iPhone has had the slo-mo or slow motion recording feature for a while now. The feature was introduced back in 2014 with the release of 5s. While a lot of users take advantage of this camera app functionality many don’t know that they can adjust the frame rate settings to make their device record better quality slo-mos. From the Settings app you can change the fps settings and choose between 120 frames per second or 240. Changing this particular setting has a very noticeable affect not only on the video’s quality but also on its size.
Changing fps settings for slo-mo
- Open Settings app and scroll down until you see ‘Photos & Camera‘ option.
- On the ‘Photos & Camera‘ settings page look for ‘Record Slo-mo‘ and tap on it.
- Finally you will see two options: 1080p HD at 120 fps and 720p HD at 240 fps.
Basically choosing the 240 fps option over 120 fps will make your device take 240 shoots per second, resulting in a smoother and more dramatic slo-mo. Right now iOS offers two settings for users to choose from, including 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps. The video resolution is reduced at 240 fps to make sure the video size does not get too large. While a video shot with 120 fps will offer a higher resolution, the 240 fps option will provide better slo-mo result.
iOS also gives users an idea about the video’s size. According to information listed on Record Slo-mo settings page a minute of video recording will take 375MB with 1080p at 120 fps. On the other hand 720 HD at 240 fps will take approximately 300MB per minute. You can choose the setting that meets your requirements the best.