How to Record 4K Video on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

From iPhone 7, Apple has begun to lay extra emphasis on camera app. And in iPhone X and other siblings (iPhone 8 and 8 Plus), Apple has nearly mastered the art and craft of photography. iPhone X’s ability to shoot and capture high resolution video at 4K has sent a wave of excitement among iPhone users. But Apple has intentionally kept this feature disabled given the 64GB variant in iPhone X (not all users afford 256GB iPhone X). But if you want to shoot 4K video at 60 fps on your iPhone, you need to enable this feature. So here is how to record 4K video on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus.

Note that iPhone video recording is set to 1080p at 30FPS. You can change this setting on your latest iPhone by following a few simple steps given below.

How to Shoot 4K Video at 60 fps on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus

Step #1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2: Now go to Camera app and tap on it.

Step #3: Next, tap on Formats.

Step #4: Here, you are supposed to select High Efficiency to turn on H.265 codec for video and HEIF for images.

Step #5: Go back to the Camera page and tap on Record Video.

Step #6: Then, you need to choose ‘4K at 60 fps’ from the list of options.

Step #7: Go to the Home screen of your iOS device and launch Camera app. Here, choose the Video option.

Step #8: AT last, you need to tap on Record button or press one of the volume buttons to start and stop recording.

It is done! When you finish recording 4K video at 60 fps, the video will be encoded with H.265 codec and it will be saved as .mov file in Photos app on your iPhone.

As mentioned above, 4K videos occupy more space on your iOS device. If you are planning to buy a 64GB iPhone X, you should change your mind and switch to 256GB variant (if you are passionate about shooting 4K videos). Remember, when you record one minute of H.265-ecoded 4K video at 60 fps, it will occupy 400MB storage, and one minute of 4K video at 30 fps with H.264 codec consumes 350MB storage on your phone. This clearly indicates that H.265 codec is a better option than H.264 codec.

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