How much would you pay for an app for your iOS device? USD$0.99, USD$2.99 or even USD$49.99? Well, Apple recently approved a 4K video app for the iPhone 5S on the App Store that costs a whopping USD$999.99 – you can buy a brand new iPhone 6 with that money!
Called Vizzywig 4K (VZ4K), the app is touted as the “world’s FIRST mobile 4K video capture, editing and distribution app”. The app doesn’t capture videos per say, instead, it captures full 4K resolution photos at 24 photos per second, along with synced audio. Users will then be able to stitch these pictures together to make a 4K video, and add in other stuff like 4K transitions, tiles, scrolling credits and background music within the app, and upload them straight to YouTube in full 4K.
Sample 4K image taken from SlashGear
By capturing photos instead of videos, it means that all frames are captured using the full 8MP sensor of the iPhone 5s, which means that you have RAW, uncompressed quality available. According to Slash Gear, this means that Vizzywig 4K captures at a rate of 72MB/sec (576 Megabits per second), while for example, the LG G3 can only capture at 4MB/sec rate limit. In addition to that, because the app captures individual images, you can have access to each and every frame to edit them as you wish.
Unfortunately, the app does not support iOS 8 (yet) so if you were hoping to buy a 128GB iPhone 6 to store all those photos and videos, you’re just going to have to wait. According to the developer, i4software, it’s because iOS 8 doesn’t allow the app to capture photos in very rapid succession (Burst Mode), so until that gets fixed, if you wish to pay USD$999.99 for the app, don’t update your iPhone 5s’ OS when iOS 8 gets released later this week.
Check out the App Store to download the app. Because of the price you’ll pay, once you download the app, you will receive a VIP email directly from the founder and inventor of this app. Vizzywig 4K does sound promising and i4software has been known to make awesome video camera apps for iOS devices, but does its functionality of VZ4K justify its hefty price tag of over RM3,000? Let us know what you think.