Galaxy S7 Slow motion

Galaxy S7 Slow Motion Video Recorded at 240fps or 120fps?

On behalf of my blog readers, I went to Catalunya Square today where are two places showcasing the S7 and ask them about the Slow Motion video recording mode. People wanted to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 slow motion mode is native 240fps or is captured at 120fps and converted to 240fps (interlace conversion).

None of the what so called Samsung Experts had an answer for me. They told me that it captures slow-motion videos in 240fps, but they didn’t know whether it’s the original frame-rate or interpolated from 120 fps. I wan manged to do two things. Get a screenshot of the video info page, and second, a kind lady there was kind enough the download a video metadata app and check it for me.

Here are the two screenshots from the S7 phone:

Galaxy S7 slow motion video fps metatada
Galaxy S7 slow motion video fps metatada
S7 slow motion video properties
S7 slow motion video properties

As you can see from the first image, the recorded video that was capture in Slow-motion shooting mode was captured at 226.42 fps. Of course that doesn’t really tell us whether it was originally captured in 240fps or 120fps.

In the 20160225_101608.mp4 video, 10 (Seconds) x 226.42 (Frames) = ~2264 frames were captured.  The total size was 85.89 megabytes (~87,951 kilobytes). Each frame is equal to  ~39KB  per frame.

For me it seems a bit low for 240 fps, but I open this debate for you to  help me out, I am not such a math genius nor have deep understanding in all the video compression stuff. Please share your opinion in the comment section below and help me solve this debate- Thanks!

Here’s the original video (off-screen) I’ve taken.

I’ll update this post when more information is available to me.

5 thoughts on “Galaxy S7 Slow Motion Video Recorded at 240fps or 120fps?

  1. Yeh, I removed that. I got that info from a website, but visiting that page again it states “If true”. so there is not need for that info. Thanks for the insight.

  2. Looking at the actual footage it seems like it’s actually 240 fps and not converted from 120 fps. The frames flow seamlessly without any hiccups. And I hardly believes that the device has the power to add on twice the framrate that isn’t actually there and interlace it seamlessly. Slow motion-videos thar usually does this look like shit.

  3. There’s no way a YouTube with 320×240 resolution each frame is 75KB (kilobytes) don’t know where did you get that, that would equal in quite huge file size, for 60 sec 24 fps video that would be 24x75x60=1088000 KBs = 105 MBs. For example I downloaded 4m 30s Youtube video with 426×240 resolution and the filze size was only 11 MB. http://i.imgur.com/8gn8CLK.png

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