6 reasons why the iPhone 13 series is every videographer’s dream
The iPhone 13 has taken the smartphone photography game to a whole new level with its fantastic camera upgrades. With a new maximum of 1TB storage, who wouldn’t want to fill their gallery capturing their favorite moments?
Here are six reasons why every videographer and photographer should want to get their hands on an iPhone 13.
1. Kinematic mode
Thanks to the powerful A15 Bionic chip, the iPhone 13 series now features an all-new Kinematic mode.
Simply put, Cinematic mode is the video version of Portrait mode. While you are taking a video, the iPhone will use artificial intelligence to identify points of interest and focus on them while blurring the background, then it will move from subject to subject using a commonly called “rack focus” effect, to give your videos a cinematic effect.
The best part is that the camera will automatically shift focus when a new subject enters the frame instead of you having to tap and shift focus manually. If the subject in focus changes its line of sight, the camera will even detect this and shift its focus in the direction of its line of sight.
This has to be one of the best features of the iPhone 13, hands down. It certainly makes recording movie-like clips a lot easier.
2. Optical image stabilization by sensor displacement
This feature was limited to the previous generation iPhone 12 Pro Max but is now available on all iPhone 13 models. With Sensor Shift Optical Image Stabilization, your iPhone’s camera sensors are stabilized, in place of the objectives. What does this mean to you?
Well, when you record video while walking or running, your video will look transparent and stable instead of being bumpy from movement. It also means better low-light photography as the sensor can remain stable to capture more light with longer exposures.
3. Macro photography
Only available on the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Macro Photography is a feature that lets you take detailed photos, videos, slow motion, and time-lapse of objects just 2cm away from the camera. The ultra-wide camera lens is what allows this new technology to work on the iPhone 13 Pro models.
This is a brand new feature not found on any of the iPhone 13 predecessors.
4. Video quality
You can now record 4K HDR Dolby Vision video at 60 fps instead of the 30 fps available on iPhone 12 models. This dramatically increases video quality on an iPhone. In fact, this is the best video quality an iPhone has ever offered.
It will be available on all four iPhone 13 models.
5. ProRes video formats
The feature has yet to be released, but it should be available for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max in the near future with an iOS upgrade. ProRes is a video codec that compresses the video file while maintaining the high quality of the video as well as all the file data you might need for professional editing, making it the video version of AppleProRAW.
It is widely used by filmmakers in the film industry when shooting videos. On the iPhone, you can actually film and edit ProRes videos. This will help tremendously in post-production, giving the user much greater control over the quality of their images.
ProRes is perhaps the most exciting feature of the iPhone 13 Pro for videographers.
6.Smart HDR 4
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and refers to a camera’s ability to blend images, blending highlights, contrasts, tones, and tones to create a perfectly exposed image.
With Smart HDR 4, iPhone 13 can recognize up to four people in a frame and perfect the lighting and contrast to match their skin tones. This means that everyone should look their best regardless of their position in the photo. The feature is available on all four iPhone 13 models.
Record a movie in the palm of your hand
Cinematic Mode helps you record movie-like videos with rack-mount focus and seamless focal length transition, while Sensor-Shift Optical Image Stabilization keeps your recordings more stable, even when you’re on the move.
Macro photography lets you focus on objects up to 2cm away from the lens, and ProRes (coming out later this year) compresses video files without losing quality or metadata. Additionally, the iPhone 13 has the highest video quality of any iPhone model and features Smart HDR 4, optimizing exposure for up to four people in one frame.
What more could videographers and photographers ask of a smartphone?
Do you need to go Pro? Here are all the differences (and similarities) between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.
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