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Rife-App Creates Higher frame Rates 25x Faster!

A few months back we took a look at Dain app, and how it was able to use AI and machine learning to create in between frames from almost any source footage and create something that looked and felt like real footage taken with higher fps cameras.  The algorithm was so revolutionary that it took the world by storm, making older software that used re-timing from Adobe and others look antiquated and underpowered.  The Dain-App was great and it was a pay what you want App but had an Achilles heel. The software required a powerful Nvidia GPU with as much VRAM as you could muster to be able to convert footage and re-time it.  

The new Rife-App which is the direct successor of Dain App by the creator GRisk is up to 25x faster than the original, improves the algorithm, and by many examples betters it by creating more seamless transitions. The flow of frames is frankly jaw-droppingly beautiful, especially on low frame rate animation.   We estimate that Animation studios in 2D will eat this app up immediately, and even 3D animation studios could reduce their render times by calculating fewer frames and using Rife-App to increase them to 24p, 30p or 60p from a lower source like 20fps or 12fps.   → Continue Reading Full Post ←

iPhone 7 Slow Motion Tests and Examples!

iPhone 7 Slow Motion

We waited long enough and now we have real world samples and comparison tests from the iPhone 7 in regards to higher frame rates. The iPhone 6s was the king of slow motion quality last year and now there were high hopes for the iPhone 7 to continue that reign however what comes down to is a mix of technology stagnation with a measure of slight improvement when it comes to shutter speed control and detail.

The iPhone 7 does 120fps 1080p as well as 720p at 240fps which is the same spec as last year’s iPhone 6s and a continuation of the feature. It has been used in many productions big and small as a crash camera for hard to get shots and some fun slow motion YouTube clips. The iPhone 7 may not be the best slow motion phone out there when it comes to quality but since it is the most ubiquitous; we are sure to see it grace your screen more often than the competition.

The footage below shows the iPhone 7 in a variety of situations and a great comparison to the Galaxy Note 7 if you have one that is free from explosion risk that is.  😉 

iPhone 7 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus SLOW MOTION TEST! by MadMattTv:

iPhone 7 Plus Slow Motion Camera vs Galaxy Note 7 (240 FPS) by Xperia Fan:

iPhone 7 Vs. Galaxy Note 7 : It is very clear from the test above that the Galaxy Note 7 has much more detail preservation in 240fps 720p mode than the iPhone 7. However the aliasing and moire on the Galaxy is easily apparent while that of the iPhone 7 is very well controlled to the point where it is hard to see it. It may be a case of getting more detail or less artifacts.

Shutter Speed: The iPhone 7 has better shutter speed control compared to last year’s iPhone 6s which seems to increase the shutter a little more; which in good light creates slightly better sharpness in the footage with less motion blur which is very important for slow motion analysis.

TEST Slow Motion – iPhone 7 by Max Marsala:



IPhone 7 Slow Motion Test!!!!!!!!!! by MC Productions:

One other thing to none besides the footage being slightly soft compared to the Galaxy Note 7 is that compression is limiting the video quality in slow motion mode. There are mosquito artifacts, macro-blocks and edge aliasing in heavy detailed objects.  This is common in Phones and it is the same quality essentially as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus of last year.

iPhone7 slow motion video recording part 1 by Jaanki Lalwani:

iPhone 7 Slow Motion Test: Skateboarding by Chris Heck:

So which phone to get for slowmo?

If you already have a Galaxy S7, iPhone 6s or 6s Plus you do not need to get a new phone to have competitive slow motion quality. There is a slight increase in shutter speed in bright light which will aid in getting less motion blur. It could be new programming or the simple traits of the new sensor being put to work like faster line scanning. Whichever the case it does provide less motion blur.

The iPhone 7 also provides less noise, better low light performance and better dynamic range than the iPhone 6s of last year in all camera modes including slow motion but the increase while palpable in still images and regular 4k video is not a big enough change when it comes to slow motion.

The Galaxy Note 7 does provide a significantly sharper image in 720p 240fps slow motion compared to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7  which is derived from skipping lines on the sensor which create aliasing and moire artifacts on the image.   If you don’t mind these artifacts and you can get a non exploding Galaxy Note 7 then this is the phone for you. However if you are an iPhone person and want no severe aliasing and moire artifacts and can live with a little softer video which can improve in post production with a myriad of sharpening filters then the iPhone 7 is the clear choice.

One other big thing to note is the iPhone 6s and 7’s ability to shoot at 120fps 1080p which none of the Galaxy phones are able to do. Those phones max at 60fps 1080p when it comes to full HD higher frame rates. This is one feather that is more shiny on iPhone 6s and 7s cap.

You can’t go wrong with any of these phones or for that matter with last year’s iPhone 6s which is now the best value of the bunch due to price drops when it comes to portable smartphone slow motion. If you already have one you can keep it but if you have a phone plan an iPhone 7 will work fine for your needs. That is until some adventurous manufacturers finally release higher than 240fps 720p quality on a smart phone.   – HSC

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iPhone 7 Slow Motion Remains The Same!

iPhone 7 camera

There was a lot of expectation regarding the slow motion capability of the iPhone 7.  Apple has been dominating the spec since the early days on the iPhone 4s. However while the processing and sensor quality have improved; the resolution and frame rates have stayed the same in the iPhone 7.   There are huge speed increases and much more memory available to do a lot of things in video but Apple has chosen to stay at the same spec level in it’s latest phone.

The slow motion performance of the phone has improved with every iteration when it comes to quality and it will probably have a better dynamic range rating as well as better overall noise control. The spec remains at the top range in smart phones but it is not pushing the boundaries of what can be done in current hardware. We were expecting 480fps at 720p and 240fps at 1080p as possibly moving forward with the feature.

iPhone 7 Camera Specs:

7 Plus: 12MP camera + 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

 ƒ/1.8 aperture
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture

Digital zoom up to 5x
Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

Both models:

  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 7 Plus only)
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging

As you can see the camera slow motion feature remains pegged at 120fps 1080p and 240fps 720p. What is really improved is that now you get two features that have nothing to do with the higher frame rates but improve them non the less.

#1 Image Stabilization:

The first one is the image stabilization at 1080p and 720p. This should translate well to stabilized slow motion shots which can show rolling shutter much more than regular speed.

Apple Event  Camera feature detailed at 1hr 02 minutes:

#2  IP67 Weather Sealing:

From Apple: “iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.”

What this means is that slow motion, video and photos can now be safely shot in rain and dusty environments. What it probably won’t allow is to use the phone underwater for any extended period or depth.   So don’t throw that action camera away just yet, the iPhone 7 will not follow you into the ocean to scuba.


iPhone 7: Starting at $649

iPhone 7 Plus: Starting at $769

Same prices as the 6s when released, you get an improved phone for the same price, however if you own a 6s or other older iPhone, you just lost a lot of resale value.

 Introducing iPhone 7 by Apple Showing Camera Features:



We will have slow motion samples from the iPhone 7 when they become available. As of now there are no official 120fps or 240fps footage samples available to share, there are a bunch of hoaxes on youtube but none are real demos.  That said we don’t expect the iPhone 7 to be much better than the 6s in terms of slow motion besides noise control.  Thanks for reading- HSC!