Video image stabilization disable

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Video image stabilization disable

Postby khammo01 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:58 pm

Hello - is there any way to disable video stabilization on iPhone 4 / 4S?
The video quality is great, but due to vibrations of the car, the edges of the screen are wavy / jittery / tearing. There seems to be no way to turn off stabilization in the Camera app.

See this video to get an idea of what I am talking about:

Please see comments near the bottom.

A third party app called Filmic Pro appears to be able to disable the stabilization, by apparently choosing a different frame rate or using different compression when recording video.

Harry, have you noticed this in your videos, and have you thought about any way to disable it or reduce the effects?

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Re: Video image stabilization disable

Postby Harry » Thu May 10, 2012 6:41 am


As stated correctly in the replies to the video linked below, iOS has currently no setting to turn this off (like e.g. the autofocus). I will monitor this in future iOS versions as this would be the best solution. I will check the bitrate setting as a work around like it seems to be done in Filmic. They state bitrate needs to be higher to get this turned off implicitly - which gets a problem on iPhone4Ses as vids are huge already. Maybe reducing resolution to HD (instead of FullHD) is an option too... Need to check.

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