Remember the Vizzywig 4K app that shot video from your iPhone in 4K resolution? After being pulled from the App Store, they’re back — and sporting a new name. Rather than 4K, Vizzywig has now branded themselves 8K. Why the double-down in the naming scheme? Because the app has eight times the pixel density of FaceTime HD, of course. Vizzywig also says that for the best frame-rate experience, an iPhone 5S is needed. The 24 frames per second make video smoother.
To be clear, Vizzywig 8xHD — the app’s official name — takes a series of pixel-dense, raw, uncompressed photos, then strings them together to make a movie. You’re not getting traditional video capture, but that’s not the point. Incredible videography is.
Vizzywig 8xHD captures at 3264 x 2448, which is much higher than the FaceTime HD resolution of 1280 x 720. Accordingly, they pixel density is 8.67-times more than FaceTime HD.
Vizzywig says you can use an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but the video won’t be as smooth due to its capture rate of ten frames per second. Even if you “downgrade” to HD, Vizzywig promises amazing results:
Each frame of the motion picture sequence in Vizzywig 8xHD is captured as a high-resolution RGB photo instead of as a motion-compressed YUV video frame, the quality, color, fidelity and depth of the final video produced from the still photo sequence is truly amazing.
The app is now $49.99, well below the original asking price of $999.99.