iPhone XS Max Xs max front camera question

tm0000

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Apple says the Xs Max takes 1080p HD video with the front camera.
When I watched some videos on youtube, they showed that when you open the camera app and tap on video.. there should be an HD on the top right? Just like it says 4k when I turn it to back camera.
I realize it shows 4k because I selected that in the settings, but I don’t see any seperate setting options for the front true depth camera?
Can someone please help? How do I set the front camera to record video in 1080p HD?
 

mattguy10

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Apple says the Xs Max takes 1080p HD video with the front camera.
When I watched some videos on youtube, they showed that when you open the camera app and tap on video.. there should be an HD on the top right? Just like it says 4k when I turn it to back camera.
I realize it shows 4k because I selected that in the settings, but I don’t see any seperate setting options for the front true depth camera?
Can someone please help? How do I set the front camera to record video in 1080p HD?
Select either 1080p HD at 60 fps or 4K at 60 fps in settings and the front camera automatically switches to 1080p HD 60 fps.

 

tm0000

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Thanks for your help!

Do you have any idea why it has to be set to 60 fps and not 30fps?

So, if I have it set to 4k at 30fps, what would the front camera resolution be?


Select either 1080p HD at 60 fps or 4K at 60 fps in settings and the front camera automatically switches to 1080p HD 60 fps.

 

akash.nu

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Thanks for your help!

Do you have any idea why it has to be set to 60 fps and not 30fps?

So, if I have it set to 4k at 30fps, what would the front camera resolution be?
30 and 60 are frames per second. The resolution remains the same regardless.
 

tm0000

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Yes, but the previous poster said that I need to select either 1080p HD at 60 fps or 4K at 60 fps in settings and the front camera automatically switches to 1080p HD 60 fps..

I was wondering, why won't the front camera shoot in HD in other settings.. for ex. 4k at 30fps?

30 and 60 are frames per second. The resolution remains the same regardless.
 

Caspavio

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i dont think he is saying you need to choose 60fps, but usually people will just shoot at the higher fps. while it is highly debatable if 60fps gives you a smoother video, shooting at higher fps gives you more flexibility. you can slow down the video considerably more without sacrificing as much smoothness when playing back. as such, if you can shoot at 60fps, then why shoot at 30fps at the same resolution, unless you are concerned about file size.
 
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tm0000

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I understand. But my question is... when I select anything other than
1080p at 60 fps or 4k at 60 fps, my front camera wont show HD for video (in the upper right hand corner)?

In other words... The front camera on my Xs max does not shoot in HD unless I have either 1080p at 60 fps or 4k at 60fps? Because I don’t see the HD in the upper right hand corner?

i dont think he is saying you need to choose 60fps, but usually people will just shoot at the higher fps. while it is highly debatable if 60fps gives you a smoother video, shooting at higher fps gives you more flexibility. you can slow down the video considerably more without sacrificing as much smoothness when playing back. as such, if you can shoot at 60fps, then why shoot at 30fps at the same resolution, unless you are concerned about file size.
 

Caspavio

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according to wikipedia this is a definition thing. HD is usually defined at 60fps or more in US. it doesnt make your video less clear though
 
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tm0000

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So, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say HD?
I’m so confused? When shooting video with the front camera, it will only display HD on the top right corner if I shoot at 60 fps... but if I shoot at any other setting, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say so?

oh. erm this is a definition thing. HD is usally defined at 60kps or more. it doesnt make your video less clear though
 

akash.nu

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Yes, but the previous poster said that I need to select either 1080p HD at 60 fps or 4K at 60 fps in settings and the front camera automatically switches to 1080p HD 60 fps..

I was wondering, why won't the front camera shoot in HD in other settings.. for ex. 4k at 30fps?
He was just giving you an example. It will shoot in HD if you choose a HD resolution.
 

akash.nu

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So, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say HD?
I’m so confused? When shooting video with the front camera, it will only display HD on the top right corner if I shoot at 60 fps... but if I shoot at any other setting, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say so?
Why don’t you just shoot some video, export it and see what the resulting resolution is?
 

akash.nu

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So, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say HD?
I’m so confused? When shooting video with the front camera, it will only display HD on the top right corner if I shoot at 60 fps... but if I shoot at any other setting, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say so?
Why don’t you just shoot some video, export it and see what the resulting resolution is?
 

Caspavio

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So, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say HD?
I’m so confused? When shooting video with the front camera, it will only display HD on the top right corner if I shoot at 60 fps... but if I shoot at any other setting, it’s still HD even though it doesn’t say so?
what is the purpose of your videos?
 
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