I recently purchased an iPhone 6 and I couldn’t wait to check out the new slow motion camera they fitted in the phone. This is a proper high frame per second camera and the images are not rendered digitally. To make a proper comparison and check how well it performs I shot the same event, i.e. a jumping toy, using both the slow motion camera on the iPhone and the app SLOPRO. SLOPRO is an app that works on older versions of the iPhone, iPod and iPad. An alternative to SLOPRO for Android devices might be Slow Motion Pro, but I don’t have an Android device at the moment, so I am not sure how good it is.
I really like the jumping toy and you can see the spring oscillating as the toy moves up. I first saw this lovely demonstration from Steve Hern at Charter House quite a few years ago. At the time Steve used high frame per second cameras to take the videos and then got his A-level students to analyse the SHM in the spring using tracker. That workshop instantly got Steve in my personal hall of fame of educators using technology in innovative ways!
Anyway, check the video below that shows the toy captured with the two different tools mentioned above. I will let you decide which one you prefer 🙂