Best Video Camera App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by PLamarine, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. PLamarine macrumors 6502

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    Now that we have a 1080p camera, is there a decent app to let us shoot in 720p if we want to, and maybe have a pause button?
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I'm testing out "almost DSLR" right now. It has a bunch of still photo features and you can chose between 720p and some lower resolutions... but not 1080p. Also, so image stabilization.
     
  3. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    filmic

    filmi allows 720p settings and one can select different areas on the screen for exposure and focus. on sale now for .99$
     
  4. PLamarine thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It shows $2.99 price???
     
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    filmic pro can do loads of cool stuff, eg focus, white balance lock exposure all separately, change res etc

    drama / arts filmmakers use it loads
     
  7. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    Just wondering...why would you want to shoot in 720 when you can shoot in 1080?
     
  8. mirage2130 macrumors newbie

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    I would imagine it would be to save space. Recording at 1080p fills up the phone quick, especially if you have a 16gb.
     
  9. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    I didn't think about that...good point.
     
  10. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Yep, remember 720p is 1280x720... 1080p is 1920x1080... so the actual difference in size is 2.25x bigger for 1080p. Very significant.
     
  11. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    Especially since 90% of the vids are intended for internet/social networks that typically have no need for resolusions over 420. Recording every vid at 1080 for non-HD internet display is a colossal waste of space!
     
  12. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Yes and no. Space is cheap ;) so I don't consider it "Wasteful" - more like "unnecessary".

    I can understand why someone would want the ability to select in advance a lower video resolution to save storage on the phone. Fortunately there are inexpensive apps that do this, so people do have the option.

    That said, 1080p video is the #1 reason I bought the 64GB phone. Even casual videos get copied over to my NAS (cheap storage space) at full size, I see no reason to throw away detail & quality. Never know what I might want to do with them in the future.
     
  13. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought Filmic Pro and damn I'm loving this app! Best Video Camera App hands down! You can change the bitrate, resolution, audio (compressed vs uncompressed) and do many more things!

    The main reason I bought the iPhone 4S was for its camera and I just fell in love with it all over again lol - I just wished I would of bought the 64GB version instead of the 32GB.
     
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    Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    "cheap storage" ............ you're kidding right?

    an extra $100 for 16g is cheap?
    an extra $200 for 46g is cheap?

    You doubled the price of your device compaired to my $200 4s -
    (most would not consider that "cheap storage")


    I'll start a poll, but I'm guessing there is way more peeps with 16g 4s than 64g 4s -
    (cause that is a lot more money for storage)


    TL24, how much does the Filmic Pro app cost?
     
  15. fuxl macrumors member

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    He was saying hard drive space is cheap.
    Of course you would have to move the data from the phone to your hard drive to really take advantage of this.
     
  16. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately for us, $2.99 - it was FREE on November 23-25 I think? But I never heard of this app till today when it was mentioned in this thread.
     
  17. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I was actually referring to "storage", as in where you store the video files long-term. I would not assume that you use your valuable/scarce on-board memory for long-term storage.

    That said - You don't have a $200 4S. You have a $650 4S. You financed $450 of it with your carrier contract. Actual price of the various models is $649/$749/$849. Increasing the price by 30% gives you 4X the storage. That's pretty reasonable.
     
  18. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    track it

    track it with app shopper and you'll get an alert when it goes down. It does so about once every 2 weeks.
     
  19. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, I don't know who your carrier is, or what school you took math at, but my carrier is ATT and I didn't finance a nickel. I pay for my 2 yr usage plan only, (exactly like the other iphone carriers).
    (My bill is itemized like most, and there is no additional cost for the 4s)

    30% more? what kind of math is that?
    I paid $200 for my 4s, and you paid $400, (that's twice as much, not 30% more ;))
     
  20. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Try to cancel your line before 2 years. Try to drop data coverage. You're paying for it, even if it's not itemized. AT&T subsidized $450 of the price of your phone, just like they did mine.
     
  21. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Technically, wouldn't it be an extra 48GB for $200?

    you can do quite a bit with that extra storage. I got sick of moving apps on and off the phone, and I rarely use my personal computer because I use my phone for nearly everything. I'd say it's worth it for sure.

     
  22. julesw macrumors member

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    if you shoot where there is wifi you could use the drop box app to upload to your drop box and pull it into your software later when you edit
     

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