Like most, I’ve always been fascinated by slow motion. Seeing what the naked eye can’t opens up a whole new world. Twixtor and the like can do a reasonably good stab at slowing things down, but they’re always going to be plagued by the same problem – you can’t make something from nothing. And cameras that record at a high number of frames per seconds are ridiculously expensive.
So having 120fps on my iPhone has been a bit of a treat. I’ve been filming over the last few weeks in 720p 120fps whenever I can. Being a dad to a toddler and a new born, this means filming my kids. I’ve been really please with the results, and it’s certainly not a gimmick. On the iPhone vide app, you can slow down the video at a key point (which the app does automatically).
For my use, I imported the videos into a 30fps project and slowed down the clips by up to 25% of the original speed without quality loss. Sure, it would be nice to have 1080p, but something is better than nothing. Will I film everything in 120fps just incase I want to slow it down? Probably not – it’s definitely a case of using it when I think the footage will be slowed down.