The iPhone 6s iSight camera received several remarkable improvements this year, headlined by its ability to shoot 4K video. Another big feature is its ability to shoot slow motion videos in 1080p. Older iPhones, like the iPhone 6, were only capable of shooting “Slo-mo” videos in 720p resolution. With the new iPhone 6s, you can now enjoy slow motion videos in full HD glory. Read More
With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s brought out support for shooting full HD video in a smooth sixty frames per second (FPS), as opposed to prior models which limit 1080p video capture to a suitable thirty frames per second.
High frame rates make motion-intense videos even more awesome. For example, video shooting at 60 FPS gets rid of the stutter when panning the camera or capturing fast-moving objects.
And with YouTube now accepting 60 FPS uploads, you can share your silky smooth footage with the web at large. While both new iPhones default to capturing video in the traditional 30 FPS, all it takes to enable the new frame rate is flipping a switch in the Settings app, here’s how. Read More
If you’re wondering why Netflix would label standard full HD 1080p video resolution as ‘Super HD’, that’s because Super HD applies less compression to the 1080p image for greater clarity.
Now, Super HD video requires more data so it isn’y surprising that not many Internet providers were on board after Netflix soft-launched Super HD and 3D streaming in January 2012.
As of today, Super HD video streaming is available everywhere, regardless of your Internet service provider (but dependent on network conditions). Jump past the fold for the full breakdown… Read More
The winner of the 2013 Apple Design Award, the iPad illustration app Procreate by Savage Interactive has never ceased to amaze me with its natural-looking brushes, deep bench of features, its gorgeous interface and the incredibly accurate and smooth Silica painting engine.
Hot on the heels of Monday’s introduction of Wacom’s pressure-sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad, Savage has now updated the app with support for the new Wacom hardware.
Procreate version 1.9 also includes a powerful new capability: full HD canvas recording. Go past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
When Google in December released the YouTube Capture iOS app, the company instantly goy my attention. I love its sleek design, simplified user interface and the effectiveness of having an app dedicated to recording and uploading video clips to YouTube. It would be a must-have if not for the inexplicable lack of support for 1080 uploads – the software would limit any upload to 720p.
Not anymore. Today, a new maintenance released has been pushed which now lets you upload footage in the full HD 1,920-by-1,080 pixel resolution, along with a few other tweaks. More details right after the break… Read More
Apple continues to struggle to keep up with iPhone 5 demand, and Samsung just announced that it’s sold more than 30 million units of its flagship handset, the Galaxy S III. Is there room for another big player?
HTC is hoping so, as the Taiwanese company has just sent out press invitations for a jointed Verizon media event to take place on November 13th. And word has it that it’s going to unveil a new 5-inch superphone… Read More
The Android camp has long insisted on pushing massive screen sizes to the point where even Apple felt compelled to respond by making the iPhone’s screen taller. Excluding Gorilla-sized devices such as the Galaxy Note phablet, smartphones typically have displays between four and five inches diagonally and settle with the native 720p resolution (1,280-by-720).
But as HTC’s upcoming J Butterfly shows, device makers aren’t standing still and are now pushing 1080p smartphone screens. President and CEO of DisplayMate Dr. Raymond Soneira knows a thing or two about displays and he thinks packing twice as much pixels onto essentially the same surface area is marginally beneficial as your eye can hardly tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a typical smartphone display… Read More
According to Apple, a display deserves the Retina moniker if its pixel density is so high that your eye is unable to discern the individual pixels. In the case of a smartphone, Retina means at least 300 pixels per inch. The Retina display on the iPhone 4/4S/5 has 326 pixels per inch.
Now, imagine a five-inch phone that packs 440 pixels per square inch, featuring the native full HD resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels. That’s exactly what the ailing handset maker HTC set out to create with a new upcoming phone dubbed the J Butterfly… Read More
Among the new features you’ll find in Apple’s latest tablet is a much-improved backside camera. The iPad 2 was often criticized for its disappointing rear shooter, so needless to say this was a welcome upgrade.
For the most part, the new iPad’s camera setup uses the same lens system as the iPhone 4S, and is capable of shooting videos in full 1080p. How does it stack up against the iPad 2’s video camera? Keep reading to find out…
There’s really not much to say here. If you’ve ever used or seen an Apple TV 2, then you know exactly what to expect here. Physically the two devices are indistinguishable.
The only difference between the 2nd generation Apple TV and the 3rd generation Apple TV is that the latter supports 1080p resolution courtesy of a new A5 single core chip. Other than there, everything inside the box, all of the connectors — everything — is the same… Read More
The latest set-top box out of Cupertino is set to land in customers’ households tomorrow, however, a few reviews of the new Apple TV are coming our way this evening. Publications have gotten the chance to review the new Apple TV, which features 1080p capabilities powered by a single-core A5 processor, and also features an updated UI.
Here’s what people are saying: Read More
If you pre-ordered the 1080p Apple TV that Apple introduced a week ago, you’ll be happy to hear that the set-top box has begun shipping. Many customers have gotten the confirmation email from Apple, saying the third-generation Apple TV is on its way to their doorstep.
Apple has told customers that the 1080p Apple TV will arrive on Friday, however, according to FedEx’s systems it says the new Apple TV will land at customer’s doorsteps a day early, as noted by AppleInsider… Read More
iTunes 1080p movie on the left, Blu-ray movie on the right
The new iPad and the new Apple TV have one thing in common — full HD video. Both products recently received significant hardware upgrades to allow them to playback 1080p content. Heck, the new iPad can even capture its own hi-def videos.
But is full HD video really worth the upgrade? Ars Technica published a report this morning aiming to answer that very question. The site takes a look at the difference between iTunes files encoded in 720p and 1080p. And 1080p versus Blu-ray… Read More
Yesterday, Apple announced its updated third-generation Apple TV, at a media event in California. The highlighted feature of the new Apple TV, along with its updated UI, is the ability to play 1080p videos. Netflix announced hours later that it will support 1080p streaming to Apple’s new device.
But the question comes: is 1080p video really worth it — over 720p? Read More
Following Apple’s announcement of an upgraded Apple TV today, Netflix has just announced it will be offering 1080p streaming to the new device. Apple announced the new Apple TV at its media event in California, along with the new iPad.
The new Apple TV is priced at $99 and features 1080p playback and a sleek new interface. Netflix, being one of the main reasons many buy an Apple TV, will be the perfect app for taking advantage of the Apple TV’s 1080p abilities… Read More
As expected, Tim Cook just announced a new Apple TV with a brand new UI and 1080p support in tow.
The rumors have been swirling about the Apple TV refresh for some time now, and they ultimately proved to be true.
With the new Apple TV comes 1080p support for iTunes in the Cloud, which means you can re-download all of your purchased content in 1080p for free. Read More
While the iPhone 4 had a good camera, the iPhone 4S has a great camera. In fact, you might consider it so good that you decide to permanently ditch your dedicated point and shoot.
Regarding the camera, Apple has improved snapshooting, but they’ve also highly improved the phone’s video capturing capabilities as well.
Check inside for my first test with the iPhone 4S’ 1080p video capture… Read More