Camera App Video Slow Motion Primer Tutorial

Camera App Video Slow Motion Primer Tutorial

Camera App Video Slow Motion Primer Tutorial

Continuing the video theme of yesterday’s QuickTime Player Mov Video Conversion Tutorial today we try out the iPhone (ie. iOS) Camera app’s Video mode’s Slo-Mo mode of use.

Get ready for longer but attention grabbing videos straight from the source

No doubt many of you out there have been trying this feature out yourselves?!

Previous relevant QuickTime Player Mov Video Conversion Tutorial is shown below.

QuickTime Player Mov Video Conversion Tutorial

QuickTime Player Mov Video Conversion Tutorial

Yesterday’s Spinning Around Primer Tutorial changed quite a bit between 27th March 2019 06:00 and 11:20 AEST. Why? Well, our iPhone6 saves its videos (from the Camera iOS application) in *.mov format. This *.mov has an associated mimetype video/quicktime and as you may surmise from that mimetype it’s success as a video playing format depends quite a bit on the user having access to the QuickTime Player application. We say quite a bit here because you can sometimes open an *.mov based URL in a web browser of a computer without QuickTime Player installed, and believe I’ve seen the video be played that way, but with yesterday’s tutorial, we were asking the *.mov be played within an HTML video element (albeit one with no cross-domain issues). The problem here even for computers with QuickTime Player installed …

  • you see a blank black video screen (with controls (because we specified that with our …

    <video style='width:100%;' controls// type='video/quicktime' src='//'//></video>

    … video element HTML above)
  • you click the play button and nothing happens

All a bit disappointing, but please read on.

Then we set out thinking about conversion from …

  • *.mov to *.m4v via older QuickTime Player Version 10.4 (894.12) (no longer available as of Version 10.5 (928.50)) … which we associated with its video element in Spinning Around Primer Tutorial
  • *.mov to *.mp4 via ffmpeg and help from this great link, thanks, to use on a MacBook Pro (Terminal application) command line, the command …

    ffmpeg -i -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2 spinning_around.mp4

    … which we associated with clicking on the tutorial picture of yesterday’s Spinning Around Primer Tutorial

… and then reflecting, and thinking this cannot be so, we got to another great link, thanks, and realized that …

<video style='width:100%;' controls><source type='video/mp4' src='//'></source></video>

… could be played in the video element, as below …

You can also see this play out at WordPress 4.1.1’s QuickTime Player Mov Video Conversion Tutorial.

Previous relevant Spinning Around Primer Tutorial is shown below.

Spinning Around Primer Tutorial

Spinning Around Primer Tutorial

That Kylie Minogue song “I’m spinning around …” spinssprings to mind with today’s tutorial.

Have you ever wanted to made a video to try to make yourself, or someone else, dizzy? Well, we thought about this, and decided we’d …

  1. use an iPhone …
  2. start up its Camera app
  3. get it ready for (normal) Video mode
  4. grab a broom
  5. grab a rubber band, the thicker the safer for your iPhone … please be careful …
  6. bind the iPhone onto the broom handle via the rubber band, as tightly as you can
  7. tap the red button awaiting you starting the Video recording, on the iPhone … doh! …
  8. spin the broom handle for a while … we did about 10 seconds
  9. tap the red button to stop recording
  10. share the dizzifying Video, as we do here and below

Are you dizzy yet?

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