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How to Shoot Slo-Mo Video With Your iPhone

A little while back I started playing with the new iOS8 slo-mo feature on my iPhone camera and I have been very entertained by the results. (Demo videos in this post were shot with an iPhone 5s running iOS8.)

Of course one of my first videos had to be of my chocolate lab, Roxie. I laughed when the slo-mo recording made her sound like a vicious lion!

Slo-Mo Video Demo – Barking Dog

How to Shoot Slo-Mo Video With Your iPhone

  1. Make sure you have iOS8 installed on your iPhone. If you don’t, go ahead and do the update. (If you’ve been nervous about updating your iPhone 5s, don’t be – mine works just fine.)
  2. Slo-Mo Feature iPhone IOS8Open your iPhone’s camera. It will likely be set to ‘Photo’ mode.
  3. Swipe your finger to the right until you get to the Slo-Mo setting. You will notice that the camera hasiOS8 Slo-Mo Editing on iPhone zoomed in a bit in video mode so you may need to reposition yourself to get everything you want in the frame.
  4. Tap the red record button to begin recording and tap it again to stop recording when you’re finished capturing your video.
  5. Now it’s time to edit! Go to playback mode and select your video.
  6. You will noticed two scrubbing markers on either side of the playback bar. You can adjust these to where you want the slow motion to begin and end. To preview your edits, tap the play button.
  7. When you’re happy with your slo-mo edits, tap save.
  8. You can now upload your slo-mo video to YouTube, Facebook or your preferred sharing sites to share your video with the world!

Slo-Mo Video Demo – Walking in fallen leaves

Every fall I LOVE kicking around in the fallen leaves, so I thought this would make a fun slo-mo video demo. Compared to last year’s leaf kicking video, this one is much more fun!

Have you shot any fun slo-mo videos with the new iOS8 slo-mo feature? Please share the links in the comments.

One comment

  1. Thanks for the tips – I’ve always thought that the smart phones would replace video cameras!

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