Capture blur-free iPhone vids with this tip

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Lock focus and exposure values for better video (and photos).
Lock focus and exposure values for better video (and photos).
Photo: Steve Brooks/Image North

Your iPhone is set up as a still camera first and foremost, so it tends to automatically focus and expose your images. This is fantastic when you need a quick snapshot, but when you’re taking video, the constant re-focusing and exposure adjustment just makes everything look blurry and amateur.

You can tap the screen in either video or photo modes to get a quick adjustment, but the minute you or or subject moves, all bets are off. Your best chance, then, at keeping your iPhone videos blur-free is to lock the focus and exposure.

Here’s how.

Zoo animals love (and hate) Apple Watch as much as humans do

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Apple Watch
They misunderstood when they heard that Newt was reviewing the Apple Watch.
Photo: Mashable (via YouTube)

We’ve heard a lot of opinions about the Apple Watch since it came out in April. Some people love it, while others don’t see the point of wearing a device that offers no more functionality than your iPhone.

But that’s just humans. What do animals think?

Mashable posted a short video that puts the new wearable next to a series of adorable animals to see how they react, and you can check out all of the verdicts below.

Detroit’s desolated stadium is the perfect playground for this BMXer

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Shred on, Tyler. Shred. On.
Shred on, Tyler. Shred. On.
Photo: Red Bull

This Red Bull-sponsored film of Tyler Fernengel, an up and coming BMX star, shredding through the creepy post-apocalyptic remains of Detroit’s Silverdome stadium is both amazing to watch and poignant at the same time.

The stadium represents with a gravelly-voiced narration, as well.

“I remember it like yesterday,” it says. “The smell of fresh paint. The stands overflowing; a colosseum for the modern age. Forty years ago, I stood for Detroit.”

Check it out below.

How to shoot stunning 60 fps video with your iPhone 6

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Shoot super-crisp video at 60 FPS with your iPhone.
Shoot super-crisp video at 60 FPS with your iPhone.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Clear, high definition video is all about a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps).

Luckily, your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can shoot in this high-speed format that will smooth out your videos as well as make the results of your slo-motion editing a much more watchable experience.

If you want to set your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus up to shoot 60 fps video, here’s how to do it.