1080p at 60fps vs 4k at 30fps

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What will you set your video preference to be?

  1. 1080p 60fps

    105 vote(s)
    70.5%
  2. 4k 30fps

    44 vote(s)
    29.5%
  1. TwoBytes, Sep 22, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015

    TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    #1
    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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  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    i think that's backwards.

    its 1080p at 60fps & 4K at 30 fps
     
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    You've got the specs in the thread title confused.

    Should be 1080p at 60fps vs. 4K at 30fps
     
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  7. TwoBytes, Sep 22, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015

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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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  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    How often do you zoom in on videos? Most people would likely prefer 1080p for the smoothness, and the fact that their TV's don't do 4K.
     
  9. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    There is a 1080p at 120 fps option as well. Even better for slo-mo.
     
  10. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  11. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    I'll probably try out 4k a few times but it'll be on 1080p default.
     
  12. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
  16. Travisimo, Sep 22, 2015
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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.
     
  17. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe that will happen when die size goes below 10nm! 2020 or later.
     
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    Maybe so. I can not wait as we just got a 4K Sony and looking forward to using it!
     
  19. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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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
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Did you mean 1080p60 for your kids and family?
     
  21. alexbulluk macrumors newbie

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    1080p60 for normal use, and 2160p30 for stuff that seems like it would benefit from UHD.
     
  22. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    Ya, fixed it, thanks!
     
  23. chimi macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  24. iNinja08 macrumors regular

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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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