Live Photos lag?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Robhandley, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Robhandley macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Just wondering what the delay is like between taking photos.
    I have kids so during hectic moments I frantically click the shutter button to try and capture the best shot. This works with normal photos on iPhone brilliantly and I just choose the best shot. However with Live Photos recording 1.5 seconds after, do you have to wait that long before taking your next shot? Or is it able to take several Live Photos in quick succession and use the same 'buffered' shots to create them all?
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    Probably no difference. When you open up the cameras app it starts taking photos while you have it open. When you hit the shutter button it discards all the photos except for the one you pressed. Live Photos will probably work the same way but just keep the extra before photos.

    Forget the source read it somewhere recently though makes sense.
  3. Robhandley thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Yeh I read something similar but was curious what the lag would be like. Before if you pressed the shutter 5 times in quick succession it would save 5 photos and delete the remaining ones in buffer and be done. Now if you press it 5 times it will have to save 5 photos as well as calculate 1.5 seconds either side of each of the 5 photos and save them as a compressed video. I know it has a faster processor in the 6s but it must take its toll and start to lag if you do too many.
    I would be very happy if I could do this tho and be able to snap away frantically and choose the live photo with the best moment.
  4. Sukach macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2011
    I'm anxious to see how this works behind the scenes. Surely the photos that are kept before and after the main photo are optimized for the phone rather than full resolution. Have to be if the Live Photos are only 2x a normal photo.
  5. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    It turns out the current 6 phones are continuously taking pictures when you turn on the camera App. They record only when shudder is pressed. That's how the burst shots happen. If you take one picture right after another it just means the last images of the first shot are also the first images of the second shot saved. It won't effect how you take your pictures, nor delay anything.
  6. Robhandley thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Looks like I'm not the only one having problems with topics being posted repeatedly. I have emailed support to explain why my topic posted 20 times.

    Back on subject tho. Everything I read just seems to talk about how it works. It must take some processing power to separate the photos and compile the clips. Was anyone reading this at the Apple event and had a play? Or has anyone used similar function on another device?

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