iPhone’s are known to have powerful cameras and the ability to record at 4K is truly amazing. However, 4K video recording at 60 FPS isn’t enabled at default. There are also some stipulations to get the device to record at 60 FPS.
You Must Enable HEVC
HEVC or high efficiency video coding allows the device to save on space when recording. Also, there are some limitations at recording at certain specs. For instance to record at 1080P at 240 FPS you need to enable HEVC and you will need to do the same for 4K at 60 FPS (note this doesn’t apply to 30 FPS but I highly recommend only recording 4K at 60 FPS).
To enable HEVC go to your settings app. From there scroll down until you find Camera then select the formats. From there you need to select High Efficiency.
Now, keep in mind the default recording is done using a more standard JPEG/H.264 so changing this to HEVC will require you to convert your videos depending on your publishing needs.
Now You Must Enable 4K at 60 FPS
Now that you have enabled HEVC you will be able to set video recording to 4K at 60 FPS. To do so (starting from the beginning) you will need to open up the settings window. In settings scroll down to camera, and click on the setting. Once the option opens up you will want to click on “Record Video” from there it should be the last option.
After that you will now be able to record your videos at 4K resolution at 60 FPS allowing you to have high-quality and smooth playing videos.
Be wary of space consumption
4K videos on their own consume a lot of space at 60 FPS you can expect them to be around 400MB of data per minute of recording which will eat away at your storage. Uploading them to a cloud storage solution whether its your iCloud Google Photos or even an external drive.
It’s an expensive hobby but you will be impressed by the sheer visual quality of the resolution and the smoothness of the video. Let me know your thoughts on the video quality and if this guide helped you feel free to comment!