iPhone XS What resolution do you shoot a video?

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  1. BR4DOKYBrazil macrumors regular

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    Just for the sake of my curiosity. I am always amazed at the quality of these iPhone cameras, especially their SmartHDR in 30fps video. Video shot in the late afternoon or sunset looks beautiful at 4K30fps with SmartHDR. Usually I shoot at 1080p60fps, but when it is against the sun, late afternoon or a beautiful sunset, I select 4K30fps and the result is spectacular. With all this, I get anxious and wondering the quality of the cameras of the upcoming iPhone`s.
     
  2. littlemidge macrumors member

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    I shoot video in 1080p 30fps. (I have a 64gb Xs, so 4K would fill my phone up quite quickly) and I like the low light feature you can only seem to get with it set to 30fps as opposed to 60fps.
     
  3. Hi Tek macrumors member

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    I use 1080p; 60 FPS

    Can you elaborate on this? What does changing the settings have to do with time of day and stuff?
    Should I be changing to 4K when there is sun? Is that not just making the picture bigger?
     
  4. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    since any video I shoot will only be viewed on my iPhone or sent to a friend like a moving postcard, high quality isn't that important to me. I'll downsample any video I'm going to send to 720p 2500 Kbps so it isn't so big and keep the clip length under 30 seconds (so it isn't so big)
    60 FPS video looks super smooth when there's fast motion and looks great, but the file sizes are enormous so I never use it any more. I now shoot everything at 1080p 30fps then edit/downsample what I need. I don't keep any of my videos for very long. They all eventually end up in the trash after I'm bored w them.
     
  5. Five_Oh macrumors regular

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    Why do you care about file size if you don't keep the videos? Just curious.
     
  6. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    Different settings for different applications. I personally like the lower FPS. More movie-like.
     
  7. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    1080p 30fps, despite my 6S can do 4K.
    Why 1080p? Less resource hungry when editing and exporting.
    Why 30fps? Because to achieve 60fps, the camera has to use much faster shutter speed resulting in less light coming in to the sensor.
     
  8. Elitegate macrumors member

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    4K 60fps, even though i should probably go with 1080p 60fps. I love the 4K 60 fps video capture i like that feature on the 8 Plus but even when i record only a couple seconds or minutes with 4K it takes up so much space... i don't really take many videos but sometimes i record stuff for family & friends to see and i sent some short videos over WhatsApp and i forget that they are in 4K and and it gets converted to 480p 60 fps there which isn't a problem but it takes so long to convert that... even with the A11 chip. I just find it amazing that you are able to shoot 4K 60 fps with a phone. I likely go with 1080p 60 fps in the future. And yes i notice the 30 fps vs 60 fps... it really makes a difference for me.
     
  9. BR4DOKYBrazil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you tell me if I shoot in 4K in this conversion that WhatsApp makes for 480p the image is better than if it was shot in 1080p or the quality is the same?
     
  10. Thai Suspended

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    4k30. Always.

    For XS, you want 30 FPS because SmartHDR is ON at that FPS. Turns off with 60 FPS. 30 also is better in low light than 60.

    I do have AUTO LOW LIGHT FPS ON.

    4K because you now have high efficiency storage which makes it more manageable. 4K gives you more details even when downsizing.
     
  11. Elitegate macrumors member

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    Just tested it. The video that was shot in 4K originally looked slightly better. Resolution was 848x480p for both. I think the difference is negligible.
     
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    4K60fps. I have 256GB of storage on my Xs max and I’m on the 2TB iCloud storage plan so I have the space for it.
     
  13. Thai Suspended

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    What slight gain in smoothness, you're missing out on amazing dynamic range and low light performance....

    I think that 4k30 on the XS is just the perfect combo...the Goldilocks of video...and is why iPhone video capability is so ahead of everyone else.
     
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  15. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    From what I gather the iPhone X doesn’t have smart hdr in video, so would I benefit anything other than smaller files if I shoot in 30 instead of 60fps?
     
  16. Thai Suspended

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    yes 30 is better in low light.
     

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