Apple approves $999.99 app that allows the Apple iPhone 5s to shoot 4K video

Apple approves $999.99 app that allows the Apple iPhone 5s to shoot 4K video
Apple has just signed off on a $999.99 app for the App Store. Available only for the 32GB and 64GB Apple iPhone 5s running on iOS 7, the Vizzywig 4K allows you to capture, edit and distribute 4K video. If you spend the money to purchase this app, by all means do not update your iPhone 5s to iOS 8 at this point. The reason has to do with the "Burst Mode" on iOS 8, which takes pictures at 10 images per second, and does not meet the requirements for the app.

The reason that the "Burst Mode" is so important, is that the 4K videos being captured by Vizzywig 4K are really a series of 4K photographs being shot at 24 images per second. Stitching these photos together creates a 4K video, and allows you to access and edit each individual frame. The app also comes with the ability to create title slides, scrolling credits and transition effects. Audio is recorded separately and synced later with the video.

The developer behind the app, i4software, says that it hopes the iOS 8 "Burst Mode" limit will get fixed in future builds of the OS, which will allow buyers to update to iOS 8. If you're really, really, really that determined to have 4K video capabilities on your iPhone 5s, start reaching for your credit card now.


source: Vizzywig 4K (iOS) via SlashGear

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47 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Hmmm, Should I buy this app or a Video Camera instead? or a phone that's 4k ready and no app needed.

7. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

There is one odd part in the news, as always. The burst mode is 10 FPS (10 frame per second) so how comes the video is finally 24 ? If the video is 10 FPS this app is a big NO.

8. Alan01

Posts: 573; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

That is why you can't use iOS 8 with it. Alan F.

43. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Hey PA, can you make an APP review for this? -huehuehuehue

44. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

LOOOLLLSSS!!! lmao man, u rock

2. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Really no need for further comments on this article; the price tag says it all...!

4. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The app is more expensive than the phone itself....damm

40. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

And thats saying a lot.

5. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Omg, you can buy a galaxy note 4 instead snd it shoots in 4k. This is so stupid omg omg

27. estreito

Posts: 15; Member since: May 11, 2012

You can also buy last year's galaxy note 3. It's also capable of 4k video without any app/modification.

36. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you got this wrong: is not about the need to record in 4k, is about the need of recording with the iPhone in 4k: you have already the iPhone and what can you do? ditch it and buy an Note 3? Oh no my friend, you spend more to bring more value to your (already high) investment. Just imagine leaked nude movie from your Note3, is not the same as the one from iPhone.

45. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lols?

37. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Or a OnePlus One (yeah yeah yeah I know invite Hunger Games) for $350 OFF CONTRACTand shoot 4K video.

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

big deal the gs5 does it also

41. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The GS5 doesn't exist.

51. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Uhmm.. what?

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Perfect app for all the trust fund iKids and iPosers.

11. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Genius! Only takes a few who are silly enough to buy this app for the creator to make bank! Im jelly i didn't think of it first.

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's articles like this that reaffirm why we all pick on Apple's ecosystem lol. You could buy a near professional camera that will take much better video quality than that phone or a capable Android flagship for cheaper that already supports all the proper hardware and lib files for this sort of quality and still have several hundred dollars to blow.

47. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank You!!!

13. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

The developer of this app needs to be suplexed....

48. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

so true!....Brother!!!

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Really really dont care for 4K at the moment... If I did, you can buy a professional video camera for fraction of the cost... The only customers they will find for this are those RollsRoice and thow fashion show videographers that use iPhones and iPads to shoot a promo - and they have lots of money... As far as me and the rest of the world, the 4K on a cellphone is a huge hype and only used as a pawn in a fanboy argument. Shooting videos with that fills up all your memory and every SD card you can bring for a few moments of video - no thanks... maybe in the future though when we have Terabytes on our cellphones and Data transfer rates and limits are at least 10 times of today...

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

or you can buy an xperia or galaxy flagship

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

As much as I like to hate Apple and rag on iDiots, I really doubt anybody will actually purchase this app.

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it's a bait. for sure somebody stupid enough will get it. the app developer makes some money without any consideration if the app will eventually destroy the iphone 5s internals. even quad cores with 3GB RAMs and bigger bodies for better heat dissipation struggle with 4K. what makes a normal person think that an app will make the iphone 5s a capable 4k shooter?

18. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

iphone 5S doesn't run on Android OS.

19. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's hardware still isn't as up to par anyway. And this is a third party solution, not integrated on a hardware or software level.

20. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

hahahahaha nice way that iPhone feed their $heep iDiots with this kind of apps and with that price tag . very capitalist.

21. Mitulsingh25890

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I would rather buy a xperia z2 or moto x(2014) nd with money left i'll buy some acessories for my phone.. This app is a big FAIL

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