New and innovative ways to better use the iPad in teaching!
SloPro (app link) is a fun iPhone and iPad video-making app that allows you to slow down your videos without losing any image quality. When you shoot a video within this app, it will shoot it in 60fps (frames per second), as opposed to the usual 30fps.* This will allow the resulting video to be smooth and not pixelated, like when you slow down video in various movie making software.
Here is my first SloPro video:
Here is another video example, with each “throw in the air” being a different speed, ranging from 50% speed to 25% speed:
Since I first downloaded the app a few weeks ago, a new version (2.0) has been released. SloPro now allows you to:
Here is the screenshot of the ability to choose videos from your Camera Roll:
Uses of SloPro in teaching:
When you are done editing your video, here are the options for sharing/saving it. (Only users who have upgraded the free app will be able to export.)
The free version will allow you to shoot and play around with the slow motion shots, but videos will have a watermark on the bottom. Try it out first, and if you do like the results, it costs $3.99USD to upgrade to the “pro” version, which unlocks all the features, including the ability to save to your Camera Roll. Once there, you will be able to import the clips into other editing software like iMovie or Avid. Four dollars does seem like a lot of money for an app, but you will not regret purchasing it, especially if you enjoy making videos, for yourself, your class or your family.
Any other ideas for this video app? Let us know in the comments!
*60fps will just work on the iPhone 4S, not the iPad or older iPhones. The hardware on those devices will not allow it.