1. Apple’s been promoting the new iPhone’s slow motion camera with Burberry and Instagram for the last couple weeks. The videos are clear and sharp:
2. But the Instagram app doesn’t yet support slow motion video uploads. The workaround most people recommend is to email yourself a copy of the video, save it to the Camera Roll, and upload from there. But that reduces quality by a lot:
3. The other recommended workarounds are either too complicated or require a paid app.
4. So here’s a better way, which lets you post full quality clips. First, download an app called Splice. There’s a free version — that’s all you need.
5. Pick a slow motion video
6. Open Splice and create a new project. Call it whatever, doesn’t matter.
7. Tap Video/Photo and import your video.
8. Tap the video, then click on the little running man icon.
9. Slow down the video to 25%, or 50%. Try to hit an even multiple.
The quality seems very good — the app appears to be reading the file’s higher framerate.
Another thing you might consider doing here: lowering the sound. This method makes the sound, which is already low and stretched, sound sort of robotic. So you might be better off muted, or with music.