Watch this hypnotizing 360-degree slo-mo extreme skiing video shot on iPhone

Watch this hypnotizing 360-degree slo-mo extreme skiing video shot on iPhone
Just recently, we saw Tim Cook demonstrate how NOT to use an iPhone camera properly and basically ruin an important moment with a terribly blurry picture. It seems that the problem, however, is not all that much in the end device and its camera, but in the human element that controls all that.

As a proof, take a look at this gorgeous video that Swiss skier Nicolas Vuignier shot using nothing but a clever attachment system and his iPhone. The skier swings the iPhone around as he goes down the slope and captures the descend with all the beauty of the pristine white snow flying in the air after each turn.

All of that is captured in mesmerizing 240fps slow motion and looks stunning, similar to footage that is usually recorded on tens of different cameras arranged together.

A couple of years ago, HTC worked with Qualcomm to pair up 130 HTC One phone to achieve a somewhat similar effect, and as a reminder we've included that video as well right below Vuignier's capture.


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21 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

The chunks of snow look flying by at 240fps look amazing

14. Unordinary unregistered

of snow flying by* Edit for drunkness*

2. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Is this "making up" for Tim`s pic on superbowl?

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1021; Member since: May 27, 2011

Absolutely. It's in our writer's guide here at PhoneArena: an Apple-bashing article must be followed by at least two praising the iPhone within an hour, or you get fired. /s

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

you mad bro? it`s Monday and all so I forgive you ;)

6. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

You got owned by the editor, worst burn there is.

11. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

guessing you all have iphones yes? ^^

5. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOL destroyed him, Nice V!

8. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Well said

9. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

LMAO!

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ironically that's usually what tends to happen...besides the firing part.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

you really believe this stuff, huh? Must be touch being an apple hater.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I believe what I've experienced, but you remain in denial all you want. It's no secret of how biased iPhonearena is, only a new comer or an iSheep would be in denial...

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I can see a lot of people getting slammed in the face by phones next year.... Mwahahaha....

10. Saioofi

Posts: 326; Member since: May 23, 2014

All phones can take blurry pics, even ones with extremely advanced OIS, but not all phones can take slo-mo 240fps videos

12. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There's waaay more to this video then just an iphone being twirled around head of user, at the very LEAST it is using a gyro in one way or another, which would go an enormous way to increase the quality....so yeah.. and other phones have 240 fps.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

Which ones and at what resolution and frame rate? And no, there's no trickery, I take panning shots of cars at car shows and my construction jobs - set it to 120 or 240 and quickly pan the object - then watch the video and it looks like it was on one of those balancing sticks. I've thrown my phone across filming in slow motion - it looks fantastic (when the camera is pointing the right direction.)

17. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

the nexus 6p records 240fps at 720p, still i'll rather use an iphone because it has a better slow-mo experience.

21. Jango

Posts: 369; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

The Nexus does it at 120fps too. Plus, the best slow mo experience goes to the Z3/Z5 since it immediately offers you multiple manually adjustable segments of the footage as soon as you're done shooting.

18. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No real shaking while skiing with high speed? without additional gyro stabilization, that seems very improbable.

20. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

He also said how it took him months to perfect this video shoot. Impressive! Swinging an iPhone over your head with your hand while skiing!

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