Any reason why Apple limited the iphone 5s to only 30fps video recording?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I recently installed a cydia tweak and now I can shoot 120fps videos at 720p on a 5s. I exported the videos on my pc and everything looks pretty normal and smooth. Why did apple limit the 5s to only 30 fps when it can easily record 60fps or even 120fps ?
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    The 5s can shoot in 120fps in slo-mo mode. Is that somehow different than what you're wanting?
     
  3. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Are you asking why they limited 1080p to 30 fps on 5s?

    It's most likely to give 6 (Plus) something unique, to make people want it even more.
     
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Dont know, there could easily be a switch in the settings to record in 720p60fps
     
  5. Miss_Mouse macrumors newbie

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    I just read something about different fps's in a book I purchased for my new DSLR camera;

    "24 fps is the standard for motion pictures, giving your videos a softer, more movie-like look.

    30 fps is the standard for most network broadcast TV and produces a crisper look.

    60 fps is often used for creating slow-motion footage. With more frames per second, the video is smoother when you slow down the movie playback."

    Hopefully this helps a little.
     
  6. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because this tweak gives the ability to shoot 120fps in 720p and no slow motion crap
     
  7. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    You can shoot in 120 fps without slowing anything down right in the normal camera app. What does this jailbreak tweak purport to do???
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Your question is based on an incorrect assumption. Apple did not limit the phone. They simply declined to offer that feature in their camera app. That's different.

    There are other apps that support it, no jailbreak needed. Using FilMic Pro I can record 60p at 1920x1080 on my iPhone 6. (That's if I want audio. I can record 240 fps in the app without audio.)
     
  9. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 6 AND 6 plus can record at 60FPS with the native camera app... You just have to go to Settings>Photos and Camera>Record Video>1080p HD at 60 fps. There is literally no reason to be using a 3rd party app to do that on an iPhone 6.

    Now, for the iPhone 5S, I don't know if you can film regular video at 60FPS with a third party app or not. It seems like the camera is capable since you can film at 120FPS natively (forced to add slo mo effect though), but I'm not so sure how that all works. I do know though, that 60FPS video is not possible with the stock camera app.
     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'm still not sure what is being asked for. You can record in "slo mo" mode on the 5s, and just move the sliders so there is no slow motion. You aren't actually editing pixels or anything so it would be just as if it were recording in 120fps...because it is.
     
  11. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    No hardware reason that I'm aware of.

    Back when I had my iPhone 5c, yes the 5c with the A6 chip, I installed iMovie and lo and behold it actually let me record 1080p in 60FPS using the camera inside of iMovie.

    Once I found that out I later installed a tweak in Cydia to allow slo-mo on the 5c, and it worked as well. It was still 60fps playing at 30 or 15 but better than the standard 30.

    There is no reason the A7 wouldn't be able to handle 1080/60 as far as I know. Just Apple not implementing it.

    There may be an app you can find on the App Store that uses the camera API to record 1080/60. I'd check on that.
     

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