The video above features the 9mm Steyr MPi 81 (an improved version of the MPi 69). I filmed (videoed?) Ray Harrison of Texas’ Ballistic Ops firing the sub-gun with my new phablet, the iPhone 6+. I didn’t record this version of machine gun fun in slo-mo. For contrast, I recorded the same guy shooting the same gun (Steyr MPi 81) in slo-mo. I sent it to Dan via iPhone. He uploaded it to YouTube. Et voila! Check THIS out . . .
Gorgeous! Shell casings flying through the air with the greatest of care, spinning like ballerinas. Here’s the thing: when I downloaded the slo-mo Steyr file from my phone to iPhoto, copied the file to my iMac desktop, and then uploaded it to YouTube, it played in real time. Not slo-mo. Like this . . .
That should be slo-mo, dammit! But it isn’t. This failure to slo-mo held true for other slo-mo machine gun videos downloaded and uploaded via the same process. What gives? Here’s a clue:
When I play the video from my desktop, it runs in Quicktime. And look! There’s a little blue slo-mo button. Click on slow down. Click off, real time as above.
Until and unless I can solve this “no slo-mo on YouTube from an iMac desktop upload problem,” sharing the gee-whiz fun of iPhone 6+ slo-mo firearms videos is a bit of a PITA. I have to either upload straight to YouTube from my phone or email myself the clip to get the slo-mo upload. (Needless to say I’ve already downloaded all the machine gun videos and wiped them from my phone.) My Google-Fu fails me. Any ideas?