iPhone 5s: Pick the Duration of Slo-Mo

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Hey, the iPhone 5s has the ability to capture slo-mo video! Have you lucky new owners played around with it yet? If not, then let me tell you that people eating in slow motion is really funny. Just me? I'm the only immature person here? Whatever, you guys.

Anyway, to access it when you're in the Camera app on your 5s, just drag the slider at the bottom to "Slo-Mo," and you can start capturing.

When you're finished taking your video and start watching it, you'll see that the first and last portions are showing up at regular speed. What the heck? MELISSA SMASH! No, wait! There's no reason to go all Hulk on your iPhone—this is a controllable thing. You can set which section of the video plays in slow motion, and it can be longer or shorter than the default. To change it, open the video you've shot, and then drag the black sliders that appear near the top of your screen to adjust the duration of the slo-mo effect.

If you pause briefly as you drag, the portion you're adjusting will expand, allowing you to edit more precisely.

Pretty cool! And now go forth, capture slo-mo movies, and have hysterics at how much funnier life is at 120fps. Yes, I am just that easily entertained.

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I love it!!  MELISSA SMASH - took me a second to realize what you were getting at - I did figure it out prior to seeing the Hulk comment.  Thanks for the mid-afternoon chuckle and the great writing!!

Melissa Holt

Aw, thanks! grin

Sometimes I wish I could actually turn all green and muscular when I’m angry rather than turning red and remaining…er…non-muscular. Nothing says “stop making me mad” like green skin, I guess.


For those of us who grew up with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, yes nothing says “stop making me mad” like green skin!!  Actually, the quote was, “Don’t make me angry… You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”  But, you look far too young for that old Hulk show, where they actually used (dare I say it?) a human being to play the big green guy!!  No computer animation for TV in the late 70’s/early 80’s!!


Melissa Holt

Oh, Ron. I was born in 1975, so I ain’t as young as all that! Of course, back in those days, I was partial to Mighty Mouse… wink


Just a quick tip: the “slider at the bottom” can be moved with your finger anywhere in the image area, not just at the bottom. If you move up a bit you avoid the possibility of accidentally hitting the record button.

Melissa Holt

Hey, thanks, rlb67! I’m sure that people will appreciate that tip.


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