MEDIAL | Producing Content using an IOS device
Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Below is an article which explains best practice for producing content using IOS devices for use with MEDIAL. This article concentrates on the most important aspect of this subject i.e. making sure that the content that you produce is not unnecessarily large and therefore time consuming to upload while maintaining quality
Before you start recording....
The single most important thing that you can do to make sure that the size of your file is sensible (and not time consuming to upload) is to adjust the resolution that your IOS device will record at.
To do this, go to:
Settings -> Camera -> Record Video
You will then see a number of different options as below. Please select "720p HD at 30 fps" as below.
Selecting this option will make your video 10 times smaller than at 4K at 60fps. If you are concerned about quality you could select 1080p HD at 30 fps, this will make your video around 8 times smaller but quality will be slightly better.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using a 4K resolution is not necessary for the vast majority of videos viewed on the web and will just make your file size very large and take up a lot of space on your device.
Other Things to Consider
Do you have enough storage left?
Another useful tip is to check how much storage space you actually have left on your device before starting to record. If you run out of space to record on your device, your recording will become corrupt and unusable so it is very important to check this before starting.
Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone/iPad Storage