New Tweak Brings Slo-Mo Video Recording To Older iOS Devices [Jailbreak]

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Most people were suitably impressed when the iPhone 5s allowed the Camera app to use a “slo-mo” recording mode — shooting video at a smooth 120fps, and producing some astonishing images in the process.

Now a new jailbreak tweak called Slo-mo Mod is letting the owners of older iOS devices manually configure a similar recording feature.

While 120fps is still out of the question for anything that’s not an iPhone 5s, Slo-mo can reproduce a similar effect, which varies according to device.

The iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPad 4, iPad Air, and both iPad mini tablets, for instance, support 60fps — while the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, and iPad 3 support 30fps.

Slo-mo users should note that to use the tweak on any non-iPhone 5s device (and why would you want to use it on that model?), you’ll need to have downloaded a further package called Burst Mode which is also available in the Cydia Store, although does not come bundled with the Slo-mo Mod jailbreak tweak.

If you don’t want to jailbreak your iOS device, it’s also possible to use a paid app substitute.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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