Apps make 4K video on an iPhone 6 a reality, watch the sleek footage

Apps make 4K video on an iPhone 6 a reality, watch the sleek footage
Most current Android flagships can record 4K Ultra HD video footage with their rear cameras, but Apple eschewed the option on its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, deeming it unfit for prime time. Given the overheating warnings and storage problems that 4K bring on, Apple might have a point, and yet its fresh phones are perfectly capable of playing back 4K videos.

There are plenty of apps out there in iTunes that bring the much desired 4K recording ability to the two new iPhones, recording it in 30fps. If you wondered what one such app can do, check out the results from ProCam 2 below. The app itself costs $1.99, and then if you want the 4K recording option unlocked, you'd have to shell out five bucks more. The video is actually captured with 3264×1836 resolution, and upscaled to the 4K's 3840×2160 standard, panning slowly around to avoid hiccups.


source: ProCam 2 via RedmondPie

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84 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

Poor Apple users, they have to pay for having 4k recording on their extremely overpriced gadgets.

2. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Didn't know lumia 920 and galaxy S4 have 4k video... ;-)

4. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

wtf r u talking about, are u saying iPhone is 'just' as good as a 2 year old 920 and s4? Actually, that is true to a certain point, haha

6. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Apples 1080 camera still blows away your trashdroids wanna be 4k cam

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

NO, it doesn't. Not even close. My older Note 3 and my present Note 4, blows any iPhone out the water with pictures. PERIOD. You must be high. I don't take low light pictures with any camera. Being good at one things does mean you're automatically good at everything. Which is where you Apple fanbois are so blind.

83. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol.. how about no .

10. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was one of those who laughed at those who were going to buy the iPhone 6 with it's 3 years old specs. But after playing with my cousin's iPhone 6+, i can't complain at all about the way it performs or it's camera. The phone is as smooth as my Note 4, great and fast camera, and i love their App store, you don't have to try bunch of apps to get what your looking for like what happens with me on the Play Store. My only grip on it are 2, the screen indeed does scratch easily, and the same can be said about it's back. And, it is as slippery as a bar of soap.

27. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

No, I just stated phones he wrote he has. According to that neither his phones has 4k video. It was small joke. :-)

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Are you stuck in 2013?

84. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Apple will cease to exist without the aid from other companies. I don't get the idea of luxury/premium in Apple smartphones. The cost of its production are cheap, an unreasonable overpriced device I must say. LG 4K UHD TV cost $100,000. Android deivices with 4K UHD cost only more or less $600. Apple's 1080p, $1000?

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Poor blind android fans. Have to root, beg their companies for updates, go through 55 settings menus and 10 video guides just to make the phone work properly and without any visible lag. On a serious note 1080p is just now becoming the standard for videos. You still find big youtube channels with 720p. If you just woke up after a long 50 years sleep it took us more than 8 years just to go from 480p to 720p and now to 1080p. 4k is great for professionals. I ain't gonna use 4k on my phone, then go through premiere pro on my pc to crop it edit it. Most people wont care for 4K on their phones. Same applies to any phone with more than 1080p screen.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Say that again when Apple officially launches 4K next year :)

13. nh1402

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

it took them 5 years to comes with NFC, Apple will probably release it in 2019.

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Are you just jealous that you're not smart enough to work a phone?

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Buddy, buddy, buddy... Holy crap SLOW your roll. Dude you have never been so wrong. I am sorry but I have been enjoying 1080p HDTV since 2006. WTF are you talking about? I remember when G4TV before it changed to Esquire jumped to HD. That was 2006 or 2007. Guy it never went 480p to 720p to 1080p... Both 720p & 1080p came out generally speaking at the same time. I never owned a 720p HDTV, I went as I said 1080p back in 2006. Today most channels are 1080p as 720p is pretty much dead, unless you are playing an Xbox One... Well that's another story all together, since PS4 plays most of their mutual games in 1080p. lol Based on your avatar you must still be using a rotary phone at home & play your Super Nintendo on your 34 inch tube TV. Android has been pushing cutting edge specs since it's inception & because of Android you now have a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 & a 5.5 inch 1080p iPhone 6+ with OIS. Plus because of Android the iPhone 6s & 6s+ will record 4K videos. Technology moves forward, just because "most people" wont care doesn't mean that they wont benefit from the tech indirectly... Bro we are about to go into 2015. By now ESPECIALLY if you read this wonderful site you should embrace tech. I mean by you being here & posting on this website means you kinda like tech, so DON'T pretend that you don't. So all is good when Apple finally catches up & offers tech that has been around on Android for years...? How silly is that?

