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Ultrakam Brings 2K Video Recording To Apple's iPhone 5s

Ultrakam Brings 2K Video Recording To Apple's iPhone 5s

March 31, 2014

Rejoice, videographers, because a new app can bring 2K video recording to Apple’s iPhone 5s handset. Called Ultrakam, the application is available to download for $6.99 on the App Store, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Though a universal app, the quality of video recorded using Ultrakam will vary depending on your handset or tablet. Apple’s iPhone 5s is the only iOS device that supports a recording resolution of 2240 by 1672 – this is 2K quality, and offers users 70 percent more pixels than video shot at the handset’s usual 1920 by 1080 resolution.

You can shoot ultra-high resolution video at 20, 24, and 30 frames per second (fps), and content can be recorded using H.264 or M-JPEG codecs (though the former offers a higher recording resolution). There’s also a $2.99 remote application for Ultrakam available on the App Store, allowing iOS device users to remotely trigger recording using a companion iPhone or iPad.

Features of the remote app include:

  • Focus interest area adjustment.
  • Exposure interest area adjustment.
  • Focus & Exposure Lock / Auto.
  • White Balance
  • Recording Start / Stop.

However, one obvious downside to recording such high-quality video is that 2K content takes up a huge amount of storage space, as the app’s developer indeed explains: “When recording at eXtreme Quality, video data rate is about 3GB per minute. This means around 9 minutes taking all the free space in a 32GB device.” As such, folks with a 16 GB iOS device will really need to limit their 2K recording when using Ultrakam.

As mentioned, you can download Ultrakam now on the App Store for the limited-time 60-percent-off price of $6.99, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Check out the new app now, or see: Apple’s iTunes Radio Has Explicit Language Even With Filters Turned On, Cydia Tweak: Cylinder Brings DIY Barrel Animations To Apple’s iOS, and Hacker To Release A Dual-Boot Tool For iOS 6, iOS 7.


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