1080p at 60fps vs 4k at 30fps

What will you set your video preference to be?

  • 1080p 60fps

    Votes: 107 70.9%
  • 4k 30fps

    Votes: 44 29.1%

  • Total voters
    151

TwoBytes

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These are the two settings on the new iphone.

aside from resolution, shouldn't 1080p at 30 fps be better if you want to slow down footage?

BIG edit: I corrected the title as the video was very quick. Here's a screen grab of the new settings

1080p at 60fps
4k at 30fps


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TwoBytes

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Corrected! I had to take quick screen grab to confirm.

Who's siding with what setting?

60fps in editing is more useful for slowdown, and it looks better to me but 4k looks great zoomed iin.

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Cuniac

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I think the title may be off. 1080p at 60FPS vs 4K at 30FPS :)

1080P at 60FPS would be smoother and has digital image stabilization. As 4K at 30 wont be super smooth, but as smooth as any movie. it also wont use DIS. If you don't have a super steady hand this can make the 4K video look jumpy
 

aesc80

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Same here. I'll end up testing 4K out and seeing how it looks on the TV. If it ends up looking like poo, 1080p@60fps won't be too far behind on the config.
 

iTom17

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Aug 2, 2013
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I will always record in 1080p at 60fps. Will definitely make some demo videos using 4K, just to put them on YouTube afterwards. Then, I'll switch to 1080p. I mean, it is so smooth. Looks way better than 30fps, no matter how high the resolution is.
 

soupcan

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Nov 21, 2014
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60 fps is much more relevant nowadays than 4K. It won't be in about a year or 2 when prices come down of the displays to view them on. I know I'll be setting my video settings to 1080p60 rather than 4k30.
 

Travisimo

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If you just talking about slow-mo, neither one will be ideal. You want at least 120fps for slow-mo. The difference between 1080p/60 and 4k/30 is mainly one of resolution vs smoothness. The difference between 30fps and 60fps is definitely noticeable, especially when there's a lot of motion. On the other hand, the extra resolution of 4k video makes everything look sharper and gives you leeway for cropping/zooming in editing.

Personally, 1080p/60 will be my default mode of shooting, but I will definitely be taking advantage of 4k at times. For example. photos of my kids and family will be taken at 1080p/60, but when I'm out on photo walks shooting nature, I'll be using 4k. It definitely depends on the application.
 
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TwoBytes

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Interesting how many people will still opt for 1080p because of the 60fps smoothness. I agree. 4K is another marketing ploy. I know it has its uses but 60fps at 40k would be a killer feature
 
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masotime

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Personally, 1080p/60 will be my default mode of shooting, but I will definitely be taking advantage of 4k at times. For example. photos of my kids and family will be taken at 4k, but when I'm out on photo walks shooting nature, I'll be using 4k. It definitely depends on the application.
Did you mean 1080p60 for your kids and family?
 
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chimi

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Can anyone explain if the "soap opera effect" would be visible on any of these iPhone video settings? I can't stand the effect and shut it off on my TV - I don't want my videos I shoot on the new iPhone to look soap-opera-ish. I'm thinking to avoid it, the 1080p at 30fps is best?
 

iNinja08

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It depends on what im shooting, I think more often than not I'll be shooting in 4k.
 
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