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, when im shooting 4k video in iceland next month, im so gonna be worried about all that. Its called chromecast it to my TV and enjoy it in its perfect big screen wonder. :)

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Beg for an update? For what? All Android phones come out the box with more capabilities than even today's iPhone. They don't beg for updates. These are just fools who just want it because they have nothing better to do. Rooting? I have never rooted to get features. I did it a couple times out of curiosity. Today's iPhone does less than most Android phones were doing 3 years ago. 1080p? I had that back in 2011 on an Android. Wake up fool.Just because you don't need something, doesn't mean it isn't nice to have. As much as Macs cost, why don't they have BluRay. Isn't BluRay a standard? It doesn't matter f YouTube is just using more 1080p. So? If YouTube the only website with media? What about all the new sites dedicated to showing 4K media? You whole point was to say, it means nothing unless its mainstream. How does stuff get to be mainstream? Someone has to adopt it and push it. Last time I checked Apple doesn't do this. They pick what they think they can exploit. Apple users are begging for updates. They are begging for their expensive device to do what Android devices do, but refuse to simply buy an Android device.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And then it isn't even real 4K XDDD

68. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Poor Android users, always having to down other phones because they want to be assured that they made the right purchase. #androidassurance

76. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? What makes phones like the iPhone a POS is simple, the more you pay the more you should get. Apple wants $749 for a 1Phone 6 with a 4.7" display and 740p. When I paid 649 for my Note 4 with a 5.5" Quad HD display and has 32GB of internal memory. Now should I actually the 25 reasons the Note 4 is better than an iPhone 6 Plus, so you can see why I don't need assurance that I made the right choice? 1 - $650-699 vs $749 - 949 2 - 32GB of Internal Flash vs 16GB Internal Flash 3 - 5.7" Super AMOLED display with near 100%accurate color production vs 5.5" LCD display with washout colors 4 - 16MP vs 8 5 - 1440x2560 vs 1080x1920 6 - Can add up too 128GB vs can't add anything 7 - Mass Storage availability vs None 8 - Transfer any file over BT vs Can't 9 - Default applications vs can't 10 - Doesn't require any desktop apps to transfer data vs does 11 - Available on release day vs Not 12 - 3220MAH battery that last 2.5 days and recharges in 95 minutes vs 2800Mah battery that last 1.5 days and takes over 2 hours to charge up 13 - Can use multiple apps at the same time vs 1 app at a time 14 - LED notifications vs none 15 - Can totally change the UI loo and feel vs none 16 - Can take pics up to 180 degree with front facing camera vs can't 17 - Digital WACOM Stylus vs none 18 - Better design where the phone has a bigger display, bigger camera, and full of sensors yet is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus 19 - Full Multi-tasking vs none 20 - 3GB of RAM for improved multitasking vs 1GB 21 - Widgets vs none 22 - Better looking UI vs a girly UI 23 - Settings that allow be full control if I want it vs no choice at all 24 - New hardware being sold at a lower price vs older hardware being sold at a higher price. 25 - Quadcore CPU that uses less power vs the DualCore cpu. I could go as high as 100 things. I don't need to convince myself I made the right choice. After all, its my money. But here is a fact. You made the choice as to what works for you, so did I. But the fct is, whether I had made the choice or not, in this case the Note 4 is better than the iPhone 6 Plus even if I didn't own the Note 4 and that is a fact PERIOD. I don't need to own a Porsche to knows it better than my car.

3. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

My G2 does this as well with proper xda camera apps.

16. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Honesty, how many people actually shoot 4k video on their phone? Probably just for fun when they first got it. Sure, they will brag about it forever, but when it comes to usability, most people scale it down to 720 or 1080 since it's easier to upload it on social media along with better quality. I bet most people do not want 1GB of video that last about 3 minutes on their phone

80. Camikazi

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

I agree with you but on the same token, if am paying premium for a device and the capability is available why shouldn't i get it? That is the main difference between IOS devices and Android devices, on android you get the latest tech even if you don't use them on a daily basis, is it nice to know they are available to you, unlike IOS devices that you only get what the manufacturer thinks is best for you on a device.

17. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Wife's iPhone 5 absolutely cr@s on my Nexus 5 on stills and video regardless of resolution. 4K recording on smartphones is overrated. Anyone who is actually serious about photography and/or video will skip their smartphone for a DSLR any day. It's all about publishing the biggest numbers.

22. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Good God, the framerate is just terrible. A8 is really struggling hard to record this footage. Sorry, but this recording only gives bad name to other phones with 4k cappabilities. Why would you want to force your phone to record sth in a standard that the phone wasn't designed to support? Just get a note 4 and you'll get best 4k quality with stereo sound, instead of iphone's mono.

23. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Even though the IPhone cameras don't support 4k videos they still have the best quality in my opinion...

24. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

How is choppiness and mono sound regarded as good quality these days?

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You actually think the iPhone camera is choppy? OIS and smooth 60FPS equates to choppy huh?

31. mxc357

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

iphone camera is very choppy LG G3 camera cant be touched

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it's not, and you know it's not. No need to even continue the debate. I own one. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.

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