Video - Controls (profiles, resolution, and frame rate)

Be sure to first read the article on Exposure and Adjustment Controls to understand how to control the exposure of your videos.

This article helps get you started shooting video in the app. 

In this screenshot of the top toolbar, outlined are features specific to video.

Resolution

Resolution is the size, or dimensions, of your video. We provide three options: 720p, 1080p, and 4K, with 720p being the smallest and 4K being the biggest. Generally, the best setting for video is 4K because it has the most clarity and is more future-proof, but it does lead to heavier files. Play around with each resolution setting and see which setting you prefer.

FPS (frames per second)

FPS is essentially the amount of still images, or frames, being recorded each second in your video. We offer options ranging from 24 FPS, which is recommended for a “cinematic” look, up to 240 FPS, which is used for slo-mo. Apple’s Camera app defaults to 30 FPS, so that’s generally a good place to start. 60 FPS can be a good option too, if you want a more life-like feel.

In conjunction with frame rate, it’s generally advisable to set a shutter speed that goes well with the frame rate. A common guide is the "180 degree shutter rule": your shutter speed should be double the speed of your frame rate. For example, if you’re shooting at 30 FPS, set your shutter speed to 1/60s, and if you’re at 60 FPS, set the shutter speed to 1/120s. This is just a guideline and a good place to start, but feel free to try anything.

Color Profiles

Color Profiles is a more advanced feature that should only be used when you plan on color grading your video afterwards. If you know what this means, this feature is for you.

These are the most important features for getting started with shooting video in the Moment app. 

If you'd like to dive deeper into advanced video features, check out these Momentist articles that our filmmakers created:

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