Watch this hypnotizing 360-degree slo-mo extreme skiing video shot on iPhone
posted by Victor H. / Feb 08, 2016, 3:21 AM
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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Is this "making up" for Tim`s pic on superbowl?
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 3:32 AM 7
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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
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 4:33 AM 12
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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.
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 6:08 AM 2
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.)
posted on Feb 08, 2016, 12:51 PM 0
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