iPad Video Recording – How to Change Resolution

  • The available resolutions for your iPad video recording are going to depend on the iPad model that you have.
  • The higher the resolution of your recorded video, the more space that the videos will take.
  • Adjusting the video recording resolution won’t affect the resolution of pictures that you take.
  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose the Camera option at the left side of the screen.
  3. Select the Record Video option.
  4. Tap the video recording resolution that you want to use.

If you are an iPhone owner then you may already be very familiar with taking pictures and recording videos with that device.

The iPhone camera is one of the most-used cameras in the world, and features an impressive set of features and specs for a camera on a smartphone.

The iPad camera is also quite good, and can perform many of the same functions that you are familiar with on the iPhone, including video recording.

But if you’ve never investigated the video recording settings on your iPad then you may not be aware that you can adjust the quality of the video that you record on that device. This is particularly useful if you’ve found your recorded iPad video to be grainy or not as good as you would like.

Our guide below will show you where to find the video recording resolution on your iPad so that you can increase it or decrease it as needed.

How to Change Video Recording Resolution on an iPad

I am using a 6th-generation iPad running the iOS 12.2 operating system. Note that the available video recording resolutions will vary based on the iPad model that you have.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Select the Camera tab at the left side of the screen.

open the Camera menu

Step 3: Choose the Record Video button near the top of the screen in the right column.

select the Record Video option

Step 4: Touch the video recording resolution to use for future recorded videos on your iPad.

how to change the video recording resolution on your iPad

Note that changing the video recording resolution will only affect future videos that you record. It won’t change the resolution of any existing videos that have already been recorded.

Take notice of the estimated file sizes shown under the video recording options. These let you know approximately how much space will be used by a video that is recorded at the indicated resolution.

Find out about video recording resolution on your iPhone if you would also like to view and change that setting on your phone as well.

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