Workaround Enables iPhone UltraHD Video Capture

There are Android smartphones that feature UltraHD video capture as standard, and then there’s the iPhone. Apple’s device has no default way to shoot video at such a high resolution, but can take UltraHD stills. An app company called Vizzywig uses this feature in its Vizzywig 4K app, which ‘films’ content by taking 24 high-resolution pictures every second. They are then stitched together into a sequence. A full editing workflow is also built in, enabling tweaks to colour and brightness and the ability to add effects like scrolling credits. These features might explain the pricing: $1,000! The app only works on iPhone 5 models running iOS 7, as iOS 8 breaks the ability to shoot photos so rapidly.