Last Updated on 03/31/2014 by Chris Gampat
Video taken with the iPhone has always looked just decent, but now VFXWarrior wants to bump up the quality of smartphone video with a new app called Ultrakam. The app maker promises Ultrakam will finally break the 1080p video capturing barrier on iOS devices allowing users to shoot footage in 2K resolution at 24fps.
The ultimate resolution of your video depends on which Apple device your using, but iPhone 5s owners will be able to shoot 2240 x 1672 resolution video at 20, 24, and 30fps. The footage runs at about 3GB-per-minute and it can be exported in a H.264 codec. At this increased resolution, video from the iPhone 5s has 70% more pixels than regular HD footage. Older iOS devices like the iPhone 5, meanwhile, can use the Ultrakam cam app to record video at 1936 x 1446 resolution and 20fps using the M-JPEG codec.
The app is being aimed for filmmakers so there are also additional options to record higher bit-rate video and tune the audio. But ultimately there’s a lot here to play with for regular users as well including 120fps slow motion capture and setting up a time-lapse mode for stop motion sequences. Ultrakam also features a free remote control companion app that videographers can use configure their iPhone from a Bluetooth connected PC or laptop. This remote app can also transfer files from the phone to another device over a Wi-Fi network.
Check out the app in action with the video after the break.