Recording in 4K 30FPS or 1080p 60FPS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pureelite1, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. pureelite1 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6S. I plan on recording videos for daily use however i wanted to know what is the best setting to have when using my new 6S for video recording purposes. Specifically resolution (clearer) vs frame rate (smoother). Does the video look better if it is recorded in 4K 30fps or 1080p 60fps. I personally do not currently own any monitor to view 4K content on but i do plan on upgrading to a 5K iMac eventually. File size is not an issue.
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    As much as 60fps looks so smooth , I'm using the 4k

    I have so many video clips I took with my flip phone back in the day I wish they were 1080p

    So I'm going with the highest quality now
  3. 321estrellas macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2007
    60fps if you plan own slowing down the footage during editing. You will get a much smoother 50% slow mo than if you slowed down 30fps footage.

    4k if you want extra detail and resolution. If you edit and your output is 1080p, you can digital zoom 4x without losing any resolution.

    Personally I don't like the smooth 60fps look...
  4. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    wish apple made it easier to switch video recording settings.
  5. Serickmetz macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2013
    Ditto. The best currently available I use.
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Yes there is a 4K icon in the camera video app , I wish we could 3D Touch that to change resolution
  7. teamjaycub macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    I personally can't stand watching smartphone videos at 30fps. I'll probably be sticking to 1080p 60fps.
  8. ielessar macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
    I switch between 1080p60fps and 4k30fps for each event, which is a pain. I wish that Apple adds an option to change resolution from within the camera app.

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