Photography

Using Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 5s

Slow motion video capability has been touted as one of the key features of the iPhone 5s camera. Apple has designed the new video mode to take advantage of the latest iPhone hardware and iSight camera. Recording and editing slow motion with iOS 7 results in quarter speed video highlights, thanks to 120 frame per second recording.

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Using slow motion is even possible on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, albeit with only 60 frames per second recording for half speed video. This is thanks to the iOS 7 jailbreak tweak Slo-mo Mod available on Cydia for free. So how can iPhone users record slow motion video in the iOS 7 Camera app?

How to Get Slow Motion and Burst Mode on the iPhone 5 Camera

With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, iPhone photographers gained two new tools in the stock camera app. Burst mode for taking and organizing rapid-fire shots, and slow motion video recording. Now thanks to developer PoomSmart, iPhone 5 owners with jailbroken devices running iOS 7 can enjoy these features, too.

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Unlocking slow motion and burst mode on the iPhone 5 requires two packages to be installed from Cydia. These are appropriately named Slo-mo Mod and Burst Mode. The developer notes that in order for Slo-mo Mod to work, the Burst Mode tweak must also be installed. Getting these iPhone 5s camera improvements is simple once the iPhone 5 is jailbroken with evasion.

All About Using Filters in the iOS 7 Camera App

Third party apps such as Instagram are no longer the only way to get a hip, retro filter look on the iPhone camera. For those with iOS 7 and the iPhone 5 or later, eight filters are built right into the stock Camera app. These are titled Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade, Chrome, Process, Transfer and Instant.

iOS 7 camera filters guide

Each filter can be used with normal, flash, or HDR iPhone photos from the Camera Roll. To apply a filter to an existing image, start by opening the Photos app and viewing the photo you wish to change. Tap Edit in the upper right corner of the display. From the Edit Photo screen tap the center icon at the bottom that has three circles.

4 Ways to Release the iPhone Camera Shutter

There are actually four different ways to snap a photo with the iPhone camera. Seasoned veterans of iPhone photography will already know these tricks, however newcomers to the device might find this tip useful. Each situation is different, and using one of the four methods below can help capture the perfect image.

on screen shutter release

The most obvious and commonly used shutter release button on the iPhone is directly in the Camera app. This large, white button always appears next to the physical home button in the camera preview. Taking a photo at the right moment is accomplished by touching the button on the screen.

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