Say hello to 4K video recording with the iPhone… but first you’ll need a 5S model and a cool $999. That’s how much you’ll need to pay in the App Store to purchase Vizzywig 4K, which touts itself as the world’s first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video.
The app is designed specifically for iOS 7 on the iPhone 5S, which has a default video resolution cap of 1080p. VZ4K, as it’s known, allows you to capture 4K video by shooting 4K-resolution photographs at a rate of 24 photos a second while recording synced audio on the side.
All those photos being snapped by the 8-megapixel sensor equate to a capture rate of 72 megabytes per second, so you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of space on your phone before pressing the record button.
Once the photographs are stitched together and combined with the audio, you’ll have yourself a 4K video that you can upload directly to YouTube through the app. You can also access each of the individual photographs afterwards if you wish.
$999 is a “high price point,” the app admits, but you’ll be given personalized support if you do shell out the dough. A dedicated email address will allow customers to contact the founder behind the app directly for help.
Here’s a link if you’d like to check out the app in the App Store.