New 'Shot on iPhone XS' video highlights 4K, slo-mo, time-lapse capabilities

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Apple on Wednesday shared its first "Shot on iPhone" video featuring images pulled from the just announced iPhone XS handset, showing off exactly what the device can do in the hands of seasoned professionals.




The short clip, titled "Shot on iPhone XS -- Experiments in 4K, Slo-mo, and Time-lapse" and posted to Apple's YouTube channel as an unlisted video, is a departure from the company's usual iPhone promos. Instead of merely reproducing content captured with the new iPhone, today's video takes viewers through the filming process.

Apple focuses on two iPhone photographers, Donghoon J. and Sean S., who "experiment" with various artistic techniques, materials and photographic processes to create beautiful, often ethereal, imagery.

"A first look at stunning video shot on the new iPhone XS - the highest quality video of any smartphone. Water, fire, metal and light were used to create these mesmerizing scenes using 4K, Slo-mo, and Time-lapse," Apple says.

A first clip shows the pair taking top-down slo-mo shots of water droplets bouncing on what appears to be a hydrophobic material that has been pulled over an active speaker. The water, illuminated with a ring light, dances on the black substrate, with a large central blob constantly breaking apart and reforming in time with the vibrations.

The second experiment involves a combination of soap, water and corn syrup which, when combined, resemble the colorful and undulating gas clouds of a far-off planet. The results, or at least results from a photography session using similar methods, appear to be the stunning dynamic wallpapers Apple is using to highlight iPhone XS and XR on its website.





A third experiment shows a time lapse of silver nitrate "growing" on wound copper wires, while a fourth set of tests involve fire and steel wool, revealing iPhone XS' ability to capture images in low light.

Finally, an experiment shot in 4K puts returns to the outer space theme. By moving iPhone over multiple panes of glass, each holding different materials, the artists are able to create the illusion of depth. An abstract ink painting serves as the background, while successive intermediate panes contain smaller ink blots and clay ball planets.

Apple unveiled iPhone XS at a special event on Wednesday, revealing updated handsets with dual camera systems. New for 2018 are enhanced 12-megapixel sensors, new TrueTone flash, Smart HDR powered by the A12 Bionic chip and new perceived depth controls, among other photo-centric features.
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  • Reply 1 of 12
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,572member
    Over to you Samsung - but one request... instead of poking fun at people, have a go at upping Apple using your technical capability. Oh... poking fun at people it is then. :(
    Solid_2repressthisclaire1jony0watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 12
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,231member
    iqatedo said:
    Over to you Samsung - but one request... instead of poking fun at people, have a go at upping Apple using your technical capability. Oh... poking fun at people it is then. :(
    It's funny how Apple doesn't seem to mention Samsung at all in their ads. It's almost as if they know it would cheapen their own product to associate themselves with a substantially lesser offering.
    jony0watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 12
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
  • Reply 4 of 12
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,231member
    Edren said:
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
    There website says "Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps" and "4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps" so I assume that 4K in slo-mo would follow that, even though they don't seem to specifically mention slo-mo for 4K video.
    edited September 13 repressthiswatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 12
    ivanhivanh Posts: 195member
    Try low-light, auto-focus and low-light+auto-focus. Still good? Or still waiting?
  • Reply 6 of 12
    tmaytmay Posts: 3,042member
    Edren said:
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
    Sure, if you want 720P output, which is fun, but not really something you want to throw into a film, at least not in my opinion.

    Still, if you are going to belittle Apple, First Time Poster, why don't you note that the Sony Xperia X72 does that 960 fps at 1080P?
    claire1watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 12
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,231member
    tmay said:
    Edren said:
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
    Sure, if you want 720P output, which is fun, but not really something you want to throw into a film, at least not in my opinion.

    Still, if you are going to belittle Apple, First Time Poster, why don't you note that the Sony Xperia X72 does that 960 fps at 1080P?
    Does anyone else have continuous 4K video or do they all stop the video have just a few minutes?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 12
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,572member
    Soli said:
    tmay said:
    Edren said:
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
    Sure, if you want 720P output, which is fun, but not really something you want to throw into a film, at least not in my opinion.

    Still, if you are going to belittle Apple, First Time Poster, why don't you note that the Sony Xperia X72 does that 960 fps at 1080P?
    Does anyone else have continuous 4K video or do they all stop the video have just a few minutes?
    I have video preferences on my 7 Plus set to 4K all the time now. Look forward to higher frame rates but the video is beautiful. I don't shoot much in low light. In regard to length, as someone who grew up with Super 8 (the film and format, not the movie lol), I think strategically about the length of clips. My daughter urges me to be more wasteful hahaha. I probably didn't answer your question and so I too am interested to hear of other experiences.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 12
    Soli said:
    tmay said:
    Edren said:
    I got a question. How many FPS tops you can get slow mo ? I mean it used to be 240 fps that you could shoot at? is it higher now due to better camera/processor? I guess we wont get the super slow mo as Samsung flagship @ 960 fps, since there wasn't a word of it during the event. Thanks for reply, may be I missed something out
    Sure, if you want 720P output, which is fun, but not really something you want to throw into a film, at least not in my opinion.

    Still, if you are going to belittle Apple, First Time Poster, why don't you note that the Sony Xperia X72 does that 960 fps at 1080P?
    Does anyone else have continuous 4K video or do they all stop the video have just a few minutes?
    I believe the Galaxy Note 8 has a 10 minute limit 4K recording time (I have a Note 8). iPhone doesn't have a 4K limit so it will record until you run out of storage space. 
    edited September 13 watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 12
    claire1claire1 Posts: 357unconfirmed, member
    This part of the presentation kept blowing me away!

    I couldn't stop thinking how you can get a bad ass camera for $1000. Oh, it's also an iPhone.
    Not long ago you had to spend $500 for a comparable camera that only shot photos.

    I'm seriously thinking of buying an iPhone XS Max for movie making.
    jony0watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 12
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,231member
    claire1 said:
    This part of the presentation kept blowing me away!

    I couldn't stop thinking how you can get a bad ass camera for $1000. Oh, it's also an iPhone.
    Not long ago you had to spend $500 for a comparable camera that only shot photos.

    I'm seriously thinking of buying an iPhone XS Max for movie making.
    I wonder how long before we get 8K@30. I’m guessing several years since I’m not seeing a major demand for it from geeks, and, as usual, some “me first” vendor using Android will likely try to make a name by including it, even it only allows for poor quality video with a short duration.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 12
    Can anyone recommend a good Time-Lapse rig/ rotating head for the iPhone?
    watto_cobra
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