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.
CBS has launched a free, full-episode streaming app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This universal app will stream content from the network over any data connection, including 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Some episodes will be available just 24 hours after broadcast, with others delayed eight days.
Many favorite shows including Survivor, Two and a Half Men, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Young and the Restless, NCIS, The Amazing Race, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be available free of charge using the CBS app. The network plans to launch similar streaming apps for other mobile platforms such as Android and Windows 8 later this year.
Believe it or not your iPhone 5 can automatically take a panoramic video thanks to the Cycloramic app. Operation is simple enough, just select how many times you want the iPhone 5 to spin around, and decide which camera you want to record from (front or back). The app takes care of the rest.
Tapping GO makes the iPhone start spinning around slowly completely hands free, while recording a video to your camera roll. Although it works on older iPhones, the app is recommended for the iPhone 5, which spins properly thanks to how the vibration motor is designed. To make the app work, you must also have Settings -> Sounds -> Vibrate on Ring set to ON.
One of the more versatile video applications to be released for iOS, VLC Media Player was launched in late 2010 by Applidium. Unfortunately for VLC fans the app was pulled due to wording the General Public License (GPL). Now according to a report by Cult of Mac the app could return to the App Store.
The open-source GPL didn't allow Applidium to distribute VLC Media Player in the App Store, since Apple controls content in the store with Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls. VideoLAN, the creators of VLC have since changed the licensing on their software over to the Lesser General Public License (LGPL), opening the door for developers like Applidium to distribute apps built on the software in venues like the App Store.