Amazing video shot on Apple’s iPhone 4S (with video)

“Holy cow. Time to throw my 7D in the bin,” Benjamin Dowie reports.

“Got an iPhone 4S yesterday and got up this morning to go for a surf,” Dowie reports. “No surf, so thought I’d shoot some stuff to see what the new camera is like on the 4S. Got home, looked at the footage, and couldn’t believe it came out of a phone. Was so excited so thought I’d quickly cut a vid to share the goodness.”

Dowie reports, “It’s actually amazing. The automatic stabilisation seems to work wonders, and gets rid of most the jello. Depth of field is flipping awesome. Colours are really good straight out the camera, but I did give this footage a slight grade with the 3-way colour wheel in Final Cut… (I’m not actually throwing my 7D out.)”

Direct link to video on Vimeo here.


      1. On a Mac, hover your mouse pointer in the upper left; it will give you a choice of playback modes, including MP4s in various sizes.

        I have the ClickToPlugin extension installed, that may affect things. But when I opened this page, the video window came up with “HD H.264” in the middle of it.

      1. Vimeo supposed to have H.264-coded version of their videos.
        And they do, including this video

        TheLonius: works great on an iPhone for me dude, you must have your browser set to mis identify it’s self (interestingly I tried it on a moto ‘roid and it loaded and attempted to play the flash version but couldn’t (stuttered and skipped))

  1. Very nice.

    For those having trouble viewing the video… click the title link and watch it on Vimeo. All videos there are playable on iOS devices, but they may not have activated that option for embedded videos.

  2. Wow. That felt like a vacation. Is that his life??? Surf a little, go eat some pancakes with sifted sugar, fresh cappuccino, and lilac. Then home to admire beads and my beautiful children. Nice…

  3. Something majorly wrong with the optics or sensor in his 4S cam. Does some sort of mirror-image thing in that one scene, makes it looks like he is driving on the wrong side of the road. Oh wait….

    1. I hauled a $1,600 Nikon D200 and fancy lens on a one-month trip to Europe last year, and shot 95 percent of my photos — and all the videos, of course — with my iPhone 4. Looks like the 4S will give me still more reasons to use the D200 as a paperweight.

  4. Pressed the Vimeo link and saw it there on my iPad.
    Great stuff – choice of music and footage.

    Only complaint is I wished to see the raw takes straight from the phone… not edited or colored from final cut.

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