iPhone 11 Pro What resolution do you shoot video in and what storage do you have?

jcorbin

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I have a 256gb iPhone 11 Pro Max. I’ve historically shot in default 1080p 30fps because don’t want to fill my phone up too quickly with random videos of my kid or dogs. Now that I have a larger storage capacity and we can use high efficiency codec it’s less of an issue. Here’s the thing though. I really don’t see a huge difference in the quality. Granted my primary media device is the iPhone so might have something to do with it. People have said that even if you can’t tell the difference today you’ll want that extra quality for later down the road.
I also shoot in 30fps. Mainly for the extended dynamic range. 60 is smoother and if I’m shooting something with a lot of action I might switch but it’s usually my kid being a goober or something.
Thoughts?
 
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ruslan120

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If there’s enough light hitting the (small) sensors then 4K is worth it. If there’s enough I’ll do 4K 60 (and slow it down in post). If not, 1080.
256GB!
 

ruslan120

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I shoot 4K 60fps always. I do have a 512GB iPhone, however all videos are offloaded to an external.
4K60fps is surprisingly not that terrible when it comes to video size. Unless you're shooting hours on end one could get away with 256GB or even 128GB (iPhone 11).
 
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m0sher

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4K 60 FPS - 64 GB

I have no issue, I frequently offload videos and photos from my iphone to my computer and then back up.

I like to name my videos and pictures and if I let them pile up too much on my phone it’s hard to do that as easily vs frequently offloading and naming.
 

tripleburst

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4K 60fps, 256GB iPhone 11. I find that it's plenty as I move everything to my Ipad for editing. If you were to shoot and edit on your phone you might need 512gb depending on what and how long you're shooting.

I wish was savvy enough to vary my fps to know (or plan) when to shoot in 24/30 vs. Slo-mo. I just shoot everything in 60 and slow it down in post if I see the shot needs it. I just don't have the eye for it.
 

jcorbin

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I don’t really offload anything to a computer or external. I rely on iCloud to manage my storage and if I run out of space replace the high res versions with low res versions.
 

FenrirWolf

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4K 30fps, iPhone 11 128gb. Been using that because under the impression that in lower light 60fps might not look very good and wanted a setting that works in most scenarios. I backup on icloud and google photos.
 
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aue123

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1080/60. 256gig promax high efficiency.. i figure most phones and computers use 1080 anyways so why use the 4k? instagram and FB compress anyways
 

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4K60fps is surprisingly not that terrible when it comes to video size. Unless you're shooting hours on end one could get away with 256GB or even 128GB (iPhone 11).
I have a 64 GB phone and 4K60 is totally manageable. I'm not leaving videos on my phone, it's a recording device.
 
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4K 60 FPS / 512 GB
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1080/60. 256gig promax high efficiency.. i figure most phones and computers use 1080 anyways so why use the 4k? instagram and FB compress anyways
4K compressed looks a lot better than 1080p compressed.
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I have a 64 GB phone and 4K60 is totally manageable. I'm not leaving videos on my phone, it's a recording device.
I recorded a video of my cousin’s play because he was the lead and it was 160 GB.
 

fuchsdh

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4K 60 FPS / 512 GB
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4K compressed looks a lot better than 1080p compressed.
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I recorded a video of my cousin’s play because he was the lead and it was 160 GB.
If I'm recording a play or something longform, I wouldn't be doing it with my phone. There are better tools for the job.