iPhone 5S slo-mo only in 480p ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shanson27, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. shanson27 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    The Apple iPhone 5s slo-mo video is not actually 720p

    The slo-mo videos has been kind of a big deal about the iPhone 5s since Apple announced the fella in September. The iPhone 5s indeed outputs 720p videos at 120 fps, but does it record them in 720p resolution as well? As it turns out – it does not....... Read more


    Is that true ?
  2. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    I've been kind of paying attention to this but it does indeed look true.

    It actually makes more sense to me. I would have thought 720p would be capped at 60fps so seeing it go to 120fps was a bit of a surprise. I imagine the camera should be able to do 720p60 without issue.
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
  4. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    That sucks

    I tend to usually record in SLO MO as I never know when I want to have that cool effect.

    Maybe a better move would be to have a separate app (if it exists) to edit the regular video mode to have slo mo.
  5. Toby Ziegler macrumors regular

    Toby Ziegler

    Mar 28, 2011
    That's disappointing to say the least. Admittedly the most I've used the slow motion for lately is recording my cats jumping at each other. :rolleyes:
  6. BreeeZe, Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    BreeeZe macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2012
    the Netherlands
    I don't think it's true.

    I downloaded a free app which lets you record in 720p (https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/mrecorder-handy-multiple-resolution/id688718205?mt=8)
    And a quick test recording of my mbpr screen looks the same as a slowmo recording.

    The slowmo mode needs better light because of the higher framerate though, but I think it is real 720p

    Here are some quick and dirty test:

    screenshot of 720p slowmotion video:
    Click for full resolution : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/abz.png/

    screenshot of 720p 30fps:
    Click for full resolution : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/6ymw.png/

    Double size screenshot 480p 30fps:
    Click for full resolution : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/shbx.png/

    I know it's not really scientific but you can see the difference

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