What if your iPhone 5s could record 2K video? Guess what it can!

On March 31, 2014


The new camera in the iPhone 5s can record at full HD quality, or 1080p video both at 30 frames per second, as well as slow-motion clips at 120 frames per second, these are however only  720p. But what if you could record at up to 2K film resolution on your iPhone?

Thats exactly what Hassan Uriostegui has managed with his Ultrakam app. Currently the app is available in the App Store for $6.99 for a limited time. The app manages to shoot 2K video by shooting several photos in succession and then stitching them together.

Of course encoding pictures into a video requires quite some horse powers and therefore the app is recommended for those devices that have an A7 processor, such as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. While you can use the app on other devices such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPad mini, these can only shoot at 20.

You need to remember however that these files end up being HUGE, when shooting in 2K at 24 frames per second the files come out at 3 GB per minute, this pretty much means a 64 GB device will be filled after only 20 minutes.

Learn more about the app at the official Ultrakam website