shot with the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

    While testing the mode, 9to5Mac found that Mogul would not activate on an iPhone 5 due to unsupported hardware, which suggests that it is intended for a future iPhone. Like Siri was reserved for the iPhone 4S, Mogul may be reserved for the iPhone 5S.

    As the iPhone has grown in popularity as a photography device, Apple has worked hard to improve the camera, continually adding new features like Panorama mode and volume shutter control.

    Many of these upgrades come alongside Apple's "S" phone releases. The iPhone 4S, for example, featured an 8-megapixel rear camera, which was a significant upgrade from the iPhone 4's 5-megapixels.

    Apple is expected to make similar upgrades to the iPhone's camera with the 5S, including a 12-megapixel rear camera and improved night shooting capabilities in addition to the possible Mogul mode. iOS 7 also brings a number of camera improvements to developers, including full support for high frame-rate content and 60-frames-per second capture capabilities. Both iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S are expected to debut in the fall.

    Article Link: iPhone 5S May Include Slow Motion Video Recording Feature
  2. macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    Agreed doesn't sound like anything I would use.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    it's about time they catch up :D

    and are they going to make it waterproof ("whatever" proof) like samsung
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    That's a feature that would be great for high-action stuff... but it's all about HOW it's used. First slow motion mass-produced cameras will inspire new creative ways to use the medium, I say go for it. Why not?!
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010
    Would be an awesome feature. Explains why the iphone 5's camera is so similar to the 4S's, this way Apple can kill two birds with one stone when they release the reason it's not supported. Looking forward to jailbreaking my 5 and using it on iOS 7.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    New York, NY
  10. macrumors 68030


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    And aslo 128 GB version of iPhone! High speed video require lots of memory space!
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I don't think it would be a fast enough FPS.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
    Why not?

    Filmic Pro allows for the iPhone5 to do fast motion filming so why not slow motion as well in a new version of hardware?
  13. macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2006
    new york, ny
    Hoping for an even better killer 5S-exclusive app than this, but pretty awesome regardless.
  14. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Oh joy. That's all I need. It takes forever to watch some of the crap I see now. :eek:
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Would rather have waterproof. Like that company at CES a few years ago...had some kind of product that they dipped the iPhone in...and it was totally usable underwater.

    That would be really useful.
  16. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010

    Shall we feed the troll? I'm feeling a bit bored this afternoon.

    Ok I'll do it:

    There's already apps on the App Store that can shoot in slow motion. It'll just be natively supported and therefore work much better.

    Let the fun begin!
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2008
    I like the fact that Apple keeps pushing new features into the camera, even though I don't use the iPhone's camera all that often.

    I still think a good P&S camera takes better pictures, so why do I like them doing this?

    Because, it is forcing P&S camera manufactures to innovate and come up with new features, such as smile detection, blink detection, built-in slow motion, pet modes, built-in panoramic stitching, built-in special effects.

    Do these sound familiar? Yes, Apple has either added these or will be adding many of these features. But bottom line is the P&S cameras did it first, so if Apple adds these features, what will the camera manufactures come up with next?

    This is exactly how innovation should be working, each company/industry pushing the other to move forward instead of filing lawsuits and causing companies to go bankrupt, etc.
  18. macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2007
  19. macrumors newbie

    biggest father1

    Feb 24, 2011
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Auto Motion Plus and this would make for some great slow-mo footage!
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    There are third party apps now that offer the slow motion processing, although I don't know if it'll be higher quality when run "natively".

    Regardless, I hope they allow the 4s to do this ('cause my and my wife's 4s'es will be handed down to my kids and they would love the feature (they're always stealing my phone to make "action movies" with their toys, etc.), so this could be fun.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
    Bet it looks real nice holding a tablet to record video.
  22. macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Link? Just curious about this. Didn't know app store apps offered native 120fps video. Please don't link to the apps that blur the frames or produce the extra frames. I mean snap 120 frames per second.
  23. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010

    Can't link on my phone D:
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2010
    No one forced him to the size of the Note 2. He chose that. Imagine that. Choices to suit your own needs.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    I bet the big screen makes it easy to get good shots too.

    Damn it, Apple, give me a bigger screen phone NOW. Enough with this one-size-to-rule-them-all crap. (Not counting the 4/4s; it isn't the "current" iPhone).

    You don't do it with laptops, desktops, nor iPads. W. T. F.

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