Video recording at 60fps

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  1. projectfx macrumors 6502

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    i am sure this has been covered, but i cant believe how awesome the video looks when the 60fps switch is made. i have a nikon d800 DSLR which takes very nice HD video, and i would say that video quality is similar.

    only issue is, not sure there is any streaming service (youtube, vimeo) which will actually let me upload the full quality video.
     
  2. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I don't know much about photography but what's the advantage of recording at 60fps? I saw the switch in the settings but didn't know whether to turn it on or not. Will the video files be larger? And if I leave it off, what's it recording at now?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    High frame recording results in really smooth slow motion video that can be very handy on all sorts of scenarios. Love how Apple is pushing for better camera with every new model, particularly love the high frame video recording and perhaps for me is going to be the main reason for future upgrades. I am into video stuff.

    Apple with the iPhone 6 only does 240fps on 720p and 60fps on 1080p but I am sure they will push it up with every new model. There are high frame rate recording cameras but they are extremely expensive and rented/used by professionals. At around 10.000 fps you can see a bullet penetrating objects like on the video below.....

     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Ain't nobody got room on their phone for that!!!

    I did try it but I wouldnt leave the setting on just because I don't have extra room on my phone for that.
     
  6. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    I had iPhone 5s 16GB and I was absolutely fine with that. I don't keep recording for hours on slow-mo, I only record several brief moments (when you edit them they get twice or up to 4 times longer) and also I don't keep them forever in my phone. I transfer them either in the cloud or into my iMac for editing.

    However, with the iPhone 6, anyone who is into high frame recording video, the 64GB one is recommended.
     
  7. projectfx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not just slow mo...completely different feel to video recording. The video looks so lifelike it's ridiculous.
     
  8. planetgirth macrumors member

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    Can you record a video normally then edit to make it slo-mo? This would be cool as I never think ahead of time to use slo-mo feature.
     
  9. jayenh macrumors 6502a

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    I wish this was a toggle within the Camera app (like 120 and 240 slow mo) rather than in settings...
     
  10. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    Dumb question how do you post a video from youtube lol
     
  11. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    if you tap the 240/120 text in the lower right corner in the camera app it will toggle back and forth.
     
  12. darkredcaffeine macrumors member

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    Out of interest.. Given that 60fps gives better quality videos than 30fps, at no expense (resolution is the same, etc.), why is 30fps the default and 60fps has to be switched on in settings?
     
  13. bueller1 macrumors 6502

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    He means between 30 and 60
     
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  15. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    I tried to toggle between 60 and 30 and it does not work, not sure if this is a bug or designed this way. In slow-mo however you can toggle between the two frame rates by just tapping the frame rate displayed number.
     
  16. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Does video at 60 frames per second play at the same rate is 30 frames per second? It won't be slow motion in anyway will it? For example if I found the same thing on 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second would they be identical except the 60 frames per second version is smoother?
     
  17. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    You have to change to 60FPS in settings.
     
  18. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    60fps is awesome!! I wish my dslr could do it. If you want to really see the difference high frame rates make turn your camera to slow motion mode and don't hit record. It'll show you 240fps video in real time.

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    No it won't be slow motion but if you use premiere you could make it into 1/2.5x speed at 24fps if you do movie stuff. As long as something plays back at the same frame rate it was recorded it'll be normal speed. But if you record less fps and play at higher fps it'll be fast motion and the opposite for slow motion.
     
  19. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Thank you.
     
  20. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    60 fps recording is incredible, is there any other smartphone on the market currently that also does 1080p 60 fps recording?
     

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