iPhone 4S photo wider view than video recording.

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  1. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    anyone notice the iPhone 4S shows a wider view when in camera mode as opposed to video recording mode? When recording video the view is more zoomed in.

    Is the 4S recording at 1080p then cropping the view for software stabilization and upsampling it back to 1080p?

    or

    is the 4S recording at 8MP (3264x2448) using the extra margin to do stabilization and cropping it down to 1080p?

    Im leaning towards the latter. Im assuming the 4S doesn't use optical stabilization with the lens, but software stabilization in conjunction with the hardware gyro sensor.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Same is true on the iPhone 4.

    I assume that the video is using (in case of the 4S) 1920x1080 pixels on the sensor. Perhaps it moves around that 1920x1080 window as part of image stabilization? Don't know.
     
  3. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea that's how software stabilization works.
     
  4. chrisu91 macrumors regular

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    When in video mode, double tap the screen. Boom. No longer zoomed in.
     
  5. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LMAO it worked. I was trying pinch to zoom instead because that's how it worked in camera photo mode.

    However the video mode still isn't as wide as photo mode.
     
  6. chrisu91 macrumors regular

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    Someone taught me the double tap thing because I'd constantly complain about getting a bit of my finger in the shot but I'd never see it while recording. :D
     
  7. ShionoyaTamaki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    are you using iphone4 sensor dimensions? because the 4S uses 3264x2448 photo and 1920x1080 for video.

    the phone is probably using the whole 3264x2448 but only showing the center 1920x1080 for what is being recorded after using the extra margins for software stabilization.
     

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