How to Record 4K Video at 60 FPS on iPhone X, 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Recording 4K video at 60FPS or 24FPS on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X is a great experience. Let's jump to shoot a cool film style video!

Currently, only iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X are capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 FPS or 24FPS. Powered by the A11 bionic chip, the newest iPhones can also let you record slo-motion videos in 1080p at 240 FPS. The 4K (3840×2160 pixels) has four times the pixels of 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) footage.

Higher-frame rate modes such as 4K at 24/60 FPS and 1080p at 240 FPS need the high-efficiency HEVC codec or H.265. All set to record awesome-looking videos? Here we go!

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How to Record 4K Video at 60 FPS on iPhone X, 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

How to Record 4K Video at 60 FPS on iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X

Note: While one minute of H.265-encoded 4K video at 60FPS consumes 400 megabytes of storage, a minute of 4K video at 30 FPS, which is half the frame rate compressed with the older H.264 codec takes 350 megabytes of storage on the iOS device. Apparently, the H.265 codec is more efficient than the H.264 codec. To know more about it, head over to this post.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone → Scroll down and tap on Camera.

Open Settings then Camera on iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X

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Step #2. Tap on Formats.

Tap on Formats in iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X Camera Settings

Step #3. Then, you have to turn on High Efficiency to enable the H.265 codec for video and HEIF for images.

Enable High Efficiency on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

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Step #4. Next, tap on the < back button at the top left the corner.

Go Back to Camera Settings on iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus

Step #5. Now, tap on Record Video.

Tap on Record Video in iPhone X Camera Settings

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Step #6. Select “4K at 60 fps” from the list.

Record 4K Video at 60 FPS on iPhone X, 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

Step #7. Next up, head over to the Home screen and open Camera app. Then, select the Video option.

Step #8. Finally, you can tap the Record button or press either Volume button to start and stop recording.

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That’s it!

Once you have recorded 4K video at sixty frames per second, it will be encoded with H.265 codec and saved as a .MOV file in the Photos app.

Your Take?

It’s indeed great to film 4K videos at 60 FPS, isn’t it? Let us know your feedback about it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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