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Old February 5th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Video Frame Rates of New iPod Touch.

A client wants to supply some video diary footage from an ipod touch. He sent me a test that was fine but was 29.97fps. Can they record 25fps and if so where is this set in the menus?

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Old February 5th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Nope, no 25p (I have one - 4th Gen).

It has a menu setting for PAL or NTSC for "TV Signal Output" - just checked - but as far as I'm aware it's still only 30p shooting (never hooked it up to a TV or tried to edit it). I may be wrong so if anyone knows for sure...Great device otherwise and the "HD" Video (almost - they cheated a bit by using non-square pixels) is not half bad (in good light) for something that you always have with you in your pocket, if the device is "handled well"

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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot Andy!

I found the "up to 30 fps" spec as well, hoping it meant a range of frame rates were available. Bit of a pain if it's only 30 fps.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: Video Frame Rates of New iPod Touch.

I know it's been a few months since you asked, but I found an app called "Filmic Pro" that among other things, allows for custom framerates, including 24p and 25p. I haven't given it a try yet, but it seems to be getting good reviews.

I think the "up to 30 fps" is because it automatically selects the framerate depending on the lighting. In low light conditions, I think the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch automatically switch to recording 24p. The iPhone 3GS if I recall correctly switches to 15p in low light. I'm not sure if Filmic somehow overrides this built-in framerate throttling or how that works.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 03:37 AM   #5
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Re: Video Frame Rates of New iPod Touch.

Interesting! Thanks for the update.
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