Apple’s created a new TV spot featuring a young woman, onions, and Neil Patrick Harris. What Neil and the young woman might not know is that the iPhone lets you shoot 240 fps, real-time video – albeit at 720p – although you won’t find the option within the Camera app.
240 fps means you’re capturing an insane amount of action compared to the usual 30 fps rate.
To shoot in 240fps you have to use iMovie. Open the app, tap the large plus button to create a new movie, and then tap the camera icon to record video live, using the camera. At the bottom you’ll notice a resolution and frame rate display. Tapping this lets you alter both.
On the iPhone 6S/6S Plus, tapping will cycle you through options for 1080p and 2160 at 30 fps, and 720p at 240 fps. On the older iPhone 6/6 Plus you’ll see just 1080p at 30fps, and the same 720p at 240 fps.
Okay, so you have to drop the resolution to get the 240 fps but it’s still a useful option for shooting very fast moving action like sports.