iPhone 4s owners, can you choose between 720p/1080p video recording?

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  1. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    After seeing this test

    the 1080p lags crazy and has weird artifacts on the iPhone 4. And looses to the galaxy s2.

    Anyone know if you can choose to record in 720p instead?

     
  2. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Nope, sorry. Maybe in a future update, I don't know if that's something technically possible. I don't see why not, though, as "normal" cameras can do it.
     
  3. henrikrox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thats just weird, oh well

    from what i have seen of 1080p recording, it looks messy
     
  4. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    For what it's worth, my 1080P looks nothing like that. It looks great.
     
  5. JonoX macrumors member

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    Those are YouTube/encoding problems and not indicative of issues with the iPhone 4S.
     
  6. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't you record it in 1080p and then downgrade it through iMovie if you wanted to? I think that would work.
     
  7. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Yes, in fact, iMovie downgrades it to 720p automatically because it says the frame-rate is 24fps and not 30... :confused:
     
  8. Metal Dice macrumors regular

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    I have had a discussion running with some people about this video.
    In the end we all agreed that this is far from what the iPhone 4S video quality actually looks like.

    Take a look at this video instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubrOG1N_jcw
    As you can see there is a huge difference, the OP's video is somehow edited for the worse. Don't believe everything you see on the internet.
     
  9. groovyf macrumors 6502

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    There was a thread on here comparing the 4S and a 5D Mark II...
    There's nothing wrong at all with the 4S video. That one in the OP here isn't reflective of its quality.
     
  10. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    uploading video to youtube isn't the best way to compare quality. Youtube re-encodes or transcode. Maybe upload the raw 1080p to a file sharing site and let others download to view/compare?
     
  11. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    other apps

    The filmic app (great app, allows for selective exposure and focus areas! allows one to throttle the video to 720p
     
  12. henrikrox, Oct 17, 2011
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    henrikrox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys

    of course you can export the movie with imovie to 720p later, but the 1080p raw size is bigger then the 720p one. Guess I'm going 64gb when it comes to norway.

    anyways, thanks for the video metal dice, i did notice some square artifacts in the video. but maybe thats youtube's fault. much more impressive their anyways
     
  13. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I had no problems with video. Took just a few random videos, plugged in my phone, opened up the video, hooked laptop up to the big screen, and it looked amazing.

    I did notice though, it doesn't do very well at all with artificial light. I know nature light is obviously going to make it look so much better, but it didn't look all to good filming inside than it did outside.
     
  14. Frenchjay, Oct 17, 2011
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