Record iPhone videos at 25 fps: Here's how!

Depending on the resolution, you can record videos with 24, 30 or 60 frames per second on the Apple iPhone. This value - which can climb to 240 in slow motion footage - is also known as frames per second (fps). In addition to 24 fps, which is often used as the cinema standard, 30 fps and 60 fps have also become common. However, some video artists prefer 25 fps or produce specifically for the PAL format. And this is exactly where the trick lies: If you want to film iPhone videos at 25 frames per second, you have to activate the PAL formats.

Here you will find the appropriate step-by-step instructions if you want to record iPhone videos in Full HD or 4K at 25 fps. For the 25 frames per second in iPhone videos you have to activate the PAL format.
Here you will find the appropriate step-by-step instructions if you want to record iPhone videos in Full HD or 4K at 25 fps. For the 25 frames per second in iPhone videos you have to activate the PAL format.

Show PAL formats: film Full HD and 4K at 25 fps

If you want to activate the PAL TV format under iOS in order to record videos with 25 frames per second in the iPhone's camera app, then simply follow these step-by-step instructions. Below you can find the matching screenshots.

  1. Opens the Settings-App on your iPhone
  2. Scroll down and tap the Camera-Menu item
  3. Now choose record video from
  4. Activated under the resolution overview Show PAL formats
  5. Select the desired resolution in the updated overview

In addition to the existing video options, the overview now appears 1080p at 25 fps (PAL) and below 4K at 25 fps (PAL). In addition, the overview becomes Storage usage of iPhone videos expanded. It shows that one minute of Full HD PAL video uses 130MB and one minute of 4K resolution PAL video uses 270MB.

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Record iPhone videos at 25 fps (PAL format): Screenshot instructions

Here you can find the steps described above for activating the PAL formats in the iPhone settings again as a screenshot collage. The screenshots were taken under iOS 14.4.2 on the iPhone 12 Pro. The named option may not be displayed on older Apple smartphones (iPhone X and similar).

Here is the procedure in the iOS settings. With older models of Apple smartphones, the option in the camera area may not be available (despite iOS 14).
Here is the procedure in the iOS settings. With older models of Apple smartphones, the option in the camera area may not be available (despite iOS 14).

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