Sharing: Video footage from a concert using an iPhone 6

saving107

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Just wanted to share my videos that I recorded last night at a concert using my iPhone 6, give an example of what to expect of the camera. I think it did a good job for a low light environment and the sound came out very clear considering I was only a few feet away from the speakers (no distortion).

This is Interpol and it was recorded at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento.








Others are welcomes to share their videos that they've recorded with their new iPhone.
 
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Steve686

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Very good exposure.
Here is Reznor on a Samsung S4 for comparison. Really could have benefitted from better focus in these pics and the sound from recordings is so blown out by the bass it's almost unusable.
 

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Just wanted to share my videos that I recorded last night at a concert using my iPhone 6, give an example of what to expect of the camera. I think it did a good job for a low light environment and the sound came out very clear considering I was only feet away from the speakers (no distortion).

This is Interpol and it was recorded at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento.

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Others are welcomes to share their videos that they've recorded with their new iPhone.
wow just opened on my macbook full screen, looks amazing, and sounds quite good too, nice job!
 

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This is the type of environment where the Exposure Lock feature can really help you. Get one of the band members with the white spotlight on them, expose for the face (using the slider for exposure comp if needed), then long-press to lock it down. Then, when you snap pics, whatever is in the spot (assuming they are using it when you take the photo) will be properly exposed and you won't end up with those nasty blown out highlights. Stage lighting is hell.
 
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Velin

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So no doubt the iPhone 6 did an amazing job recording that, one of the best from a smartphone.

On the other hand, people recording concerts on smartphones - the reason I refuse to go to concerts. It's beyond annoying and distracting.

 

saving107

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On the other hand, people recording concerts on smartphones - the reason I refuse to go to concerts. It's beyond annoying and distracting.
At the concert last night no one took out their phones until the last 3-4 songs, everyone enjoyed the show and had a good time and at the end tried to capture some images.

If you see the angle of my video/pictures, I hold the phone under my chin (i'm a tall guy) and I also turn down my brightness all the way down so that it doesn't distract me or anyone around me.

But every concert is different,
 

Gooberton

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It would have been nice, but one reason I chose to go with the iPhone 6 was because I know I go to concerts often and I don't want to be holding such a large device up for pictures.
I was considering both. Haha. But now that I have the plus, and my wife has the 6 I could never go back. The plus is an experience all different
 

saving107

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I was considering both. Haha. But now that I have the plus, and my wife has the 6 I could never go back. The plus is an experience all different
I haven't held one yet, might go to the mall later on and swing by the Apple store to see first hand, the iPhone 6 feels big enough already but I won't judge until i've held both.
 

Steve686

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So no doubt the iPhone 6 did an amazing job recording that, one of the best from a smartphone.

On the other hand, people recording concerts on smartphones - the reason I refuse to go to concerts. It's beyond annoying and distracting.

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You're what? 5'3"? That would suck even wihout 'corders.

This is why you get the first few rows or VIP access. The stage is all yours.
 

Puonti

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Videos. It's VERY noticeable the 6+ is much better. I have it, my wife has the 6
Optical image stabilization does not apply to videos as far as I know. Cinematic video stabilization (as demonstrated in the keynote) does, and that's a software feature available on both phones.
 

kamran9558

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Optical image stabilization does not apply to videos as far as I know. Cinematic video stabilization (as demonstrated in the keynote) does, and that's a software feature available on both phones.
you are right, OIS is only for photos
 

meagain

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Where are you guys getting this that OIS is only for photos. It's my strong understanding it shines with Video. Pogue tested this also and it does work. he put both phones on a bike.

If you zoom in on something for video, especially a moving target - OIS helps greatly for this. So IDU the 'only helps for photos' comments.

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Videos. It's VERY noticeable the 6+ is much better. I have it, my wife has the 6
I don't suppose it's possible to test them together and put it on youtube? I'd love to see the differences you're getting.
 

cynics

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Videos. It's VERY noticeable the 6+ is much better. I have it, my wife has the 6
I think its pretty well established by now OIS in the iPhone is only used for stills in the 6+. Cinematic video stabilization is the new features for video stabilization for the 6 and 6+. Apple outlines this fairly well on their webpage when you compare iPhones under video recording.

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Where are you guys getting this that OIS is only for photos. It's my strong understanding it shines with Video. Pogue tested this also and it does work. he put both phones on a bike.

If you zoom in on something for video, especially a moving target - OIS helps greatly for this. So IDU the 'only helps for photos' comments.

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I don't suppose it's possible to test them together and put it on youtube? I'd love to see the differences you're getting.
Apples website under video recording. Also the lack of any mention of it at the keynotes when doing showing the bike video was demoed.
 

Puonti

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Now that we have the evidence against OIS in video on iPhone 6 Plus (such as it is), where's the evidence for it?
 

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In extreme low-light, indoor conditions, the 6 Plus's OIS made for a sharper image with truer whites. But when I took the 6 and 6 Plus out onto city streets at night, I was shocked. A city at night has very contrasting lighting, and in this case the 6 Plus's additional brightness meant that the lights from inside windows and businesses started washing out the rest of the image. The 6's streetscape photos were better balanced.

OIS also has no effect on video—both phones take fine, 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second and 720p video at up to 240 frames per second—so I just don't see it as a reason to automatically get the 6 Plus over the 6.
 
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