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What does 4K video from the iPhone 6s look like?

What does 4K video from the iPhone 6s look like?

September 25, 2015

One of the key features the iPhone 6 Plus debuted with last year, but which was lacking on the iPhone 6, was optical image stabilization for photos. This year, the iPhone 6s Plus adds that feature for video as well as still images. What difference does it make as opposed to the digital image stabilization that the iPhone 6s offers, though? German site Giga Tech has recently uploaded a new video to YouTube that shows off optical image stabilization compared with its digital variant. Check out the video below, or click here if it fails to load.

Giga Tech notes that digital stabilization works well enough for full HD video, but it loses its effectiveness when shooting in 4K resolution. You can see a striking difference between the two videos. Both videos are shot in an abandoned airplane, and the smooth footage from the iPhone 6s Plus makes the shakiness of the same footage on the iPhone 6s seem much more pronounced.

Wondering what other kind of videos you might see coming out of the iPhone 6s? The cofounders of RYOT used the handset to film a short documentary, “The Painter of Jalouza,” in 4K video to really demonstrate the power of the resolution. David Darg, one of the two men involved in the documentary, explained how excited both were to use the iPhone 6s Plus.

When we heard the new iPhone would shoot in 4K, we thought about what we could shoot that would really demonstrate the power of the resolution. Jalouzi is so visually impacting. The mountainside is full of detail and color, so it’s the ultimate test of a camera’s ability. Plus, we’ve been wanting to tell the story for a long time.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m anxiously awaiting more 4K video to come out of the new iPhones. The stunning level of detail could make for some fantastic television programs and even films, as we’re already beginning to see. Check out “The Painter of Jalouza” below or, once again, click this link if it doesn’t load.

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