iPhone 6 Plus captures awesome power of Sierras (and PBR)

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Unapologetically stunning. Screengrab: Uncage the Soul/Vimeo
Unapologetically stunning. Screengrab: Uncage the Soul/Vimeo

Team “Uncage the Soul” spent three days in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, capturing some stunning moving images with their new iPhone 6 Plus.

While videographer Ben Casales found the iPhone 6 Plus to be an amazing bit of video technology, he’s not worried about his day job.

“Is the iPhone 6+ amazing? YES. Would I bring it to a job shooting for a client? No,” he writes on the video page. “It will shoot 240fps, but it degrades and is not what you’d want full size in a polished video. The in-camera stabilizer in the Instagram Hyperlapse app is AMAZING, but it exports final video in 720 not 1080. Timelapse looks great when the conditions are stable, but changing light has the phone struggling to smoothly change exposures following the light.”

Still, check out the amazing footage below and dream of all the things you can do with it when you’re out and about in a hipster ear-flap hat and drinking PBR. Just be prepared for the very twee pop song by Hugo Hans “Wildrunners.”

Simply gorgeous, right? While the ultimate quality may not be enough for a professional shoot that Casales is used to producing, this is quite a big step above what I’m ever capable of doing with my current iPhone 5.

I can’t wait to get out in this big Alaska wilderness this winter and see what my own iPhone 6 Plus can do in the extreme cold and amazing wilderness that surrounds my city.

What about you? Have you taken any extreme footage with your new iPhone, Plus or otherwise? Let us know.