I was at a concert yesterday and was upset that my iPhone 13 Pro couldn't record clear video for more than a split second at a time.
The conditions were dim light and zoomed in, and the quality of the video kept switching between "bad" and "good" but defaulted to "bad" without being able to do anything about it.
Sometimes, I would zoom in from a wider shot, and if I tapped the image to focus on the subjects, the quality would go from good to bad after I tapped.
Sometimes, the phone seemed confused at which lens to use, and would flip between lenses without being able to produce the best quality video in the end.
In this screenshot, the recorded footage plays twice, first at normal speed, then I slowed it down to freeze frame the very brief moment when the video was of the best ideal quality, before reverting to low resolution.
The phone's camera would only record in good quality (left side image) for a split second, before reverting to the low res quality (right side image).
What should I have done differently to be able to record in the best possible quality?
iPhone 13 Pro / iOS 16