Anybody who has started a video recording with their iPhone or iPad and promptly decided to switch from portrait orientation to landscape (or vice-versa), has found upon replay that the orientation didn't change, resulting in the majority of the video being sideways. Even though everything looks fine during the recording process, it doesn't translate to the finished product - an issue that Apple perhaps will address at some point.
It wasn't long ago that the idea of editing video on a mobile phone was absurd. The iPhone has changed the game in so many areas and mobile video editing is no exception.
There are, however, some obvious difficulties that go along with mobile video editing. The screen size is the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, iPhone screen sizes received a significant bump a few years ago, but the size is still less than ideal for full on video editing.
Until recently, some of the most popular content streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon would not allow movies and TV shows to be downloaded for offline viewing, much to the disappointment of their subscribers. While Netflix and Hulu haven't budged from their position, Amazon broke from the pack last September by adding Prime Video downloads to its mobile app, which allows Amazon Prime members to download content to their iPhones or iPads and watch it even when an internet connection isn't available or is too lousy for streaming video.
One of the selling points of the iPhone 6 camera is 240 fps slow motion video. Professional skier Nicholas Vuigner puts it to the test in this extreme downhill ski video. After two years of testing a 3D-printed iPhone mount of his own design, he dubbed the result Centriphone. As one can see in the video, the iPhone 6 is tethered by string and rotates around the subject at high speed.
While the iPhone 5s shoots 1080p full HD video by default, an upgrade to 2K video recording is now available on the App Store. Ultrakam Pro takes full advantage of the eight megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, capturing pixels well beyond the 1920 x 1080 found in HD video. After all, the main camera on these iOS devices can grab a 3264 x 2448 resolution still image.
With Ultrakam Pro installed the iPhone 5s can even record 3K video at up to 30 frames per second. For comparison, 2K video clocks 2240 x 1672 resolution and 3K surpasses this with 2592 x 1936 pixel resolution. iPhone 5 owners can use the app, but will be limited to 2K video at 20 frames per second due to the older hardware. Ultrakam Pro can be found on iTunes and is currently on sale for $6.99.