Resolution and Frame Rate (FPS)

Basic

Resolution

  • Pick your prefered resolution from the right toolbar on camera screen.
  • 4K is awesome, but makes large files
  • If space is not a concern, we love shooting at 4K 60fps. This gives you the ability to do slow motion at high resolution
  • If you are low on space, 1080 works great as well!

 

Base frame rate

  • Base frame rate sets your frame rate for your project. You can change this in Settings > Camera
  • We love 24fps for the more cinematic look
  • Or 30fps for general videos

 

 Frame Rate 

  • Shot frame rate controls the frame rate for specific shots. This can be changed from the right toolbar on camera screen.
  • Shoot slow motion for specific effects, like action shots, smooth moves, or slowing down a peak moment
  • Use 60fps for slow, 120fps for very slow, 240fps for extreme slow motion
  • Note that higher fps (such as 240fps) usually has lower image quality

 

 

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Preferred vs Actual Resolution:

  • Right toolbar on camera screen displays the actual resolution.
  • When you tap on it, you can pick your preferred resolution to be 1080p or 4K.
  • Actual and preferred resolution can differ based on iPhone model and selected FPS. For instance your preferred resolution might be 4K, however when you select 120 FPS on iPhone  X, closest supported resolution to 4K would be 1080p, thus your actual resolution would be 1080p.
  • Take a look at what resolutions are supported for different iPhone models and frame rates on the chart below.

 

Base Frame Rate:

  • Base Frame Rate can be set to 24fps or 30fps under Settings > Camera.
  • Regular videos are shot at base frame rate. This is reflected on the fps setting on right toolbar of camera screen.
  • Timelapse videos are exported at base frame rate.
  • Playback of videos are slowed down based on base frame rate. For instance 240fps video would be played back 10x slower if base frame rate is 24.

 

Quality Of High FPS:

  • Higher FPS options usually have lower image quality. This is due to formats being binned and also not supporting continuous auto focus.
  • Refer to chart below. If a certain fps setting for the iPhone model is listed as not having Focus Pixels, then they are binned and do not have autofocus.
  • To make the best out of formats with no Focus Pixel support, make sure to lock your focus before recording.

 

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